Research Council


Constitution Date : 01 Sep, 2020
Tenure : 3
Expiry Date : 01 Aug, 2026
Re-Constitution Date : 01 Sep, 2023
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, CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory,
SecretaryMagesh NandagopalHead, Technology Management Group, CSIR-NCL,


ChairpersonProf. A. B. PanditVice Chancellor Institute of Chemical Technology Nathalal Parekh Marg, Matunga Mumbai – 400019 0
External MembersProf. Ramakrishna SondeChemical Engineering Department, IIT Delhi Former CTO Thermax 0
External MembersDr. T. RajamannarExecutive Vice President & Advisor to MD Head, High Impact Innovations - Sustainable Health Solutions Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd Vadodara – 390012. Gujarat 0
External MembersProf. Mitali MukerjiProfessor Department of Bioscience & Bioengineering, IIT Jodhpur 0
External MembersDr. Pramod KumbharChief Technology Officer Praj Industries Praj House Bavdhan Pune – 411 021 0
Agency RepresentativeDr. Shirshendu MukherjeeBiotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC) 1st Floor, MTNL Building, 9 , CGO Complex, Lodhi Road New Delhi-110003 0
Sister LaboratoryDr. Radha RangarajanDirector CSIR-Central Drug Research Institute Sector-10, Jankipuram Extension Sitapur Road , Lucknow – 226021 0
DG’s NomineeDr. S. SathiyanarayananHead, Central Planning Directorate (CPD) Council of Scientific & Industrial Research Rafi Marg, New Delhi – 110 0 0

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