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Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is a society registered under Societies Registration Act XXI of 1860 with its Headquarters at Anusandhan Bhawan, 2 Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Marg, New Delhi-110 001. The Prime Minister of India is the Chairman of CSIR and the Minister of Science and Technology is its Vice-Chairman. The current President of the Society is the Honorable Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi and the Vice President, Hon’ble Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Jitendra Singh. The Director General of CSIR is the principal executive of CSIR. The current Director General of CSIR is Dr. Shekhar C. Mande. The Director General of CSIR is also the Chairman of the CSIR Governing Body. Presently CSIR is dedicated to the service of the nation through 38 National Research Laboratories/Institutes spread across the country including its Headquarters at New Delhi. CSIR-CEERI is also the National Laboratory of CSIR located at Pilani town in Jhunjhunu district of Rajasthan.
Central Electronics Engineering Research Institute (CEERI), Pilani, a constituent laboratory of CSIR, incepted in the year 1950 when Dr. Shanti Swaroop Bhatnagar, the pioneer of CSIR, approached to the the country’s famous industrialist Shri GD Birla for financial assistance for the establishment of the R&D institute dedicated to electronics research. With the farsightedness of Shri GD Birla and the efforts of the then Prime Minister Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru, the foundation stone for the establishment of CSIR-CEERI National Laboratory of CSIR was laid on 21st September 1953 by Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru at Pilani. Thereafter, the Electronics Committee constituted under the chairmanship of Dr. Homi Jehangir Bhabha, keeping in mind the industrial requirements of the country, started developing CEERI as a premier research institute for research and development in the field of electronics. This National Research Laboratory was established to give impetus to research and development of electronics in the country and to make the country self-reliant by providing support to the industries of the country.