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Research Organisations in India

Posted by Hemprasad Y. Badgujar on February 11, 2014

Research Organisations in India

Indian Space Research Organisation –

Sector: Space


Government of India set up Space Commission and Department of Space (DOS) in June 1972. Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) under DOS executes Space programme through its establishments located in different places in India.

The prime objective of ISRO has been to develop space technology and its application to various national tasks. Since 1969, when it was set up, ISRO has established space systems like the INSAT for telecommunication, television broadcasting and meteorological services, and the Indian Remote Sensing Satellites (IRS) for resources monitoring and management. ISRO has also developed the satellite launch vehicles PSLV and GSLV to place these satellites in the required orbits.

The Department of Space (DOS) has, over the years, built up a strong research and development and technology base with necessary infrastructure and manpower for implementing the space programme.

Contact Details

Antariksh Bhavan
New BEL Road,
Bangalore 560 094

Tel: +91- 80-341 5275 & 341 5474
Fax: +91-80-341 2253

Central Electronics Engineering Research Institute (CEERI) –

Sector: Electronics Engineering


CEERI Centre, Chennai, established in 1974, is one of the two regional Centres of Central Electronics Engineering Research Institute, Pilani. CEERI Centre, Chennai has been concentrating on appropriate process monitoring and control instrumentation for pulp & paper, plastic film, leather and food processing industries.

The Centre is presently engaged in developing paper formation analyzer, digester house instrumentation and control system, on-line freeness tester for the control and automation of the refiners for the pulp and paper industry, process control automation system for paper converter machine, on-line fruit sorter and grader, automation of rubber roll sheller.

CEERI Centre, Chennai has over the years acquired necessary technical expertise to undertake any on-line quality control instrumentation for the web based products. Development of special type of nucleonic, opto-electronic, machine vision and infra red based sensors required for on-line or off-line sensing of physical or chemical parameters along with appropriate sophisticated systems for a complete process control solution will also form the area of focused work. The Centre has further plans to undertake quality control instrumentation for food processing in a big way.

Contact Details

CEERI Centre,
CSIR Complex
Chennai – 600 113

Tel: 91-44-22542430/22541923/22542281
Fax: 91-44-22541889/22541973

Contract Research Organisation: Hi-Tech Bio Laboratories –

Sector: Biotechnology


Founded in 1994, HI TECH BIO LABORATORIES was formed as a Contract Research Organisation including extensive laboratory testing facility. Pune (India) based, privately owned by Mr.R.P.Gaikaiwari HTBL provides contract research in chemical and biotechnological process development.

They offer Contract Research in process development in organic sysnthesis-economical route optimisation, natural waste-value added technologies from natural wastes, fermentation technology, supply of Ayurvedic standards, plant & equipment designing and environmental consultancy.

Contact Details

Corporate Office Address :

Plot No.45, Mitali Apartments,
Ground Floor, Flat No.1,
Right Bhusari Colony,
Paud Road, Kothrud,
Pune – 411038.

Tel: (020) 528 5426
Telefax:(020) 528 5026

Research Centre Address:

S.No. 297,298, Plot No.6&8, Sutarwadi,
Post Paud, Gadadawane Raod,
Behind Datta Mandir,
Tasl. Mulshi, Dist.Pune -412108

Tel:(020) 292 3271/ 292 3480
Fax : (020) 292 3481

Indian Institute of Chemical Biology –

Sector: Chemical


IICB is based in Calcutta. IICB’s major strength is its basic research traditionally maintained for a long time. However, the institute has now emerged with great spirit to put effort on product-oriented research with its strong background of basic research. The direction of the Institute is therefore to be on the forefront of biomedical research in India and to achieve excellence in certain selected areas of our competence.

Conducts research in biological sciences for seeking solution to medical and biological problems faced by the country and utilize the results for biotechnological and biomedical applications. It utilizes its R&D expertise and resources for research in frontier areas for modern biology and strives to achieve an appropriate balance between long-term research of basic nature and short-term research of commercial potential.

IICB has developed a bacteriophage typing technique for identifying cholera infection, which has become widely accepted and won the recognition of WHO. Immunoassay kits have been developed for estimating testosterone, cortisol, triiodothyronine and thyroxine.

Contact Details


4 Raja S.C. Mullick Road,
Calcutta – 700 032

Tel: 733491, 734503

Department of Biotechnology –

Sector: Biotechnology


Provides support of commercial development of this field by providing grants, creating technology parks and related institutions. Lists purpose, organizational structure, programs and research centers. The department has made significant achievements in the growth and application of biotechnology in the broad areas of agriculture, health care, animal sciences, environment, and industry.

The Department of Biotechnology considers financial support for grants-in-aid to various R&D institutions and Universities for Research and Development activities in Biotechnology under categories such as Biotech Product, Process development, Technology Transfer, Biotech Facilities and Programme Support, Biotechnology for Societal Development etc.

Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology –

Sector: Meteorology


IITM is based in pune, research and development in the field of tropical meteorology. IITM has made significant contributions in the challenging areas of the Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences like Weather Forecasting, Climatology and Global Change, Hydrometeorology, Monsoon, Climate Modelling, Cloud Physics, Weather Modification, Atmospheric Chemistry, Atmospheric Electricity, Instrumentation for the observational studies, and studies relating to Land-Surface Processes.The Institute has built up importance and expertise for the study of atmospheric sciences in India and for application of knowledge as a national resource in terms of weather, climate and related atmospheric processes.

