38 Research Laboratories under CSIR – A Complete Guide!




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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 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  Engineering Materials


 Component and Process Development

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




 Habitat Planning

3. Centre for Cellular Molecular Biology (CCMB), Hyderabad  Cellular Molecular Biology http://www.ccmb.res.in/
4. Central Drug Research Institute (CDRI), Lucknow  Drug Research and Development http://www.cdriindia.org/home.asp
5. Central Electrochemical Research Institute (CECRI), Karaikudi  Electrochemical Science and Technology http://www.cecri.res.in/
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 http://www.cftri.com/
8. Central Glass Ceramic Research Institute (CGCRI), Kolkata  Glass and Ceramics Technology http://www.cgcri.res.in/
9. Central Institute of Medicinal Aromatic Plants (CSIMAP), Lucknow  Agronomy




 Chemical Science


 Crop Protection


 Genetics and Plant Bleeding


 Plant Biology

10 Central Institute of Mining and Fuel Research (CIMFR), Dhanbad  Coal and Minerals http://www.cimfr.nic.in/
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  Agrionics


 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  - http://www.cmmacs.ernet.in/
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 http://www.iicb.res.in/
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 http://www.niscair.res.in/
35. National Institute of Science, Technology and Development Studies (NISTADS), New Delhi  Science and Technology Policy Research http://www.nistads.res.in/
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 http://www.nplindia.org/
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 Jounrey of Mr. Bapuji Maringanti (A Former Scientist at CSIR, Bhubaneswar)



Apart from these laboratories, there are 5 more CSIR-Units which 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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