CSIR Touching Lives

The Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), known for its cutting edge R&D knowledgebase in diverse S&T areas, is a contemporary R&D organization. Having pan-India presence, CSIR has a dynamic network of 38 national laboratories, 39 outreach centres, 3 Innovation Complexes and 5 units. CSIR’s R&D expertise and experience is embodied in about 4600 active scientists supported by about 8000 scientific and technical personnel.

TAKING RAPID STRIDES UNDER ABLE LEADERSHIP

Shri Narendra Modi

Hon'ble Prime Minister of India
President, CSIR

Dr. Harsh Vardhan

Hon'ble Minister of Science & Technology & Earth Sciences
Vice President, CSIR

Shri Y. S. Chowdary

Hon'ble Minister of State for Science & Technology and Earth Sciences

Dr. Girish Sahni

Director General, CSIR
and Secretary, DSIR

CSIR COVERS A WIDE SPECTRUM OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

CSIR covers a wide spectrum of science and technology – from radio and space physics, oceanography, geophysics, chemicals, drugs, genomics, biotechnology and nanotechnology to mining, aeronautics, instrumentation, environmental engineering and information technology. It provides significant technological intervention in many areas with regard to societal efforts which include environment, health, drinking water, food, housing, energy, farm and non-farm sectors. Further, CSIR’s role in S&T human resource development is noteworthy.

CSIR HAS PURSUED CUTTING EDGE SCIENCE AND ADVANCED KNOWLEDGE FRONTIERS
The scientific staff of CSIR only constitute about 3-4% of India’s scientific manpower but they contribute to 10% of India’s scientific outputs. In 2012, CSIR published 5007 papers in SCI Journals with an average impact factor per paper as 2.673. In 2013, CSIR published 5086 papers in SCI journals with an average impact factor per paper as 2.868

NEW CSIR FOR NEW INDIA

CSIR has put in place CSIR@80: Vision & Strategy 2022 – New CSIR for New India. CSIR’s mission is “to build a new CSIR for a new India” and CSIR’s vision is to “Pursue science which strives for global impact, technology that enables innovation-driven industry and nurture trans-disciplinary leadership thereby catalysing inclusive economic development for the people of India”.

Pioneer of India’s intellectual property movement, CSIR today is strengthening its patent portfolio to carve out global niches for the country in select technology domains. CSIR is granted 90% of US patents granted to any Indian publicly funded R&D organization. On an average CSIR files about 200 Indian patents and 250 foreign patents per year. About 13.86% of CSIR patents are licensed – a number which is above the global average. Amongst its peers in publicly funded research organizations in the world, CSIR is a leader in terms of filing and securing patents worldwide.

CSIR RANKS 12TH AMONG THE BEST GOVERNMENT INSTITUTES OF THE WORLD

CSIR leads the country at the top spot and is the only Indian organization to have found a place among the top 100 global institutions.

CSIR FOOTPRINTS IN THE SERVICE OF NATION

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