GIAN is recognised as a Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (SIRO) under Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR), Government of  India. The Recognition Scheme brings together voluntary organizations operating in non-commercial sector with a view to promote their activities in the area of scientific and industrial research, design and development of indigenous technology to achieve technological self-reliance and minimize foreign inputs. The supported organizations undertake activities for the extension of knowledge in the field of natural and applied sciences, agricultural, medical and social sciences.