CSIR-National Physical Laboratory

सीएसआईआर-राष्ट्रीय भौतिक प्रयोगशाला

Shri Narendra Modi
Hon'ble Prime Minister
President CSIR
Dr. Jitendra Singh
Hon'ble Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Science & Technology, Minister of State (Independent Charge) Earth Sciences
Vice President CSIR
Rajesh Gokhale
Dr. Rajesh Gokhale
Director General CSIR,
and Secretary DSIR

Vision and Mission

“Accurate and precise measurement are essential to drive the growth engines of Indian Science & Industry as it removes chaos and prompts innovations, which in turn, would save precious lives, resources and time….

  • Developing India’s measurement standards that are internationally accepted and disseminating the measurement capabilities to industry, government, strategic and academia that underpin the India’s prosperity and quality of life.
  • Conducting multidisciplinary R&D with a mission to establish the futuristic quantum standards and upcoming technologies so that India remains on par with international measurement laboratories.
  • Developing sophisticated analytical equipments (i.e. import substitutes) under “Make in India” programme to cater the ever increasing demands of emerging India.
  • Training of young scientists and industry personnel in the area of measurements under “Skill India” programme.


CSIR-National Physical Laboratory (NPL-India) is mandated to be India’s “National Metrology Institute” (NMI) by the act of Parliament and is the custodian of “National Standards” with a responsibility of the dissemination of measurements to the needs of the Country.