Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology in Dehradun is an independent research institute of the Department of Science and Technology. It was founded by the Government of India in 1968 and was earlier known as the Institute of Himalayan Geology. The institute later came to be known as Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology in honour of Prof. D.N. Wadia, who established this institute.
This institute, which has been recognised as a National Laboratory of International Repute, conducts basic research in the field of Himalayan Geology. Moreover, it also carries out research in the related fields of seismotectonics, natural resources, mountain building processes and geodynamic evolution. Currently, there are about 65 technical personnel, 61 scientists and 76 supporting staff in the institute. The library of the institute has a rich collection of books and journals. There is also a museum in the institute complex.