The Centre for Brain Research was established in 2015 as an autonomous, non-profit research organization in the Indian Institute of Science campus with a magnificent gift from the Pratiksha Trust founded by Dr. Kris Gopalakrishnan and Mrs. Sudha Gopalakrishnan.
The mandate of CBR is to carry out transformational research to understand the functioning of the aging brain in health and disease, and discover scientific methods for early diagnosis, prevention, postponement, and effective management of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson disease, and vascular dementia. With this focused and unique mandate, CBR is striving to work in a mission mode to achieve its objectives.
CBR has dedicated itself to offering its services to reduce the burden of neurodegenerative disorders for an important part of society, namely the elderly population. With India’s elderly population rising rapidly towards an estimated staggering 32 crores by the year 2050, there will be an inevitable increase in the burden of dementia and other aging-related neurodegenerative diseases. To address this impending health and socioeconomic crisis, research on the aging brain has emerged as the need of the hour. CBR is uniquely positioned not only to take on this challenge but also to enable India’s global excellence in this area.
This noble pursuit has been possible because of the exemplary munificence of Dr. Gopalakrishnan and Mrs. Sudha Gopalakrishnan. CBR invites you to help in the endeavour of achieving its ambitious agenda by supporting research, innovation, discovery, education, and service in the interest of society.
Exemptions/Approvals under Income Tax Act, 1961
CBR has been granted an exemption under section 12A of the Income Tax Act, 1961, vide letter number CIT(E)BLR/12A/M-281/AABTC7082K/ITO(E)-1/2015-16 dated 22nd February 2016.
CBR has also been granted approval under section 35 (1) (ii) of Income Tax Act 1961 for its scientific research activities as per Gazette notification no 83/2018 dated 26th November 2018.
Corporates may avail the provisions of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR Rules, 2014). CSR contributions are eligible for 100% tax exemption under Section 80G (2) (a) (iiif) of the Income Tax Act, 1961.
CBR has also been granted approval under section 35 (1) (ii) of Income Tax Act
Status under Foreign Contribution Regulation Act, 2010
CBR is registered under The Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 2010, vide number 094421820