Institute of Life Sciences (ILS) was established in the year 1989 as an autonomous institute under the administrative control of Govt. of Odisha. In 2002, it was taken over by the Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India. The Prime Minister of India Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee dedicated the institute to the nation in July 2003.
Several sophisticated equipments including minor equipments needed for day-to-day research work.
Library: Library had collection of approximately 2173 reference Books including Manuals and Protocols. The Library is currently subscribing 7 Print and 27 Online Journals, besides 917 Online Journals from different publishers through DeLCON.