Research Council


The Research Council is a high level think tank for the laboratory that provides it with the best of direction and vision and helps it to design a road map to achieve it. The Research Councils for the 38 laboratories/institutes were reconstituted with effect from 1st January, 2004 for a period of 3 years with its mandate to advise on the formulation of R&D programmes and future directions of activities of the laboratory keeping in view the Five Year Plans, national priorities and opportunity areas, suggest networking with other CSIR National Laboratories on programmes of mutual interest, review R&D activities and research programmes and advise on future directions, advise on fostering linkages between the laboratory, industry and potential clients, constitute panel of experts for selection of Scientific (Group IV) staff, any other functions as may be assigned by Director General/Governing Body. Each RC comprises between 10 to 12 high-level eminent scientists and technologists