Frequently Asked Questions


Department of Science & Technology (DST) was established in May 1971, with the objective of promoting new areas of Science & Technology and to play the role of a nodal department for organising, coordinating and promoting S&T activities in the country.

The Department has major responsibilities for specific projects and programmes as listed below:

  • Formulation of policies relating to Science and Technology.
  • Matters relating to the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Cabinet (SACC).
  • Promotion of new areas of Science and Technology with special emphasis on emerging areas.
  • Research and Development through its research institutions or laboratories for development of indigenous technologies concerning bio-fuel production, processing, standardization and applications, in co-ordination with the concerned Ministry or Department.
  • Research and Development activities to promote utilization of by-products to development value added chemicals.
  • Futurology.
  • Coordination and integration of areas of Science & Technology having cross-sectoral linkages in which a number of institutions and departments have interest and capabilities.
  • Undertaking or financially sponsoring scientific and technological surveys, research design and development, where necessary.
  • Support and Grants-in-aid to Scientific Research Institutions, Scientific Associations and Bodies.

The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) was established by the Government of India in September of 1942 as an autonomous body that has emerged as the largest research and development organization in India.

It runs 38 laboratories/institutes, 39 outreach centers, 3 Innovation Centers and 5 units throughout the nation, with a collective staff of over 14,000, including a total of 3987 scientists and 6454 technical and support personnel. The research and development activities of CSIR include aerospace engineering, structural engineering, ocean sciences, life sciences, metallurgy, chemicals, mining, food, petroleum, leather, and environmental science.

CSIR has 2971 patents in force internationally and 1592 patents in force in India. CSIR is granted more than 14000 patents worldwide since its inception. CSIR is awarded the National Intellectual Property (IP) Award 2018 in the category “Top R&D Institution / Organization for Patents and Commercialization” by Indian Patent Office.


Central Scientific Instruments Organisation is a national laboratory established in October 1959 dedicated to research, design and development of scientific and industrial instruments. It is one of the constituent laboratories of the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), India, an industrial research and development organisation of the country. CSIO is situated at Sector 30C, Chandigarh, India.

CSIO has infrastructural facilities in the areas of microelectronics, optics, applied physics, electronics, and mechanical engineering. R&D programmes are in food & agriculture, health and rehabilitation, avionics, snow and seismic monitoring in strategic sector, landslide and structure health monitoring for public safety, and bio and nano sciences.


CSIR-CSIO along with Department of Science & Technology (DST) is publishing the directory containing the information of all the scientific instruments and components manufacturer in INDIA since 1969.

The Department of Science & Technology (DST) –National Science & Technology Management Information System (NSTMIS), plans to publish the latest edition of the“Directory of Scientific Instruments and Components Manufactured in India” at CSIR-CSIO in 2020. The last Directory having been published by CSIR-CSIO in 2007. keeping with the modern internet era, the latest edition will include:

  • For the first time, a Web based portal of the Scientific Directory for:
    • Fast and convenient online search for manufacturers of instruments and components
    • Facilitation of online commerce
    • Publicizing Indian Scientific instruments and components manufacturers


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