CSIR-Central Glass & Ceramic Research Institute
A Unit of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research

सीएसआईआर-केंद्रीय काँच एवं सिरामिक अनुसंधान संस्थान
वैज्ञानिक और औद्योगिक अनुसंधान परिषद की एक इकाई
(An ISO 9001:2015 Certified Institute)
 Director’s Message
Director CSIR-CGCRI It is my great pleasure to welcome the online visitors of CSIR-Central Glass and Ceramic Research Institute (CSIR-CGCRI), Kolkata, West Bengal, India. I am indeed pleased to place on record that I have successfully completed three years as Director CSIR-CGCRI on 5th August 2018. My journey in these three years has been very challenging as the CSIR itself has witnessed many changes in its function and administration. As one of the premier R&D institute of the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) established in the year 1950, the Institute has been working to fulfill its mandate and mission to provide R&D support in the area of glass, ceramics and related materials that maximizes the economic, environmental and societal benefits for the people
of India. As a first initiative towards the transformation of CSIR, which initiated with Dehradun declaration in 2015, we had an open RC in December 2015, to identify transferable technologies for further development and commercialization. As a continuation of this initiative, CSIR has implemented Fast Track Translational (FTT) projects in various sectors. I am very happy that seven of our proposals have been approved by CSIR for translational research under the FTT program which are given in our website. These projects have the background of matured R&D efforts and are poised to provide faster realization of products/technologies in the near future. In addition, the Institute also initiated projects under CSIR 800 programmes in areas of drinking water, water quality monitoring and skill developments. Like previous years, during this period also, CSIR-CGCRI has played a key role in country’s strategic sector through the development of various strategic materials for department of atomic energy (DAE), defence research and development organisation (DRDO) and Indian space research organisation (ISRO). The Outreach Centres at Khurja and Naroda continues to contribute to skill development programmes among ceramic industry personnel and artisans of the respective regions.

In addition to various technological developments, we have also been maintaining a steady profile in terms of research publications in high impact SCI journals as you could see from the R&D highlights. We have also signed MOUs with many firms. The institute is also equipped with many advanced characterization facilities as demonstrated in the new website. You are welcome to contact us to know more about the R&D facilities available in the institute.

During the last three years many dignitaries visited our institute such as Hon’ble Union Minister of Science, Technology and Earth Sciences, Dr Harsh Vardhan, who is also the Vice President of CSIR on February 8, 2016. In addition we also witnessed the visit of Members of Parliamentary Standing Committee (PSC) on Science & Technology, Environment and Forests, visited CSIR-CGCRI on October 21, 2016 and Dr V.K Saraswat Member, Niti Ayog on January 24, 2017. The institute has also been part of the Technology Vision 2035 document that has been released in our institute in July 2016.

The inter-disciplinary combination of highly competent Team CSIR-CGCRI also caters to the huge and ever-growing needs of various R&D Sectors of the country in the areas of advanced glass, oxide and non-oxide ceramics, bio-ceramics, sensors and actuators and structural ceramics and composites.

Our homepage gives an overview of the information about both R&D and non-R&D activities that are being carried out in CSIR-CGCRI, Kolkata, Khurja and Naroda Centres. I welcome you to explore the website for more information on various activities that are being carried out in our institute in various disciplines. We, as a CSIR community are committed to rededicate ourselves and work together for the success of the various programmes that we have initiated which will result in the development of technologies and products for the benefit of the industry, strategic sector and the society.

Jai Bharat.

K Muraleedharan

December, 2018
 Skill Development Activities
Skill development programme for village potters
fft A programme of skill development through training in terracotta pottery making was organised at the Institute during March 16-17, 2017. A batch of 29 village potters from Chaltaberia, 24-Parganas (N) was trained under the CSIR 800 scheme in the programme coordinated by the Refractory    ...more>>
 R & D Highlights 2018
fft Significantly enhanced photocatalytic reduction of ...
We have developed an efficient visible light active    ...more
fft Multifunctional nanostructured electrocatalysts ...
Electrocatalytic oxygen reduction reaction (ORR), oxygen evolution reaction (OER)    ...more
fft Swollen hexagonal liquid crystals as smart nanoreactors: ...
Materials are the key roadblocks for the commercialization    ...more

    :: Contents of this site © Central Glass and Ceramic Research Institute (CGCRI) ::
This site is best viewed in (1366 x 768) resolution