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Wednesday, July 02, 2008

DSIR invites proposals for National awards in R&D

The Department of Scientific & Industrial Research (DSIR) had instituted National Awards for outstanding R&D achievements of Indian Industry in the year 1988. These awards, in the form of shields, are presented along with citations at the Inaugural Session of the ‘Annual National Conference on in-house R&D Efforts in Industry’. During the past 20 years, 171 such R&D awards have been presented by DSIR.
For National awards 2008, applications are invited in 6 categories:
  • Physical & Biological sciences
  • Electronics & ICT based industries
  • Engineering Industries
  • Clean Energy & Climate change
  • Award for successful commercialisation of technology
  • Best Invention Award
Application proforma can be downloaded from
Contact person: KVSP Rao,

For a wider view of Indian R&D system, read Raj Mitra's paper `India's emergence as a global R&D center'.

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