Research Council


Constitution Date : 01 Sep, 2020
Tenure : 3
Expiry Date : 31 Aug, 2023
Re-Constitution Date : 01 Sep, 2020
Meeting Frequency : Yearly


i. Advise on the formulation of R&D programmes and future directions of activities of the laboratory keeping in view the CSIR mandate, national priorities and opportunity areas; ii. Suggest networking with other CSIR National Laboratories on programmes of mutual interest i.e. thematic activities; iii. Review R&D activities and research programmes and advise on future directions; iv. Advise on fostering linkages between the laboratory, industry and potential clients; v. Constitute panel of experts for selection of Scientific (Group IV) staff; and vi. Any other function as may be assigned by the Director General / Governing Body.

Terms Of Referrence

1. 2. The tenure of the constituted RC is for 3 (three) years from the date of issue of this OM. The Research Council shall meet atleast two times a year. 3. Secretary of the Research Council shall be nominated by the Director of the concerned Iaboratory/ institute. 4. The expenses on T /DA and honorarium to the non-CSIR members will be borne by the laboratory as per rules.



DirectorAshish Kishore LeleDirector, NCL


ChairmanDr. Ajit V. Sapre Group President - R&T, Reliance Industries Limited, Navi Mumbai ajit.sapre@ril.com0
External MembersProf. S. Ramakrishnan Department of Inorganic & Physical Chemistry, Indian Institute of Science,
External MembersDr. N. Satyamurthy Department of Chemical Science, IISER, Mohali
External MembersDr. Prathama Mainkar Senior Principal Scientist, CSIR-IICT, Hyderabad prathama@iict.res.in0
External MembersShri Venkatadri Ranganathan Chief Innovation & Digital Officer, Tata Chemicals Limited, Mumbai
External MembersDr. Vilas Sinkar Formal Vice President, Unilever R&D, Hindustan Unilever Research Centre, Bengaluruvilas.p.sinkar@unilever.com0
Agency RepresentativeDr. Chintan VaishnavMission Director, ATAL Innovation Mission(AIM), Niti Aayog,New Delhi chintan.vaishnav@gov.in0
DG’s NomineeProf. Shobhana NarasimhanProfessor, Theoretical Sciences Unit, JNCASR, Jakkur,
Sister LaboratoryDr. Kannan Srinivasan Director, CSIR-CSMCRI, Bhavnagar  
CSIR Hqrs. InviteeDr. Hari Om Yadav Senior Principal Scientist, Innovation Management Directorate, CSIR, New Delhi hoy@csir.res.in0

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