Centre for Brain Research (CBR) at IISC, Bengaluru

On June 20, 2022 Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Centre for Brain Research (CBR).

Key Facts

  • The Centre for Brain Research (CBR) has been set up at Indian Institute of Science (IISc), at a cost of Rs 280 crore.
  • During the Programme, Prime Minister laid the foundation stone for Bagchi Parthasarathy Multispeciality Hospital. It is 832-bedded hospital.
  • The CBR is one of its kind research facilities, which focuses on conducting vital research for providing evidence-based public health interventions in order to manage age-related brain disorders.

About Centre for Brain Research

Centre for Brain Research was established as a non-profit, autonomous research organization in the IISc. It was a generous gift from Gopalakrishnan and his wife Sudha Gopalakrishnan. It is funded by philanthropy and receives research grants to do specific projects from several granting agencies. Gopalakrishnan has also provided funds to construct the state-of-art building.

The Bagchi Parthasarathy Multispeciality Hospital

Foundation stone for the Bagchi Parthasarathy Multispeciality Hospital was laid down by PM Modi. It will be developed in IISc Bengaluru campus. The hospital will help in integrating science, medicine and engineering at prestigious institute. The hospital will provide a major fillip to conduct clinical research in India. It will work in finding innovative solutions, which in turn will help in improvement of healthcare services across India.

Background

IISc entered into partnership with Susmita & Subroto Bagchi, and Radha & N S Parthasarathy, in February 2022 for establishment of Bagchi-Parthasarathy Hospital. They will collectively donate Rs 425, for the construction of 800-bed hospital. Subroto Bagchi and N S Parthasarathy were also the co-founders of Mindtree, which is an information technology services and consulting company.

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