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					     S.No            Laboratory               Mission                                                    Contact details

1.          Advance Material and Process      To develop innovative cutting edge, internally
            Research Institute (AMPRI),       competitive, Energy Efficient and environment
            Bhopal                            friendly technologies/product in the area of
                                              advanced materials for societal benefits and to
                                              assist the nation’s economy.
2.          Central Building Research         To carry out R&D on all aspects of building and
            Institute (CBRI), Lucknow         housing and assist the building industry in solving
                                              problems of planning, designing, foundations,
                                              materials and construction including disaster
                                              mitigation in all kinds of buildings with a view to
                                              achieve economy, comfort, functional efficiency,
                                              speed, productivity in construction, environment
                                              preservation and energy conservation.

3.          Centre for Cellular & Molecular   The Centre for Cellular & Molecular Biology
            Biology (CCMB), Hyderabad         (CCMB) is a premier research organization in
                                              frontier areas of modern biology. The objectives of
                                              the Centre are to conduct high quality basic
                                              research and training in frontier areas of modern
                                              biology, and promote centralized national facilities
                                              for new and modern techniques in the inter-
                                              disciplinary areas of biology.

4.          Central Drug Research             CDRI is considered to be a pioneer research
            Institute (CDRI), Lucknow         organization in the field of biomedical research
                                              where all the infrastructure and expertise are
                                              available to develop a drug right from its concept
                                              to market. The very latest techniques and
                                              methodologies are employed for developing
                                              drugs, diagnostics and vaccines to combat
                                              diseases prevalent among mankind in general
                                              and Indian population in particular.
                                       Development of new drugs and diagnostics
                                       Cellular and molecular studies to understand
                                        disease processes an reproductive physiology
                                       Development of contraceptive agents and
                                       Systematic evaluation of medicinal properties
                                                   of natural products
                                       Development of technology for drugs,
                                                   intermediates and biologicals
                                       Dissemination of information in the field of
                                        drug research , development and production
                                       Consultancy and development of technical

5.   Central Electrochemical                                                  
     Research Institute (CECRI),
6.   Central Electronics Research      To carry out R&D in electronic devices and
     Institute (CEERI), Pilani             systems
                                       To assist industry in technology absorption,
                                           upgradation and diversification
                                       To provide R&D services to industry and
                                           users in design, fabrication and testing
                                       To provide technical services for specific
                                           needs towards product development,
                                        precision and quality

7.   Central Food Technology               Generate and apply knowledge of food
     Research Institute (CFTRI),            science and food technology for optimal
     Mysore                                 conservation and utilisation of the nation's
                                            food resources
                                           Integrate scientific and technological
                                            knowledge     into     conventional     and
                                          traditional systems and practices, and
                                          local and regional realities
                                         Add value and utility to agro-resources
                                          through R&D and contribute to sustained
                                          development, food security and food
                                         Aid and promote the development of food
                                          industry      through       inter-disciplinary,
                                          innovative and state-of-the-art solutions
                                         Set national standards for food quality,
                                          and spread food quality consciousness all
                                         Sustain leadership in long-term strategic
                                          research and technology development
                                         Integrate the food supply chain from the
                                          cultivator to the consumer so that
                                          cultivators get optimal returns from
                                          processing, and consumers get the food
                                          that they want, when they want, where
                                          they want, in whatever form they want and
                                          at affordable cost
                                         Build and bolster bonds with nodal
                                          agencies from the global to the grassroots
                                          level, particularly in the area of multi-level
                                          human resources development
                                         Develop new knowledge continuously, to
                                          address contemporary challenges and
                                          answer future emergencies

8.   Central Glass and Ceramic     To carry out basic and applied research in the
     Research Institute, Kolkata   fields of glass, ceramics, refractories, vitreous
                                   enamels, composites and allied materials that can
                                   be developed into appropriate technologies
                                   relevant to the country's security, economic,
                                   industrial and socio-economic needs. To
                                         undertake advanced R&D projects which are
                                         internationally competitive and public-private
                                         partnership projects sponsored by private/public
                                         sector enterprises. To provide technical advisory
                                         and infra-structural services like project
                                         engineering, testing & evaluation, training &
                                         education and dissemination of scientific
                                         information to the public domain.

9.    Central Institute of Medicinal &   CIMAP is focusing on research projects which
      Aromatic Plants (CIMAP),           include gene bank utilization strategies,
      Lucknow                            conservation, evaluation and cataloging of
                                         selected high value medicinal and aromatic plants
                                         (MAPs),      conservation    of    bio-prospecting
                                         genes/molecules/products; new molecules of
                                         therapeutic significance, metabolic pathway
                                         studies in selected MAPs, genetic enhancement
                                         of obligate asexual and sexual medicinal and
                                         aromatic plants, process and synthetic chemistry
                                         technology for phytomolecules and plant
                                         products; enabling high value agriculture in low
                                         value underutilized lands and cropping systems,
                                         anti-malarials    from     MAPs,       prospecting
                                         bioresources      of     commercial      potential,
                                         development of standardized herbal formulations
                                         for better health, development of analytical
                                         processes and diagnostic tools, survey,
                                         inventorisation and technology dissemination of
                                         MAPs,          genotype        designing        for
                                         speciality/opportunity crops in MAPs and basic
                                         research towards path breaking MAPs science.

