Brij M Gupta1, Avinash Kshitig1, Ritu Gupta2
1National Institute of Science, Technology and Development Studies, New Delhi, India.
2Sri Venkateswar University, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India.
Introduction: The paper analysis the performance of CSIR at the overall level as well as laboratory level in terms of various indicators during 2007-11. It identifies the strength and weakness of CSIR at the overall level as well as under laboratory level under 13 broad subjects. Materials and Methods: The paper uses Scopes database for analyzing publications on CSIR and its 37 laboratories during 2007-11. Results: The largest contribution of CSIR has been in the area of chemistry, followed by biochemistry, genetics and molecular biology, materials science, chemical engineering, physics, engineering, pharmacology, toxicology and pharmaceutics, agricultural and biological sciences, environmental science, medicine, earth and planetary sciences and energy.
Keywords: CSIR, India, performance, publications, scientific agency.