BCSIR is an autonomous organization under the Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of Bangladesh. It has academic and scientific staff of 473, including 100 Ph.D. scholars.
The research activities of BSCIR pertain to: Arsenic Mitigation; Analytical Research; Animal Food Technology; Aromatic Plants; Biogas Technology; Biological Science; Biotechnology; Ceramic; Chemistry; Chemical Metrology; Conservation of Energy & Exploration of New Energy Sources; Electronics; Environmental Pollution; Fats and Waxes; Fiber and polymer; Food Microbiology; Food Science, Nutrition & Quality Control; Industrial Physics; Leather Research & Development; Medicinal Plants; Oil, Oilseeds & Legumes Technology; Pharmacology; Pilot Plant and Techno-economic Study; Plant Food Technology; Plant Science; Processing of Fruits; Production of building materials; Production Laboratory Instruments; Production of chemicals from organic sources; Pulp and Paper; Renewable Energy, and Tissue Culture.
BCSIR comprises of three multidisciplinary regional laboratories in Dhaka, Chittagong and Rajshahi, as well as seven mono-disciplinary institutes. These include: Institute of Fuel Research &Development (IFRD); Institute of Food Science & Technology (IFST); Institute of Glass and Ceramic Research & Testing (IGCRT); Leather Research Institute (LRI); Institute of Mining, Mineralogy and Metallurgy (IMMM); Pilot Plant and Process Development Centre (PP&PDC); and Reference Institute for Chemical Measurements.
BCSIR has expertise in Mineral and Mineralogical Services; Renewable Energy; Bioequivalence Study; Biomaterials, Biochemicals and Biofuel (Biorefinery); and Materials and Metallurgical Science and Engineering. It also offers the following technologies/expertise: Arsenic Test Kit; Development of Mineral Water; Aluminium Recycling; Ammonia Free Deliming Agent for Leather Processing; Leather Dyeing Techniques; Diabetic Foot Wear for Diabetic Patients; and Footwear Insole Material from Leather Shaving Dust. BCSIR offers one post-doctoral fellowship for COMSATS Member States.
BCSIR is looking for research collaborations in Nanotechnology; Renewable Energy; Food Science and Technology; Herbal Medicine and Medicinal Plant; Biorefinery; and Biotechnology.