1. Collection
Registered Number 3
Acronym NCIM
Full Name National Collection of Industrial Microorganisms
Institution National Chemical Laboratory (CSIR)
2. Correspondent
Correspondent
Dr. Mahesh Dharne
Postal Address Dr. Homi Bhabha Road, Pashan,Pune,Maharashtra,411 008
Country India
Telephone 1 (91) 20-25902670
Telephone 2 (91) 20-25902454
Fax 1 (91) 20-25902671
E-mail 1 ncim@ncl.res.in
Homepage http://www.ncl-india.org/files/NCIM/Default.aspx 
3. Status of the collection
Status Governmental
4. Sponsors and budget
Sponsor Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR),New Delhi, India
5. Personnel
Director Prof. Ashwini Kumar Nangia
E-Mail:director@ncl.res.in
Curator Dr. Mahesh Dharne (Scientist In-Charge)
E-mail:ms.dharne@ncl.res.in
Dr. Syed Dastager (Scientist)
E-mail:sg.dastager@ncl.res.in
Mrs. Sandhya Sudge (Technical Staff)
Mrs. Shalaka Gaikaiwari (Technical Staff)
Mrs. Shivani Chaudhari (Technical Staff)
Mrs. Ratnamala Vasawe (Technical Staff)
Number of Staff Algology (1)
Bacteriology (2)
Mycology (2)
Assistants (1)
Others (2)
Total (8)
6. Main Subjects
Subjects Applied microbiology
Biochemistry
Culture and preservation methods
Ecology
Evolutionary biology
General microbiology
Genetics
Industrial microbiology
Marine biology
Molecular biology
Systematics and taxonomy
Microbial culture preservation
Fermentation technology
Strain improvement
Enzyme technology
Metagenomics
7. Preservation
Method and category of cultures Freeze-dry(Bacteria, Yeast & Fungi)
Subculturing(Algae, Bacteria, Yeast, Fungi)
Preservation under soil(Sporulating cultures)
Sequencing(Algae, Bacteria, Yeast, Fungi, plasmids)
VITEK (Bacteria, Yeast, Fungi, )
Control of the culture Microscopic studies
Biochemical tests for amino acids, vitamin & antibiotic assay
Sequencing
Deposit to your collection
to other collections in your country
ATCC
LMG
DSMZ
KCTC
Source(s) of strains for people in this country: isolated by or introduced from Isolation by ourselves
Personally from the scientists in our country
From the collections in our country
From the research institutions in our country
the collection abroadATCC(USA)
the collection abroadNCIB(UK)
the collection abroadCMI(UK)
Number of Strains until now Type Holding strains
(total number)/(number from your country)
new species
(total number)/(number from your country)
Algae 20 0
Bacteria 1400 0
Fungi 950 0
Yeasts 600 0
Number of strains last year Type Holding strains
(total number)/(number from your country)
new species
(total number)/(number from your country)
Microbes distributed
(total number)/(in your country)
Algae
Bacteria
Fungi
Yeasts
8. Availability of Cultures
Availability free to In-house scientists
exchange with Microbial Type Culture Collection, Chandigarh, India
exchange with ATCC, USA
exchange with Microbial Culture Collection, Pune, India
fee for US$100/-per culture tube
9. Catalogue
Catalogue Publish your own catalogue
Plan to publish the 5 edition in 2017
10. Services
Services Patent deposits(Bacteria, Yeast, Fungi)
Storage service(Microbial strains)
Distribution(Bacteria, Yeast, Fungi)
Identification(Bacteria, Yeast, Fungi, Algae)
Training Management of a culture collection
Culture and preservation methods
Genetic engineering
Systematics
Identification
Consulation about Preservation
Propagation
Other Service Distribution of authentic cultures
Depository
Research & Development projects
Microbiological sample testing
11. Entry and Update Dates
Date of Entry 1981-10-16
Date of Reply 2017-06-19
12. Strains
Bacteria Fungi