CSIR-Structural Engineering Research Centre (CSIR-SERC), Chennai, India is one of the national laboratories under the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), India. CSIR-SERC has built-up excellent facilities and expertise for the analysis, design and testing of structures and structural components. Services of SERC are being extensively used by the Central and State Governments and public and private sector undertakings. Scientists of CSIR-SERC serve on many national and international committees and the Centre is recognized at the national and international levels as a leading research institution in the field of structural engineering. CSIR-SERC has been certified as ISO 9001:2008 quality institution.
Charter of our Research Centre:
CSIR-SERC acts as a clearing house for the latest available knowledge and develops know-how on design and construction of all types of structures.
It undertakes application-oriented research in all aspects of structural engineering – both design and construction, including rehabilitation of structures.
It provides design consultancy services, including proof checking, to organizations in the public and private sectors for developing a variety of structural designs.
CSIR-SERC also organizes specialized courses on structural engineering for the benefit of practicing engineers to familiarize them with the latest developments in analysis, design and construction.
Vision of CSIR-SERC
The vision of CSIR-SERC envisages that it shall continuously strive to excel on its expertise, facilities and performance in order to be a globally competitive R&D organization in Structural Engineering.
Towards this CSIR-SERC has initiated
* Innovative programmes of R&D for technology / expertise development leading to reliable and safe designs and construction practices
* Action to establish advanced / state-of-the-art facilities for testing and advanced analysis / software development
* Action to publish high quality papers in international journals, to enhance IPR content in R&D activities and to attract external financial support to R&D programmes
* Transfer of technology and expertise for industrial/societal benefit.