MO Garg has been appointed as the Director General of the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR). He will replace PS Ahuja. Garg was a Chemical Engineer and he served as Director of CSIR-Indian Institute of Petroleum (CSIR-IIP), Dehradun, for the past 11 years.
As of now, Garg is the author for at least 245 papers published in high impact scientific journals and also he has 33 national and international patents to his credit.
Knowledge is Wealth
- CSIR was established in 1942 an autonomous body registered under the Registration of Societies Act of 1860.
- CSIR is India’s largest research and development organisation (37 laboratories; 39 field stations; 17,000 staff).
- Every year, the prestigious Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prizes (Science and Technology award) are awarded by the CSIR.
- The default Chairman of CSIR is Prime Minister of India.