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Last updated: 18th March 2020


Bangladesh Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (BCSIR): at a glance


The glorious journey of Bangladesh Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (BCSIR) commenced in 1955 as a multidisciplinary research unit “East Regional Laboratories” of PCSIR. Since then this organization is being involved in performing scientific and industrial research for achieving self-reliance in industrial development.


Being the leading Research and Development (R&D) organization of Bangladesh, BCSIR is conducting R&D works according to the national demand and contributing to accelerate the economic vibrancy for more than 50 years. During this period BCSIR has expanded its domain to three full-fledgedmulti-disciplinary regional laboratories, six mono disciplinary institutes and one center for pilot plant studies, which are as follows:


             Name of the Unit      

Year of Establishment



  • BCSIR Laboratories, Dhaka


  • BCSIR Laboratories, Chittagong                                      


  • BCSIR Laboratories, Rajshahi                                                     


  • Institute of Fuel Research & Development (IFRD), Dhaka                      


  • Institute of Food Science & Technology (IFST), Dhaka              


  • Pilot Plant & Process Development Centre (PP & PDC), Dhaka  


  • Institute of Glass and Ceramic Research & Testing (IGCRT), Dhaka


  • Leather Research Institute (LRI), Savar, Dhaka               


  • Institute of Mining, Mineralogy and Metallurgy (IMMM), Joypurhat


  • Designated Reference Institute for Chemical Measurements (DRICM), Dhaka


  • Institute of National Analytical Research and Services (INARS), Dhaka 



To boost up socio-economic development of the country, dedicated scientists and engineers of the council are actively engaged in R&D activities and making significant contributions to national and international level. BCSIR is conducting R&D projects in different emerging fields of science and technology such as:

  • Analytical technology for substance
  • Pilot plant and techno-economical study
  • Food technology, food safety and toxicology
  • Fiber and polymer
  • Biogas and renewable energy
  • Soil and environmental science
  • Microbiology
  • Chemical metrology
  • Pulp, paper and biomass processing technology
  • Industrial physics and Nano technology
  • Chemistry and Chemical technology
  • Biotechnology and tissue culture
  • Herbal medicine and natural products
  • Glass, ceramics and Building materials
  • Leather research, development and technology
  • Mining, mineralogy and metallurgy


At present more than 200 R&D projects are being carried out in BCSIR on the above mentioned fields.



BCSIR is providing following important services to the nation:

  1. Develop technology through R&D activities and transfer the developed technologies to entrepreneurs for industrialization,
  2. Conduct different programmes such as dissemination of appropriate technology, organization of science fair, training programmes, seminar etc,
  3. Provide technical and analytical supports to the industries, government and non-government organizations, Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs),
  4. Provide testing services to entrepreneurs for examining the quality of locally produced and imported products with international level testing facilities,
  5. Perform analytical test for the presence of tetracycline and nitrofuran metabolites in the exported shrimp as per requirement of European Union,
  6. Supervise and guide M. Sc., M. Phil and Ph.D. students for their thesis from different universities.