Our Leaders

Shri Narendra Modi
President, CSIR
Hon’ble Prime Minister of India

Dr. Harsh Vardhan
Vice President, CSIR
Hon’ble Cabinet Minister for
Science & Technology and Earth Sciences

Shri Y. S. Chowdary
Hon’ble Minister of State for
Science & Technology and Earth Sciences

Dr. Girish Sahni
Director General,
CSIR and Secretary DSIR

Prof. Santosh Kapuria
Director, CSIR-SERC


MoU between


The TRC panels are manufactured using textile reinforced
concrete prototyping technology (TRCPT)

Scientists come up with
quick-to-assemble toilet

SERC group

Precast Lightweight Panels for
Wall and Roof Elements


Laced Composite System


High performance concrete (HPC)
An innovative cement concrete to
increase the lifespan of buildings
and other structures


Dr. Ambily P S - UltraTech Award 2017 for Outstanding Young Concrete Engineer of Tamil Nadu


Dr. G.V.Rama Rao’s thesis “Seismic Performance Evaluation of Reinforced Concrete shear walls”
selected for the ICI(Chennai Centre) UltraTech Award 2017 for Outstanding Thesis in the field of Concrete
(Category – Doctoral)


CSIR-Structural Engineering Research Centre (CSIR-SERC), Chennai, India is one of the national laboratories under the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), India. CSIR-SERC has built-up excellent facilities and expertise for the analysis, design and testing of structures and structural components. Services of CSIR-SERC are being extensively used by the Central and State Governments and public and private sector undertakings. Scientists of CSIR-SERC serve on many national and international committees and the Centre is recognized at the national and international levels as a leading research institution in the field of structural engineering. CSIR-SERC has been certified as ISO 9001:2008 quality institution.

Research Highlights

Textile Reinforced Concrete Products

CSIR-SERC has developed innovative technologies for producing various textile reinforced concrete products

Fatigue strength evaluation of alumino thermit welded rail joints successfully done at CSIR-SERC

Fatigue life evaluation of number of welded rail joints from government and private agencies are carried out at CSIR-SERC. Such modern fatigue strength tests  are helping Indian Railways to ensure safety of rail tracks.

RDSO Project

CSIR-SERC has bagged a major project from RDSO, Lucknow to review and evaluate suitable methodologies to reduce longitudinal forces generated on railway track  particularly at bridge supports. The research findings is expected to make significant impact on the design of railway bridges.

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