Mission Statement

To become the prime custodian of all information resources on current and traditional knowledge systems in science and technology in the country, and to promote communication in science to diverse constituents at all levels, using the most appropriate technologies.

Mandate of NISCAIR

·         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

·         Any other activity in consonance with the mission statement of NISCAIR