Sanctioned by the Government of India, National Tuberculosis Institute was established in 1959 at Bangalore
. The prime objective of the institute is to provide training activities in TB control for medical and paramedical personnel. To successfully implement the above objective, it conducts epidemiological, sociological, operational and organizational studies for controlling TB in the community. Besides, in-service and job oriented training, the institute also organizes group educational activities such as seminars and workshops. Hostel and mess facilities are offered.