Shriram Institute for Industrial Research (SRI) is an independent, self sustaining, not-for-profit multidisciplinary contract research institute conducting research and development in the areas of special significance to industry, government agencies and other organizations. SRI is committed to develop, innovate, analyse and apply technology for products and processes.
SRI also brings its innovations to the marketplace by licensing its technologies and helps in establishing production units for the interested clients.
SRI founded in 1947 by an illustrious founder Sir Shriram, started functioning in 1950. Sir Shriram believed that if India was to catch up with the rest of the world, it was necessary to understand existing technology and innovate it through research.
SRI’s strengths have been its staff , a knowledgeable, expert and experienced Governing Board and an innovative management.
SRI is operational from Delhi and Bangalore. SRI’s thrust areas are Materials Science, Analytical Science, Life Science, Irradiation of Medical and Surgical products and Quality Assurance.
Recent thrust areas in material science includes Blood bags, Cactus Latex based products, Biomaterials, Materials for Aero Space Applications, Polymers for Electronics, Hightech Adhesives, Polymers, Composites, Specialty Chemicals, Renewable resources, Radiation based Technologies, Herbal Products, Waste Utilization, Technical Consultancy etc.
The Analytical Sciences Division provides prompt, precise and dependable analytical services in the fields of metal and minerals, rubber and plastics, building materials, paper, leather and textiles, chemicals and agro chemicals, food and pharmaceuticals, petroleum products, home appliances and Microbiological studies. The Division standardises develop and validate new methods for analysis . It provides assistance to customers to ensure the quality of products laid down by various certifying agencies and statutory bodies. It also provides Calibration services.
SRI’s Life Sciences Division conducts research on various aspects of Environment including Biological Impact Studies, Rapid Environmental Impact Studies and Comprehensive Environmental Impact Studies. The Division undertakes toxicological studies to establish safety levels of chemicals, agrochemicals and herbal products
Shriram Applied Radiation Centre, SARC, established with the technical assistance of BARC, conducts research in plymer modifications and undertakes irradiation of life saving medical and surgical products and spices.
SRI’s uncompromising commitment to excellence in research is underscored by its own Quality Assurance Division which ensures that the Institute itself adheres to the highest standards of scientific investigation and service.