Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, under Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India. CSIR is funded by Central Government and is the largest Research and Development organization which is public funded with vast experienced scientific manpower.
CSIR has more than 28000 employees of which 75% are working in Research and Development.
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These laboratories are focused on almost all scientific and Industrial areas, which are boroadly divided into following fields(Check focus area of individual labs and their locations)
Ø Biological sciences
Ø Chemical Sciences
Ø Engineering sciences
Ø Physical sciences
Ø Information sciences
CSIR has presence in almost all industrial sectors such as Aerospace, Biotechnology, Chemicals, Drugs and Pharmaceuticals, Energy, Food and Food processing,Minerals and Manufacturing to name a few.
CSIR is pioneer in IP and Patent generation and has a proven track record in technologies and Innovation. Of the 229 US Patents granted to Indian inventors in 2004-05, CSIR has 140 which is 61% of total. If foreign assignees are also considered along with Indian inventors CSIR share is still 28.3%.
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CSIR has joined hands with Worlds scientific talent to establish alliances and sharing knowledge and creating Universal knowledge pool. CSIR has private-public partnerships and business agreements.