As per the "Breeding of and Experiments on Animals (Control and Supervision) Rules, 1998" RGCB has formed an Institutional Animal Ethics Committee for control and supervision of experiments on animals performed in the Institute. The IAEC is registered with the CPCSEA (Reg. No. 326/GO/ReBiBt/S/2001/CPCSEA) and its primary duty is to review and approve all types of research proposals involving small animal experimentation before the start of the study. The Committee also monitors research throughout the study and after completion of the study through periodic reports besides regular visits to the research faculty animal house and laboratories where the experiments are conducted. It also ensures compliance with all regulatory requirements, rules, guidelines and laws related to animal experiments. IAEC includes eight members of which three are nominated by CPCSEA and remaining five members by the institute. The chairperson and member secretary of the committee are nominated by the institute from the existing members. The term of appointment of the committee is for a period of 3 years. The committee meets at regular intervals to review new proposals, requests and existing policies. The committee also regularly monitors the procedures and practices related to animal experiments to ensure that animal welfare and ethics are strictly followed at every point of research.


G. S. Vinod Kumar, PhD
Scientist Incharge of Animal House Facility
Scientist F, RGCB

Member Secretary

Tessy Thomas Maliekal, PhD
Scientist from different biological discipline,
Scientist E II, RGCB

Internal Members

Rajesh Chandramohandas, PhD
Biological Scientist,
Scientist E-II, RGCB

John Bernet Johnson, PhD
Scientist from different discipline,
Scientist E I, RGCB

Dr. Archana. S
Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology

External Members

Dr. K. R. Chandramohan Nair
Main Nominee of CPCEA
Senior Scientific Officer & Office Incharge of Animal House
Department of Anatomy
Government Medical College
Thiruvananthapuram - 695 011, Kerala

Dr. Lincy Joseph
Scientist from outside of the Institute
Prof & HOD
Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Pushpagiri College of Pharmacy, Medicity
Tiruvalla - 7, Kerala

Dr. Guruvayoorappan C
Link Nominee of CPCEA
Assistant Professor
Division of Cancer Research
Regional Cancer Centre
Medical College Campus
Thiruvananthapuram - 695 011, Kerala

Dr. G. Christopher
Socially aware Nominee, Research Coordinator, ACESSD Mahatma Gandhi University Priyadarsini Hills P O
Kottayam 686 560, Kerala


Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology (RGCB),
Thycaud Post, Poojappura,
Thiruvananthapuram - 695 014, Kerala, India
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