AcSIR – Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Summer Training Program 2017.

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Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam

“You have to dream before your dreams can come true”.
– Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, one of the greatest scientific minds, a scholar statesman and a true patriot who inspired millions of young and old alike by his works and deeds.


Summer Training Program at AcSIR provides an opportunity to spend one of your summers working at premier research Laboratories of CSIR with some of the leading scientists in India, in an environment which promotes trans-disciplinary research.
The program is supported/ funded by AcSIR through its AcSIR-Kalam Fellowship.


Registration Start DateDec 9, 2016
Application Closing DateJan 13, 2017
Shortlist DeclarationMar 10, 2017
Selection InterviewApr 3-8, 2017
Result DeclarationApr 15, 2017

  • Total number of Fellowships : 20*
  • Duration: Two months; Between the months of May and August
  • Amount of Fellowship: Rs. 25,000 per student for the duration of the program
    (payable after successful completion of the training program and submission of project report to the Laboratory Coordinator)
  • Travel allowance to the selected student: Reimbursable to a maximum of Rs. 5,000 per selected student
  • This is a compulsorily Residential Program where the selected students would be required to stay on campus of the respective CSIR Labs on charge basis.


  • First year of M.Sc program or equivalent: minimum first-class at pre-M.Sc degree level
  • Third to pre-final year of Integrated M.Sc program or equivalent: GPA 6.0 on a scale of 10 (upto IV Sem)
  • First year of M.E/M.Tech program or equivalent: GPA 8.0 on a scale of 10 OR GPA 7.0 on a scale of 10 for CFTIs at B.E/B.Tech level or GATE Score ≥600 or NET (Engineering) Rank from 1 to 100
  • Third year of B.E/ B.Tech program or equivalent: GPA 8.0 on a scale of 10 OR GPA 7.0 on a scale of 10 for CFTIs (upto IV Sem)
  • Third to pre-final year of Integrated M.E/M.Tech program or equivalent: GPA 8.0 on a scale of 10 OR GPA 7.0 on a scale of 10 for CFTIs (upto IV Sem) or GATE Score ≥600 or NET (Engineering) Rank from 1 to 100

  • Screening will be primarily based on a Research Proposal and other screening criteria decided by the Committee.
  • An applicant can give five preferences of CSIR Labs/Institutes.
  • Shortlisted applicants will be intimated electronically
  • Selection Interview will be held at a central location. Appearance at the interview is mandatory for consideration.
  • Applicant may be allowed to participate through electronic media for interview (Skype etc.) under specific request.
  • Selection is purely based on merit/ performance at the selection interview.
  • Food and lodging arrangements shall be made for applicants called for interview only.


  • The application form has to be completed in all aspects for consideration
  • Multiple applications from same applicant will result in cancellation of candidature
  • All filled-in information should be supported by relevant documents at the time of selection interview
  • Please visit the websites of participating CSIR Labs for information on their research areas

* Reservation shall be applicable as per GoI rules.

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Sl. No.Lab NameArea
1CSIR-Fourth Paradigm Institute, BangaloreInformation Sciences
2CSIR-Central Building Research Institute, RoorkeeEngineering Sciences
3CSIR-Centre for Cellular & Molecular Biology, HyderabadBiological Sciences
4CSIR-Central Drug Research Institute, LucknowBiological Sciences
5CSIR-Central Electronics Engineering Research Institute, PilaniPhysical Sciences/ Engineering Sciences
6CSIR-Central Food Technological Research Institute, MysoreBiological Sciences
7CSIR-Central Leather Research Institute, ChennaiChemical Sciences/ Biological Sciences
8CSIR-Central Road Research Institute, New DehliEngineering Sciences
9CSIR-Central Scientific Instruments Organisation, ChandigarhPhysical Sciences
10CSIR-Central Salt & Marine Chemicals Research Institute, BhavnagarChemical Sciences/ Biological Sciences
11CSIR-Institute of Himalayan Bioresource Technology, PalampurBiological Sciences/ Chemical Sciences
12CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Biology, KolkataBiological Sciences
13CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, HyderabadChemical Sciences/ Engineering Sciences
14CSIR-Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine, JammuBiological Sciences
15CSIR-Indian Institute of Petroleum, DehradunChemical Sciences/Biological Sciences/ Engineering Sciences
16CSIR-Indian Institute of Toxicology Research, LucknowBiological Sciences
17CSIR-Institute of Microbial Technology, ChandigarhBiological Sciences
18CSIR-National Aerospace Laboratories, BangaloreEngineering Sciences
19CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory, PuneChemical Sciences
20CSIR-National Environmental Engineering Research Institute, NagpurEngineering Sciences
21CSIR-North East Institute of Science & Technology, JorhatChemical Sciences
22CSIR-National Geophysical Research Institute, HyderabadPhysical Sciences
23CSIR-National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology, ThiruvananthapuramChemical Sciences/ Biological Sciences/ Engineering Sciences
24CSIR-National Institute of Oceanography, GoaPhysical Sciences
25CSIR-National Metallurgical Laboratory, JamshedpurEngineering Sciences

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