10.   Central Leather Research           CLRI, today, is a central hub in Indian leather
      Institute (CLRI), Chennai          sector with direct roles in education, research,
                                        training, testing, designing, forecasting, planning,
                                        social empowerment and leading in science and
                                        technology relating to leather.

                                        State-of-art facilities in CLRI support, innovation in
                                        leather processing, creative designing of leather
                                        products viz. leather garment, leather goods,
                                        footwear and development of novel environmental
                                        technologies for leather sector.

11.   Central Mechanical                                                               
      Engineering Research Institute
      (CMERI), Durgapur
12.   CSIR Centre for Mathematical                                                     
      Modelling      and     Computer
      Simulation          (C-MMACS),
13.   Central Institute of Mining &          To plan, perform and deliver reliable, high
      Fuel Research (CIMFR),                  quality and internationally competitive
      Dhanbad                                 research and development on coal and
                                              minerals for utilization in mining, energy
                                              and allied industries in India and beyond.
                                             To help the mining industry in general and
                                              coal industry in particular with needed
                                              knowhow and R&D services covering the
                                              entire chain from "Mine to Market".
                                             To accord high priority to clean coal
                                              initiatives  with   focus    on    resource
                                              conservation, coal quality up-gradation and
                                              coal processing technology packages for
                                              power, steel, chemical feedstock and liquid
                                             To generate and help generate high
                                             performance human resource (Scientists,
                                             Engineers, Technicians) needed in the
                                            To offer high quality science and
                                             technology advice to government at the
                                             centre and in the states to facilitate
                                             management of technological changes in
                                             the areas of mining and fuels.
                                             To take at least 25 international patents
                                              every five years beginning with XIth Five
                                              Year Plan.
14.   Central Road Research            CRRI is engaged in carrying out research and
      Institute (CRRI), New Delhi      development projects on design, construction and
                                       maintenance of roads and runways, traffic and
                                       transportation planning of mega and medium
                                       cities, management of roads in different terrains,
                                       improvement of marginal materials, utilization of
                                       industrial waste in road construction, landslide
                                       control, ground improvements environmental
                                       pollution, road traffic safety and analysis &
                                       design, wind, fatigue, corrosion studies,
                                       performance monitoring/evaluation, service life
                                       assessment and rehabilitation of highway &
                                       railway bridges. The institute provides technical
                                       and consultancy services to various user
                                       organizations in India and abroad.

15.   Central Scientific Instruments                                          
      Organisation (CSIO),
16.   Central Salt and Marine          The mission of the Institute and its people is to
      Chemicals Research Institute     work in partnership with visionary sponsors and
      (CSMCRI), Bhavnagar              collaborators to generate the knowledge and
                                       innovations required for efficient utilization of our
                                     coastal wasteland, sea water, marine algae, solar
                                     power and silicates. The Institute will also harness
                                     its capabilities in biosciences,            chemical
                                     transformation,        process          engineering,
                                     environmental monitoring, separation science and
                                     analysis to address focused needs of industries
                                     and organizations in the region and beyond.

17.   Institute of Genomics and      IGIB is engaged in research of national      
      Integrative Biology (IGIB),    importance in the areas of genomics, molecular
      Delhi                          medicine,    bioinformatics, proteomics   and
                                     environmental biotechnology.

18.   Institute of Himalayan         IHBT is engaged in providing R&D services on
      Bioresource Technology         economic bioresources in western Himalayan
      (IHBT), Palampur               region leading to value added plants, products
                                     and processes for industrial, societal &
                                     environmental benefit.

19.   Indian Institute of Chemical   IICB is engaged in research on diseases and
      Biology (IICB), Kolkata        certain biological problems of global interest. IICB
                                     is putting emphasis on quality basic research, on
                                     projects having applied potential and is looking
                                     forward to a successful Industry-Institute liason
                                     towards closer partnership.

20.   Indian Institute of Chemical   IICT     offers   globally    competitive     and
      Technology (IICT), Hyderabad   environmentally viable technologies for Drugs and
                                     Drug Intermediates, Organic and Inorganic
                                     Chemicals, Agrochemicals, Catalysts, Polymer
                                     Coatings, Adhesives, Oils and many other
                                     IICT also offers wide-ranging knowledge based
                                     services      in   Analytical     Testing     and
                                     Characterisation, New Molecule and Product
                                        development,    Process    Up-gradation        and
                                        Restandardisation, Process Safety studies,
                                        Design-Engineering and Project Viability studies.

