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India’s Rich Metallurgical Heritage
The use of metals is old as civilisation itself. Gold, silver, copper, tin, zinc, lead and mercury have been used by man since time immemorial. Evidence for the early use of gold and silver in the form of ornaments have been found in the Indus Valley civilization (ca 3000 BC)

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The Geochemistry Group of CSIR-NGRI is organizing an advanced training programme on "Analytical Geochemistry" between 12th and 21st March, 2018
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Message from Theme Director

It is a pleasure for me to welcome you to the portal of the Theme Directorate on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Materials. Needless to mention, these 4Ms represent the four cardinal parameters in India's quest of self-reliance and economic advancement. With 16 laboratories in this Theme spread across all parts of the country, CSIR is poised to make significant contribution.

In this Theme Directorate we wish to address the major issues on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Materials from the angles of science, technology and engineering. IN order to achieve the desired outcomes we wish to focus on policy research and analytics covering technological assessment/forecasting, techno-economics, global trends and roadmaps, and IP portfolio studies. The Theme as a whole is also envisaged to facilitate capacity building in the constituent domains so as to ensure availability of adequately proficient human resources to drive growth.

I seek cooperation from all concerned in this endeavour.

K Muraleedharan
Director, CSIR-CGCRI

Theme Directorate for
MINING, MINERALS, METALS AND MATERIALS (4M)
Central Glass and Ceramic Research Institute (CGCRI)
196, Raja S.C. Mullick Road,
Kolkata - 700 032, West Bengal, India

Ph. No.: +91 33 2473 0957
Email: dir_office@cgcri.res.in