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‘NCL has successfully transferred several technologies to industry’

26 April 2011

PUNE

Sourav Pal, director of National Chemical Laboratory, during an Idea Exchange with The Indian Express-Loksatta staffers at the Express office, delineates the role of the country’s prime lab and makes a pitch for scientists to take to teaching.

MANOJ MORE: Many of us don’t know what the National Chemical Laboratory (CSIR-NCL) is and what it does, so we were hoping to get some insights.

SOURAV PAL: The NCL is a constituent laboratory of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), the apex policymaking body. Under CSIR, there are 37 laboratories across the country, each with a lot of autonomy and its own specialised areas of research. In the case of NCL, it is chemical science and engineering broadly. Of these laboratories, Pune has one — NCL. In addition, Pune has a Unit for Research and Development of Information Products (URDIP), located in Kothrud. URDIP is a unit of CSIR. CSIR is a wing of the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR), which in turn comes under the Ministry of Science and Technology. It is headed by the Director General (DG), who is also the Secretary to the Government of India. Each of the laboratories is headed by a director and has niche areas of research….

Read more: http://www.indianexpress.com/news/ncl-has-successfully-transferred-several-technologies-to-industry/781316/

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April 27, 2011 at 8:17 am

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