Council of Scientific and Industrial Research
Dr Shekhar C. Mande Receives HK Firodia Vijnan Bhushan Award

Dr Shekhar C. Mande, DG, CSIR bestowed with the HK Firodia Memorial award for his contributions to science.

Is SARS-CoV-2 Airborne?

While we are now past the first six months of the COVID-19 pandemic, some new ideas of the transmission of SARS-CoV-2 have begun to emerge. Some are still being debated.

CSIR Launches Webinar Series in Indian Languages to Disseminate Information about COVID-19

CSIR recently launched a Webinar Series in Indian languages to reach out to the citizens in a language they can easily understand and identify with.

Dr Harsh Vardhan Launches “CSIR Technologies for COVID-19 Mitigation” Compendium

Dr Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister for Health, Science & Technology and Earth Sciences and Vice President of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) released a compendium of “CSIR Technologies for COVID-19 Mitigation” which gives insights into the technologies, innovations and products developed and deployed by CSIR. 

CSIR Young Scientist Award 2020

The Council of Scientific & Industrial Research introduced, in 1987, a scheme of awards for Young Scientists in the CSIR system in order to promote excellence in various fields of science and technology. 


Dr Harsh Vardhan presides over signing of MoU between CSIR and FSSAI for Collaborative Research and Information Dissemination regarding Food and Nutrition

The MoU seeks to promote collaborative research and information dissemination in the area of food and nutrition.

Keeping an Eye on the Virus

CSIR has been keeping a close watch on the dynamics, spread and distribution of the SARS-CoV-2 virus

INAE Young Engineer Award 2020

Three young scientists from various CSIR laboratories have received the INAE (Indian National Academy of Award Engineering) Young Engineer Award.

Webinars in Assamese, Malayalam and Odia as part of Communication Series in Indian Languages

Clarifying doubts and queries in the minds of the general public about the various issues and concerns related to treatment and testing for COVID-19.

CSIR’s Brainstorming Session on Atmanirbhar Bharat: Energy Management and Energy Storage Devices

The series of workshops focused mainly on CSIR’s thematic research and the ambitions of Govt of India to fulfil the energy needs of the Nation.

CSIR Celebrates 79th Foundation Day

“It is indeed a privilege to be associated with CSIR in any capacity and you all have the great privilege of working for CSIR” — says Dr Harsh Vardhan

Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize (SSB) for Science & Technology 2020

Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for Science and Technology was instituted in the year 1957, in the memory of late Dr (Sir) Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar, FRS, the founder-director of the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR). 


CSIR Innovation Award for School Children

CSIR announced Diamond Jubilee Invention Award for School Children on 26 April 2002 in order to enhance creativity amongst school children.

India’s first CRISPR COVID-19 test developed by CSIR gets approval

This marks a significant achievement for the Indian scientific community, moving from R&D to a high-accuracy, scalable and reliable test in less than 100 days. The ‘Made in India’ test achieves accuracy levels of traditional RT-PCR tests

CSIR-FPI to get AMD computing support for COVID-19 research

This will augment CSIR-FPI’s capacity as the leading research and development organisation in the country to provide world-class high-performance computational facilities to the research community

CSIR Partnered Clinical Trials Website CUReD Launched by Dr Harsh Vardhan

Hon'ble Minister of S&T, Dr Harsh Vardhan launched clinical trials website called "CUReD: CSIR Ushered Repurposed Drugs".

CSIR Technology Awards 2020

CSIR Technology Awards seek to foster and encourage multi-disciplinary in-house team efforts and external interaction for technology development, transfer and commercialization.

CSIR Award for S&T Innovations for Rural Development (CAIRD)

The CAIRD Award, an annual award instituted in 2006, recognizes those outstanding S&T innovations that have helped transform the lives of rural people or generate employment.

CSIR Diamond Jubilee Technology Award

The CSIR Diamond Jubilee Technology Award seeks to recognize and honour outstanding technical innovation that has contributed significantly to the enhancement of national prestige.

G N Ramachandran Gold Medal For Excellence in Biological Sciences & Technology 2020

CSIR instituted a Gold Medal in 2004 in the fond memory of Prof. G N Ramachandran, a pioneer of protein chemistry & the founding father of structural biology in India, for recognizing excellence in the interdisciplinary field of Biological Sciences and Technology.

