Shekhar Mande appointed as Director-General of CSIR

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has appointed Dr. Shekhar Mande as the Director General of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and Secretary of the Department of Scientific and Research (DSIR). He will succeed Girish Sahni who superannuated in August 2018.

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About Dr. Shekhar Mande

  • Shekhar Mande, a structural biologist with a doctoral degree from the Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, has been the director of NCCS since September 2011.
  • He has also been the vice president of Vijnana Bharati, the RSS-affiliated science movement for a while.
  • He is the fellow of all three major science academies and recipient of coveted SS Bhatnagar Prize (2005), most prestigious science honor in the country

Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR)

  • CSIR is an autonomous body and India’s premier research and development (R&D) organization.
  • It was established in 1942. It operates as an autonomous body registered under the Registration of Societies Act of 1860
  • . It is mainly funded by the Union Ministry of Science and Technology. Prime Minister is the chairman of CSIR.
  • It has been ranked 9th in the world amongst 1207 government institutions, with the overall global ranking of 75 in the world, covering 5250 institutions.
  • It runs a chain of 38 national research labs. It is headquartered in New Delhi

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