CSIR - Achievements

Achievements of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research are listed below:

Achievements of CSIR

  • Breakthrough in flowering of Bamboo within weeks as against twenty years in nature.
  • First to analyze genetic diversity of the indigenous tribes of Andaman and their origin out of Africa some 60,000 years back.
  • First to analyze genetic diversity of the indigenous  tribes of Andaman and their origin out of Africa  some 60,000 years back.
  • Developed the first transgenic Drosophila model for drug screening for Human Cancer.
  • First to introduce DNA fingerprinting in India.
  • Helped India to be the Pioneer Investor under the UN law of Sea Treaty.
  • Invented the first ever, only once a week non-steroidal family planning pill in the world by the      name of Saheli.
  • Designed India’s first ever parallel processing computer Flosolver.
  • Assisted more than 50,000 companies with turnover ranging from Rs 5 lakhs to Rs 500 crores.
  • Revamped India’s first oil refinery at Digboi using the most modern molecular distillation technology.
  • Provided the critical technology for the NMP Lube Extraction Plant of capacity of 2,50,000 tonnes per year.
  • Developed, multifunctional portable PC-based software ‘Bio-Suite’ for bioinformatics.
  • Design of 14 seater plane ‘SARAS’.
  • Established the first ever ‘Traditional Knowledge Digital Library’ accessible in 8 international languages.
  • Remained in Top 3 in the list of PCT patent applications amongst all developing countries.
  • Topped list of USA patents holders.
  • Successfully challenged the patent claim in the USA for use of Haldi (turmeric) for wound healing and Neem as insecticide.

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