The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), established on 26 September 1942, completes its 80th year of existence in 2022. Whether it is the first-ever baby food in the world from buffalo milk or the first Indian parallel processing computer, the first complete genome sequencing of an Indian or the first indigenous two-seater trainer aircraft, the first in India to introduce DNA Fingerprinting or the first to establish anywhere in the world the ‘Traditional Knowledge Digital Library’, CSIR has always been at the helm of Indian science.

Established with the primary objective of advancement of scientific knowledge and sustained industrial development of the country, the CSIR today is a well-knit and action-oriented network of 37 laboratories spread throughout the country with activities ranging from molecular biology to mining, medicinal plants to mechanical engineering, mathematical modelling to metrology, chemicals to coal, aerospace to oceanography, genomics to drug design and so on...read more