New Directors of CSIR take Charge



New Directors of CSIR take Charge

Five new directors of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) Institutes have taken charge.After taking charge,these Director’s have also come to attend the two day CSIR Director’s conference at the Indian Institute of Petroleum, Dehradun.


The Minister for Science & Technology Dr. Harsh Vardhan complimented newly joined Directors, in his opening remarks at the CSIR Director’s Conference.

Speaking on the sidelines of the conference Dr S Chandrashekar who is now appointed as the Director of the Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (IICT), Hyderabad stated that his team of researchers and scientists will make efforts to make India a disease free country. The lab he is heading is working tirelessly to develop medicines for the common man at affordable prices, which are also most effective and advanced in terms of tackling emerging diseases. He said his team at the lab is very particular about developing technologies which are environment friendly.

Dr (Mrs) Madhu Dikshit, the new Director of the Central Drug Research Institute, Lucknow said that CDRI is into new medicines development that meets international standards for diseases that are becoming common place. She will strive to bring the medicines from research to availability for the public in the least possible time, yet meeting all safety & efficacy parameters.

Dr Ajay Ghosh, new Director of the National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science & Technology, NIIST, Thiruvananathapuram said that he feels excited on being designated as the Director of the Institute. He said that he was fully aware of the excellence & capabilities of Scientists & world-class infrastructure of the Institute. NIIST develops molecules for photo devices and techniques for making natural mineral resources in coastal areas. NIIST develops technologies for the future & contributes to strategic development of technology in space & defence applications. He said that we are on the verge of developing technology in waste management which will convert household waste into wealth for the nation.

Dr Sanjay Kumar has joined as Director of Institute of Himalayan Bioresources Technology, Palampur. He has been associated with the institute for over 25 years. He said that Himalaya has a gold mine of opportunities in terms of its bio-resources. Institute under his leadership is developing technologies for industry & environment. IHBT is committed to develop floriculture & enzyme discovery for furtherance of human healthcare. His institute is also working on developing alternatives to sugar as sweetners for diabetics. Research related to climate change in Himalayas will be his priority as Director.

Dr. Alok Dhawan has also been appointed as the Director of Indian Institute of Toxicology (IITR), Lucknow.

The Director General CSIR Shri M.O. Garg welcomed the new Directors. He said that these appointments have been approved by the Prime Minister as the President of the CSIR. Dr Garg said a few other vacancies in CSIR are also being processed in a speedy manner now.

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India to Lead the World in Science & Technology

The Minister for Science & Technology Dr Harsh Vardhan stated that India has the potential to lead the world in Science & Technology. He was addressing a two day Director’s Conference of CSIR being held at CSIR-IIP, Dehradun. He said that 21st century belongs to India at the global stage, under dynamic leadership of Shri Narendra Modi. Science & Technology should work to take care of challenges of developing suitable technologies for bringing improvements in living conditions of common man. He stressed the need to align world-class infrastructure & excellent brain power of scientific community under CSIR to contribute to Swach Bharat and other schemes launched by the Government for welfare of the poor.

Dr. Harsh Vardhan while extending the wishes of the Prime Minister who is the President of the CSIR Society, said Shri Narendra Modi wants to take the country ahead in a fast manner and scientists should come forward now to successfully resolve various challenges being faced by the country. The minister also urged scientists to conduct in regular brainstorming sessions for identifying projects for welfare of poor and be proactive in their approach. He said they should actively engage their energy for the bright future of India as envisaged by the Prime Minister.

The Director General CSIR Shri M.O. Garg welcomed the participants and made a presentation on the working of CSIR. Directors from CSIR Institutes made presentations and discussed about upcoming projects.

Dr Girish Sahani, Director, Institute of Microbial Technology, Chandigarh a participant at the Director’s Conference said that Dr Harsh Vardhan’s address has enthused him to work relentlessly for an India whom the world looks forward to lead in S&T in the near future. He also said that PM’s vision of India to be the front runner of 21st century is the ideal which scientific community has been passionate to convert into reality.

Dr. (Mrs) Madhu Dikshit, Director Central Drug Research Institute, Lucknow said that the conference has been an opportunity to look into the future and make commitments to deliver to the high expectations of the end users.

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