The Dr. Reddy's Institute of Life Sciences was conceived in the context of globalization, to foster research competence in India and to bridge the divide between academic research and the pharmaceutical & biotechnology industries.
The institute was incorporated as a non-profit entity under Section 8 of the Indian companies act, facilitating operational autonomy. Construction of the DRILS building comprising 44 labs and an administrative block and spanning ~130,000 sq.ft. in area, began in 2004 and was completed in January 2007.
The research facilities of the institute were inaugurated on 29th January 2007, and are located in the University of Hyderabad Campus, one of the largest and greenest campuses in India.