Central Glass And Ceramic Research Institute

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Central Glass and Ceramic Research Institute, Kolkata was established on August 26, 1950 and was one of the first four National Laboratories decided to be set up under the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research, the other three being National Chemical Laboratory, Pune; National Physical Laboratory, New Delhi and Central Fuel Research Institute, Dhanbad.

During the 1960s, CGCRI Kolkata shot into limelight in the international arena by working on the development of various types of optical glasses that were used to make lenses and prisms for making periscopes, binoculars, range-finders, gun-sights, fire directors, and scientific, photographic and survey instruments like microscopes, telescopes, cameras, projectors, theodolites etc. In the subsequent years, CGCRI Kolkata worked on the development of laser glass, infra-red transmitting filters, synthetic quartz single crystal, high temperature protective enamels, high alumina ceramic seals and spacers. CGCRI Kolkata's efforts have been instrumental in making the country independent of imports in respect of such material.

Research and Development Areas at CGCRI Kolkata

  • Glass Technology,
  • Optical Glass
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Sol Gel
  • Oxide and Bio-Ceramics
  • Ceramic Membrane
  • Refractories and Building Materials
  • Composite
  • Glass Science
  • Clay &Traditional Ceramics
  • Electroceramics
  • Glass Ceramic Coating
  • Non Oxide Ceramics
  • Optical Communication
Training Programs at CGCRI Kolkata
  • Specialised Training Programs at CGCRI Kolkata are conducted in the following fields
  • Fibre Glass Reinforced plastics (FRP)
  • Glass Melting, Processing & its Characterisation
  • Glass-Ceramic Coating on Metal/Alloys for high temperature application
  • Pottery making
  • Glazes and Glazing of Red Clays Bricks
  • Basic principals & Application of Sol-Gel Coating
  • Refractories
  • Furnace Design & Maintenance
  • Petrographic Analyses of Stones/Seeds etc. in Glass
  • Chemical Analyses of Glass/Ceramic Raw Materials
  • Ceramic Fabrication Process
  • Composite Materials

Besides, training programs are available in other areas such as Glass Science and Technology, Chemical Analysis of Glass, Ceramic and Allied Materials, Glass Melting and Processing, Pottery Making etc.

Global Alliances at CGCRI Kolkata : CGCRI Kolkata has international tie-ups with many foreign institutes to facilitate the exchange of scientists in similar areas.

Central Glass and Ceramic Research Institute, Kolkata has state-of-the-art facilities to promote the various research activities of its scholars.

Address : Central Glass and Ceramic Research Institute
196 Raja S C Mullick Road, Kolkata-700032 , India.
Phone : 091-33-2473-3496/69/76/77, 2483-8079/82, Fax : 2473-0957 ,2483 7340/41-43, 2483-9245/46/47
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