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What is the full form of CSIR

CSIR: Council of Scientific and Industrial Research

CSIR Full Form

CSIR stands for Council of Scientific and Industrial Research. It is a contemporary R&D organization established by the Govt. of India in September 1942 as an autonomous body. It is known for its cutting edge R&D knowledgebase in diverse S&T areas.

It has a vast network of 39 outreach centers, 38 national laboratories, 3 Innovation Complexes, and five units. CSIR's has around 5000 active scientists and about 8000 scientific and technical personnel to support the active scientists.

CSIR emphasizes a wide range of science and technology such as radio and space physics, geophysics, chemicals, drugs, genomics, biotechnology, and nanotechnology, aeronautics, instrumentation, environmental engineering and information technology and more. It provides technical assistance in many fields related to societal efforts, which include health, drinking water, food, housing, energy, farm, and non-farm sectors.

As of August 2019, Honorable Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi is the president of CSIR, and Dr. Harsh Vardhan is the Vice President of CSIR. Dr. Shekhar C. Mande is the Director-General and Secretary of DSIR.


Pursue science which strives for global impact and technology which enables innovation-driven industry and cultivates trans-disciplinary leadership thereby catalyzing inclusive economic development for the people of India


To build a new CSIR for a modern India

The nation and people's interest in science, technology, and societal pursuits is the foundation of CSIR's mission. The rising dreams and aspirations of the nation over the years inspires the CSIR for:

  • Leadership in the field of Science and Engineering
  • To provide innovative technology solutions
  • Open innovation and crown sourcing
  • Encouraging talent in trans-disciplinary areas
  • Science-based entrepreneurship
  • Socio-economic development and transformation through science and technology

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