Interdisciplinary Brain research Centre

Interdisciplinary Brain research Centre

Interdisciplinary Brain Research Centre  


 Interdisciplinary Brain Research Centre (IBRC) in Faculty of Medicine was established in 1976 by Late (Padamshree) Prof. Mahdi Hasan (Dept. of Anatomy) and was subsequently approved by the Academic and Executive Council of Aligarh Muslim University in 1978 and 1982 respectively. IBRC was the first centre in India solely dedicated to brain research and has been actively engaged in research since then.

IBRC has secured several research grants from various funding agencies such as DBT, DST, ICMR, UGC and CST-UP. Several alumni of this centre are leading scientists in national and international institutions. The centre has contributed to 25 Ph.D.'s, 12 M.Phil.'s and 14 M.D.'s in collaboration with Faculty of Life Sciences, Science and Unani Medicine. The researchers at IBRC have published numerous papers in various national and international journals. In the present more than ten departments  from three faculties i.e. (Medicine, Life Science and Sciences), are working and collaborating with IBRC.

Neurosciences has been one of the thrust areas of most funding agencies of Govt. of India involved in developing academic and research centers as well as human resource development. There is a paucity of scientists and trained human resource in this field. So, there is clamant need to encourage young students to take up the challenges of neurosciences. Being the first centre in India solely dedicated to brain research, IBRC at AMU is committed to fill in this gap and is very much capable to answer the riddles related to normal brain functioning and mechanisms of advance cognitive impairments through extensive research if positively supported and fostered. We are highly thankful to Vice Chancellor of Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh for permitting IBRC to initiate its own independent Ph.D. (Neurosciences) programme.


New initiatives 

IBRC started academic teaching and research programs Ph.D. in Neurosciences in 2013.This opens an opportunity for the young researcher in life sciences to undertake cutting edge research in neuroscience and get PhD degree in Neurosciences. IBRC is also planning to start MSc (Neurosciences) from the session 2022-23. In addition, IBRC has partnerships with like-minded federations of scientific societies such as Indian Academy of Neurosciences, Society of Neurochemistry and International Brain Research Organization/institutes/Centers (NBRC, Manesar, Gurgaon, AIIMS, New Delhi) to identify priorities and help bridge gaps in knowledge and resources in the field of the brain and related diseases, from development to ageing.  



To achieve the leading position in Neurosciences by Interdisciplinary Collaborative Research, education and Innovation to translate basic research into clinical application for the betterment of society vis a vis Nation.


·         Innovative therapeutically future medicinal approach towards Neurodegenerative disorders and Neurooncology.

·         Use of nano formulation of natural products as an initiative towards Nanomedicine / naturopathy and its       potential application in neurobiology.

·         Identification of possible therapeutic targets of cell signalling pathways in brain tumors.

·         Identification and application of molecular bio-markers for early diagnosis of neurodegenerative disorders and brain tumours.

·         Nano-particals conjucted silencing systems as a possible therapy for brain tumours, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s diseases & depression.