29 Oct 2014

What is the undertaking of CSIR ?


Council of Scientific and Industrial Research

Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) established in 1942, is an autonomous body and India's largest research and development (R&D) organisation, with 37 laboratories and 39 field stations or extension centres spread across the nation, with a collective staff of over 17,000 see for more CSIR Wiki




The functions of the Council will be:-
a) to implement and give effect to the following resolution moved by the Hon’ble Dewan Bahadur Sir A.R. Mudaliar …………. a fund called the Industrial Research Fund be constituted, for the purpose of fostering industrial development in this country…..”

b) the promotion, guidance and co-ordination of scientific and industrial research in India including the institution and the financing of specific researchers;

c) the establishment or development and assistance to special institutions or departments of existing institutions for scientific study of problems affecting particular industries and trade;
                     
d) the establishment and award of research studentships and fellowships;

e) the utilization of the results of the researchers conducted under the auspices of the Council towards the development of industries in the country and the payment of a share of royalties arising out of the development of the results of researches to those who are considered as having contributed towards the pursuit of such researches;

f) the establishment, maintenance and management of laboratories, workshops, institutes and organisations to further scientific and industrial research and to utilise and exploit for purposes of experiment or otherwise any discovery or invention likely to be of use to Indian industries;

g) the collection and dissemination of information in regard not only to research but to industrial matters generally;

h) publication of scientific papers and a journal of industrial research and development; and

i) any other activities to promote generally the objects of the resolution mentioned in (a) above.

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 Excerpts from the Memorandum of Association

(b)  The objective of the Council being scientific and industrial/applied research of national importance, its major activities should be:

research and development projects of national priority as evolved by the high level body concerned with overall planning for science and technology in the country;

research and development projects sponsored by industries in the public/private sector and others and in consonance with national priorities;

research and development directed towards continuous improvement of indigenous technology and adaptation and development of imported technology;

research and development of new technologies relevant to the country’s social, economic and industrial needs in keeping with the national objective of self-reliance;

research and development on appropriate and alternate technologies, with emphasis on the use of local resources;

basic scientific research that is necessary and industrial/applied research and development in progress and from the view-point of future advances in technology in consonance with the national priorities;

maintenance of national physical standards and a library of standard reference materials; and
technical advisory services like information, extension, consultancy and testing.

(c)  the establishment or development and assistance to special institutions or departments of existing institutions for scientific study of problems affecting particular industries and trade;

(d)  the establishment and award of research fellowship and the institution and financing of specific researches;

(e)  the utilization of the results of the researches conducted under the auspices of the Council towards the development of industries in the country and the payment of a share of royalties arising out of the development of the results of researches to those who are considered as having contributed towards the pursuit of such researches;

(f)  the establishment, maintenance and management of laboratories, workshops, institutes, museums including mobile museums and organisations to further scientific and industrial/applied research and development and to utilize and exploit for purposes of experiment or otherwise any discovery or invention likely to be of use to Indian industries;

(g)  the collection and dissemination of information in regard not only to research and development but to industrial matters generally;

(h)  publication of scientific papers and journals devoted to scientific and industrial/applied research and development;
(hh) to enter into arrangements with foreign scientific agencies and institutions for exchange of scientists, study tours, training in specialised areas of science and technology, conducting joint projects, providing technical assistance in the establishment of scientific institutions and for other matters consistent with the aims and objectives of the Society.
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www.csir.res.in
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missioncsir.nclinnovations.org
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