Central Animal Facility (CAF) at the Indian Institute of Science was established in 1971 to cater to the needs of various investigators from the Division of Biological Sciences whose research areas include various areas like biochemistry, microbiology, reproductive biology, cell biology, immunology, virology and cancer biology.

 The CAF is registered with the Committee for the Purpose of Control and Supervision of Experiments on Animals (CPCSEA), Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India, New Delhi (Registration number: 48/GO/Re-SL/Bi-S/99/CPCSEA, 11-03-1999).  All activities related to laboratory animal breeding and research at the Indian Institute of Science are performed as per the specified guidelines of CPCSEA, New Delhi as well as In-house Institutional guidelines under the direct supervision of Institutional Animal Ethics Committee (IAEC).

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