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. Jitendra Singh is the Hon'ble Minister of State (Independent Charge)  of the Ministry of Science and Technology.

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