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The Wildlife Program is a collaboration among the National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS) and the Nature Conservation Foundation (NCF) Bengaluru. The course is hosted at the NCBS campus in Bengaluru and the degree is awarded by the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Mumbai.

The National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS), located in Bengaluru, is part of the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research. The mandate of NCBS is fundamental research in the frontier areas of biology. Its research interests range from the study of single molecules to ecology and evolution. NCBS, inStem, and C-CAMP  form the Bengaluru Bio-Cluster, bringing together fundamental research, translational studies, and technology development.


The Nature Conservation Foundation (NCF), Bengaluru, is a non-profit academic research and conservation organization that works to contribute to the knowledge and conservation of India’s unique wildlife heritage with innovative research and imaginative solutions. NCF works on a range of wildlife habitats—from coral reefs and tropical rainforests to the high mountains of the Himalayas. Their research addresses human resource-use and its impacts on wild species and ecosystems. Using this knowledge of wildlife ecology and human society, NCF designs conservation strategies that are locally appropriate and implements them in collaboration with local communities that depend the most on natural resources, and the governments that manage them.


Wildlife Conservation Society - India is a  non-profit company incorporated in India. In accordance with the global mission, WCS-India’s overarching goal is the protection and conservation of the natural environment, its flora and fauna, and in particular the preservation of wildlife and wild places in India. They combine wildlife conservation action and strategic policy interventions with rigorous principles of conservation science and forge long-lasting productive partnerships with governmental and non-governmental partners as well as with local communities. Their conservation action addresses the overarching threats of habitat fragmentation, poaching, and wildlife trade as well as human-wildlife conflict, which impacts our biodiversity and its habitats.