India’s CSIR ranked world’s 12th best Government Institute
The Council of Scientific Industrial Research (CSIR) was ranked world’s 12th best government institution out of 746 institutions.
These institutes were ranked by a prestigious Scimago Institutions Rankings Report based on various parameters including the research performance, innovation and social impact.
This is for the first time CSIR has improved its position among government institutes after it was ranked 14th spot for three consecutive years. CSIR is the only Indian government institute to have found a place among the top 100 global institutions.
Top 5 institutions: National Center for Scientific Research (France), Chinese Academy of Sciences (China), Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres (Germany), Max Planck Society (Germany) and Spanish National Research Council (Spain).
About Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)
- CSIR is an autonomous body and the largest research and development (R&D) organisation in India. It was established in 1942.
- It operates as an autonomous body registered under the Registration of Societies Act of 1860. It is mainly funded by the Union Ministry of Science and Technology.
- CSIR’s R&D activities include aerospace engineering, ocean sciences, structural engineering, metallurgy, life sciences, chemicals, mining, food, petroleum, leather, and environment.
Categories: Science and Technology Current Affairs - 2017