The Institute has kept a good balance in its research programmes between the application oriented and the fundamental aspects of Atmospheric Sciences. Considering the increased concern among Government and general public about a variety of environmental issues, the Institute will plan its research programmes to meet the critical national needs for providing information relating to various aspects of the atmosphere and will contribute its intellectual resources to the national and international efforts for research in the emerging thrust areas in Atmospheric Sciences.

Contact Details

Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology
Dr. Homi Bhabha Road
Pune 411 008

Tel: +91-20-589-3600
Fax: +91-20-589-3825

Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research –

Sector: Atomic


Engaged in broad based multidiscipilinary programme of scientific research and advanced engineering directed towards the development of fast breeder reactor technology.

Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research [IGCAR], an establishment of the Department of Atomic Energy was set up at Kalpakkam 80 km south of Chennai, in 1971. This forms a part of the second stage of the Indian Atomic Energy programme for the effective utilization of Uranium and leading to the exploitation of the large energy potential in Thorium in the third stage. Fast Breeder Reactors are expected to play a critical role in meeting the energy security of our country in the next century.

Industrial Engineering and Operations Research –

Sector: Industrial Engg


The group contributes significantly to achieve the goals of IIT Bombay, through various activities such as offering own academic programmes.

Contact Details

Industrial Engineering & Operations Research
Indian Institute of Technology
Bombay, Powai,
Mumbai – 400 076.

Institute for Plasma Research –

Sector: Plasma Physics


The Institute for Plasma Research is a multidisciplinary center of excellence for basic and applied research in charged particle beams, plasmas, high power microwave generation, millimeter-wave electronics, advanced high energy particle accelerators, ion beam microfabrication, nonlinear dynamics (chaos) and more.

IPR researchers are also studying advanced technology for charged particle accelerators to be used in high energy physics research. One example is the gyroklystron, a high-power microwave amplifier, large numbers of which might be used to drive electron and positron accelerators to TeV energy levels. The gyroklystron is a type of microwave and millimeter-wave power tube that emits coherent radiation at the electron cyclotron frequency. It can be used advantageously for radar and communications in addition to particle acceleration.

Other areas of research at IPR include nonlinear dynamics, advanced materials processing technology, and microstructure fabrication with ion beams. Research is sponsored primarily by the Department of Energy, the Department of Defense, the National Science Foundation, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

Contact Details



Inter University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics –

Sector: Astronomy


The Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA) is an autonomus institution set up by the University Grants Commission to promote nucleation and growth of active groups in Astronomy and Astrophysics in Indian universities.

IUCAA aims at being a centre for excellence within the university sector for teaching, research and development in Astronomy and Astrophysics.

Contact Details

Post Bag 4 Ganeshkhind,
Pune – 411007.

Tel: + 91-20-5691414
Fax: + 91-20-5690760

Physical Research Laboratory –

Sector: Theoretical Physics


A leading research institute engaged in basic research in several areas of experimental and theoretical physics and earth and planetary sciences. Founded by Dr. Vikram A Sarabhai in November 1947, PRL is an autonomous research institute under the Department of Space, Government of India. PRL initiated the formation of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and thus truly served as the cradle of the Indian Space Programme.

Contact Details

Ahmedabad 380 009.

Tel : (91)-79-6302129
Fax : (91)-79-630 15 02

Tata Energy Research Institute –

Sector: Energy


TERI is a non-profit, scientific and policy research organisation, working in the fields of energy, environment and a range of sustainable development issues. It is a dynamic and flexible organization with a global vision and a local focus, TERI was established in 1974. While in the initial period the focus was mainly on documentation and information dissemination activities, research activities in the fields of energy, environment, and sustainable development were initiated towards the end of 1982. The genesis of these activities lay in TERI’s firm belief that efficient utilization of energy, sustainable use of natural resources, large-scale adoption of renewable energy technologies, and reduction of all forms of waste would move the process of development towards the goal of sustainability.

Contact Details

Darbari Seth Block
Habitat Place
Lodhi Road
New Delhi – 110 003

Tel. (+91 11) 2468 2100 and 2468 2111
Fax: (+91 11) 2468 2144 and 2468 2145

The Tata Institute of Fundamental Research –

Sector: General


The Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) was established in 1945 at the initiative of Dr. Homi Jehangir Bhabha. It had a modest beginning at the Kenilworth site on Peddar Road, Bombay in 1945 and later moved to the Royal Yacht Club, Apollo Bunder until the buildings at the Navy Nagar Campus in South Bombay were ready in 1962. The Institute is proud to have produced many of the finest scientists of India who have been involved in seminal research in fields ranging from Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Physics and Science Education as well as some aspects of Public Health.

The Institute has several field stations and research facilities in different parts of the country. A Giant Meterwave Radio Telescope, the largest of its kind in the world, is operational at Khodad near Narayangaon, north of Pune and a large equatorially mounted cylindrical radio telescope and a high energy cosmic ray laboratory are operational at Udhagamandalam in Tamil Nadu. High Energy Cosmic ray and Gamma Ray laboratories are operated from Pachamarhi in Madhya Pradesh. TIFR runs a National Balloon Facility in Hyderabad which is among the best in the world and has the geographical advantage of being close to the geomagnetic equator. At Gauribidanur, TIFR scientists have built an extremely sensitive balance to study the difference between gravitational and inertial mass. A Heavy Ion Low Energy Accelerator capable of accelerating particles to moderate energies for studying heavy ion atomic interactions and a Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Facility to study complex molecules are also housed in TIFR. The Institute’s Dental Section has been actively involved in investigations pertaining to carcinogenic effects of tobacco.

