81st foundation day of CSIR observed on 29 September

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The Council for Industrial and Scientific Research (CSIR ) is observing its 81st foundation day on 29 September 2022. The  premier government funded Scientific and Industrial Research organisation in India was set up on 26 September 1942 as an autonomous body.

CSIR has a network of 37 national laboratories, 39 outreach centers, 3 Innovation Complexes, and five units with a pan-India presence.

 It is a pioneer of India’s intellectual property movement, CSIR has  filed about 225 Indian patents and 250 foreign patents per year during 2015-20. CSIR has a patent portfolio of 1,132 unique patents in force, out of which 140 patents have been commercialized.

CSIR is ranked 37th among 1587 government institutions worldwide and is the only Indian organization among the top 100 global government institutions, according to the Scimago Institutions Ranking World Report 2021.

 CSIR holds the 7th rank in Asia and leads the country at the first position. 

The Prime Minister of India is the President of CSIR.

Headquarters: New Delhi 

First Director General : S.S.Bhatnagar (1942-54)

Current Director General  : Nallathamby Kalaiselvi (first women to be appointed to this post)

Headquarters : New Delhi

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