NIPST is a unique University Institute enrolling students through competitive examinations at the National level in the campus of Mahatma Gandhi University for advanced education in plant science, promoting research in Interdisciplinary areas of 'Plants and their Environment Relations' towards developing 'Plant-based Eco-technologies'. The Institute will inspire students to apply their creative talents to research potentials of the rich botanical wealth of Kerala in the development of globally significant technologies useful in sustainable agricultural, phyto-medicinal, bio-fuel, bio-based industrial and eco-remediation purposes.
Instead of keeping science and technology as watertight compartments in conventional programmes, this institute will enable science students to end up their post graduation to a productive research on plant-based eco-technology and entrepreneurship based on the same that they develop. Overall, the Institute aims at boosting entrepreneurship in the country through productive research in plant science.
Bringing science and technology in a single platform, achieving international competence in learning and research of plant science, motivating entrepreneurship in the learners for defining career to many viewing the economic prosperity to the Nation.
O ffering world class research oriented programmes with cutting edge facilities for attracting the talented young of the country providing board foundation in science, empowering them to explore the rich plant wealth of the nation for research towards plant based eco-technologies with focus on valuable plants and conservation of plant resources leading to entrepreneurship and economic prosperity of the nation.
The Institute was inaugurated on 20/08/2014 by Hon'ble Pro-Vice Chancellor Dr. Sheena Shukkoor.The institute is conducting an integrated MSc Ph D programme in Botany & Plant Science Technology from the academic year 2014-15 onwardsRead more
Major goal of this programme is to attract academically bright undergraduate and graduate students at the National Level to study and do productive research on the vast plant wealth of the country, and to support entrepreneurship in the field. This centre will help students to study and explore the potential plant wealth of the nation; apply creatively and positively plant science for sustainable economic growth of the nation and becoming a leader of eco-technologies in the world.Read more