GS Gill Research Institute


About Us

About Us

We are application focused modern research institute

G.S. Gill Research Institute, commonly called as GRI, was founded in the year 1990 by Lt. Col. G.S.Gill, Father of the Sikh Community in Chennai, and the Founder of the Guru Nanak College. This institute is recognized by Madras University to offer higher education’s such as M. Phil. and Ph.D. in Zoology and insect plant interactions (Entomology). GRI is in the process of obtaining various national and international affiliations and accreditations. This institute offers both full time and part time courses. GRI also offers entrepreneurship course which paves the way for the candidates to start their own industry. GRI has various research divisions, that undertakes research on Entomology and Agri technology. GRI was been given Autonomous status from the year 2000.

GRI is having state of art research facilities and instruments. The research facility is well equipped for undertaking application oriented research in Life science and in particular Insect Science.

GRI is now ISO 21001: 2018 certified Institution for the scope “Undertaking research in Life Sciences, offering Higher Education (M. Phil. and Ph.D.) and Entrepreneurship courses in Insect Plant Interaction and Agri technology’.

GRI is in the process of obtaining various affiliations and accreditations from national and international bodies. Also, GRI envisaged to have collaborations with various government Institutes.

GRI Objective

G.S.Gill Research Institute into a Centre of Excellence in Entomological Research with accreditations from Indian and Overseas bodies.

GRI Focus Area of Research

G.S. Gill Research Institute focuses research on Insect pest management by Insect – Plant Interaction (tritrophic interaction/Chemical Ecology) in CEREALS AND PULSES, OIL SEEDS,VEGETABLES AND FLORICULTURE.

Our Vision

Creating intellectual values and knowledge translation throughout the world through higher education in Life Sciences, more specifically on Entomological research.

Our Mission

To impart application focused knowledge through continual research on Insect Plant Interactions.

Institute Values

Recognised by University of Madras

GRI is recognised as an autonomous research institute by University of Madras. University of Madras is a prestigious university , established in the year 1857.

ISO 21001-2018 Certified Institute

ISO 21001-2018 is an International standard, more specifically developed for Educational Institutions. The standard can be applicable to organizations that provide a curriculum for the development of scientific knowledge, skills and attitudes by means of different teaching methods. This certification gives the institution the advantages like:

Our Team


Sardar Manjit Singh Nayar

General Secretary

Dr. Marlene Morais


Dr. S. Prem Mathi Maran


Meet Our Scientists

Dr. S. Karthikeyan

Research Scientist

Dr. Priyanka Devi

M.Sc., Ph.D., SLET


Specialization: Marine Biology, Aquaculture & Entomology

044-22451746 / 9176060795

Dr. Sagarika Devi

M.Sc., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Biotechnology, Coordinator-GNCR & Scientist

Specialization: Microbiology

044-22451746 / 9677225681

Dr. T. Ramesh

M.Sc., Ph.D., SLET


Specialization: Environmental Biotechnology, Entomology & Phytochemistry

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Advisors & Editorial board members

Dr. A. BABU, M.Sc., Ph.D.

Chief Scientist & Deputy Director (Research),
TEA RESEARCH ASSOCIATION North Bengal Regional R & D Centre NAGRAKATA - 735225 Jalpaiguri District West Bengal

John MacKay, Ph.D

Dr. John MacKay Institute of Extraction Technology, USA

Abdallah Elzouk, Ph.D

Agricultural Research Center
Plant Protection Research Institute Faculty of Sceince – Alzhar Univiersty- Cairo- Egypt