- ABOUT CSIR
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- CSIR PJC
- MEDIA COVERAGE
The Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), established in 1942, is an autonomous society whose President is the Prime Minister of India. An ensemble of 38 state-of-the-art institutes, today, CSIR is amongst the foremost scientific and industrial research organizations in the world.
CSIR has provided scientific and technological solutions to societal and industrial problems during its more than seven decades’ history and has contributed significantly towards meeting the country’s aspirations.
CSIR Vision is to ‘pursue science which strives for global impact, technology that enables innovation-driven industry and nurture trans-disciplinary leadership thereby catalyzing inclusive economic development for the people of India.’
CSIR past has given it the confidence, as CSIR has linked closely with Indian industry, assuming the role of its partner in technology. Whether it was a Swaraj tractor, or an anti-malarial drug, CSIR has been there with Indian industry.
Process technologies facilitating development of generic drugs and unraveling of human genome by CSIR altered the very paradigm of medicine and health care. In some cases, it has led the industry as in case of leather industry, and in some it has worked to create a new industry, as in civil aviation industry. At times, CSIR technological interventions helped creating jobs as evident in the country’s menthol mint success story, wherein the country became a global leader in menthol mint production mainly due to CSIR sustained efforts in developing high-yielding varieties.
At the same time, CSIR technological interventions helped in saving jobs – during the 1990s, the leather industry was facing a storm. The High Court had ordered 700 highly polluting tanneries to close down. CSIR stepped in and 270 closed tanneries were revived and over 200 thousand jobs were saved.