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Scientific & Industrial Research

Prof. Samir K. Brahmachari
Secretary

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Vision

Enabling India to emerge as global industrial research and innovation hub

Mission

Attracting industrial research in the country through industry and institution centric motivational measures and incentives; Creating an enabling environment for development and utilization of new innovations; Enhance innovations through its resources and channelize benefits thereof to the people.

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The Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR) is a part of the Ministry of Science and Technology, which was announced through a Presidential Notification, dated January 4, 1985 (74/2/1/8 Cab.) contained in the 164th Amendment of the Government of India (Allocation of Business) Rules, 1961. The Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR) has a mandate to carry out the activities relating to indigenous technology promotion, development, utilization and transfer.

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  1. To promote and nurture research and development in industry with a view to enhance industry’s share in national R&D; expenditure;
  2. Promoting Innovations in Individuals, Start-ups and MSMEs and channelize benefits for public good;
  3. Patent Acquisition and Collaborative Research and Technology Development leading to industrial competitiveness;
  4. Facilitating research by micro and small enterprises (MSEs)
  5. Promoting access to Knowledge for industries for Technology Development and Dissemination;
  6. Providing technology based support for programmes aimed at benefitting women ;
  7. To access the outcome of major technologies of national importance developed by CSIR on a continuous basis;
  8. Evaluation of outcome of erstwhile Schemes;
  9. To track scientific innovations in the country;
  10. To implement e-Governance and ERP initiatives;
Outcome/ Impact of department/ ministry Jointly responsible for influencing this outcome / impact with the following department (s) / ministry(ies) Success Indicator Unit FY 11/12 FY 12/13 FY 13/14 FY 14/15 FY 15/16
1. Contribution towards making India a truly technology and
innovation driven society through the PRISM scheme.
TePP Outreach cum Cluster Innovation Centres; Innovators and Industry
No. of knowledge-based 
enterprises and start-ups created
 
 
 
No. of Innovative products / processes successfully
demonstrated by Industries

Nos.

 

 

 

Nos.

 

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

 

8

 

 

1

 

 

 

10

 

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

12

 

 

 

 

5

 

 

 

12

 

 

2. Increased R&D spend by industry Director General of Income Tax (E) R&D expenditure certified u/s. 35(2AB) of Income Tax

Rs. in Crore

 

3500

 

3800

 

4000

 

4200

 

4400

 

3. Enhancing research publications and patents by
industries through A2K+ Scheme.
Publishers Patent Offices Industry

No. of research papers published

No. of patents filed by Industries

Nos.

 

Nos.

   

40

 

5

55

 

10

65

 

15

4. Enabling industries to
manufacture “Made in India” products
Institutions & agencies having
technologies for transfer; Industry
No. of “Made in India” products developed Nos.     0 3 2
5. Improvement in business and employment opportunities for women NGOs and SHGs

No. of businesses established by women

Employment Generated for Women

Nos.

 

Nos.

 

 

 

 

1

 

5

2

 

10

3

 

15

6. Economic Impact Analysis of CSIR Technologies Economic Agencies
No. of technologies for which 2
Economic Impact Analysis (EIA) done;
EIA for following 6 technologies
completed in 2012-13:
Tractor; Streptokinase; Soft Coke Oven;
Rice Bran Oil; Terafil Water Filter;
Ukraine Clay replacement;

Nos.

 

 

 

 

6

 

 

 

2

 

 

3

 

 

4

 

 

7. Contribution to S&T manpower by CSIR  
Number of students awarded 
Junior Research Fellowships
(JRFs), Senior Research
Fellowships (SRFs) for Ph.Ds.
including Post Doctoral and other Fellowships
Nos. 3389        

 

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