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

  • Posted : 18 Jan 2018

    Nominations are invited from Virus Research & Diagnostic Laboratory of the states of Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal for participation in the 2nd Hands-on training workshop on 'Laboratory Diagnosis of Emerging Viral Diseases' at Regional Virus Research and Diagnostic Laboratory, ICMR-National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases, Kolkata, on 27th & 28th February, 2018. View Invitation

  • Posted : 10 Aug 2017

    14th ASCODD conference will be held during 30th October 2017 - 1st November 2017 at Kochi. Scientists and students interested to participate in the conference please check the link given here under 

  • 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.
    Please click for 'Scope of accreditation'.

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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: 19.01.2018
Academic Council meeting to select Junior Research Fellows will be held on 9th February, 2018. Eligible candidates are requested to attend the Walk-in-Interview on 9th February, 2018 at 11 AM at the Board Room, NICED-2 Building of National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases, Beliaghata, Kolkata-700010. View Details...

Dated : 16.01.2018
No.D-25/Miscelleneous/2017-18-Swachh Bharat
Sealed Tender/Quotation is invited for the following Sanitary and Plumbing Job in ICMR-NICED, Kolkata
Last date of submission : 05.02.2018 at 01.30 PM. View Details 

Dated : 15.01.2018
No. VRDL Project/2017-18
Sealed Tender, complete in all respects, signed with stamp of firm on each page including the tender should be dropped in the tender box placed in before the Despatch Section on 1st Floor on any working day from Monday to Friday within 11.30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. Tender will be opened by Tender Opening Committee & in presence of tenderers or of their authorised representatives. Last date of submission of quotation is on 05.02.2018 at 1.30 p.m. View Details 

Dated : 05.01.2018
Price Bid
File No. : D-2/Equipment 2017-18/32
Name of Instrument : Ultracentrifuge View Details 

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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