Metrology is the science of measurements. On many occasions different types of measurements such as mass, length, time, volume, electric current, electric resistance etc and for such other measurements are required in day to day life at many occasions. On national and international level the scientific research and advanced activities that are taken to implement physical measurements and measurement unit standards can be called the scientific measurements.

The subject matter, the scientific measurements of the Department of Measurement Units, Standards and Services could be divided into three main categories viz:


Scientific Metrology (Fundamental Metrology)

Industrial Metrology (Applied Metrology)

Legal Metrology


Future development of NML


It is expected to start new laboratories to establish primary and reference standard of other new fields like vibration and acoustics, force and torque, radar, photometry, radiometry, CMM - 3D measurements, chemical metrology etc;

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