Q. With reference to National Brain Research Centre (NBRC), consider the following statements:
1. It has been recognized as an Institution of Excellence by the Govt of India.
2. Its mandate is to study brain functions in health and diseases using innovative multidisciplinary approaches in basic and translational research.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: C
Notes:

Both statements are correct. 

  • NBRC was established in the year 1999 as an autonomous institution under the Societies Registration Act of 1860. 
  • Nodal Ministry: NBRC is an autonomous institute funded by the Department of Biotechnology and is also a Deemed-to-be University. The government of India has also recognised NBRC as an Institution of Excellence.  
  • Mandate: To study brain functions in health and diseases using innovative multidisciplinary approaches in basic and translational research. 

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