About Us

Who we are, what we do and why we do it.

About Us

Association for Prevention and Control of Rabies in India (APCRI) is the pioneer organisation established to serve as a glimmer of hope for the control of Rabies in India. APCRI was founded on Friday the 17th of April, 1998 by a group of 17 committed and dedicated rabies professionals at a meeting in Bangkok, Thailand with a vision to make: India Rabies Free by 2020. Since then, it has evolved into a national organization that is one of the most vibrant scientific societies in the field with a strength of 750 life members. APCRI serves as a platform that brings together the best minds in the country comprising of medical professionals, public health personnel ,veterinary doctors and others for Advocacy, Research & Information dissemination about prevention & control of Rabies.


APCRI led by an excellent team of experts and dedicated people is actively involved in organizing conferences, continuing medical education (CME),symposia, lectures, trainings, scientific publications, book releases, etc. and has a pan India representation.


APCRI has its own official indexed and peer reviewed journal on prevention and control of rabies that is published biannually.


APCRI, with the technical and financial assistance from World Health Organization (WHO) undertook the landmark national multi-centric rabies survey India during 2002-2004. In 2017, it conducted another Indian multi-centric rabies survey to assess programmatic experiences on rabies control with technical and operational support of WHO.


Aims and Objectives of APCRI

Founders of APCRI

The Association for Prevention and Control of Rabies in India (APCRI) was founded on Friday 17th April 1998 by this group of 17 committed and dedicated rabies professionals at a meeting in Bangkok, Thailand.

  1. Dr. P. K. Das, Agartala , Tripura
  2. Dr. M . K . Sudarshan, Bangalore
  3. Dr. Amlan Goswami, Calcutta
  4. Dr . Tapan Kumar Ghosh, Calcutta
  5. Dr. B.B. Patnaik, Cuttack
  6. Dr. P. Sangram, Hyderabad
  7. Dr. A .K . Chakraborty, New Delhi
  8. Dr. S. Kukreja, New Delhi
  9. Dr. G, P. Shahi, Gorakpur
  10. Dr.M. N.Siddiqui, Lucknow
  11. Dr. Hariom Agarwa, Agra
  12. Dr. M. C. Dutt,a Guwahati
  13. Dr. K. N. Patni, Aligarh
  14. Dr. S. P. Marfatia, Mumbai
  15. Dr. G, Sampath, Hyderabad
  16. Dr. A. K. Dutta, Delhi
  17. Dr. N.B.Saxsena, Agra