Contact Details

Homi Bhabha Road
Mumbai 400 005

Tel: ++ 91-22-2280-4545
Fax: ++ 91-22-2280-4610, 2280-4611

Council of Scientific and Industrial Research –

Sector: General


Promotes the development of indigenous technologies and resources. Includes features on special projects and business areas. Technologies for the rural sector includes food and agro-based technologies building and construction technologies, drinking water, environment and sanitation, cultivation and processing of economic plants and cottage and small industries.

Contact Details

Anusandhan Bhavan
2 Rafi Marg
New Delhi – 110 001

Indian National Remote Sensing Agency –

Sector: Space


The NRSA provides an overview of space projects, including science pages and events. It is an autonomous organisation under Department of Space, Govt. of India engaged in operational remote sensing activities. The operational use of remote sensing applications is in the fields of water resources, agriculture, soil and land degradation, mineral exploration, groundwater targetting, geomorphological mapping, coastal and ocean resources monitoring, environment, ecology and forest mapping, landuse and landcover mapping and urban area studies, large scale mapping, etc.

The chief activities are satellite data and aerial data reception, data processing, data dissemination, applications for providing value added services and training.

NRSA has acquired the capability to design, develop, deploy and operationalise multi-sensor satellite based ground systems comprising of ground and application segments to meet domestic and international requirements.

NRSA has an organised training activities to train professionals, scientists as well as decision makers on Remote Sensing and GIS.

Contact Details

National Remote Sensing Agency
(Dept. of Space, Govt. of India),
Balanagar, Hyderabad – 500 037

Tel: 23879572-76
Fax: 040-23878648

Central Electro Chemical Research Institute (CECRI) –

Sector: Chemical


Central Electrochemical Research Institute is one of the chain of forty national laboratories under the aegis of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research. (CSIR) New Delhi. Founded on 25th July 1948 at Karaikudi in Tamilnadu, it came into existence on the January 1953. During the last fifty years CECRI has been recognised as the premier institution for R&D in the field of Electrochemical Science and Technology not only in India but also in the South East Asia, with a total strength of over 600 personnel comprising scientists, engineers, technologists, skilled workers, administrative and other staff, with a combined laboratory space of 4,00,000 sq.ft. in a campus of 300 acres. There are Four extension centers for CECRI located at Chennai, Cochin, Mandapam and Tuticorin.

Major R&D programs at CECRI are in the areas of Corrosion Science and Engg., Industrial Metal Finishing, Batteries (Primary and Secondary), Electro-Metallurgy, Electropyrometallurgy, Electro chemicals (organic and inorganic), Materials Science, Electrochemical Instrumentation & Pollution Control. The programs are directed towards development of new processes of products or novel use of electrochemistry. Techniques, upgradation of the already developed technology, basic research is carried out. An excellent library, computer center, workshop, centralised characterisation and measurement laboratory lend active support.

Contact Details

District Sivganga
Karaikudi – 630 006

Tel: (+91) 4565 – 22 75 50
Fax: (+91) 4565 – 22 77 13

MANTRA – A primier Textiles Research Oragnosation of India –

Sector: Textiles


MANTRA was to be set up on similar lines as other National Textile Research Associations.

This was with a view to carry out research and development activities as well as to provide testing and technical service facilities to the man-made fibre textiles industry, in particular, and other allied industries, in general, in South Gujarat.

The idea was supported by the State Government as well as Central Government and the State Government provided land free of cost for the purpose as well as earmarked funds for the building construction and purchase of essential equipments to carry out research and testing activities.

To serve the local textile industry more effectively, MANTRA keeps close liaison with the industry around, in general, and the five leading local co-operative textile societies, in particular, viz., (a) The Surat Art Silk Cloth Manufacturers Association (SASCMA), (b) The Surat Vankar Sahkari Sangh Ltd., (c) The SASME Co-operative Society Ltd., (d) The Udhna Group of Weavers Producers Co-operative Society Ltd., (e) The South Gujarat Processors Association.

Contact Details

Man-Made Textiles Research Association
Near Textile Market, Telephone Exchange,
Ring Road, Surat – 395002
Gujarat, India.

Tel : +91 – 0261 – 623211, 637062
Tele Fax No : +91 – 0261 – 622500

Defence Research & Development Organisation –

Sector: Defence


DRDO functions as wing of the Department of Defence Research and Development (DD R&D). DRDO was formed in 1958 from the amalgamation of the then already functioning Technical Development Establishment (TDEs) of the Indian Army and the Directorate of Technical Development & Production (DTDP) with the Defence Science Organisation (DSO). DRDO was then a small organisation with 10 establishments or laboratories. Over the years, it has grown multi-directionally in terms of the variety of subject disciplines, number of laboratories, achievements and stature.

