From a region specific laboratory to a vibrant national institution excelling both in fundamental research and technology development, NIIST’s journey has been a truly remarkable one

The National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology (NIIST), Thiruvananthapuram (formerly known as the Regional Research Laboratory), has been recognized for its excellent contributions in areas such as spice & oilseeds processing, building materials, premium quality aluminium castings, processing and value addition of clays and minerals, organic photonic materials and environmental monitoring and remediation.

The Institute has been consistently ranked as one of the top performing Institutes in terms of quality and quantity of its research publications.

The evolution of a small regional specific laboratory into a scientifically and technologically vibrant premier national institution with international visibility was achieved in phases by the untiring and dedicated efforts of its leadership and staff.