CSIR Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute, Durgapur (West Bengal)
As a constituent member under the Council of Scientific & Industrial research, the ambit of CSIR-Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute, Durgapur – a premier establishment of national standing dedicated to research and development – extends over the broad spectrum of mechanical engineering as also allied and advanced disciplines of science and technology. In India, mechanical engineering technology has accounted for nearly half of the total technology imported. In terms of products, nearly one third of the value of total imports is for mechanical engineering equipment. In order to develop indigenously mechanical engineering technology for the industries so that R&D can play a key role in self-reliance, the Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute at Durgapur, West Bengal was established in February 1958 with the specific task of development of mechanical engineering technology. The Institute employs over 500 scientific & technical staff with a rich blend of expertise, excellence and experience in different domains of engineering and science. Besides conducting frontline research in varied areas, the Institute dedicates its R&D efforts towards different mission mode programmes to disseminate appropriate technological solutions for poverty alleviation, societal improvement, energy security, food security, aerospace, defence, etc.
CSIR-CMERI has developed many products and processes of which 26 have been awarded prestigious national awards. More than 120 licensees have obtained know-how for various products and processes developed for commercial exploitation.
CSIR-CMERI has a dedicated team of highly qualified professionals and support staff well balanced in terms of youth and experience. The manpower available at CSIR-CMERI is comparable to the very best in India. CSIR-CMERI is making steady inroads into such areas as Robotics, Mechatronics, Microsystem Technology, Cybernetics, Manufacturing, Precision farming, etc. and is assuming leadership in many of these emerging front-end interdisciplinary knowledge domains. Besides conducting frontline research in the varied areas related to mechanical engineering, the Institute dedicates it R&D efforts towards different mission mode programmes to disseminate appropriate technological solutions for poverty alleviation and societal improvement.