Particulars of Organization and Functions


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.

Dr. N Kalaiselvi is the Secretary, Department of Scientific & Industrial Research-cum-Director General, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research.

The primary endeavour of DSIR is to promote R&D by the industries, support a larger cross section of small and medium industrial units to develop state-of-the art globally competitive technologies of high commercial potential, Catalyse faster commercialization of lab-scale R&D, enhance the share of technology intensive exports in overall exports, strengthen industrial consultancy & technology management capabilities and establish user friendly information network to facilitate scientific and industrial research in the country. It also provides a link between scientific laboratories and industrial establishments for transfer of technologies through National Research Development Corporation (NRDC) and facilitates investment in R&D through Central Electronics Limited (CEL).


  1. Industrial R&D Promotion Programme(IRDPP)
    1. Recognition of In-house R&D Units(RDI)
    2. Scientific and Industrial Research Organisations(SIRO)
    3. Public Funded Research Institutions(PFRI)
    4. Fiscal Incentives for Scientific Research(FI)
    5. Commercial R&D companies approved by DSIR before 2007
  2. Industrial R&D Programme(IRD)
    1. Access to Knowledge for Technology Development and Dissemination(A2K+)
    2. Building Industrial R&D and Common Research Facilities(BIRD-crf)
    3. Patent Acquisition and Collaborative Research and Technology Development(PACE)
    4. Promoting Innovations in Individuals, Start-ups and MSMEs(PRISM)

Last Updated: 01/09/2023