Today, DRDO is a network of 51 laboratories which are deeply engaged in developing defence technologies covering various disciplines, like aeronautics, armaments, electronics, combat vehicles, engineering systems, instrumentation, missiles, advanced computing and simulation, special materials, naval systems, life sciences,training, information systems and agriculture. Presently, the Organisation is backed by over 5000 scientists and about 25,000 other scientific, technical and supporting personnel. Several major projects for the development of missiles, armaments, light combat aircrafts, radars, electronic warfare systems etc are on hand and significant achievements have already been made in several such technologies.

Central Leather Research Institute (CLRI) –

Sector: Leather


Central Leather Research Institute, India was founded on 24 April, 1948. It was a land mark decision of the country born at the mid night of 15 August 1947, to invest into leather research. In 1947, the export basket of India included mostly raw hides and skins. There remained an untapped opportunity for India in leather sector for economic development, employment generation and export earnings. The missing link was addition of technology to the manufacturing base of Indian leather sector. CLRI was founded to develop an internal strength in the country to generate, assimilate and innovate technologies for leather sector.

CLRI, is a central hub in Indian leather sector with direct roles in education, research, training, testing, designing, forecasting, planning, social empowerment and leading in science and technology relating to leather. Looking back, CLRI seems a worthwhile investment of India in a sensitive industrial segment of a Nation.

CLRI has been closely associated with many International Organisations like UNIDO; FAO; UNDP; TNO (The Netherlands); the British Leather Confederation (BLC), UK; CTC, France; CESECA, Italy; IRDLAI, Indonesia; SATRA, UK and IDRC, Canada, CSIO, Australia, University of Amsterdam.

Contact Details

Central Leather Research Institute
Adyar, Chennai – 600 020

Facilitation Centre for Industrial Plasma Technologies –

Sector: Plasma Physics


The Facilitation Centre for Industrial Plasma Technologies links the Institute for Plasma Research with the industry. The knowledge base in plasma sciences and associated technologies is exploited to generate advanced plasma based technologies for material processing and environmental remediation.

IPR is an autonomous institution under the Department of Atomic Energy, Government of India. It is exclusively devoted to basic research in plasma sciences and development of technological applications. The major thrust is in magnetic confinement fusion and plasma assisted material processing.

FCIPT takes up development of plasma processing technologies from concept to commercialization and promotes awareness of technology through Technology transfer, Newsletters, Campaigns and Direct marketing.

Contact Details

FCIPT GIDC Electronics Zone,
Gandhinagar – 382 044
Gujarat, INDIA.

Tel: 3230908, 3235024, 3235025,
Fax :(+91 079) 3269017

Central Board of Irrigation and Power (CBIP) –

Sector: Irrigation and Power


Promotes research and development in water resources, energy and allied disciplines.

The Central Board of Irrigation and Power (CBIP) is an autonomous, non-official, non-governmental, Engineering/Scientific Professional Organisation of which the Central/State Government Organisations, state Water Resources Departments, State Electricity Boards, Public & Private Sector Organisations are constituent members; and Irrigation & Power Research Stations, Water and Land Management Institutes, Libraries, Consultancy firms, Mining Organisations, Engineering & Contract Organisations, Power Utilities, Project Authorities, Educational Institutions, Private Companies & Firms etc are Subscribing members.

The Board, since its inception has rendered dedicated service to the Engineering Community World over in general and of India in particular in promoting Research & Development in Water Resources. Energy and Allied Disciplines. It has a track record of dissemination of technological Information to engineering community on technical developments in India and abroad through its technological information dissemination program of conferences, symposia, seminars, workshops, Research & Development Sessions etc. and also through its technical publications which are traditionally well received in India & abroad.

Contact Details

Central Board of Irrigation & Power
Malcha Marg, Chanakyapuri,
New Delhi – 110 021

Tel : 91-11-26115984
Fax : 91-11-26116347
E-mail :

Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI) –

Sector: Marine


The Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute established by the Government of India under the Ministry of Agriculture in 1947 became a member of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) family in 1967. The headquarters was shifted from Mandapam Camp to Cochin in 1971.

Over the period, the Institute has grown significantly in its size, stature & research infrastructure. Now, it enjoys the status of a premier research organisation comparable to any similar institution in the developed countries.

With the fast changing marine fisheries scenario and emergence of mariculture as a viable proposition for enhancing the production, the Institute over the years has tuned its mandate in consonance with the needs of the time.

Recent Breakthroughs

  • Hatchery development of the groupers
  • Breeding and seed production of clown fish
  • Breeding of spineless cuttle fish Sepiella inermis
  • Artificial insemination in shrimps
  • Prediction of oilsardine fishery

Indian Council of Forestry Research & Education –

Sector: Forrestry


The mandate of the Council is to organize, direct and manage research and education in forestry sctor. The Council is established as an autonomous society, the ICFRE Society, of which Minister of Environment and Forests is President. A 21 member Board of Governers is responsible for direction and control of the affairs of the society.

The major objectives of the Council are to undertake, aid, promote and coordinate forestry education, research and its application,to develop and maintain a National Library and information Centre for forestry and allied sciences and to act as a clearing-house for research and general information relating to Forests and Wildlife.

To develop forest extension programmes and propagate the same through mass media, audio-visual aids and extension machinery and to provide consultancy services in the field of forestry research, education and training and in allied sciencesis also part of its objectives.

