On Realising CSIR’s Amazing Potential

Dr Raghunath Anant Mashelkar


CSIR and Me

I was born on 1st January 1943. I joined CSIR at its National Chemical Laboratory in Pune on 15th November 1976. I took over as the  Director General (DG) of CSIR on 1st July 1995. I retired as DG of CSIR on 31st December 2006. CSIR is the only job that I have done in India for 30 years. I am grateful to the nation for giving me the opportunity to serve CSIR. I have tried to give my best. I hope my best was good enough.


Looking back & looking forward

CSIR has great strengths. They range from its huge diversity of world class competencies to its geographical presence in almost every nook and corner of India. It draws its strength from its confidence emanating from its enviable record of accomplishments, which have been acknowledged by many. For instance, Prof. Jayant Narlikar lists top ten achievements of Indian Science and Technology in the 20thcentury in his book Scientific Edge:The Indian Scientist from Vedic to Modern Times(Penguin, 2003). He lists CSIR transformation in the 1990s as one of the ten achievements. This is a matter of pride…read more on NOPR