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CSIR-Institute of Minerals and Materials Technology (IMMT) was setup in 1964 as Regional Research Laboratory, Bhubaneswar in the eastern part of India under the aegis of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), New Delhi. Renaming of IMMT was done in 2007 with a renewed research focus and growth strategy to be the global leader in the areas of minerals engineering and materials technology. The institute has expertise in conducting basic research and technology oriented programs in a wide range of subjects to ensure a sustainable growth of the mining, mineral and metals industries. For the last one decade, main thrust of R&D at CSIR-IMMT has been to empower the Indian industries to meet the challenges of globalization by providing advanced and zero waste process know-how and consultancy services for commercial exploitation of natural resources through the public-private-partnership (PPP) approach. Today, CSIR-IMMT is the first choice for many mineral based industries; while it is trying to develop a niche in some of the advanced materials for greater value addition.