National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases

Indian Council of Medical Research
Department of Health Research, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India
WHO Collaborating Centre for Research and Training on Diarrhoeal Diseases


NICED moved from the rented premises at No. 3 Kyd Street to its own establishment at P-33, C.I.T. Road, Scheme XM, Beliaghata, Kolkata 700010, adjacent to the Infectious Diseases Hospital. The unique feature of this Institute is that it conducts basic research and applied clinical and epidemiological research on diarrhoeal diseases under the same roof. This Institute has its basic science set up with well equipped, modern technological facilities in different disciplines such as bacteriology, virology, parasitology, biochemistry, pathophysiology, molecular biology, electron microscopy, immunology and biochemistry.  Read more...

News & Events

  • 3-Day Workshop On
    Design and Statistical Analysis for Biomedical Research
    Date: September 16th - 18th, 2014.

  • 3-Day Workshop On
    Design and Statistical Analysis for Biomedical Research
    Date: September 16th - 18th, 2014.

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In 1962, about 54 years ago, "Cholera Research Centre" was established in Calcutta (Kolkata) by Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) to conduct research on prevention and control of cholera and other diarrheal diseases.In 1968, the Centre was given the status of "International Reference Centre for Vibrio Phage Typing" by the WHO following the outstanding studies on cholera phages in Kolkata and later on, in 1978, it was designated as the "WHO Collaborative Centre for Reference and Research on Vibrios". Subsequently, ICMR converted this Centre into a full-fledged research organization with the status of a "National Institute" and renamed it as "National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases" (NICED) in 1979. The WHO recognized this Institute as "WHO Collaborative Centre for Research and Training on Diarrhoeal Diseases" in 1980.

History of journey of NICED over last five decades was eventful. We developed good infrastructure, faculty strength and academic ambience to conduct good quality biomedical research which resulted in strengthening health system related programs like Diarrhoea Disease Control Program. More


No. E-12-2/2016   Date: 19.05.2016
The following vacant posts (Senior Research Fellow (Medical)) are needed on purely temporary basis under different intramural/extramural projects of this Institute View Details... 

No. 01/Influenza Network Labs/2016-17    Date: 19.05.2016
Applications are invited for the temporary posts of Project Research Scientist (Non-Medical)-1, Project Technical Assistant (Research)-1 and Project Technician III (Lab Tech C/DEO B)-2 under the project entitled "Enhancing Biorisk Mitigation Awareness in Public Health Community and Creating Laboratory Networks for Enhanced Diagnostic Capabilities to deal with Surveillance and Outbreaks of VHF and RI Diseases" View Details...

Posted : 08.03.2016
Sealed tenders are invited for the disposal of the following items on AS IS WHERE IS basis. The old equipments are available for inspection in the premised of the institute between 3.00 PM to 4.00 PM from 10th March to 18th March 2016 in working days only. The sealed tenders will be received latest by 21.03.2016 upto 1.30 PM. The tenders will be opened by the condemnation committee on 21.03.2016 at 3.00 PM. in the presence of tenders/bidders. View / Download Tender

Posted : 01.02.2016
Sealed Tender, complete in all respects, signed with stamp of firm on each page including the tender form should be dropped in the tender box placed in before the Despatch section on 1st Floor on any working day from Monday to Friday within 11.30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. Tender will be opened by Tender Opening Committee in presence of tenderers of their authorised representatives. Last date of submission of quotation is on 19.02.2016 at 1.30 PM. View / Download Tender

Our Services


Evaluation of quality and performance of HIV, HBV & HCV diagnostic kits. More

Outbreak Investigations

Assessment of the Post-Flood Public Health Situation in Baramulla District, Kashmir during October, 2014 by NICED Scientists. More

Other services

Phage typing, water testing, serotyping. More

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The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), New Delhi, the apex body in India for the formulation, coordination and promotion of biomedical research, is one of the oldest medical research bodies in the world.
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The Gastrointestinal Tract Pathogens Repository (GTPR) is the national facility at "National institution of Cholera and Enteric Diseases" (NICED) division of Microbiology sponsored by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), New Delhi for the maintenance, and supply of enteric pathogens.
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The Biomedical Informatics Centre (BIC) of National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases, Kolkata was established in July, 2006. This is the one of the 20 centres created by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), Govt. of India with a mission to ensure balanced and integrated development of information dissemination, application development and R&D in biomedical informatics.
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