|The Vittal Mallya Scientific Research Foundation (VMSRF), a non-profit research organisation, was established by The UB Group in 1987, in memory of late Shri. Vittal Mallya, the dynamic and illustrious founder of the group, as an independant centre for applied research with biotechnology as its main thrust. The centre with a modest group of dedicated scientists, trained in reputed institutions in India & abroad is substantially supported by the UB Group. VMSRF is recognized by the Departments of Scientific & Industrial Research (DSIR), Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Council for Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) and The Ministry of Finance, Govt. of India. In a short span of time the centre has developed several novel technologies and products in the domains of health care & agriculture, with strong IPR fortification. A governing body consisting of eminent personalities from industry & science oversee the functioning of the foundation.