Council of Scientific and Industrial Research

CSIR's support for National S&T Human Resource Development transcends diverse sectors and disciplines.

The Human Resource Development Group (HRDG) of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has a mandate to develop and nurture S&T manpower at the national level. It also promotes, guides and co-ordinates scientific & industrial research through research grants to scientists/professors working in universities/ R&D institutes.


  • To have an integrated approach to National Human Resource Development for Science, Engineering & Technology in close collaboration with academic institutions.

  • To invest in basic and interdisciplinary research that is harbinger of the 'high-tech' and technology of tomorrow.

  • To promote scientific temper by supporting academic/ R&D organizations to hold symposiums, seminars and conferences.

Major Programmes

Awards & Prizes:

Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prizes (SSB), CSIR Young Scientist Awards (YSA) and G N Ramachandran Gold Medal


Award of Junior Research Fellowships (JRF) through National Eligibility Test (NET); Award of Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Fellowships (SPMF), Award of JRF to GATE/GPAT qualified candidates, Award of Senior Research Fellowships (SRF), Award of Research Associateship (RA) and Senior Research Associateship (SRA); Award of CSIR-Nehru Science Postdoctoral Research Fellowships


Funding of Extra Mural Research (EMR) schemes at universities/ R&D organizations; Emeritus Scientist Scheme for superannuated scientists.

Partial Travel grants to research scholars and Financial Assistance to organize national/internation Conference/Symposium in India;


Contact Person:

Head (HRDG)

CSIR Complex

Library Avenue, Pusa, New Delhi, 110 012

Phone: 011-25841585

Fax: 011-25840887