Standards Overview

standards overview

The erstwhile Indian Standards Institution (ISI) was established in year 1947 (now Bureau of Indian Standards) with the objective of harmonious development of standardization activity in India. Under the Bureau of Indian Standards Act, 2016, Bureau establishes Indian Standards in relation to any article or process and amends, revises or cancels the standards so established as may be necessary, by a process of consultation involving consumers, manufacturers, Government and regulatory bodies, technologists, scientists and testing laboratories through duly constituted committees.

Standardization(Products and Methods)

Standardization (Products and Methods)

To formulate standards through 15 division councils representing diverse area of economy and technology. The 15 Division Council are Chemical; Medical Equipment And Hospital Planning; Civil Engineering; Metallurgical Engineering; Electrotechnical; Petroleum, Coal and Related Products; Electronics and Information Technology; Production and General Engineering; Food and Agriculture; Textile; Transport Engineering; Mechanical Engineering; Water Resources.

standards overview

Standardization (Service Sector)

To formulate Standards on service sector including Banking and Financial Services; Education Services; Tourism Services; Accounting Services; Legal Services; Media and Entertainment Services; Health and Wellness Services; IT and ITES Services; Environment Services; Telecommunication Services; Infra and Construction Services; Transport and Logistics Services; Management and Systems.

Published Standards


Published Standards

Published Standards.
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Guidelines for Funding RandD Projects for Establishment and Revision of Indian Standards, Special Publications and Handbooks

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Copyright Indian Standards

Notwithstanding anything contained in any other law, the copyright in an Indian Standard or any other publication of the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) shall vest in the BIS.
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Standard Formulation

check-icons Process of Setting Standards : Any organization engaged in providing manufacture, assembly or service, having legal entity in India or abroad can apply with the documents authenticating name and address of the organization. Read More»


Standard Under Development

(1) Proposing a New Subject (2) Drafts Under Wide Circulation . 3) Standards Under Revision
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check-icons Composition of Technical Committees :

  • Civil Engineering
  • Chemical
  • Electrotechnical
  • Food and Agriculture
  • Electronics and Information Technology

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Technical Information Services

The International Relations and Technical Information Services Department of BIS is the nodal department in BIS providing the technical information services to interested parties.
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National Meeting.

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International Co-Operation

international coperation

BIS as the National Standards Body of India has been participating in International Standardization activities and projecting India’s interest during various stages of the development of International Standards.
BIS has been actively participating in the activities of International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).

Other Standarization Bodies

BIS is the National Standards body functioning under the aegis of Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Govt. of India.Presently, BIS has 15 Division Councils which are formulating Indian Standards covering all areas other than those mentioned in Agricultural Produce (Grading and Marking) Act, 1937 and the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940.

Frequently Asked Questions


1. What is a Standard ?

A Standard is document established by consensus and approved by a recognized body, that provides, for common and repeated use, rules, guidelines or characteristics for activities or their results, aimed at the achievement of the optimum degree of order in a given context.

2. What are National Standards ?

Standard that is adopted by a national standards body and made available to the public

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