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 two years as Director CSIR-CGCRI on 5th August 2017. My journey in these two 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
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 two 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.
With great sorrow and pain, it is to inform that our RC Chairman, Dr Baldev Raj passed away on 6th January, 2018. CSIR-CGCRI deeply mourns his sad demise and prays that his soul rests in peace!
Fast Track Translational (FTT) Project
Paper-based Ceramic Separator for Li-ion Battery Application
No alternative paper based separator product is available in India for application in Lithium-ion battery/ Super capacitor technology.
Commercially available polymer-based separators are from abroad and very expensive. Therefore, the process of making such paper based
ceramic separator can be retrofit with the paper making
Skill Development Activities
Skill development programme for village potters
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
R & D Highlights
Charge Transfer and Fractional Bonds in Stoichiometric...
Boron carbide is one of the most versatile materials of current technological importance
...morePhotovoltaic and Photocatalytic Performance of Electrospun...
The phase pure hollow Zn2SnO4 and green emitting ZnO-SnO2-Zn2SnO4 composite
...moreHierarchical Ti1−xZrxO2−y Nanocrystals with Exposed...
Zr substitution in the anatase TiO2 lattice with exposed high energy facets has been
...moreSelective Binding of Genomic Escherichia coli DNA with...
Here, we report for the ﬁrst time, a novel and intriguing application of deoxyribonucleic
...moreSurface-Engineered Multifunctional Eu:Gd2O3 Nanoplates...
In this paper, we report the synthesis of surfaceengineered multifunctional Eu:Gd2O3...moreHierarchically Structured Macro with Nested Mesoporous...
Fabrication of homogeneously distributed (HD) macropores by breath figure process is an
...moreNanostructured Conducting Polymers for Energy Applications...
Recently, there has been tremendous progress in the field of nanodimensional conducting
...moreFunctionally Graded Doped Lanthanum Cobalt Ferrite and...
Functionally graded composite interlayer based on 50% of La0.54Sr0.4Co0.2Fe0.8O3-d and