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38 Research Laboratories under CSIR – A Complete Guide!

38 CSIR Research Labs



Before we move in the direction of choosing our desired career path, we always begin finding the future aspects, career progression and the journey we would be leading to. Yes, we validate our choice with the research and analysis we do.

Similarly, the candidates who are willing to appear for CSIR NET must be willing to know about the CSIR laboratories and institutes that offer Junior Research Fellowship and Assistant Professorship to qualified candidates.

To quench their thirst of knowing about such Institutes/Labs, Eduncle has come up with the complete list of CSIR Research Labs that offer numerous opportunities to JRF’s and Lecturers.



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List of CSIR Research Labs! [Complete Detail]


CSIR has a dynamic network of 38 National Research Laboratories which cover a wide spectrum of science and technology.

In 1943, CSIR approved the proposal to establish the first five national laboratories - the National Chemical Laboratory, the National Physical Laboratory, the Fuel Research Station, and the Glass and Ceramics Research Institute. And, the target of developing these CSIR Research laboratories was accomplished in 1950.

Below in this blog, you can check the complete list of CSIR Laboratories and their in-depth analysis.





To keep yourself updated with the Latest Job Recruitments in any of the CSIR Research Labs, you can keep visiting the following blog regularly – CSIR NET Recruitment


S.No. Name of the CSIR Lab Research Area Official Website
 1. Advanced Materials and Processes Research Institute (AMPRI), Bhopal

Light Weight Metallic Materials

Smart & Functional Material

Integrated Approach for Design & Product Development

Radiation Shielding & Cement Free Concrete

WRM & Rural Technologies

Advanced Construction Material
2. Central Building Research Institute (CBRI), Roorkee

Building Construction


Habitat Planning
3. Centre for Cellular Molecular Biology (CCMB), Hyderabad Cellular Molecular Biology
4. Central Drug Research Institute (CDRI), Lucknow Drug Research and Development
5. Central Electrochemical Research Institute (CECRI), Karaikudi Electrochemical Science and Technology
6. Central Electronics Engineering Research Institute (CEERI), Pilani

Advanced Electronic Systems

Advanced Semiconductor Electronics

Microwave Tubes
7. Central Food Technological Research Institute (CFTRI), Mysore Food Science and Technology
8. Central Glass Ceramic Research Institute (CGCRI), Kolkata Glass and Ceramics Technology
9. Central Institute of Medicinal Aromatic Plants (CIMAP), Lucknow



Chemical Science

Crop Protection

Genetics and Plant Bleeding

Plant Biology
10 Central Institute of Mining and Fuel Research (CIMFR), Dhanbad Coal and Minerals
11. Central Leather Research Institute (CLRI), Chennai

Global Leadership

Financial Sustainability
12. Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute (CMERI), Durgapur

Robotics & Mechatronics

Embedded Systems & Electronics

Energy & Process Plant

Advanced Materials Processing

Chemistry & Biomimetics

Mechanical Design & Manufacturing Technology

Rapid Prototyping & Tooling

Farm Machinery & Post Harvest Technology

Life Enhancement Studies (RLA)


Chemistry & Biomimetics


13. Central Road Research Institute (CRRI), New Delhi

Bridge Engineering and Structures

Environmental Science

Geotechnical Engineering

Geotechnical Engineering

Flexible Pavements

Pavement Evaluation

Rigid Pavements

Traffic Engineering & Safety
14. Central Scientific Instruments Organization (CSIO), Chandigarh


Biomedical Instrumentation

Optical Devices & Systems

Advanced Materials & Sensors

Precision Mechanical Systems

Ubiquitous Analytical Techniques

Computational Instrumentation
15. Central Salt Marine Chemicals Research Institute (CSMCRI), Bhavnagar

Salt and Marine Chemicals

Inorganic Materials and Catalysis

Electro Membrane Processes

Marine Biotechnology and Ecology

Reverse Osmosis Engineering

Wasteland Research

Analytical Sciences
16. CSIR Fourth Paradigm Institute (CFPI), Bengaluru  

Carbon Cycle and Ocean Modelling

Climate and Environmental Modelling

Computational Mechanics

High-Performance Computing and Cyber security

Multiscale Modeling and Simulation

Solid Earth Modelling
17. Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology (IGIB), Delhi

Genomics and Molecular Medicine

Respiratory Disease Biology

Genome Informatics and Structural Biology

Energy and Environmental Biotechnology

Chemical & Systems Biology

18. Institute of Himalayan Bioresource Technology (IHBT), Palampur

High Altitude Biology


Food and Nutraceuticals

Agrotechnology of Medicinal, Aromatic and Commercially Important Plants

Natural Product Chemistry and Process Development
19. Indian Institute of Chemical Biology (IICB), Kolkata Biomedical Research
20. Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (IICT), Hyderabad

Analytical & Molecular Modeling

Chemical Processes and Industrial Engineering

Energy and Material

Health & Agrochemicals

21. Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine (IIIM), Jammu

Natural Products Chemistry (Plants)

Fermentation Technology

Natural Products Chemistry (Microbes)

