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        IN FOCUS: CSIR-CENTRAL GLASS & CERAMIC RESEARCH INSTITUTE, KOLKATA
Crucible for Innovations
in Glass and Ceramics
From defence and space to telecom, energy and healthcare sectors, cutting-edge tech from CSIR-CGCRI finds applications in several fields, bridging rural-urban divide and pushing the Atmanirbhar Bharat narrative
through development and deployment of indigenous technology solutions. It continues to work towards that goal.
AMBIT OF PRESENT ACTIVITIES
The institute takes up both basic as well as applied R&D, primarily in the areas of glass, ceramics, refractories, compos- ites and allied materials. R&D works in frontier and multi-disciplinary areas are conducted through public-private partnership projects sponsored by pri- vate/public sector enterprises. Technical advisory and infra-structural services
like project engineering, testing and
n Science India Bureau
The CSIR-CGCRI (Central Glass & Ceramic Research Institute) was one of the first four labora- tories to be set up under the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR). The foundation stone of the institute was laid by businessman-administrator Ardeshir Dalal on December 24, 1945. The institute had actually started func- tioning in a limited way in 1944 and was formally inaugurated on August 26, 1950 by Dr Bidhan Chandra Roy, the then Chief Minister of West Bengal. It was one of the six CSIR laboratories that came into being that year. Even to- day, the institute enjoys the distinction of being the only one of its kind in India and one of the handful few in the entire Asia Pacific region.
MISSION, VISION, OBJECTIVES
The mission of CGCRI is to provide scientific industrial research and devel- opment in the area of glass, ceramics and related materials that maximise the economic, environmental and societal benefit for the people of India.
The institute’s vision is: Endur- ing innovation in science and technology of materials
to attain the status of
an ultimate centre of excellence in glass and ceramics technology.
The CSIR-CGCRI was built with an aim to make post-Indepen- dence India self-reliant in strategic, economic, industrial and socio- economic fronts
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CSIR-Central Glass and Ceramic Research Institute in Jadavpur, Kolkata
         
















































































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