CSIR - Pioneer of India’s Intellectual Property Movement

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CSIR has strengthened its patent portfolio to carve out global niches for the country in select technology domains. In written reply in the Lok Sabha today the Minister of Science and Technology Dr. Harsh Vardhan  has said CSIR is granted 90% of US patents granted to any Indian publicly funded R&D organization. On an average CSIR files about 250 patents in India and 250 patents abroad per year.

CSIR has pursued cutting edge science and has thus advanced the knowledge frontiers. The scientific staff of CSIR only constitutes about 3-4% of India’s scientific manpower but they contribute to about 10% of India’s scientific outputs. CSIR has published 5444 papers during 2014 in SCI journals.

CSIR is a globally benchmarked organization.  It is ranked at 84th position (only Indian institution within top 100 ranks) out of the 4851 institutions worldwide by Scimago Institutions Ranking World Report 2014 http://scimagoir.com/pdf/SIR Global 2014O.pdf. CSIR holds the 17th rank in Asia and leads the country at the first position.

CSIR through its constituent laboratory, Indian Institute of Petroleum (IIP), Dehradun has developed a state-of-the-art Wax Deoiling Technology to produce waxes from petroleum streams. Based on CSIR IIP-EIL-NRL technology, Numaligarh Refinery Limited (NRL) - a subsidiary of Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL), situated in North-East Region of India, has set-up a grass root Wax Deoiling Plant with the investment of INR 750 crores. Recently, CSIR has launched Krishi Shakti- a small tractor (10-12 hp) which would benefit Indian farmers possessing small land holdings. Further, a Supercontinuum Light Source based Confocal Microscope has been designed and developed under the CSIR-New Millennium Indian Technology Leadership Initiative (CSIR-NMITLI) Scheme and has recently been launched.

 The details of funds allocated to Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) during the last three years, year-wise are as under:


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Press Information Bureau, March 04, 2015