Pasteur Institute of India
(An Autonomous Institute Under Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of India)

Welcome to Pasteur Institute of India

Pasteur Institute of India, Coonoor is one of the leading Institute in the production of Anti Rabies Vaccine and DPT Group of Vaccines for the Expanded Programme of Immunization of Govt. of India. This Institute started functioning as Pasteur Institute of Southern India, on April 6, 1907 and the Institute took a new birth as the Pasteur Institute of India (registered as a society under the Societies Registration Act 1860) and started functioning as an autonomous body under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, New Delhi from the 10th February, 1977. The affairs of the institute are managed by a governing body.
Directors Desk
On behalf of Team Pasteur Institute of India, Coonoor(PIIC), I welcome you to its redesigned website. PIIC is an autonomous body functioning under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of India serving the Nation for 112 years in the field of Vaccine Manufacturing and providing treatment for Animal bite cases to prevent Rabies. It is a matter of great pride for me to state that this Institute has established state of art 7 new GMP facilities and two modified facilities which are at par with any nationally and internationally qualified vaccine manufacturers infrastructure with the support of Govt. of India. This Institute strives for excellence in establishing robust Quality Management Systems to ensure that this Institute is in always GMP compliance.
PIIC has consistently set the pace in innovating and adapting newer technology to suit our conditions and needs. It has vast experience and expertise which makes it well equipped to meet the challenges of applying advanced technology in vaccine production. PIIC as a team determined to continuously strive to provide quality, cost effective, newer vaccines to strengthen our Nation’s Health Security. I sincerely wish and hope that this culture of dedicated hard work, and spirit of teamwork will continue to flourish in the coming years and the Institute will grow to greater heights with lots of accomplishments in the years to come.


The existing annual installed capacity of production of DPT group of vaccines at PII, Coonoor is 85.00 million doses. After establishing the proposed facilities, the installed capacity will be increased from 85.00 Million doses to 130.00 Million doses of DPT group of vaccine i.e. DPT- 60 Mld; TT –55 Mld; DT- 15Mld is as follows:

Name of the vaccine Existing installed capacity Installed capacity (per annum) Operational capacity (per annum)
DPT 400.00 600.00 480.00
TT* 300.00 550.00 440.00
DT* 150.00 150.00 120.00

* A proposal for converting TT and DT vaccines into Td vaccine was submitted to the Ministry for its approval.

Once the PII, Coonoor is made fully functional with the installed capacity of 130 million doses, there will be a substantial increase in vaccine supply to UIP.