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Important Announcement

Animal House


Animal Care Facility (ACF)

ACF building is located to small separate room On 13th Floor, in the institute , In the animal rooms are supplied with exhaust fan and air-conditioning, with sufficient lighting.

The facility has been registered for breeding of and experiments on animals under the Committee for the Purpose of Control and Supervision of Experiments on Animals (CPCSEA), Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Govt. of India. (Registration No. 25/124/2009-AWD by CPCSEA, New Delhi).


ACF is dedicated in providing healthy laboratory animals and assisting the principal investigators in more humane and ethical usage of animals for their research pursuits while maintaining animal colonies in complete compliance with the CPCSEA and in-house animal care principles, rules, regulations and guidelines.


Internal Animal Care and Institutional Animal Ethics Committee (IAEC)

  • Dr. Prabhakar S. Kedar (Animal house In charge)
  • Mr. Anand Rayade (Physical infrastructure, feeding, breeding and records)

IAEC reviews all the research proposals involving the use of live animals other than non-human primates ensuring that the famous Russell and Burch's three 'R's concept – Refinement, Reduction and Replacement is invoked in all the projects for better and more humane science. IAEC comprise of the following members:


Sr.No Name of the Members Designation
  • Dr Arjun D Shinde
  • Laboratory Animal Facility
  • Tata Memorial Centre, ACTREC, Sector-22,Kharghar, Navi Mumbai-410210
  • Email :
CPCSEA Main Nominee
2 CPCSEA Link Nominee
3 Scientist From outside the Institute appointed by CPCSEA
  • Dr Mrunal Ghag-Sawant
  • Scientific Officer
  • Haffkine Institute Campus, Banglow No. 4,Aacharya Donde Marg, Parel Mumbai-400012
  • Email :
Non Scientific Socially Aware Nominee appointed by CPCSEA
5 Chairman and Scientist from Different biological Discipline
6 Member Secretary and Scientist In-charge of Animal House facility
7 Member IAEC (Biological Scientist)
8 Member IAEC (Biological Scientist)
9 Veterinarian Doctor

Available facilities

  • Animal species - Mice
  • Personnel - veterinary assistance and animal care technicians help.


  • Importing, breeding and maintenance of the required animals as per CPCSEA standards.
  • Animal Husbandry, including animal daily care like feeding, watering and maintaining a clean cage environment.
  • Veterinary care; daily health surveillance of animals as well as routine, periodic testing for common diseases.
  • Providing clean and sterilized cages, racks, feed, water, cage cards and other essential instruments.
  • Assisting users in animal handling, restraining, identification techniques, dosing, injections, anesthesia, analgesia, sample collection and surgery.
  • Carcass disposal by incineration (non-radioactive only).
  • Organizing IACUC (as and when required) and IAEC meetings twice a year.
  • Record keeping as per CPCSEA formats.

In-house Guidelines

  • Animal work can begin only after the IAEC approval of the research project.
  • The approved protocol should be strictly followed; any modification in the protocol should be cleared by the IAEC.
  • Only authorized people are allowed to enter the animal block with all the protective clothing - apron, cap, facemask and designated sandals.
  • Experiments should be performed with due care and humanity.

The Veterinarian should be kept informed of animal use plans, especially animal orders and breeding requirements, well in advance.


Animal Facility in-charge

Dr. Prabhakar S Kedar