Origin:

National Bureau of Agriculturally Important Microorganisms (NBAIM) was established through a funded project sponsored by the Department of Agricultural Research and Education (DARE), Ministry of Agriculture (Government of India) in the IX Plan in 2001 under the auspices of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR). Initially, the bureau started functioning at Old NBPGR Building, New Delhi and then shifted to Kusmaur, Mau Nath Bhanjan, Uttar Pradesh on 1st June, 2004.The basic goal of the Bureau is to promote and coordinate systematic and scientific research in the area of agriculturally important microorganisms (AIMs) in order to improve the agricultural productivity. The Bureau houses National Agriculturally Important Microbial Culture Collection (NAIMCC) with more than 5000 microbial accessions isolated from different parts of the country. The vision of the Bureau is based on using its resources and experiences as a Microbial Resource Center to become the pioneer in the management of standard microbial reference materials, intellectual property resources and translational research as applied to the development, standardization and certification of biomaterial.

NBAIM is:

  • Recognized as National Repository under Biodiversity Act (2002) by National Biodiversity Authority, India
  • Registration authority for elite microbial germplasm
  • National Microbial Genomic Resource Repository
  • ISO 9001:2008 certified institute
  • Partner of National Agricultural Bioinformatics Grid (NABG)