CSIR-National Environmental Engineering Research Institute was established in 1958, initially it was named as CPHERI,
later named as National Environmental Engineering Research Institute(NEERI). NEERI is constituent laboratory of CSIR
created and funded by Govt. of India and falls under the Ministry of Science and Technology (India).
CSIR-NEERI is established in Nagpur and is pioneer laboratory in the field of environmental science and engineering.
Five zonal centers of CSIR-NEERI have been established in Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Mumbai.
Dr. Rakesh Kumar
Dr. Kumar has ten patents on pollution control devices including two international patents, and published more than 83 papers in national and international Journals and 92 papers in national and international conferences. He has authored three Self Learning Books on various topics of Environmental Science and Engineering, one of them for Commonwealth of Learning, Canada. Dr. Kumar has taken charge from Dr. Tapas Nandy who was earlier holding charge of Acting Director, CSIR-NEERI.
CSIR-NEERI serves Gbic internet services to the users and to serve these services CSIR-NEERI subscribes Gbic internet
line from NKN and 1:1 100Mbps leased line from BSNL, Nagpur.
Network of CSIR-NEERI established on layer-3 switch, which distributes network over fiber optic lines till the edge switches.
Considering mobiles, laptops, computers and network printers, CSIR-NEERI node count reaches upto 1000 nodes.
Network has been established over wired (Cat-6/Rj45) and Wi-Fi network, Wi-Fi network of Institute covers complete
CSIR-NEERI (Hq), Nagpur under its Wi-Fi range.
To cater Wi-Fi need, around 35 Wi-Fi access points have been installed at different locations. Cyberoam Firewall has
been used to administer network traffic and also used for intrusion detection & prevention. Similarly, to protect end user
computer from viruses, Quickheal-Antivirus has been installed on user’s computer/laptop.