The trainees hostel ‘Indicus’ is an elegant three storey building officially inaugurated during ICAR-CIBA’s Silver Jubilee Year, 2012. The facility is situated adjacent to the research complex on the main campus of ICAR-CIBA. The hostel offers a modest and limited number of well-furnished air-conditioned rooms including two VIP Suites and eight rooms with double bed occupancy, two family rooms with 3 beds, and a 7 bedded room for small groups (SEPTET) on shared occupancy. The well-ventilated rooms are provided with state-of-the-art facilities and a sea-front view to accommodate bonafide visitors/guests for a short stay not exceeding 7 days.

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
  • Parking facility

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Catering Services

Catering Services are not available in the Hostel. However, breakfast and lunch facility will be provided for the guests from the institute canteen during working days. Dinner can be obtained on a delivery basis from nearby restaurants.

Charges Applicable to Indicus Trainees’ Hostel

Single bed per person per day charges AC Guest rooms (Rates w. e. f: 1st Sep, 2019)

Sl. No. Category Purpose A/C Bed room VIP Suite (A/C)
1 Serving and retired employees of ICAR/SAUs Official visit 500 700
Private visit 200 300
2 Serving employees of State/Central Govt Autonomous Org. /PSUs Official / Personal visit 600 800
3 Private visitors NA 700 900
4 Foreign visitors (SAARC) Official visit 2000 2500
5 Foreign visitors (Others) Official visit 3000 3500

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

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


From Distance Time
Chennai Airport 17 km 45 min
Chennai Egmore  Railway Station 9 km 40 min
Chennai Central Railway Station 10 km 45 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