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Indian Institute of Spices Research

The Indian Institute of Spices Research (IISR), Kozhikode (Calicut) a constituent body of Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) is a major Institute devoted to research on spices. In 1976, it started as a Regional Station of the Central Plantation Crops Research Institute (CPCRI), Kasaragod engaged in research on spices. A National Research Centre for Spices was established in 1986 with its headquarters at Kozhikode, Kerala by merging Regional Station of CPCRI at Kozhikode and Cardamom Research Centre at Appangala, Karnataka. Later on this Research Centre was upgraded to Indian Institute of Spices Research on 1st July, 1995 as India realized importance in research of spices.

The Institute offers Consultancy and Training services in various fields such as Pest and diseases diagnosis and management, Post harvest technology, Tissue culture (Micro propagation), Soil, nutrient and water management, Large scale production of planting material etc along with PhD programmes in many courses.

Established: 1976

Courses Offered:

  • Doctorate courses:
    1. Ph.D. Biotechnology
    2. Ph.D. Bioinformatics
    3. Ph.D. Biochemistry
    4. Ph.D. Genetics & Plant Breeding
    5. Ph.D. Geo-informatics
    6. Ph.D. Entomology
  • Master’s Degree: NA
  • Bachelor’s Degree: NA


The institute is purely for research and PhD purpose which makes it one of the best in its field. Thus, it does not have any placement process.

Top Companies: NA

College Facilities:

  • Laboratories
  • Canteen
  • Conference Hall
  • Library
  • Guest House

Head of Biotechnology: NA

Contact Details:
Address: Marikunnu P O, Post Bag No. 1701, Kozhikode-673 012, Kerala.
Tel: +91-495-2731410
Fax: +91-495-2731187
Email: hrd@spices.res.in
Website: http://www.spices.res.in/

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