A proud moment for the country as the Council of Scientific Industrial Research (CSIR) has been ranked world's 12th best government institution, according to a recent study conducted.
Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), established in 1942, is an autonomous body and the largest research and development (R&D) organisation in India. It runs 37 laboratories and 39 field stations or extension centres spread across the nation, with a collective staff of over 13,375. The research and development activities of CSIR include aerospace engineering, Structural engineering, ocean sciences, Life sciences, metallurgy, chemicals, mining, food, petroleum, leather, and environment. it is mainly funded by the Ministry of Science and Technology. It operates as an autonomous body registered under the Registration of Societies Act of 1860 and is mainly funded by the Ministry of Science and Technology
This recent survey was conducted of 746 institutions across the world. France's National Centre for Scientific Research was ranked first which was followed by Chinese Academy of Science, China. This survey was conducted by Scimago Institutions Rankings. The ranks of the institutes were based on the research performance, innovation and social impact.In the list displayed, the overall global ranking of CSIR also improved from 110 to 99th position. The government institutions in the world. It has also improved its position after being at 14th spot for three consecutive years
CSIR officials said, "CSIR had improved its position among government institutes after being at 14th spot for three consecutive years. CSIR leads the country at the top spot and is the only Indian organization to have found a place among the top 100 global institutions."