Council of Scientific and Industrial Research

Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) is known for its cutting edge Research and Development knowledge base in Science and Technology areas including radio and space physics, oceanography, geophysics, chemicals, drugs, genomics, biotechnology and nanotechnology to mining, aeronautics, instrumentation. 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.

CSIR is strengthening its patent portfolio to carve out global niches for the country in select technology domains. On an average CSIR file 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. 

Vision and Mission

CSIR’s renewed mission is inspired by the remarks made by President of CSIR Society to CSIR to build”..the new CSIR that will fulfill the aspirations of modern India…”
So CSIR’s mission is simply – to build a new CSIR for a new India.

Research Areas

  • Aerospace
  • Biology & Biotechnology
  • Chemicals
  • Earth Resources and Hazards Assessment & Mitigation
  • Ecology & Environment
  • Electronics & Instrumentation
  • Energy
  • Food & Food Processing
  • Healthcare, Drugs & Pharmaceuticals
  • Housing & Construction
  • Information Dissemination & Products
  • Leather
  • Materials
  • Metals, Minerals & Manufacturing
  • National S&T Human Resource Development

Rural Sector Technology

  • Food and Agro-based Technologies
  • Building and Construction Techonologies
  • Drinking Water
  • Environment and Sanitation
  • Cultivation and Processing of Economic Plants
  • Cottage and small Industries

Council of Scientific and Industrial Research
Anusandhan Bhawan, 2 Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Marg,
New Delhi – 110001
Phone Reception: 91-11-23737889

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