Established in 1950 under CSIR-India, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, India, Central Glass and Ceramic Research Institute focuses in area of ceramics, glass and mica refractories etc. Central Glass and Ceramic Research Institute is one of the first four laboratories initiated by Council of Scientific & Industrial Research, originally name was Central Glass & Silicate Research Institute was named as Central Glass and Ceramic Research Institute (CGCRI), apart from this other three are which has started National Chemical Laboratory, Pune; National Physical Laboratory, New Delhi and Central Fuel Research Institute, Dhanbad. In year 1950 it was inaugurated formally, however since 1944 the institute was functioning in a limited way. Main direction of work is towards identifying suitable mineral resources which are available in India and suitability for product development. Quality control methods in glass and ceramics and also in machines and equipment utilized in glass production. As a result in a time of one decade Central Glass and Ceramic Research Institute has made a history in economic development of country. It has produced many types of optical glasses which has gain reputation in international arena. Optical glass is used in lenses and prisms fitted in periscopes, binoculars, and gun sights, cameras, projectors and etc. this has help India to become one of the few countries which has technology to produce optical glass. The production of optical glasses is kept secret by all of the countries, even Central Glass and Ceramic Research Institute has produced method for producing optical glass independently without support or cooperation of other countries. Central Glass and Ceramic Research Institute has a plant which has annual production capacity of 10 tonnes. During sixties Central Glass and Ceramic Research Institute has also work in other techniques apart form optical glasses, their have developed techniques in glasses and ceramic compounds. Colour in glass, availability of different minerals in India such as mica, clay. Studying their stability and developing it for specific uses like that of high temperature combustion boats.
The following is the list of proceedings by scholars from Central Glass and Ceramic Research Institute that are published in OMICS International journals and conferences.