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

  • NICED Microbiology and Serology laboratory received accreditation in the field of MEDICAL TESTING under 'National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL)' ; ISO 15189:2012; Medical laboratories-Requirements for quality and competence.
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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

Foundation Day Celebration

Invitation for Foundation Day Celebration on February 20, 2017
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Date: 14.07.2017
The following posts are to be filled up on purely temporary basis under the project entitled "Regional Level Viral Research & Diagnostic Laboratory (VRDL)" under NICED-ICMR VIRUS UNIT, Kolkata, as per the Department of Health Research, Government of India, Terms and conditions of Reference No. V.25011/102/2015-HR; dated 08th March, 2016. View Details...

Date: 20.06.2017
The following posts are to be filled up on purely temporary basis under the project entitled "The interplay of climate and non-climate factors in determining the risks and predicting outbreaks of waterborne diseases" to be conducted in Mathurapur-Paschim and Matla-II village panchayat area under Dr. Alok Deb, Scientist 'E' of this Institute View Details...

Dated : 28.06.2017
Sealed two bid system (separate technical & price bid) tenders are invited from eligible vendors working with Govt. of India/Govt. of West Bengal/Autonomous bodies of Govt. of India. Vendor must have vast experience and expertise in printing of annual reports of Scientific Organizations/Research Institutes. 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

Other Services to Government Agencies and Academic Institutions, on request. 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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