CSIR-NIScPR Verticals & Divisions

CSIR-NIScPR R & D Divisions
S.No. Division Name Division Head Activities/Responsibilities Contact Detail
1. Popular Science Division (PSD) Sh. Hasan Jawaid Khan
  • Science communication & popularisation through popular science publications
  • Spreading scientific awareness
  • Inculcating scientific temper
  • Motivating the youth to take up science
  • Capacity building in science communication
  • Promoting R&D achievements of CSIR laboratories among industry & other stakeholders
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Phone: 25848702 EPABX1/361, 9871434447

Email: hjk@niscpr.res.in

2. Research Journals Dr G Mahesh
  • To publish CSIR-NIScPR journal issues as per schedule
  • To retain/resume/add indexing by reputed national/internation indexing//abstracting/metric agencies
  • To strengthen the journals in terms of quality inflow, JCR IF and other metrics, timeliness, capacity building, etc
  • To get listed under DOAJ and PubMed
  • DOI for all the accepted/published articles
  • To bring out special issues on contemporary themes
  • To conduct the meeting of the Editorial board twice a year
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Phone: 9818911540

Email: gmahesh@niscpr.res.in

3. Digital Information Resources Division (DIRD) including NKRC

Sh. Mukesh Pund (S V Marg)

Ms Charu Verma (Pusa)

  • Software Design, Development, Content Management and Hosting
  • Software Hosting and Technical support
  • Computing & Logistics Infrastructure
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Phone: 011- 26567818, EPABX2/126

Email: mukeshpund@niscpr.res.in

Phone: 011-25841439, EPABX1/280

Email: charu_verma@niscpr.res.in


Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Diffusion Research (IED)

Dr. Sujit Bhattacharya View Details

Phone: 25843024, 9999020157

Email: sujit@niscpr.res.in


Studies in Science Communication (SC)

Dr Manish Mohan Gore

Editor: VP & BVAAP

  • Project Formulation in relevant areas of science communication
  • Enhancement of Knowledge base in Science Communication will be ensured through research publication in the core area/s of science. communication
  • Insights and recommendations of the project/s of Division will influence/support/strengthen Policy formulation in the domain of science communication.
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Email: mmg@niscpr.res.in


Energy, Environment & Sustainability

Dr. Madhulika Bhati
  • Project Formulation in relevant areas
  • Knowledge Advancing: Foster linkage and knowledge advancing through the development of events, workshops and symposia
  • Policy: inform and influence policy in the areas of EES
  • Communication and Dissemination through policy brief, Report, discussion paper, working papers series and peer reviewed Research Articles
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Email: madhulikabhati@niscpr.res.in


Agriculture & Sustainable Rural Development

Dr. Yogesh Suman
  • Policy interventions for strengthening capacity in STEM
  • Forecasting and foresight analysis to strengthen National Skill Development Mission
  • Mapping S&T human resource capacities
  • Enhancing human resource skill set
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Email: yogeshsuman@niscpr.res.in


Inclusive Health & Traditional Knowledge (TK) Studies

Dr Charu Lata
  • Submitted the following two project proposals (in-house) on COVID-19 would be executed with the approval of RC.

    • “COVID-19 Crisis: Mapping R&D in Diagnostics, Vaccines and Therapeutics in India”
    • “The Role of Public and Private Sector in Vaccine Self-Reliance: Lessons learnt from the COVID-19 Era”
  • To get 1-2 major sponsored projects is being worked out.
  • One major sponsored project proposal is being worked out for the coming 3-4 years on TB and Medical diagnostics/devices, currently.
  • A regular Lecture series on Inclusive health/Covid-19 pandemic/contemporary health issues would be organised.
  • Regular monthly group discussions with its Ph.D students and project staff on ICH group activities, progress etc.
  • Workshops would be conducted at least twice a year as per the requirement of projects submitted.
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Email: charulata@niscpr.res.in


Global Governance, Science Diplomacy & ISTAG

Dr. Kasturi Mandal
  • Undertaking research studies on

    • How international relations is shaping the Indian STI ecosystem
    • How collaborations are effective in advancing knowledge and aiding sustainable development
    • Identifying the specific science diplomacy strategies that could provide effective inputs to policymakers while formulating evidence-based national or regional science diplomacy strategies
    • The role of Global Governance and Science Diplomacy to address global challenges, particularly those specific to developing countries
    • To understand the dynamics of global linkages in emerging technology through policy study, particularly how International science-policy interfaces are important mechanisms for linking and facilitating the communication between scientists and policy makers around the globe which can promote cooperation and deepen understanding across borders.
  • Organizing Conferences/Roundtables/Panel Discussion sessions on issues around global governance and Science Diplomacy
  • Publication of quarterly digest “Science Diplomacy
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Phone: 011-25843055, 9313245343

