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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:

List of the members of NIIH Institutional Animal Ethics Committee for 17.11.2016-to-16.112021


Name of the Members



Dr Arjun D Shinde

Laboratory Animal Facility,

Tata Memorial Centre, ACTREC, Sector-22,

Kharghar, Navi Mumbai-410210, Mobile.09869364561


CPCSEA  Main Nominee



Dr Arvind Ingle, Scientific Officer F,

 Tata Memorial Centre, ACTREC,

Sector-22, Kharghar, Navi, Mumbai-410210,

Mobile. 09969855176


CPCSEA  Link Nominee



Dr G. L Gupta,  Associate Professor,

SPP School of Pharmacy and Technology,

Management, SVKM’s NMIMS University,

Vile Parle(West),  Mumbai-400065,   Mobile:8894118541


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,

 Mobile.: 9820729696, E mail:

Non Scientific Socially Aware Nominee appointed by CPCSEA


Dr Manisha Madkaikar,

Scientist ‘F’ and Director Incharge

NIIH, Mumbai-400012



Chairman and Scientist from Different biological Discipline


Dr Prabhakar Kedar,

Scientist D,  Animal House In charge

NIIH, Mumbai-400012

Mobile: 9969007500


Member Secretary and Scientist In-charge of Animal House facility


Dr Aruna Shankarkumar

Scientist ‘D’  NIIH, Mumbai-400012



Member IAEC

(Biological Scientist)


Dr Vandana Pradhan

Scientist B , NIIH, Mumbai-400012

Mobile: 9820092386


 Member IAEC

(Biological Scientist)


Dr S. N  Naik,

Incharge Animal House,

Bharat Serum and Vaccines,

Thane-400602, Mob: 9867584894


Veterinarian Doctor

Available facilities

  • Animal species – Rabbits and 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