National Chemical Laboratory

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National Chemical Laboratory
राष्ट्रीय रासायनिक प्रयोगशाला
Established1950 (1950)
Field of research
Chemical Sciences
DirectorAshwini Nangia
Staff≈200 (PhD)
Students400 doctoral
AddressPashan Road
LocationPune, Maharashtra, India
18°32′30″N 73°48′38″E / 18.541598°N 73.81065°E / 18.541598; 73.81065Coordinates: 18°32′30″N 73°48′38″E / 18.541598°N 73.81065°E / 18.541598; 73.81065
Operating agency
Council of Scientific and Industrial Research

The National Chemical Laboratory (NCL) is an Indian government laboratory based in Pune, in western India.

NCL Pune

Popularly known as NCL, a constituent member of the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) India, it was established in 1950. There are approximately 200 scientific staff working here. The interdisciplinary research center has a wide research scope and specializes in polymer science, organic chemistry, catalysis, materials chemistry, chemical engineering, biochemical sciences and process development. It houses good infrastructure for measurement science and chemical information.

National Collection of Industrial Microorganisms (NCIM) is located here and is a microbial culture repository maintaining a variety of industrially important microbial culture stock.

There are about 400 graduate students pursuing research towards doctoral degree; about 50 students are awarded Ph.D. degree every year; and the young talent pool adds in every few years.

NCL publishes over 400 research papers annually in the field of chemical sciences and over 60 patents worldwide. It is a unique source of research education producing the largest number of PhDs in chemical sciences within India.[citation needed]

Research Groups in NCL[edit]


PES Modern English School[edit]

NCL has a primary and secondary school within its premises. Established in 1985 as the NCL School, it has since been renamed the 'Progressive Education Society's Modern English School'. Since 2006 it has been extended to include a junior college.


NCL also has a Dispensary inside its premises which provides free of charge medical assistance to NCL employees and dependants under the CGHS.

Past directors[edit]

The organization was headed by many notable scientists since inception.[1]


  1. ^ "NCL Previous Directors". National Chemical Laboratory. 2016. Retrieved 12 May 2016.

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