Director Message

I am pleased to welcome you to the CSIR-National Geophysical Research Institute (CSIR-NGRI), an important and leading Earth Science research institute in India, which also marks its presence in various international scientific fora around the globe. Established in 1961, CSIR-NGRI has made an indelible mark on the geoscience landscape in India through its research and innovation by dedicated scientists and supporting technical staff. Our scientific contributions further the understanding of the knowledge about the Earth’s structure, dynamics and resources - the mission for which CSIR-NGRI was established. Over the years, the Institute has acquired modern computational and analytical facilities, as well as the state-of-the-art field geophysical equipments, enabling scientists to design experiments, test hypotheses and validate them, in order to explore earth’s interior, particularly the Indian subcontinent.

The crisis arising due to ever decreasing availability vs. increasing demand for water, energy and minerals and growing concern about geohazards and potential catastrophes, obviously place earth science research at the forefront of human enquiry. We are committed to untiring efforts, through fundamental and interdisciplinary geoscientific exploration, to address challenges of water, energy and geological hazards. To accomplish scientific challenges, we have initiated paradigm change from investigator driven science to mission mode projects, which are based on inspired research approach i.e. seeking answer for fundamental scientific issues, and finding science solutions aimed at immediate use for society. 

Monetization of knowledge in any form, recognized by CSIR in four categories; private, strategic, public, and social goods is vital for the nation’s development, though the time of actual commercial realization may be considerable. I envision that together with a vibrant team of scientists, research students, technical and support staff, we will meet the expectations of CSIR, which are essentially aligned with national requirements and addressing of global geoscientific issues. 


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