National Physical Laboratory [NPL] was established in the year 1943 at New Delhi. The institute was set up by the Governing Body of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) with a view to pave way for using science and technology as a means for industrial growth and development, as well as to give fillip to the fledgling Indian industry. The National Physical Laboratory is the National Metrology Institute of India and a Premier Research Laboratory in the field of Physical Sciences. Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, the then Prime Minister of India, laid the foundation stone for the laboratory on January 4, 1947 and it was one of the first National Laboratory to be set-up under the CSIR. On January 21, 1950, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, the then Deputy Prime Minister of India, inaugurated the NPL building. Over the years, the Laboratory has more than realized its primary mandate as the keeper of Measurement Standards for the nation while also substantially expanding its research activities to emerge as a leading national institution for research in a whole gamut of areas in the Physical Sciences.
Facts and Figures ofNational Physical Laboratory [NPL]-
Year of Establishment
Director of the Institute
Dr. Amitava Sen Gupta
Institutes Under National Physical Laboratory [NPL]
How to Reach
6.5 kms away from New Delhi Railway Station
Why to Join National Physical Laboratory [NPL]?
Research and Development- The institute aims to strengthen and advance physics-based research and development for the overall development of science and technology in the country
Expert Faculty- The faculty at National Physical Laboratory are a team of experts who have gained quality education and have excellent experience in the field of Physics
Collaborations- The institute has collaborations with various other technical institutes that offer trainings and workshops for the students