DEPARTMENT OF SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 352
(TO BE ANSWERED ON 22.07.2015) CSIR LABORATORIES AND OUTREACH CENTRES 352. SHRI PRATAP SIMHA:
SHRI SHIVKUMAR UDASI:
Will the Minister of SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY be pleased to state:
the details the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) laboratories and Outreach Centres in the country, location-wise:
the achievements of the said laboratories during each of the last three years and the current year;
whether the Government proposes to set up more laboratories in the country; and
if so, the details thereof, State-wise including Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Telangana States?
MINISTER OF STATE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY AND MINISTER OF STATE OF EARTH SCIENCES (SHRI Y.S. CHOWDARY) (a) List of Laboratories and Outreach Centres of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), location-wise, is given in Annexure-I ;
(b) The achievements of CSIR laboratories during each of the last three years are given in Annexures as detailed below:
Significant Achievements during 2012-13
Significant Achievements during 2013-14
Significant Achievements during 2014-15
Significant Achievements during 2015-16 till 16th July 2015
(c) No Madam.
(d) Does not arise.
State-wise CSIR Laboratories
CSIR-North East Institute of Science & Technology, Jorhat
CSIR-National Institute of Oceanography, Dona Paula
CSIR-Central Salt & Marine Chemicals Research Institute, Bhavnagar
Jammu & Kashmir
CSIR-Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine, Jammu
CSIR-Central Institute of Mining & Fuel Research, Dhanbad
CSIR-Institute of Microbial Technology, Chandigarh
State-wise Outreach Centre of CSIR Laboratories
Significant Achievements of CSIR during 2012-13
The year saw the beginning of the 12th Five Year Plan. CSIR’s 12th Five Year Plan aims for Prosperity of People while Protecting the Planet. It thus has people centric approach with focus on Scientific & Technological Developments & Interventions for Economic and Social Empowerment through organizational, leadership and national focus. Concerted R&D efforts are being pursued in the domains of: (i) Affordable Healthcare; (ii) Agri-food technologies; (iii) Sustainable Energy; (iv) Chemistry and Environment (v) Smart and Functional materials; (vi) Engineering Structures/ design and Electronics; (vii) Civil Aviation; (viii) Climate Change and Earth System Sciences; (ix) CSIR 800; and (x) Scientific Entrepreneurship. During the year, CSIR’s performance was very imposing.
1.1 CSIR’s Global Positioning
Ranked at 81st among 2740 institutions worldwide, CSIR is the only Indian organization among the top 100 global institutions, according to the SCImago Institutions Ranking World Report 2013. CSIR holds the 16th rank in Asia and leads the country at the first position. CSIR’s average output per scientist is not far behind in comparison to the other leading publicly funded organizations in the world. With a budget of about 4.34 Billion USD, CNRS, France average output per scientist is about 10.99, RIKEN, Japan with 1.07 Billion USD at 5.11 and CSIR with only 0.61 Billion USD is at an admirable 4.71.
1.2 Scientific Excellence
CSIR has published 5006 research papers during 2012 with an average impact factor per paper as 2.673 in SCI journals of national and international repute contributing to 10% of Indian R&D literature.
Several research papers were in high impact factor journals like ‘Chemical Reviews’ (IF 41.298), ‘Lancet’ (IF 38.278), ‘Nature’ (IF 38.597), ‘Science’ (IF 31.20), ‘Chemical Society Reviews’ (IF 28.76) etc. Following Graphs show the trend of research publications by CSIR over the last few years.
Some of the Research Articles from CSIR appeared on the cover page of the journals.
‘Synthesis of tetrazole–isoxazoline hybrids as a new class of tubulinpolymerization inhibitors’ CSIR-IICT
‘Recent progress of core-substituted naphthalenediimides’
‘Glu121-Lys319 salt bridge between catalytic and N-terminal domains is pivotal for the activity and stability of scherichia coli aminopeptidase N’ CSIR-IICT
‘Mixotrophic operation of photo-bioelectrocatalytic fuel cell under anoxygenic microenvironment enhances the light dependent bioelectrogenic activity’
‘Porphyrin having high quantum yields of triplet and singlet oxygen. It exhibits apoptosis mediated photodynamic activity in cancer cells and acts as a probe for NIR fluorescence imaging of live cell nucleus’ CSIR-CCMB
‘Thermally assisted photonic inversion of supramolecular handedness’ CSIR-NIIST
‘Oligo(p-phenylene-ethynylene)-Derived Super-π-Gelators with Tunable Emission and Self-Assembled Polymorphic Structures’
‘Aza-BODIPY Derivatives: Enhanced Quantum Yields of Triplet Excited States and the Generation of Singlet Oxygen and their Role as Facile Sustainable Photooxygenation Catalysts’ CSIR-NIIST
‘High quality NMP exfoliated graphene nanosheet–SnO2 composite anode material for lithium ion battery’
1.3 Value Generation through Intellectual Property
CSIR has filed 381 patents abroad and 199 patents in India during 2012-13. It is maintaining a portfolio of 2767 patents abroad and 1746 patents in India as on 31.03.2013 with 13.86% utilization as on 20.09.2012. The following charts provide data on patents filed and patents granted over the last few years.