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The Wildlife Program is collaboration among the National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS) and the Centre for Wildlife Studies (CWS) 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.

Centre for Wildlife Studies - Bangalore, is a non-profit academic and research organization recognized by the Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India. CWS practices science-based conservation, with special emphasis on ecology and conservation of the tiger and other large mammals. CWS works in collaboration with Central and State Governments in India to promote conservation of wildlife and wild lands, and is additionally supported by several international and national charities, agencies and donors.

Other institutions which have made 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)

 Nature Conservation Foundation (NCF)

Dakshin Foundation