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Dr. C. Anandharamakrishnan

Dr. C. Anandharamakrishnan, has taken over the charge as the Director of CSIR- National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram. Before being appointed as the Director of CSIR NIIST, he was the Director of the National Institute of Food Technology, Entrepreneurship and Management (NIFTEM), Thanjavur (an Institute of National Importance; formerly known as Indian Institute of Food Processing Technology (IIFPT)) from 2016...    Read More

Director's Message

Greetings to all!

I am pleased to pen this message in the capacity of the Director of CSIR-NIIST, a premier interdisciplinary research laboratory under the aegis of the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), Government of India. Renowned for its scientific rigor in research with an underlying societal cause, CSIR-NIIST demonstrates excellence in the areas of photochemistry, chemical-bioscience confluence, advanced materials, bioprocess and product development, agro-processing, and value addition to the region-specific natural resources. I thank the vibrant NIIST community comprising scientists, students, and staff for their persistent efforts in upholding the eminence of this Institution, time and again.

With various scientific accomplishments and accolades, the NIIST family is marching towards its ‘Diamond Jubilee Year’ in 2035. As we head to celebrate this milestone, we envision to emphasise the ethos of scientific & social responsibility, sustainability and self-reliance (Atmanirbhar).The NIIST fraternity would foster a vividly interdisciplinary approach that integrates information, concepts, tools, and techniques from different disciplines to resolve real-world challenges.I envisage CSIR-NIIST to foster impactful research in the frontier areas of national relevance, harness the best from industry partnerships and nurture an entrepreneurial culture amongst the younger generation. In the way forward, NIIST would emerge as India’s pioneering R&D nucleus in the cutting-edge areas of advanced materials, drug development from natural products, post-harvest technology, bioprocessing, and environmental engineering...     Read More