CSIR Celebrates 79th Foundation Day, Interview with Dr Shekhar C. Mande, DG-CSIR

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The journey of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has been closely intertwined with the journey of independent India. Established on 26 September 1942, CSIR is an ensemble of 38 national laboratories that have played a partnership role at every stage in the struggle of a newly independent India to gain a scientific foothold in the world comity of nations. 

On the occasion of the 79th CSIR Foundation Day to be celebrated on 26 September 2020, Science Reporter talks to Dr SHEKHAR C. MANDE, Director General of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) as he recounts his association with CSIR, the evolving responsibilities of the organisation over the years, the role played in the scientific and technological progress of the nation, its stellar contributions during natural disasters especially during the current COVID-19 pandemic, and the future trajectory of an organisation that holds the distinction of being one of the largest networks of scientific laboratories in the world...Read more