About Us


National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL) a constituent institution of the  Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) under the Ministry of  Science and Technology, Govt. of India, is a premier aerospace research  and technology development organization of the  country. Over the last 5 decades,  NAL has successfully contributed to the growth of aerospace activities in  the country in particular to the projects of national importance in the  defence and space sectors. This has been done through building up of  expertise and establishing various facilities and needed. In the last  decade, NAL has also taken up the mandate for the design and development  of small civil aircraft for the national needs. As a result of its successful efforts and significant contributions, NAL has come to be recognized internationally as a major center for aerospace research and  development activities.

March 8, 1911 was declared as the International Women's day (IWD) in recognition of the achievements in the economic, political and socialspheres by women across the world. CSIR-NAL has been celebrating International Women's Day since 2001. Inspiring talks from eminent personalities have been organized over the past 10 years  by inviting women who have made significant contributions in their respective fields of activity to address and share their experiences. Women achievers who have made significant contribution from different spheres of walk viz., educationists, aviation, lawyers, doctors, ITprofessionals have graced this occasion since 2001

CSIR-NAL had organized a seminar on 'Women in Aerospace in India (Aerowomen)' during 13-14 December 2001 with the main objective to bring together the Indian women in the field of Aerospace and identify their scientific and technical contributions. In this context, the seminar was, perhaps, the first of its kind held in India. It was also aptly conducted in the ' Women's  Empowerment Year - 2001' declared by the Government of India.

"Aerowomen Girl child Award' has been instituted from the interest of the amount saved from the seminar to help girl children of NAL employees who have completed the XII Board exams with flying colours to pursue their higher studies since 2007.


“Women are never stronger than when they arm themselves with their weaknesses.”
Madame Marie du Deffand