Dr Harsh Vardhan Inaugurates Curtain Raiser India International Science Festival 2020

Minister of S&T, Health & Family Welfare and Earth Sciences, Dr Harsh Vardhan inaugurated the curtain raiser of the virtual mega science event, IISF 2020.

CSIR bags the Clarivate Analytics India Innovation Award 2018 in the Government Research Organizations Category

Council of Scientific & Industrial Research has been awarded the Clarivate Analytics India Innovation Award 2018 in the Government Research Organizations Category.

Nominations are invited for Shanti SwarupBhatnagar Prize for Science and Technology 2021

The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) invites nominations for the Shanti SwarupBhatnagar (SSB) Prizes in Science and Technology for the year 2021.

India International Science Festival 2020

Science and Technology are incomplete unless its benefits percolate to the Society: Prime Minister

Sustainable and Substantial Goals

The 6th India International Science Festival-IISF 2020 had a vertical focusing on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) 2030 covering eight aspects – Biodiversity, Clean air, Energy, Habitat (Rural and Urban), Health Research Conclave, Waste & Sanitation, Water and Wellness Conclave.

Overseas Ministers & Diplomats Conclave (OMDC) — IISF 2020

As part of IISF 2020, the Overseas Science & Technology Ministers Conclave was organised that provided a platform for closely examining the priorities S&T and take stock of challenges faced by partner countries in finding ways and means to deal with the growing menace of COVID-19.

JNARDDC Signs an MoU with CSIR

The Jawaharlal Nehru Aluminium Research Development and Design Centre (JNARDDC), Nagpur, signed an MoU with the CSIR-Institute of Minerals and Materials Technology (CSIR-IMMT), Bhubaneswar, CSIR-National Metallurgical Laboratory (CSIR-NML), Jamshedpur, National Aluminium Company Ltd. (NALCO), Hindalco Industries Ltd. and Vedanta Limited, to extract Rare Earth Elements (REE) from Red Mud (Aluminium waste).

International Women’s Day 2021: Women Leadership in Science, Health and Society

“Women of the world want and deserve an equal future free from stigma, stereotypes and violence; a future that’s sustainable, peaceful, with equal rights and opportunities for all. To get us there, the world needs women at every table where decisions are being made.” — UN Women

Webinar and Discussion Meeting by CSIR & PRABHASS

Web Lecture and Discussion Meeting on the topic “Why so many ways to die?”    

AYUSH-64 found useful in the treatment of mild to moderate COVID-19 infection

The Ministry of Ayush & CSIR collaboration has recently completed a robust multi-centre clinical trial to evaluate the safety and efficacy of AYUSH-64 in the management of mild to moderate COVID-19 patients.

Prime Minister Chairs Meeting of CSIR Society

The Prime Minister said that in our country, CSIR works as an institutional arrangement to keep Science, Society and Industry on the same page.

CSIR India and Laxai Life Sciences Initiate Clinical Trials of Promising Repurposed Drug Niclosamide for Treatment of COVID-19

Niclosamide has emerged as a promising drug candidate for clinical trial in COVID-19 patients.

Nominations are invited for CSIR Diamond Jubilee Technology Award (CDJTA)

CSIR Invites Nominations for CDJTA 2020 (Last Date: 25th July 2021)

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Public Lecture on "COVID-19: A Journey from Lung Pathology to Novel Drug Discovery" by CSIR

"COVID-19: A Journey from Lung Pathology to Novel Drug Discovery"

Dr Jitendra Singh Assumes the Charge of S&T Ministry

Dr Jitendra Singh assumed charge of two portfolios — the Ministry of Science and Technology and the Ministry of Earth Sciences with independent charge.

Technology Meant for Mitigation of Airborne Transmission of SARS-COV-2 will be Installed in Parliament House says Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh

Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Science & Technology; Minister of State (Independent Charge) Earth Sciences; MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh on 13 July 2021 discussed with scientific experts, the modalities of installing the latest UV-C Disinfection Technology in the Parliament House, on the eve of the upcoming session on the 19th of this month.