The Institute has a state-of-art animal house facility at its campus. The facility has been registered for breeding and experimentation on animals under the Committee for Control and Supervision of Experiments on Animals (CPCSEA), Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Government of India. (Registration No. 883/PO/ReBi/S/05/CPCSEA).
CPCSEA has constituted the Institutional Animals Ethics Committee (IAEC) which reviews all the research proposals involving the use of animals ensuring three ‘R’s concepts – Refinement, Reduction and Replacement. The animal house has rats, mice and rabbits. Each species of animals is housed in individual rooms to avoid disease transmission and inter-species conflicts. The animal rooms are supplied with exhaust fans and air conditioning for fresh air exchange in animal rooms with sufficient lighting and uninterrupted power and water supply. Consistent efforts are made to maintain the animals under controlled environmental conditions. Regular monitoring of the animals is carried out to ascertain their health status. A veterinary doctor regularly visits the animal house to take care of the animals.
The animal house facility boosts the academic and research environment in the emergent fields of experimental pharmacology, molecular biology and toxicology. The facility is dedicated to provide healthy laboratory animals and to assist the investigators with ethical usage of animals for their research while maintaining compliance with the CPCSEA. Qualified members of faculty are always at hand to help in research and keep it following the standards established by CPCSEA. The Animal house provides pre-clinical testing in conformity with national and international regulatory guidelines.