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CSIR is pioneer in supporting R&D activities in the country.


It started extramural research support to scientists working in universities and R&D institutions way back in 1943 with ‘Research Schemes’ vide Department of Commerce Resolution No. 148.Ind.(157)/41 dated 26thSeptember 1942.


CSIR has initiated various schemes over the years to benefit students to pursue their research interests in various areas of science & technology, the most noteworthy among these is CSIR-UGC National Eligibility Test for JRF and Eligibility for Lectureship.


CSIR’s role in S&T human resource development is noteworthy. Research Fellowships have been identified as one of the function of the Council vide Department of Commerce Resolution No. 148.Ind.(157)/41 dated 26thSeptember 1942. Presently, CSIR has been supporting a large number of research fellows/associates for pursuing their doctoral and postdoctoral research in universities and R&D institutions across the country.  


CSIR’s ‘Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar (SSB) Prize for Science and Technology’, instituted in 1957 is the most coveted and revered prize in science and technology in the country.  Over the years, SSB Prize recipients have been recognised with fellowship of national and international academies/societies, etc.