AcSIR – Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Summer Training Program 2018.

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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 DateNov 17, 2017
Application Closing DateDec 31, 2017
Shortlist DeclarationTo be revised
Selection InterviewTo be revised
Result DeclarationTo be revised

  • 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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S. No.LabArea
1CSIR Fourth Paradigm Institute, BangaloreInformation Sciences (Weather, Climate and Informatics, Cyber Security, AI & Machine learning, Solid earch and Natural hazard)
2CSIR-Advanced Materials and Processes Research Institute, Bhopal Materials Science
3CSIR-Central Building Research Institute, RoorkeeCivil Engineering, Chemical Sciences and Geosciences (Physical Sciences)
4CSIR-Centre for Cellular & Molecular Biology, Hyderabad Biological Sciences
5CSIR-Central Electronics Engineering Research Institute, PilaniCyber physical system and IoTs, semiconductor devices and smart sensors, microwave vacuum and plasma devices
6CSIR-Central Food Technological Research Institute, Mysore Food Science and Nutrition
7CSIR-Central Leather Research Institute, Chennai Chemical Sciences and Biological Sciences
8CSIR-Central Road Research Institute, New Delhi Civil Engineering/ Transportation Engineering
9CSIR-Central Scientific Instruments Organisation, Chandigarh Avionics, Optics and Photonics, Sensors, Computational Instrumentation, Nanoscience and Technology, Material Science, System Engineering, Imaging Technologies and Sensor Fusion, Biomedical Instrumentation, Computer Aided Design, Modelling and Simulation, Ferro Fluids and Thermodynamics
10CSIR-Central Salt & Marine Chemicals Research Institute, Bhavnagar Chemical Sciences and Biological Sciences
11CSIR-Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology, New Delhi Biological Sciences
12CSIR-Institute of Himalayan Bioresource Technology, PalampurBiological Sciences and Chemical Sciences
13CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Biology, Kolkata Cancer Biology
14CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Hyderabad Chemical Sciences
15CSIR-Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine, Jammu Biological Sciences
16CSIR-Indian Institute of Petroleum, Dehradun Chemical Science, Biological Science, Chemical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering
17CSIR-Indian Institute of Toxicology Research, LucknowBiological Sciences
18CSIR-National Aerospace Laboratories, Bangalore Engineering Sciences
19CSIR-National Botanical Research Institute, LucknowBiological Sciences
20CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory, Pune Chemical Sciences, Physical Sciences, Biological Sciences and Engineering Sciences
21CSIR-National Environmental Engineering Research Institute, Nagpur Solid waste management and modeling aspects
22CSIR-North East Institute of Science & Technology, JorhatBiological Sciences
23CSIR-National Institute of Oceanography, Goa Physical Sciences
24CSIR-National Metallurgical Laboratory, Jamshedpur Metallurgical & Materials Engineering
25CSIR-Structural Engineering Research Centre, Chennai Engineering of Structures

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