Contact Details

P.O. New Forests,
DEHRADUN – 248 006

Tel 91-135-628614
Fax 91-135-628571
E-Mail :

Indian Council of Agricultural Research –

Sector: Agriculture


The ICAR is an autonomous apex national organisation registered as a society which plans, conducts and promotes research, education, training and transfer of technology for advancement of agriculture and allied sciences. The ICAR was set up on 16 July 1929 on the recommendations of the Royal Commission on Agriculture. It was re-organised in 1965, and again in 1973. Over the years it has developed a large research and training infrastructure to work on the production and other emerging problems confronted in agriculture to meet the growing demands for food, fodder, fibre and fuel. It operates through 47 Central Research Institutes, 5 National Bureaux, 12 Project Directorates, 32 National Research Centres, 77 All India Co-ordinated Research Projects, 34 State Agriculture Universities & 1 Central Agricultural University, 344 Krishi Vigyan Kendras and 8 Trainers Training Centres.

ICAR acts as a repository of information and provides consultancy on agriculture, horticulture, resource management, animal sciences, agricultural engineering, fisheries, agricultural extension, agricultural education, home science and agricultural communication. It has the mandates to co-ordinate agricultural research and development programmes and develop linkages at national and international level with related organisations to enhance the quality of life of the farming community.

Contact Details

Indian Council of Agricultural Research
Krishi Bhavan,
New Delhi-110 001

Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI) –

Sector: Automotive


Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI) is an organisation for research and development, homologation and certification and service of competence with various modern facilities to assist the automotive industry.

It is a non-profit co-operative industrial Research organisation formed by the Indian Automotive Industry. Affiliated to Ministry of Industry, Government of India. The institute is an autonomous organisation registered as a research association under the Societies Registration Act XXI of 1860.

ARAI is a Ministry of Road Transport & Highway Government of India’s authorized certification agency. Major certification activity is performed at ARAI. It helps Government of India to formulate the automotive standards as well as provide technical support. ARAI also carries out sponsored research for the automotive industry in the area of engine, emission, structural dynamics, NVH, electronics etc.

It plays a major role in sponsored R&D work for industry, development testing, mandatory/ certification testing, advanced technical projects, formulation of automotive standards and testing procedures for safety and emission, web based technical database and customer support, validation and evaluation of auto ancillary products.

Contact Details

P.O. Box No. 832


Indian Institute of Spices Research –

Sector: Agriculture


The Indian Institute of Spices Research (IISR), Calicut a constituent body of Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) is a major Institute devoted to research on spices. In 1976, it started as a Regional Station of the Central Plantation Crops Research Institute (CPCRI), Kasaragod engaged in research on spices. A National Research Centre for Spices was established in 1986 with its headquarters at Calicut, Kerala by merging the erstwhile Regional Station of CPCRI at Calicut and Cardamom Research Centre at Appangala, Karnataka. Realising the importance of Spices Research in India this Research Centre was upgraded to Indian Institute of Spices Research on 1st July, 1995.

Contact Details

Indian Institute of Spices Research
Marikunnu P.O.,
Calicut – 673012
Kerala, India

Tel: 0091-495-2731346
Fax: 0091-495-2730294

Indian Institute of Sugarcane Research –

Sector: Agriculture


The Indian Institute of Sugarcane Research (IISR), Lucknow was established in 1952 by the erstwhile Indian Central Sugarcane Committee for conducting researches on fundamental and applied aspects of sugarcane culture as well as to co-ordinate the research work done on this crop in different States of the country. The Government of India took over the Institute from the Indian Central Sugarcane Committee on 1st January, 1954. On April 1, 1969, it was transferred to the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), New Delhi alongwith other central agricultural research institutes.

Contact Details

Rae Bareli Road,
Lucknow – 226 002
Uttar Pradesh, INDIA

Tel (EPABX): 091-522-480735/6/7
Fax: 091-522-480738

Raman Research Institute –

Sector: Physics and Astronomy


The Raman Research Institute was founded in 1948 by the Nobel laureate Sir C.V.Raman. It is now funded by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India. The main activity of the institute is basic research in some selected areas of Physics and Astronomy. Related activities include development of specialized electronic instruments and chemical synthesis of liquid crystalline compounds.

Its research activities includes Astronomy and Astrophysics, Liquid Crystals, Theoretical Physics, Electronic Instrumentation, Optics.

Contact Details

C. V. Raman Avenue
Bangalore – 560 080

Tel: (80) 3610122
Fax: (80) 3610492

Fluid Control Research Institute (FCRI) –

Sector: Physics


Fluid Control Research Institute (FCRI) has been, established by Govt. of India with techno-economic inputs from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The institute has grown into a full fledged quality assurance centre for the core sector industry and is on par with similar establishments in developed countries.

Fluid Control Research Institute (FCRI) provides measurement standards in Fluid Flow and related areas for the efficient operation of National and International trade. Standard artefact for measurement of fluid flow is related to basic parameters of length, mass, time and temperature. Flow measurement in all industries is a key constituent of quality, safety and efficiency and plays a critical role in custody transfer and fiscal metering of fluids. It is therefore necessary to have authentic flow reference systems.

Its R&D activities includes Cone flowmeter, Thermal mass flowmeter, Five hole probe, Development of Non-intrusive diagnostic techniques for check valves, Development of a probe for measurement of Oscillating flow.

