About Us


Dr. Reddy’s Institute of Life Sciences (DRILS) is a non-profit Research Institute with a mission to be the preferred research partner to the pharma and life sciences industry. DRILS was conceived as an autonomous entity as a result of partnership between the State Government, a private industry and the University of Hyderabad. The facilities inaugurated in 2007 are spread over an area of 130,000 square feet (12,000 square meters) within the University of Hyderabad campus. The Institute has been set up on a public-private partnership model by Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories, the Government of Telangana, and the University of Hyderabad, and is governed by a Board of Directors comprising eminent scientists and visionaries. The remarkable vision and impetus of late Dr. Kallam Anji Reddy formed the foundation of the Institute. Research activities at the Institute were launched in 2007.

DRILS focuses on original research and advancement of relevant skills, with emphasis on solution-oriented interdisciplinary research for solving unmet needs and for process innovation. It has provided a vibrant platform to several scientists from industry and academic backgrounds in their pursuit of advanced knowledge and relevant skills. Research at DRILS is supported by external funds such as government grants or industry-sponsored grants, or by internal funds for selected areas. DRILS is organized into three centres, the Center for Innovation in Molecular and Pharmaceutical Sciences (CIMPS), the Center for Process Research Innovation (CPRI), and the Center for Advancement of Research Skills (CARS). It is first of its kind Institute in India, dedicated to excellence in collaborative translational research with Corporate style governance coupled with an academic research culture.

Uniquely positioned as an institute driven by a culture of science, and created to support the life sciences and pharma industries, our work is designed to bridge academia and industry. The institute has diverse networking and engagement with eminent researchers, start-ups, institutes, universities and reputed companies, and continues to attract the best and the brightest. Integrating various disciplines in Chemistry and Biology, we have adopted best industry practices and contributed to innovation-focused product development across a range of industries including Pharmaceuticals, Nutraceuticals, Agrochemicals and Organic Materials.

In pursuit of excellence, DRILS has traversed milestones year after year marching towards fulfilling its Mission.