The fire engulfed the Pilot Plan III building of NCL and five fire tenders and two water tankers were deployed to douse it, civic officials said.
No one was injured, they added.
“We received a call at 8.40 pm and immediately fire tenders and tankers were rushed to the spot. By 9.25 pm the fire was doused,” said Prashant Ranpise, Chief Fire Officer, Pune Municipal Corporation.
NCL sources said that internal firefighting system kicked in immediately after the fire broke out.
Cause of the fire was not known yet.
Established in 1950, NCL is a premier research institute of international renown.