Contact Details

Fluid Control Research Institute
(Established by Govt. of India, with UNDP assistance)
Kanjikode West – 678623
Palghat, Kerala, India.

Tel: +91 491 2566120, 2566206, 2566119
Fax: +91 491 2566326

Central Building Research Institute (CBRI) –

Sector: Construction


The Central Building Research Institute, Roorkee, India, has been vested with the responsibility of generating, cultivating and promoting building science and technology in the service of the country.

Since it’s inception in 1947, the Institute has been assisting the building construction and building material industries in finding timely, appropriate and economical solutions to the problems of materials, rural and urban housing, energy conservation, efficiency, fire hazards, structural and foundation problems and disaster mitigation.

To carry out applied and basic research in all areas of building science to solve problems confronting the country in shelter planning, building materials, structures and foundations,

disaster mitigation including Fire Engineering, to develop new technologies for the promotion of building materials and systems, to disseminate the results of results of research far and wide for the good of community and to transfer the developed technologies to the industry for further commercialisation.

Contact Details

Central Building Research Institute
Roorkee – 247 667

Tel: +91-1332-72243
Fax: +91-1332-72272 / 72543

Environment Protection Training and Research Institute –

Sector: Environment


Environment Protection Training & Research Institute (EPTRI) was set up as an independent registered society in 1992 by the Government of Andhra Pradesh with the assistance of the Government of India, Government of India also facilitated the bilateral assistance for technical collaboration between EPTRI and Swedish International Development Agency.

The main objective of EPTRI is to provide training, consultancy, applied research services and advocacy in the area of environment protection to industry, regulatory bodies, Government and NGOs etc.

EPTRI is a world – class body and is abreast of the wide-ranging areas of international concerns especially on Ozone depletion, climate change, integrated environmental strategies and clean development mechanisms, etc. It endeavours to sensitize environment-related functioning of communities, civil society, Government, NGOs and other stakeholders in the long-term interest of poverty alleviation through employment generation, human development and sustainable environment management.

EPTRI has earned the recognition of agencies like the World Bank, UNDP, UNEP, USAID, USEPA, ADB, GEF, Sida and others who have utilized its infrastructure facilities.

Contact Details

Environment Protection Training and Research Institute
Gachibowli, Hyderabad – 500 032

Tel: +91-40-300489, 3001241, 3001242, 3005629, 3005630
Fax: +91-40- 3000361

Central Drug Research Institute –

Sector: Pharmaceutical


Central Drug Reseach Institute (CDRI) is one of the fourty laboratories under the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, an autonomous registered society of the federal government. It was formally inaugurated on 17th February 1951.

CDRI is an institute dedicated to drug research. It possesses state-of-the-art facilities and infrastructure. The institute is a multi-disciplinary research laboratory with seventeen research and development divisions, nine technical services/divisions, three national facilities, two data stations and one field centre.

CDRI conducts Contract Research under three categories as Grant-in-aid, Collaborative and Sponsored projects. Over the years CDRI has been successful in establishing good business relationship with the pharma industry, evident from the marketing of several of CDRI’s products, commercialisation of its technologies and contract research agreements signed with pharma industry.

National Aids Research Institute (NARI) –

Sector: Health


National AIDS Research Institute [NARI] was established in October 1992 in Bhosari, Pune on a seven acre plot. The Institute has progressively expanded its activities in various aspects of research on HIV and AIDS through infra-structural development, capacity building & research programmes. The present infrastructure includes the Institute housed in a 28024 sq. mtr space, residential accomadation for the staff, a power plant to ensure uninterrupted power supply and an incinerator for safe disposal of bio-waste.

Ongoing research activities are in Epidemiology & Intervention studies, Clinical science,

Virology and molecular virology, Immunology, Microbiology and behavioural and social sciences

Contact Details

National AIDS Research Institute
73, G-block, MIDC,
Pune 411 026

Tel: 91-020-7121072, 91-020-7121342
Fax: 91-020-7121071

Regional Research Laboratory –

Sector: General


The Regional Research Laboratory (RRL) at Bhubaneswar was established in 1964 by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), India to undertake R & D towards utilisation of natural resources with emphasis on conservation of minerals and energy through process and product development.

Areas of research includes characterisation of minerals, beneficiation of lean and complex ores and agglomeration of ore fines and concentates, pyro and hydro-metallurgical extraction of metals, preparation of alloys and recovery of metal values from wastes etc.

Contact Details

Regional Research Laboratory
(Council of Scientific & Industrial Research)
Bhubaneswar – 751 013
Orissa, India

Tel: +91-674-581126
Fax: 91-674-581637

International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics –

Sector: Agriculture


ICRISAT is a non-profit, apolitical, international organization devoted to science based agricultural development. They’re one of the 16 Future Harvest Centers of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR).

ICRISAT’s new mandate is to enhance the livelihoods of poor in semi-arid farming systems through integrated genetic and natural resource management strategies. ICRISAT aims to make major food crops more productive, nutritious, and affordable to the poor; diversify utilization options for staple food crops; develop tools and techniques to manage risk and more sustainably utilize the natural resource base of semi-arid tropics systems; develop options to diversify income generation; and strengthen delivery systems to key clients. Partnership-based research for impact, gender sensitivity, capacity building and enhanced knowledge and technology flows are integral to this mandate.

