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

 The National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS), located in Bangalore, 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 Bangalore Bio-Cluster, bringing together fundamental research, translational studies, and technology development.


 The Nature Conservation Foundation (NCF), Bangalore, 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 Himalaya. 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 implement them in collaboration with local communities who depend the most on natural resources, and the governments that manage them


Centre for Wildlife Studies (CWS) and Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) partnered with our program from 2004 - 2020.  

Other institutions with significant contributions to student training in the program are Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE), Center for Ecological Studies (CES) - Indian Institute of Science (IISc), National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS),and Dakshin Foundation