About AcSIR.

Established in 2011 as an ‘Institution of National Importance’ (interim operations started in June, 2010), the Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research (AcSIR) has adopted the mandate to create and train some of the best of tomorrow’s Science & Technology leaders through a combination of innovative and novel curricula, pedagogy and evaluation. AcSIR’s focus will be on imparting instruction and providing research opportunities in such areas that are not routinely taught in regular academic universities in India.

AcSIR has been set-up based on a ‘hub and Spoke’ model where the hub (AcSIR-HQ Ghaziabad) is responsible for centralized administrative functions. The spoke are located in the 82 AcSIR affiliated Research Institutes spread along the length and breadth of India, which act as the academic campuses of  AcSIR. In addition, AcSIR has collaborative academic programs with other national and international educational institutions.

At present, the Academy has 2748 faculty members from CSIR Laboratories,  around ~6500 students enrolled in various programmes.

AcSIR is listed in Ministry of Education, Government of India’s website under “Institutions of National Importance” at Serial Number 148 (https://www.education.gov.in/en/institutions-national-importance).

AcSIR is ranked 11th by “Scimago Institutions Rankings”, 12th by “Nature Index” and 12th by “NIRF” in the Research Category, among the academic institutions in India.

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