AcSIR PhD Admissions – 24/05/2018

Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research


The objective of AcSIR is pursuit of excellence as well as doing something relevant. We promote the culture of being singularly dynamic and innovative. The Academy was established by a Resolution of the Parliament in 2010 and received recognition as an “Institution of National Importance” by the Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research (AcSIR) Act 2011. The Academy aims to maximize the number of qualified researchers and professionals of impeccable quality in the domain of science and engineering; and to equip them with the skills to innovate and conduct seamless interdisciplinary research.


The programs equip students to undertake interdisciplinary research by providing a broad-based practical training in the best in the class national laboratories of CSIR. The Programs are structured around academic coursework (as per program requirement) and mandatory courses viz. one Project Proposal & one Review Article writing; and Societal Program; and research in frontier areas of Science, Technology and Engineering leading to Ph.D degree.


1. Ph.D in Sciences

Candidates with a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/ Technology, Medicine or Master’s degree in Science with a keen sense of scientific enquiry for pursuing advanced research in frontier areas of Biological, Chemical, Physical and Mathematical & Information Sciences. The candidate should have a valid National level fellowship (JRF/ SRF) from any of the various funding agencies such as CSIR, UGC, DBT, DST etc.), INSPIRE or other equivalent fellowships.

2. Direct Ph.D in Sciences

Undergraduate degree in Science or allied subjects with at least 8.5 and/or 1st rank holder in University/ Institution. Possible funding sources for students are INSPIRE, CSIR-JRF, CSIR-UGC-NET or other equivalent national fellowships.

3. Sponsored Ph.D (Sciences)

Regular: Master’s degree in Science*
Direct: Undergraduate degree in Science or allied subjects with at least 8.5 and/or 1strank holder in University/ Institution*.

Candidates whose final results are awaited, but who are otherwise eligible as per the screening criteria, can also apply. If selected, they will be provisionally admitted to the program. Their continuation in the program will be subject to securing required percentage/ equivalent grade (depending on the cut-off marks for screening for the specific program) and submission of marks-sheet of their final result at the time of joining the program.

Important Dates:

17-08-2018: Commencement of Session
13-08-2018 To 14-08-2018: Enrollment
18-07-2018: Declaration of Results
25-06-2018 To 13-07-2018: Aptitude test/Interview at CSIR Labs
31-05-2018: Declaration of Shortlists
24-05-2018 : Last date for submission of Online Application
20-04-2018: Commencement of Online Admission Portal

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