21.   Indian Institute of Integrative       IIIM is a national Institute of the Council of
      Medicine (IIIM)                       Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) of India,
                                            with primary focus of research on drug
                                            discovery from natural products (medicinal
                                            plants and microbial species). IIIM is a multi-
                                            disciplinary organization encompassing the
                                            natural     products     chemistry,    medicinal
                                            chemistry,      pharmacology,       microbiology,
                                            biotechnology and botanical sciences.
22.   Indian Institute of Petroleum                                                   
      (IIP), Dehradun

23.   Institute of Microbial                 To provide integrated research, development
      Technology (IMT), Chandigarh            and design base for microbial technology.
                                             To undertake basic and applied research
                                              and development programmes in established
                                              and newly emerging areas of relevant
                                              biotechnology including genetic engineering.
                                             To optimise the existing microbial processes
                                              currently available and in use in the country.
                                             To develop and maintain gene pool
                                              resources and genetic stocks of microbial
                                              cultures and other cell lines. This could also
                                              serve as a reference centre to assist other
                                             To establish facilities for biochemical
                                              engineering, instrumentation development
                                              including    microprocessor      systems,     a
                                              computer centre and development of
                                              mathematical       models      for     process

24.   Indian Institute of Toxicology         IITR, a leader in toxicology research,    
      Research (IITR), Lucknow               endeavours to mitigate problems of human
                                             health and environment. The institute aims to
                                             accomplish its goals through the following
                                                Mode         of      action     of      toxic
                                                Remedial/preventive         measures       to
                                                 safeguard health and environment from
                                                Occupational health hazards due to
                                                 exposure in chemicals industries, mines,
                                                 agricultural fields and environment.
                                                Simple/rapid diagnostic tests for disorders
                                                 caused by industrial and environmental
                                                Collect, store and disseminate information
                                                 on toxic chemicals.
                                                Human resource development for dealing
                                                 with industrial and environmental problems.
                                                Provide a platform to public and
                                                 entrepreneurs to address queries and
                                                 concerns regarding safety/toxicity of
                                                 chemicals, additives and products.

25.   Institute of Minerals and             The laboratory specializes in providing R&D
      Material Technology (IMMT),           support for process and product development
      Bhubneswar                            with special emphasis on conservation and
                                            sustainable utilization of natural resources.
                                            Over the years, IMMT has developed S&T
                                            capabilities in a wide range of areas from
                                            mineralogy to materials engineering. The
                                            laboratory has expertise in conducting
                                         technology oriented programmes in mining and
                                         mineral/bio-mineral        processing,       metal
                                         extraction and materials characterization,
                                         process       engineering,    industrial    waste
                                         management, pollution monitoring and control,
                                         marine and forest products development,
                                         utilization of medicinal and aromatic plants and
                                         appropriate      technologies      for    societal
26.   National Aerospace              NAL is a high technology oriented institution
      Laboratories (NAL), Bangalore   concentrating on advanced topics in the
                                      aerospace and related disciplines. Originally
                                      started as National Aeronautical Laboratory, it
                                      was renamed National Aerospace Laboratories to
                                      reflect its major involvement in the Indian space
                                      programme, its multidisciplinary activities and
                                      global positioning. It is India’s only civilian
                                      aerospace laboratory with a high level of
                                      competence and the expertise of its scientists is
                                      globally acknowledged. NAL also develops
                                      special expertise in certain fields and has made
                                      value added contributions to the areas like aircraft
                                      fleet maintenance, life extension, flight safety etc.
                                      NAL has also developed significant technologies
                                      related to the field and is an acknowledged centre
                                      of excellence in many fields including composite
                                      structures, high speed wind tunnel testing, aircraft
                                      fatigue and aerospace acoustics, failure analysis
                                      and accident investigation.

27.   National Botanical Research                                           
      Institute (NBRI), Lucknow
28.   National Chemical Laboratory          To carry out R&D in chemical and related
      (NCL), Pune                            sciences with a view to eventually deliver
                                             a product, process, intellectual property,
                                             tacit knowledge or service that can create
                                             wealth and provide other benefits to NCL’s
                                            To build and maintain a balance portfolio
                                             of scientific activities as well as R&D
                                             programs to enable NCL to fulfill the
                                             demands of its stakeholders, present and
                                            To create and sustain specialized
                                             Knowledge Competencies and Resource
                                             Centers within NCL which can provide
                                             support to all stakeholders of NCL

