Indian Institute of Advanced Research (IIAR) is envisioned to be a state of the art research center for achieving excellence in identified crucial areas of science and technology. School of Biological Science and Biotechnology is the first center of excellence which has been established. The institute is fully supported by Puri Foundation for Education in India. IIAR is offering Post-Doctoral, Doctoral and Post-graduate academic programs in frontier areas of biology. The national funding agencies like DBT, DST, etc., fund many research projects.