Jamshedpur: The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) � National Metallurgical Laboratory on Thursday celebrated the 77th CSIR Foundation Day at NML Auditorium.
Dr. Indranil Chattoraj, director, NML highlighted the achievement of CSIR and he delivered a lecture on Indian ancient, medieval and modern science. He gave away the CSIR Foundation Day awards in essay competitions (both in English and Hindi categories), two meritorious student awards and to CSIR-NML Employee who had completed a journey of 25 years in CSIR. One time lump sum cash award of Rs. 3,000/-for securing 90% marks or above in each of minimum three science subjects in the Senior Secondary Examination (12th class) held in 2019. Shubhraneel Pal scored 97.33%; Rik Bhattacharya scored 94.33% and Sayan Maity scored 92.33%. Third Category- One time lump sum cash award of Rs. 2,000/-for securing 100% marks in any science subject in the Senior Secondary Examination (12th class) held in year 2018.
The Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), known for its cutting edge R&D knowledgebase in diverse S&T areas, is a contemporary R&D organization. Having a pan-India presence, CSIR has a dynamic network of 38 national laboratories, 39 outreach centres, 3 Innovation Complexes and 5 units. CSIR�s R&D expertise and experience is embodied in about 4600 active scientists supported by about 8000 scientific and technical personnel.
CSIR covers a wide spectrum of science and technology � from radio and space physics, oceanography, geophysics, chemicals, drugs, genomics, biotechnology and nanotechnology to mining, aeronautics, instrumentation, environmental engineering and information technology. It provides significant technological intervention in many areas with regard to societal efforts, which include environment, health, drinking water, food, housing, energy, farm and non-farm sectors. Further, CSIR�s role in S&T human resource development is noteworthy.