29.   National Environmental                To conduct research and developmental
      Engineering Research Institute         studies in environmental science and
      (NEERI), Nagpur                        engineering
                                            To render assistance to the industries of
                                             the region, local bodies, etc. in solving the
                                             problems of environmental pollution by
                                             S&T intervention
                                            To interact and collaborate with academic
                                             and research institutions on environmental
                                             science and engineering for mutual benefit
                                             To participate in CSIR thrust area and
                                             mission projects
30.   North-East Institute of Science                                           
      & Technology, Jorhat
31.   National Geophysical                                                     
      Research Institute (NGRI),
32.   National       Institute      of The institute has grown today into a large
      Oceanography (NIO), Goa          oceanographic laboratory of international repute.
                                       The focus of research has been on observing and
                                       understanding the special oceanographic features
                                      that the North Indian basin offers. In addition to
                                      basic research, the institute also carries out
                                      applied research sponsored by the industry.
                                      These studies include oceanographic data
                                      collection, environmental impact assessment, and
                                      modeling to predict environmental impact. The
                                      institute also provides consultancy on a number of
                                      issues including marine environmental protection
                                      and coastal zone regulations.

33.   National Institute of Science   To become the prime custodian of all information
      Communication and               resources on current and traditional knowledge
      Information Resources           systems in science and technology in the country,
      (NISCAIR), New Delhi            and to promote communication in science to
                                      diverse constituents at all levels, using the most
                                      appropriate technologies.
                                             To provide formal linkages of
                                                communication among the scientific
                                                community in the form of research
                                                journals in different areas of S&T
                                             To disseminate S&T information to
                                                general public, particularly school
                                                students, to inculcate interest in
                                                science among them
                                             To collect, collate and disseminate
                                                information on plant, animal and
                                                mineral wealth of the country
                                             To harness information technology
                                                applications         in        information
                                                management with particular reference
                                                to    science      communication      and
                                                modernizing libraries
                                             To act as a facilitator in furthering the
                                                economic, social, industrial, scientific
                                                and commercial development by
                                                 providing timely access to relevant and
                                                 accurate information
                                                To develop human resources in
                                                 science      communication,       library,
                                                 documentation and information science
                                                 and S&T information management
                                                 systems and services
                                                To collaborate with international
                                                 institutions and organizations having
                                                 objectives and goals similar to those of
                                                Any other activity in consonance with
                                                 the mission statement of NISCAIR

34.   National Institute of Science     NISTADS is devoted to a study of various
      Technology and Development        aspects of interaction among science, society
      Studies (NISTADS), New Delhi      and state and exploring continuously the
                                        Interface Between Science, Technology And
35.   National        Institute for                                         
      Interdisciplinary Science &
      Thiruvananthapuram (NIIST),
36.   National Metallurgical          Research and developments at National         
      Laboratory (NML),               Metallurgical Laboratory focuses on Minerals,
      Jamshedpur                      Metals and Materials. Through an arsenal of
                                      state of the art facilities and infrastructure, and
                                      on the strength of its expertise, NML has
                                      evolved into a premier Indian organization in
                                      the stated areas. It has to its credit hundreds
                                      of mineral beneficiation protocols, numerous
                                      strategic and substitute alloy developments,
                                      several industrial solutions especially in
                                      remaining life assessment, material selection
                                      and property enhancement.
                                     NML has the largest creep testing facility in India
                                     and one of the largest in Asia. Its materials
                                     evaluation and characterization facilities compare
                                     with the best in the world. In advanced materials
                                     development, NML has strong presence in
                                     Magnetic materials, Rapidly solidified alloys,
                                     Surface Coatings, Metallic Foams, and many
                                     others. Advanced materials processing and post-
                                     processing carried out include Mechanochemical
                                     activation, Semi-solid processing, Biomimicry,
                                     Thermo-mechanical          treatments,        High
                                     Temperature Synthesis, Advanced Joining, Grain
                                     boundary engineering, High strain rate forming,
                                     and several other techniques

37.   National Physical Laboratory   The main aim of the laboratory is to strengthen
      (NPL), New Delhi               and advance physics-based research and
                                     development for the overall development of
                                     science and technology in the country. In
                                     particular its objectives are:
                                          To establish, maintain and improve
                                             continuously by research, for the benefit of
                                             the nation, National Standards of
                                             Measurements and to realize the Units
                                             based on International System (Under the
                                             subordinate Legislations of Weights and
                                             Measures Act 1956, reissued in 1988
                                             under the 1976 Act).
                                          To identify and conduct after due
                                             consideration, research in areas of physics
                                             which are most appropriate to the needsof
                                     the nation and for advancement of field
                                    To assist industries, national and other
                                     agencies in their developmental tasks by
                                     precision      measurements,      calibration,
                                     development of devices, processes, and
                                     other allied problems related to physics.
                                    To keep itself informed of and study
                                     critically the status of physics.

38.   Structural Engineering                                                
      Research Centre ( SERC),

39.   URDIP, Pune                                                           

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