Benefits Available
Benefits available for "In-house R&D Centres" of companies are -.


Super-Deduction (Weighted Deduction) available on both Revenue or Capital Expenditure.


Duty free import of specified goods (Analytical & specialty equipments)


Commercial R&D companies eligible for 10yrs. tax holiday


Other Benefits – Excise duty waiver for 3 yrs., Custom & Excise duty exemption, state subsidy etc.
  Financial and other incentives To R & D Centre:



Write off of revenue expenditure on R&D ;

Write off of capital expenditure on R&D in the year the expenditure incurred;



Super-Deduction (Weighted Deduction) to the sponsor of sponsored research programmes in universities, IIT’s and approved national laboratories.


Super-Deduction (Weighted Deduction) on R&D expenditure incurred in the approved in-house R&D centre of biotechnology or in the business of manufacture or production of any drugs. Pharmaceuticals, electronic equipments, computers, telecommunication equipments, chemicals, aircrafts and helicopters, automobiles including automobile components, or, any other article thing notified. Expenditure on scientific research in relation to drugs and pharmaceuticals shall include expenditure incurred on clinical drug trials, obtaining approvals from any regulatory authority under any Central, State or Provincial Act and filling an application for a patent.

  The Ministries/ Govt. Depts. involved in giving approvals are:

  • Ministry of Finance
  • Ministry of Chemicals
  • Ministry of Commerce
  • Ministry of Science and Technology
  • Ministry of Heavy Industries
  • Ministry of Shipping, Road Transport and Highways
  • Ministry of Small Scale Industries
  • Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation
  • Ministry of Steel
  • Ministry of Environment
  • Department of Industrial Development
  • Department of Electronics
  • Department of Telecommunication
  • Department of Bio-Technology
  • Department of Food Processing
  • Indian Council of Agriculture Research
  • Council of Scientific & Industrial Research
  • Indian Council of Medical Research
  • Defence Research & Development Organisation
  • Department of Atomic Energy
  • Department of Space

Super-Deduction (Weighted Deduction) to Donations made to approved Scientific and Industrial Research Organisations.

Accelerated depreciation allowance for investment on plant and machinery made on the basis of indigenous technology.

Customs duty exemption to public funded R&D institutions and privately funded scientific and industrial research organisations, both for capital equipment and consumables needed for R&D

Excise duty exemption to duty exemption for 3 years on goods designed and developed by a wholly owned Indian company and patented in any two countries out of India , USA, Japan and any one country of European Union

Exemption from customs duty on imports made by industry for R&D projects.

Exemption from price Control of Drugs (Prices Control) Order for drugs, which have been developed indigenously or produced through a process, developed through indigenous R&D.

Pharmaceutical reference standards are allowed to be imported duty free.

Goods specified in List 28 (Comprising of analytical and specialty equipment)for use in

pharmaceutical and biotechnology sector are allowed to be imported duty free meeting certain condition.
Supports in the form of Grants for industrial R&D projects.

Support in the form of loans/Grants for industrial R&D. Support to industry for R & D through sector specific programmes of scientific and economic ministries.

Association of industry with the national R&D programmes in area of Atomic Energy Space and Defence research.

Promotion of technology transfer from national laboratories and nationally funded R&D Programmers to industry through public sector organisations.

Financial support to meet the developmental expenditure for -

  • R&D Project for development of a new/improved product
  • R&D Project for development of a new/improved process
  • R&D Project for development of Capital Goods for Indian/Export market
  • R&D Project for absorption of imported technology with know-how studies