Email: kasturi@niscpr.res.in

CSIR-NIScPR Functional & Services Divisions
S.No. Division Name Division Head Activities/Responsibilities Contact Detail
1. PME Dr. Naresh Kumar
  1. To act as Nodal point between the Institute and CSIR Head Quarter for the timely delivery of the queries related to projects, Parliament questions and any other issues pertaining to R&D activity of CSIR-NIScPR.
  2. Project Planning,interaction with scientists for submission of R&D proposals to various funding agencies including International collaborations.
  3. Assisting in framing projects as per CSIR guidelines through transparent consultative process among the scientists and other network project partners.
  4. Preparation of RC Agenda, convening RC meetings and keeping the record and database of all the RC activities. Participation in institute’s annual plan and budget preparations as well as annual reporting are mandatory activities of the Division.
  5. To acts as central repository of the project documents, progress reports, fund receipt and utilization reports, project completion reports. PME is the central division for monitoring and evaluation the projects for the committed deliverables in a time bound manner and progress of utilization of the funds to meet the mandated objectives of the project.
  6. Organizing internship programs for Students from Science, Engineering and technology area.
  7. Dissemination of information on all relevant National & International Research Programand liaison with grant giving agencies.
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Email: head.pme@niscpr.res.in, pme@niscpr.res.in

2. BDG & Industry (including publication store) and PPD

Ms. Neelu Srivastava

Mr. Ashwani Brahmi, Incharge, PPD

  • Locating new markets and developing new marketing channels to ensure that the products reach the unreached.
  • Sending complimentary copies of journals regularly to all national libraries, and national and international abstracting agencies for increasing the visibility of the NIScPR journals.
  • Displaying NIScPR publications in various exhibitions, seminars and symposia held on science and technology-related topics.
  • Direct marketing of popular science magazines/books in schools by contacting students/school teachers.
  • Direct marketing of NIScPR popular science publications by contacting various Government Departments/Education Departments etc.
  • Pursuing an outreach programme for the promotion of scientific journals, popular science magazines and books.
  • Providing online access to all readers/subscribers of Popular Science Magazines & Research Journals.
  • Receiving payments through NEFT/RTGS and other online modes.
  • Participation in Virtual Book Fairs/Exhibitions/Conferences/Science Festivals and other S&T events.
  • Inviting commercial advertisements from S&T organisations/ institutes/ Universities & Industries related to scientific publications, equipment, technologies, competitions, seminars, symposia, etc. for NIScPR publications.
  • Partnerships with Academic and Industrial organisations.
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Email: neelu@niscpr.res.in

3. Infrastructure including CCTV/RTI/Grievances/ICASH Dr. B L Garg
  • Works and Maintenance
  • Horticulture
  • House Keeping
  • Reception & Complaints
  • Guest House
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Phone: 25840612, EPABX1/258, 9818043476

Email: blgarg@niscpr.res.in

4. AcSIR Dr. Vipan Kumar
  • Academy of Scientific & Innovative Research (AcSIR) is a research Academy created by an Act of Indian Parliament to be an Institute of National Importance.
  • AcSIR has adopted the mandate to create and train some of the best of tomorrow's Science & Technology leaders through a combination of innovative and novel curricula, pedagogy and evaluation.
  • With the merger of CSIR-NISTADS and CSIR-NISCAIR resulting into one unified entity, a policy think tank, CSIR-NIScPR (National Institute of Science communication and Policy Research)has brought out new opportunities and challenges for AcSIR activities and it has confirmed its commitment for nurturing and nourishing the AcSIR activities.
  • At present CSIR-NIScPR is offering

    • MSc Programme in Science Communication
    • PhD Programme in Science Policy and Communication
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Phone: 25843178, 9968758810

Email: vipin@niscpr.res.in

5. Jigyasa, Training & Human Resource Development (HRD), RHMD

Sh R S Jayasomu (Pusa)

Sh C B Singh (S V Marg)

  • Outreach Programme for public Understanding of the science
  • Development of Scientific Temper through Jigyasa Initiative
  • Human Resource Development with Training Programmes
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Phone: 25841781, EPABX1/268, 9868667656

Email: somu@niscpr.res.in

Phone: 9868842863

Email: cbsingh@niscpr.res.in

6. National Science Library (NSL) & ISSN Centre Sh. Sanjay Burde
  • International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)
  • Bibliometric and Scientometric services

    • Citation analysis
    • Impact factor of non-SCI journals
    • Institution/Project analysis
  • National Union Catalogue of Scientific Serials in India (NUCSSI)
  • Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC)
  • Membership
  • Inter library loan
  • Literature search
  • Reference services
  • Photocopying services
  • Walk-in user facility
  • Library Training
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Phone: +91 11 26517565

Email: sanjayburde@niscpr.res.in

7. Director Secretariat & Research Cell Dr. B L Garg
  • To Coordinate activities of Director’s Office
  • To act as interface between Director’s Office and CSIR on research related matters
  • To act as interface between Director’s office and institute’s faculty
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Phone: 25840612, EPABX1/258, 9818043476

Email: blgarg@niscpr.res.in