Mandate & Objective



The Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB) is a statutory body established through an Act of parliament, 2008. The mandate is to support basic research in emerging areas of science & engineering.


  1. Serve as a premier agency for planning, promoting and funding of internationally ompetitive research in emerging areas.
  2. Identify major inter-disciplinary research areas, and individuals, groups or institutions and funding them for undertaking research.
  3. Assist in setting up infrastructure and environment for scientific pursuit.
  4. Enable in order to achieve synergy between academic institutions, research and development laboratories and industry for promoting basic research in science and engineering.
  5. Evolve a system of approach to expeditiously provide funding for research, including monitoring and evaluation, by adopting modern management practices.