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Combating Coronovirus Outbreak - CSIR Steps up to its Scientific Social Responsibility

With Covid-19, the new deadly strain of Coronavirus, affecting almost 4 lakh and causing the death of more than 17,000 people in 193 countries, the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has stepped in with its expertise in various areas.

CSIR Intensifies Fight Against COVID-19, Rolls Out Key Initiatives to Combat Coronavirus Spread

With the coronavirus pandemic continuing its deadly run by infecting more than a million people and causing the death of more than 82,000 people across the world, the laboratories of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) intensified their efforts at combating the pandemic.

#CSIRFightsCovid19 – A Snapshot

Surveillance at the level of the virus, humans, and geographical origins and distributions is a critical step in combating Covid-19.


Ever since the Coronavirus pandemic broke out, CSIR has mounted a strategic, well-coordinated and integrated approach towards mitigating the Coronavirus outbreak.

CSIR Combating Coronavirus

CSIR has been leading the fight against COVID-19 and contributing extensively to overcome the deadly coronavirus outbreak.

CSIR-IICT and Cipla Foundation Partnership to Develop High-quality Masks

The CSIR-IICT is collaborating with the Cipla Foundation (CF) for a project on face masks in the wake of COVID-19.

CSIR-IICT Signs an MoU with Govt of Telangana

To boost the handloom industry through technology interventions.

Cipla Set to Launch Drug Based on CSIR Technology

CSIR-IICT developed a cost-effective process using locally available chemicals to synthesise the Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API) for manufacturing Favipiravir.

CSIR-IICT and APIIC collaborate to set up Bulk Drug Pharma Park

APIIC and CSIR-IICT inked an MoU to set up "Bulk Drug Pharma Park" in the state.

CSIR Labs Detect Presence of SARS-CoV-2 in Sewage Samples of Hyderabad

In a collaborative effort, CSIR-CCMB & CSIR-IICT processed sewage samples from major sewage treatment plants (STPs) in Hyderabad to detect the presence of SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA.

CSIR & Mylan partnership to identify therapeutic options for COVID-19 Management

The first of the clinical trial to be rolled out is a multiple-arm phase 3 study that will be conducted in adult patients with mild to moderate COVID-19 at risk of complications.

CSIR-IICT working on new antiviral drugs for COVID-19

CSIR-IICT was one of the first indigenous labs to scour existing antivirals and come up successfully with vital Active Pharma Ingredients (APIs)

Two CSIR Labs Celebrate the National Science Day

National Science Day lecture on “Making the Vision of India's New STIP a Reality: What does this mean for the Development of Human Capital?”

Panel Discussion in Telugu by CSIR-IICT

Campaign for COVID-19 Appropriate Behaviour and Vaccination − A Panel Discussion

National Technology Day Celebrations by CSIR-IICT

CSIR-IICT will be celebrating National Technology Day on 11 May 2021.

Public Lecture on "COVID-19: A Journey from Lung Pathology to Novel Drug Discovery" by CSIR

"COVID-19: A Journey from Lung Pathology to Novel Drug Discovery"

Dr S Chandrasekhar, Director, CSIR-IICT is the New DST Secretary

Dr S Chandrasekhar has been appointed as the new Secretary of the Department of Science and Technology (DST).

New Pilot Plant Facility at CSIR-IICT

CSIR-IICT established a state-of-the-art Kilo Lab facility.

CSIR-IICT signed MoU with BPCL

CSIR-IICT signed MoU with BPCL to produce Biogas from agricultural waste.