Established through an Act of Parliament, SERB is a statutory body with requisite financial and administrative autonomy for performing its mandated functions.
Creation of SERB, in year 2011, is considered as an important institutional milestone in the Indian S&T ecosystem.
Chaired by Secretary, DST, SERB comprises of 17 members that includes seven Secretaries to the Government of India. An Oversight Committee advises and assists the Board.
SERB has a vision to position science and technology as the fulcrum for social and economic change by supporting competitive, relevant and quality scientific research and development.
As the premier national research funding agency, the mission is to raise the quality and footprint of Indian science and engineering to the highest global levels in an accelerated mode, through calibrated, competitive support of research and development.