Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CISR) – Objectives & Functions

Introduction:

  • CSIR is an autonomous research and development organisation in India operating under the Ministry of Science and Technology.
  • It is the largest research and development organisation in India, with a total of 39 laboratories and 39 field stations spread across the country.

Purpose: to provide technological solutions to the problems of India and to promote the transfer of technology from the laboratory to the field.

Year of establishment: established in 1942 by the Government of India.

Ministry: autonomous organisation operating under the Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India.

Type: autonomous body under the Societies Registration Act, 1860.

Functions:

  • undertakes research and development in a wide range of areas such as agriculture, energy, materials, medicine, food and nutrition, environment protection, health, biotechnology, and information technology.
  • It also promotes the transfer of technology from the laboratory to the field, and provides industrial consultancy services.
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National Institute of Oceanography (NIO)

  • one of the 37 constituent laboratories of the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR)
  • 1966
  • focus of research has been on observing and understanding special oceanographic characteristics of the Indian Ocean.
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