The institute was officially inaugurated by the hon’ble chief minister on Feb 7, 2013 at Mascot Hotel, Trivandrum in the presence of Prof Ada Yonath, Nobel Laureate, Weizmann Institute, Israel and Prof M. Vijayan, Albert Einstein Professor,

Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. The inauguration was live telecasted. The academic activities of SRIBS were initiated with a national colloquium on 100 years of crystallography.

Inauguration of SRIBS by the Hon’ble Chief Minister on 7 Feb 2007. Prof M. Vijayan, Prof. Ada Yonath and Prof V.N. Rajasekharan Pillai are seen on the dais.

The entire program was live telecasted to RIT Pampady, the proposed place of the Institute.