What is Grand Challenges India?
With a focus on encouraging research to develop scientific and technical solutions, the Department of Biotechnology, GOI and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation united to form a Program Management Unit at Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council.
PMU-BIRAC manages a wide-ranging portfolio of projects that are located across the country. Including collaborations with Wellcome Trust UK, among others.
We are a movement rooted in solutions
Explore our work across disciplines.
Maternal & Child Health
In India, neonatal and maternal mortality, despite some improvement, still remain unacceptably high.Read more
Sanitation & Hygiene
Sanitation is one of the key building blocks for development. Clean water and sanitation have been recognized as a basic human right by the UN General Assembly in 2010.Read more
Agriculture & Nutrition
By promoting and backing innovations in agriculture through Agriculture and Nutrition (AGN) and KnIT, we aim to provide young mothers with the right nutrition.Read more
Creating change with our partners
Getting the right support at the right time is all that is needed in times of a crisis. Our partners are guided by the belief that every life has equal value, and all lives deserve to be healthy, nourished, and safe.Know more