Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

Areas of Collaboration

CSIR-NCL has identified following themes as its focus areas, and plans and executes projects under these themes—all these themes align with many of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) laid out by the UN:

  1. Renewable energy and storage
  2. Carbon capture, utilisation and sequestration
  3. Energy efficient and zero discharge Flow synthesis platforms/process intensification for APIs, fine and specialty chemicals and materials.
  4. Circular economy with focus on waste management of plastics, batteries and fuel cells/electrolysers
  5. Biomass to value added chemicals/ fuels
  6. Biosimilars
  7. Healthcare (Disease biology, Drug discovery, Diagnostics, Devices for animal and human health)

CSIR-NCL will work with corporates in identifying suitable research projects under these themes, which are also in accordance to the CSR policy laid by the companies. The following research activities could be supported through CSR funding: (i) Support for the creation of infrastructure,or creation of a specialized facility of wider utility (iii)Support for technology driven projects (iv) Support for projects in futuristic technology areas (v) Support for a Centre of Excellence (vi) Research Fellowships

Other sectors under which CSR projects can be taken up at CSIR-NCL:

 Sector under Schedule VII  Possible Projects/Funding For 
 (i) Eradication hunger, poverty and malnutrition, promoting health care … making available safe drinking water  Supporting research projects under relevant themes listed above
 (ii) Promoting education, including special education and employment enhancing vocation skills especially among children, women, elderly and the differently abled and livelihood enhancement projects.  Skill development programs, fellowships, training programs
 (iii) Promoting gender equality, empowering women, setting up homes and hostels for women… setting up ... day care centres and ... measures for reducing inequalities faced by socially and economically backward groups.  Skill development programs, fellowships, training programs for women and socially and economically backward groups
 (iv) Ensuring environmental sustainability, ecological balance, protection of flora and fauna, animal welfare, agroforestry, conservation of natural resources and maintaining quality of soil, air and water…  Supporting research projects under relevant themes listed above
 (v) Protection of national heritage, art and culture including restoration of buildings … promotion and development of traditional art and handicrafts  Supporting CSIR-NCL library
 (x) Rural development projects06  Supporting research projects under relevant themes listed Skill development programs, fellowships, training programs