CSIR ranked 9th public research institution of the world
The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), India's largest autonomous public research and development organisation, in August 2017 was ranked 9th best government organisation in the world.
As per the Scimago Institutions ranking World Report 2017, the CSIR has been ranked ninth amongst a total of 1207 government institutions.
With this ranking, CSIR joins the ranks of the globally renowned organisations namely Chinese Academy of Sciences, France’s Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Germany’s Helmholtz Gemeinschaft and Max Planck Gesellschaft, Russian Academy of Sciences, Japan Science and Technology Agency, and many more.
The ranking (Government Institutions) was topped by the Chinese Academy of Sciences, followed by Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique and Helmholtz Gemeinschaft, respectively.
In overall global ranking, CSIR stands at 75th position amongst 5250 institutions world-wide. It is the only Indian organisation which has found place amongst the Top 100 Global Institutions.
The overall global ranking was topped by Chinese Academy of Sciences, followed by Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique and Harvard University, respectively.
The ranking is based on a composite indicator that combines research performance, innovation outputs and societal impact measured by their web visibility, so as to reflect scientific, economic and social characteristics of institutions.
About Council of Scientific and Industrial Research
• The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research is an autonomous body that has emerged as the largest research and development organisation in India.
• It was established by the Government of India in 1942.
• It runs thirty-seven laboratories and thirty-nine field stations or extension centres throughout the nation, with a collective staff of over 17000 workers.
• Although it is mainly funded by the Union Ministry of Science and Technology, the CSIR operates as an autonomous body through the Societies Registration Act, 1860.
• Dr. Girish Sahni was appointed as Director General of CSIR, with effect from the 24th August 2015.