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Organization Contact Information

Name: National institute of technology calicut
Street 1: 302, school of bio-technology
Street 2: chemical engg bldg, NITC East campus
City: kozhikode
Province: kerala
Post Code: 673601
Country: India
Phone: 91-9645740050
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Web Site:
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Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: dr
First Name: dr prem raj
Last Name: pushpakaran
Title: professor

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: dr
First Name: dr prem raj
Last Name: pushpakaran
Title: professor

General Information

Board Constituency: Technical agencies
Is your organization legally registered in your country: No
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Organization Type - Primary: Academic / Research Institution
Organization Type - Secondary: None
Organization Description:
NITC researches on novel technologies in rapid detection of TB bacilli from clinical samples and in vivo studies. My PhD research was on vaccine development against MDR strains of Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Also, interested in anti-mycobacterial susceptibility testing, rational drug design, in vivo studies, etc. My role as an educator in disseminating the information about the ways to control the spread of TB and proper precautions for the same.
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Specializations / Areas of Work

Delivery of health services and care
Funding, including innovative and optimized approach to funding TB Care
Provision of drugs, diagnostics and commodities
Research and Development
Technical Assistance

Other Organization Information

Total number of staff in your organization: 100 +
Number of full-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 1 - 5
Number of part-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 0
Number of volunteers who are directly involved with TB: 26 - 50
How did you hear about the Stop TB Partnership: World TB Day
If you were informed or referred by another partner of the Stop TB Partnership please tell us who:
Why do you wish join the Stop TB Partnership: Resource mobilization
Are you a member of a Stop TB national partnership: No
Are you in contact with your national TB programme: Yes
Please tell us how your organization is contributing to your country's national TB control plan:
by performing research on curing and containing the spread of TB

Geographical Reach

Which country is your headquarters located in: India
Which countries do you do operate in:
(This includes countries you are conducting activities in)


Please tell us how your organization will contribute to the Global Plan to Stop TB by briefly describing its involvement in any of the areas of work listed below:

New Diagnostics:
PCR based assay development, Also, Luciferase reporter for anti-mycobacterial drug screening

New TB Vaccines:
modified live Mycobacterium habana strain expressing multiple epitopes like: listeriolysin, HIV rev protein, b-toxin of v. cholera

Fundamental Research:
bio-informatic tools for identifying genes involved in tb infection to the host macrophages


Declaration of interests:
No conflicts of interest were delacred.

Application date: November 1, 2011
Last updated: July 19, 2013