ISO Certified DIRF Data Centre

National Institute of Science Communication and Information Resources (NISCAIR) is one of the premier institutes of CSIR serving the society using modern IT infrastructure. NISCAIR, since its inception, has been laying emphasis on reaping the benefits of information technology to effectively serve the national and international community to be an institution of international standard and repute in the areas of knowledge networking, databases on natural resources, science communication, science popularization and S&T information management systems and services.

Mandate of NISCAIR is:
  • To provide formal linkages of communication among the scientific community in the form of research journals in different areas of S&T
  • To disseminate S&T information to general public, particularly school students, to inculcate interest in science among them
  • To collect, collate and disseminate information on plant, animal and mineral wealth of the country
  • To harness information technology applications in information management with particular reference to science communication and modernizing libraries
  • To act as a facilitator in furthering the economic, social, industrial, scientific and commercial development by providing timely access to relevant and accurate information
  • To develop human resources in science communication, library, documentation and information science and S&T information management systems and services
  • To collaborate with international institutions and organizations having objectives and goals similar to those of NISCAIR

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