ICRISAT’s research strategy is founded on six global research themes, addressed through problem-based and impact-driven regional and local projects. These projects reflect specific strategic priorities for South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa.

Contact Details

Hyderabad – 502 324
Andhra Pradesh

Tel: +91 40 23296161 to 23296179, +91 8455 240283 and 243064
Fax: +91 40 23241239, 23296182

NBRI – National Botanical Research Institute –

Sector: Biotechnology


NBRI is the premier national plant research center for India under the umbrella of CSIR known originally as Sikander Bagh. NBRI is an internationally well-known research center in India and it focuses on both basic and applied aspects of plant sciences. While working on Biodiversity, Bioinformatics, Biomass Biology, Biotechnology, Conservation, Ethnopharmacology, Floriculture, Plant Physiology, Genetics & Plant Breeding, Molecular Biology & Genetic Engineering, Natural Product development,etc., it caters to the need of almost every aspect of plant research in South Asian region in general and India in particular. Both basic and applied research programmes in all the above said plant sciences are dealt by NBRI scientists. The institute offers consultancy and technology on various aspects of plant sciences including information technology.

Contact Details

Director Dr. P.Pushpangadan
Tel: 2205839, 2205848
Fax: 2205839

National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources (NBPGR) –

Sector: Genetic


National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources (NBPGR) is the nodal organization in India for exchange, quarantine, collection, conservation, evaluation and the systematic documentation of plant genetic resources.

It was established in 1976 in its present setup although the activities were initiated in 1946. It operates under Indian Council of Agricultural Research, Dept of Agricultural Research & Education, Ministry of Agriculture, Govt of India. It has developed its own network based on the principles of agro-ecological analogues. It has 11 regional station/base centres for carrying out the PGR activities in India.

Objectives of NBPGR is to plan, organize, conduct and coordinate exploration and collection of indigenous and exotic plant genetic resources and to undertake introduction, exchange and quarantine of plant genetic resources. Finally, to conduct research, undertake teaching and training, develop guidelines and create public awareness on plant genetic resources.

Contact Details

National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources,
Pusa, New Delhi – 110012.

Tel: + 91 – 11 – 5783697
Fax:+ 91 – 11 – 5851495

National Brain Research Centre –

Sector: Health


National Brain Research Centre has been established by the Department of Biotechnology as a national apex centre for brain research, to consolidate, network, and undertake basic research of high caliber in neuroscience and establish linkages with national/international organisations involved in neuroscience research. Thus, NBRC would not only have infrastructural facilities and a coordinated multidisciplinary team of scientists working at the frontier of neuroscience (intramural), but also to support and network the existing groups in the country (extramural). NBRC would function as a comprehensive brain research institute, which has been envisaged as a novel institute of its kind in having both intramural and extramural responsibilities.

The basic objectives of NBRC are to undertake frontline research to understand brain function in health and disease.

Contact Details

National Brain Research Centre
(Deemed University)
Near NSG Campus, Nainwal Mode,
Manesar, Haryana – 122 050

Tel.: 0124 – 2338922-26,
Fax: 0124 – 2338927

National Environmental Engineering Research Institute –

Sector: Environment


The Institute was established in the year 1958, as Central Public Health Engineering Research Institute(CPHERI). The Institute was renamed in 1974 as National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI) by Late Shrimati Indira Gandhi, the then Prime Minister of India and President, CSIR.

The Institute dedicates itself in the service of mankind by providing innovative and effective solutions to environmental and natural resource problems. It strives to enable individuals and organizations to achieve productive and sustainable use of natural resources on which all life and human activity depend. Highly skilled and motivated, the Institute strives for excellence in environmental science, technology and management by working hand in hand with its partners to protect environmental health and ecosystem integrity in India and around the world.

The Institute has made significant contributions in identified thrust areas of R & D, viz.Environmental Monitoring, Environmental Biotechnology, Hazardous Waste Management etc.

Contact Details

Tel: 2226071 – 2226075, 2223423, 2223424,
Fax: 0712-2222725

National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences –

Sector: Health


The National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS), multidisciplinary institute in the area of mental health and neurosciences, was the result of the amalgamation of the erstwhile mental hospital and the All India Institute of Mental Health on 27th December 1974.

The institute is recognized as foremost in this area in this country. Advanced programs in the area of services, training and research have been developed in the area of biological, behavioral and basic sciences in the relation to the brain-mind-behavior-axis.

Contact Details

National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences,

Tel : 91-080-6995001
Fax : 91-080-6564830

Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research –

Sector: Science


The Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research was established in 1989 by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, to commemorate the centenary (1989) of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru with the main objective of promoting scientific research at the highest level in frontier and interdisciplinary areas of science and engineering. The Centre is registered as a Society under the Karnataka Societies Registration Act and is an autonomous national institution.

As envisaged at the time of its founding, the Centre maintains close links with the Indian Institute of Science (IISC). The Centre has its main campus in Jakkur on the Bangalore – Hyderabad highway, about 11 km from the IISc campus.

Contact Details

Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research,
Bangalore-560 064

Tel: 91-80-8462750 – 57 (8 lines),
Fax: 91-80-8462766.

Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute –

Sector: Engineering


Established in 1958, the the Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute (CMERI), Durgapur is a premier R&D Establishment in mechanical and allied engineering under the aegis of CSIR . Being the only national level research institute in this field, the institute is facilitating innovations and inventions for establishing the claims of Indian talent in International field to enable India compete globally. The Institute’s core competency now nucleates round the following thrust areas Robotics & Mechatronics, Heat Power Engineering, Farm Machinery & Post Harvest Technology etc.

Contact Details

Mahatma Gandhi Avenue,
Durgapur – 713209

Tel: (0343)546749
Fax:(0343) 546745

Central Food Technological Research Institute –

Sector: Food


Central Food Technological Research Institute came into existence on October 21, 1950 as a constituent institute of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) as its third national laboratory. Located at Mysore, a cultural city of Southern India, CFTRI prides itself as the premier organization of Scientific and Industrial Research in Food Science and Technology in this part of the world. CFTRI celebrated its golden jubilee last year. CFTRI today stands out among the largest and most diversified Food Technology laboratories in the world.

Contact Details

Mysore 570 013

Tel: +91-821-2515910/-2514760
Fax: +91-821-2517233
Email :

Centre for Mathematical Modelling and Computer Simulation –

Sector: Mathematics


In the late 1980’s, the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) recognized the growing significance of Mathematical Modelling and Computer Simulation, as it became evident that modelling approaches were critical for illuminating the structure and evolution of complex systems that were invading the areas of scientific analysis and technological design. Fields like Geology and Biology, which for a long time was considered largely observational and qualitative had already begun to exploit the new possibilities, offered by Mathematical Modelling and Computer Simulation to grow new areas of computational geology and computational biology.

Contact Details

CSIR Centre for Mathematical Modelling and Computer Simulation
Bangalore 560 037

Tel: +91-80-522 3353, 522 3354, 522 7612, 522 8627
Fax: +91-80-522 0392

Central Power Research Institute (CPRI) –

Sector: Power


Central Power Research Institute (CPRI) is the power house of the Indian electrical industry. Set up in 1960 by the Government of India, it functions as a centre for applied research in electrical power engineering assisting the electrical industry in product development and quality assurance. CPRI also serves as an independent authority for testing and certification of power equipment. CPRI’s governing body includes eminent professionals from industries & utilities, prestigious academic and research institutions & the government. It employs over 300 highly qualified and experienced engineers & scientists besides other supporting staff.

Contact Details

( A Government of India Society)
New BEL Road,
Post Box No: 8066,
Bangalore 560 080

Central Plantation Crops Research Institute –

Sector: Agriculture


The CPCRI was established in 1970 by Indian Council of Agricultural Research at Kasaragod, by merging the following stations

1. Central Coconut Research Station, Kasaragod

2. Central Coconut Research Station, Kayangulam

3. Central Arecanut Research Station, Vittal

along with its five sub-stations at Palode (Kerala), Peechi (Kerala), Hirehalli (Karnataka), Mohitnagar (West Bengal) and Kahikuchi (Assam).

Adaptive research on cashew and spices was undertaken with effect from 1971 with the establishment of All India Co-ordinated Spices and Cashewnut Improvement Project.

Subsequently, the All India Co-ordinated Coconut and Arecanut Improvement Project (AICCAIP) started functioning from 1972 with its Headquarters at CPCRI, Kasaragod.

Contact Details

Central Plantation Crops Research Institute,
Kasaragod 671 124
Kerala, India

Central Fuel Research Institute (CFRI) –

Sector: Energy


Central Fuel Research Institute under the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research(CSIR), is a premier research organization of international repute devoted to R&D work – both fundamental and applied on Indian fuel resources, especially coal and lignite. Accredited with ISO 9001 Certification, the first in the CSIR chain of laboratories, the Institute, since its inception in 1946 has made significant contributions to the industrial growth of the nation through concerted research efforts towards the utilization of coal. Engaged in R&D on coal for more than five decades, CFRI has developed itself as the largest repository of knowledge base of coal science and technology in the country.

Contact Details


Kerala Forest Research Institute (KFRI) –

Sector: Forrestry


KFRI is a research institute which undertakes research in forestry, biodiversity, non-wood forest products, wood science etc. It is situated in the midst of the tropical forest at Peechi in Central Kerala. The Web site gives details of research projects, achievements and services, the 14 divisions plus other facilities (library and engineering wing), publications lists (Research Reports, Scientific Papers, Information Bulletins, Handbooks, and books), and upcoming conference details.

Contact Details

Peechi – 680 653
Kerala, India.

Tel: +91 – 487 – 2699037, 2699061, 2699062, 2699063, 2699365
Fax :+ 91 – 487 – 2699249
E-mail :

Centre for Cellular & Molecular Biology (CCMB) –

Sector: Biotechnology


The Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) is one of the constituent national laboratories of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research CSIR, the premier multidisciplinary Research & Development organisation of the Government of India. It was set up as a semi-autonomous Centre in 1977 in Hyderabad, the capital city of Andhra Pradesh, became a full-fledged national laboratory during 1981-82, and was dedicated to the nation on 26 November, 1987 by the then Prime Minister of India late Shri Rajiv Gandhi.

Their research programmes are in Genomics, Bioinformatics, Molecular Biology, Genetics and Evolution, Biochemistry and Biophysics, Cell Biology and development and Biotechnology and Biomedicine.

Contact Details

Tel: +91-40-27160222
Fax: +91-40-27160591



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