The trainees hostel “INDICUS” is an elegant three storey building inaugurated during ICAR-CIBA’s Silver Jubilee Year, 2012. The facility is located within the premises of  ICAR-CIBA Main Campus. The  hostel offers a furnished Executive Rooms ( 09- Twin Bed ; 02 – Family & Group – Three bedded ; 01 – Seven bedded). One Executive room has priority for Medical urgency cases. The hostel has a reserved lounge for visiting dignitaries and the hostel  is “Divyang Friendly”.  The well-ventilated rooms have following amenities  and a sea-front view for pleasant stay to the bonafied visitors / guests. The Guest house charges are as per ICAR norms.

Amenities in rooms

  • TV with DTH connection
  • Intercom
  • Linens
  • Attached bathroom with a water heater and towels

Common facilities

  • Dining Hall / Cafeteria
  • Ironing
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Open space parking

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INDICUS Hostel – Main Campus

Farmer’s Facilitation Centre and Accommodation Facility at Muttukadu

Catering Services

The Hostel does not have in-house catering. However, breakfast and lunch facility can be arranged for the guests from the Institute canteen during working days on prior demand. Dinner can be obtained on a delivery basis from nearby restaurants.  The occupancy in the hostel is on self-servicing basis, without any routine room service.

The ICAR-CIBA has boarding only facility at its Muttukadu Research Station equipped with 07 units (3 and 4 bed rooms and a living room). The units will be available for the guests on advance booking only.

Charges Applicable

Single bed per person per day charges AC Guest Rooms

Sl. No. Category Purpose INDICUS Executive Rooms Farmer’s facilitation Centre and  Accommodation Facility at Muttukadu  
 A/C Bed  


Twin Sharing*


A/C Bed  


Single Occupancy (Rs.)

VIP Suite (A/C)  


A/C Bed Room  

Twin Sharing*


A/C Bed  


Single Occupancy (Rs.)

1 Serving and retired employees of ICAR/SAUs Official visit 375 750 1500 225 450
Private Visit 250 500 800 150 300
2. Serving employees of State / Central Govt, / Autonomous Org. /PSUs Official / Personal Visit 500 1000 2000 400 800
3. Private Visitors NA 750 1500 2500 500 1000
4. Foreign visitors (SAARC) Official visit 1500 3000 3500 1000 2000
5. Foreign visitors (others) Official visit 2000 4000 4500 1500 3000

*- Room is on twin sharing basis, single occupancy request will attract 2X rates


INDICUS Hostel – Main Campus                                                Farmer’s Facilitation Centre and Accommodation Facility at Muttukadu

Distance and Travel time for INDICUS, CIBA Main Campus

From Distance Time
Chennai Airport 17 km 45 min
Chennai Egmore  Railway Station 9 km 40 min
 MGR Chennai Central Railway Station 10 km 45 min
Nandanam Metro Station 5 km 15 min
Chennai Mofussil Bus Terminus (CMBT), Koyambedu 20 km 60 min
Adayar bus stand 4 km 15 min
Mandaveli Bus stand 3 km 10 min
Marina Beach 6 km 15 min
Santhome 1 km 5 min

Distance and Travel time for Muttukadu Farmer’s Facilitation Centre Accommodation

From Distance Time
Chennai Airport 32 km 60 min
Chennai Egmore  Railway Station 34 km 65 min
Chennai Central Railway Station 35 km 70 min
Chennai Mofussil Bus Terminus (CMBT), Koyambedu 41 km 80 min
Santhome 26 km 50 min
Thiruvanmiyur 23 km 40 min
Mahabalipuram 25 km 30 min
Puducherry 120 km 2 hour

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For booking please submit the form addressed to the Director, CIBA, Chennai

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Ph. No: 044-24618817, 24616948, 24610565, Ext: 700 /