|Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)|
Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), established in 1942, is an autonomous body and the largest research and development (R&D) organisation in India. It runs 37 laboratories and 39 field stations or extension centres spread across the nation, with a collective staff of over 17000. Although it is mainly funded by the Ministry of Science and Technology, it operates as an autonomous body registered under the Registration of Societies Act of 1860.
The research and development activities of CSIR includes aerospace engineering, Structural engineering, ocean sciences, Life sciences, metallurgy, chemicals,mining, food, petroleum,leather, and environment.
Prime Minister is the President of CSIR.
Minister of Science & Technology and Earth Sciences is the Vice-President of CSIR