Microbial Biotechnology

Medicinal Chemistry

Clinical Microbiology Division

Bio-Organic Chemistry

Systems Biology

Discovery Informatics

Cancer Pharmacology


Inflammation Pharmacology

Chemical Engineering

PK-PD and Toxicology

Plant Biotechnology

Formulation and Drug Delivery

Biodiversity and Applied Botany

Genetics Resources and Agrotechnology
22. Indian Institute of Petroleum (IIP), Dehradun

Analytical Sciences

Automotive Fuel and Lubricant Application Division

Bio Fuels

Catalytic Conversion Processes

Chemical Sciences

Separation Processes

Tribology & Combustion
23. Indian Institute of Toxicology Research (IITR), Lucknow

Nanotherapeutics & Nanomaterial Toxicology

Environmental Toxicology

Food, Drug & Chemical Toxicology

Regulatory Toxicology

Systems Toxicology & Health Risk Assessment
24. Institute of Minerals and Materials Technology(IMMT), Bhubaneswar

Advanced Materials Technology

Design & Project Engineering

Central Characterization Cell

Colloids & Material Chemistry

Design & Project Engineering

Environmental & Sustainability

Hydro & Electrometallurgy
25. Institute of Microbial Technology (IMTech), Chandigarh

Exploration of Microbial Biodiversity

Protein Science and Engineering

Genetics and Molecular Biology

 Biochemical Engineering


Biosensors and Nanotechnology
26. National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL), Bangalore

Advanced Composites

Aerospace Electronics and Systems

Civil Aircraft Design & Development


Computational and Theoretical Fluid Dynamics

Societal Missions and Special Technologies

Experimental Aerodynamics

Flight Mechanics & Control

Micro Air Vehicle

Materials Science

National Trisonic Aerodynamics


Surface Engineering

Structural Technologies
27. National Botanical Research Institute (NBRI), Lucknow

Botanic Garden and Distant Research

Plan Ecology and Environment Science

Plant Microbe Interaction and Pharmacogonosy

Plant Diversity, Systematics and Herbarium

Genetics and Molecular Biology
28. National Chemical Laboratory (NCL), Pune

Analytical Chemistry & Materials Characterization

Bio-chemical and biological sciences

Energy & Environmental Engineering

Chemical Engineering

Industrial catalysis and catalytic processes

Material Science and Engineering

Organic Synthesis and Technology

Mathematical & Computational Modelling
29. National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI), Nagpur

Air Pollution Control

Climate Change

Cleaner Technology & Modelling

Environmental Biotechnology and Genomics

Environmental Impact & Risk Assessment

Environment Health

 Environmental Materials

Environmental Virology

Solid and Hazardous Waste Management

Water Technology and Management

Waste Water Technology
30. North - East Institute of Science and Technology (NEIST), Jorhat

Biological Sciences & Technology

Chemical Sciences and Technology

Engineering Sciences and Technology

Geo Sciences and Technology

Materials Sciences and Technology
31. National Geophysical Research Institute (NGRI), Hyderabad

Engineering Geophysics


Geo dynamics

Geo environment
32. National Institute For Interdisciplinary Science and Technology  (NIIST),Thiruvananthapuram

Agro-Processing and Technology

Microbial Processes and Technology

Chemical Sciences and Technology

Materials Science and Technology

Environmental Technology

Societal Programs
33. National Institute of Oceanography (NIO), Goa

Biological Oceanography

Chemical Oceanography

Geological/Geophysical Oceanography

Physical Oceanography

Ocean Engineering

Marine Instrumentation

Marine Archeology
34. National Institute of Science Communication and Information Resources (NISCAIR), New Delhi Communication in Science & Technology
35. National Institute of Science, Technology and Development Studies (NISTADS), New Delhi Science and Technology Policy Research
36. National Metallurgical Laboratory (NML), Jamshedpur

Mineral Processing

Extractive Metallurgy

Surface Engineering

Applied & Analytical Chemistry

Materials Engineering

Materials Evaluation

Energy & Environment
37. National Physical Laboratory (NPL), New Delhi Physics based Research and Development
38. Structural Engineering Research Centre (SERC), Chennai

Structural Concrete Engineering & Technology

Sustainable Materials and Composites & retrofitting/Rehabilitation of Structures

Computational Structural Mechanics for Analysis and Design, Modelling Simulation & Software Development

Transmission line towers, Metal Structure Bahaviour and Fatigue and Fracture

Structural Health Monitoring and Evaluation & Forensic Analysis

Wind Engineering and Earthquake Engineering


Do you want to know about the Work-Life of these 38 CSIR Laboratories? Must Read - The Interesting Life Journey of Mr. Bapuji Maringanti (A Former Scientist at CSIR, Bhubaneswar)


Apart from these laboratories, there are 5 more CSIR-Units that offer opportunities to the selected candidates.

These are -

CSIR-UNIT: Open Source Drug Discovery (OSDD), New Delhi

CSIR-UNIT: Traditional Knowledge Digital Library (TKDL), New Delhi

CSIR-UNIT: Translational Research and Innovative Science ThRough Ayurveda (TRISUTRA), New Delhi

CSIR-UNIT: Human Resource Development Centre (HRDC), Ghaziabad

CSIR-UNIT: Unit for Research and Development of Information Products (URDIP), Pune.



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Above we have mentioned the complete list of CSIR Laboratories along with their Research Areas!

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