AcSIR is a world class research Academy functioning across 37 National Laboratories and 6 centers (OSDD,TRISUTRA, TKDL, CMMACS, URDIP and HRDC) of Council and Scientific & Industrial Research. AcSIR has been established with an aim of substantially increasing the number of researchers in integrative and Interdisciplinary areas of Science and Engineering.

AcSIR has signed a MoU with CSIR. The Academy will have full/Structured/monitored access to the use and engagement of the Infrastructure, facilities, Scientific manpower and other resources of CSIR Laboratories for teaching and research purposes.

There are around > 2200 Scientists of CSIR who are recognized as Faculty members of AcSIR and some very distinguished and highly acclaimed scientists and academicians of repute who are Academic Professors of AcSIR.

Currently the Academy offers regular and Advanced courses in the following broad disciplines of Study

  • Biological Sciences
  • Chemical Sciences
  • Engineering Science
  • Mathematical & Information Science
  • Physical Science

Including inter-disciplinary and trans-disciplinary sciences

AcSIR is currently conducting the following Post Graduate and Ph.D programs in the different Laboratories.

  • Ph.D programme in Science
  • Ph.D Programme in Engineering
  • Integrated M.Tech – PhD programme in Engineering
  • Integrated M.Sc & PhD in Clinical Research
  • Integrated M.Sc & PhD in Health Informatics
  • For M.Tech – 48000 per annum
  • For PhD – 12000 per annum
  • For M.Tech (Sponsored) – 96000 per annum
  • For PhD (Sponsored) – 24000 per annum
For PhD in Engineering –
  • Master’s degree in Engineering/Technology
  • Master’s Degree by Research in Engineering/Technology
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Technology

All qualifications should have a good academic record with a valid gate score or UGC/CSIR NET/NBHM or equivalent

For PhD in Sciences
  • Master’s degree in Science
  • Master’s degree in Engineering/Technology/Pharmacy
  • M.S (Research)

All qualifications should have a good academic record with a valid gate score or UGC/CSIR NET/NBHM or equivalent

For Integrated M.Tech – PhD Program in Engineering

Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering/Technology under the 10+2+4 System with good Academic record

Integrated M.Sc & PhD in Clinical Research
  • Graduate qualifications in: medical and allied fields like dentistry, AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy), pharmacy, physiotherapy, nursing and veterinary science
  • Applicants with graduate qualifications in: biological and life sciences (microbiology, biochemistry, biotechnology, botany, zoology), basic sciences (chemistry), occupational therapy and bio-statistics
Integrated M.Sc & PhD in Clinical Research

Bachelor’s degree, in any science discipline under the 10+2+3 system. Preference will be given to candidates with working experience in health care and information technology

  • AcSIR and CSIR Labs announces and advertise in National Dailies and Through Internet about its admission Plans twice in a year i.e for January and August sessions.
  • Eligible candidates possessing the minimum educational qualifications as prescribed will be called for test and/ or interview by the selection committees of the respective laboratories of CSIR.
  • The criteria and procedure of admission in different laboratories will be announced well in advance for every session.
  • Foreign Nationals can only register as regular full time scholars. Foreign nationals with degree from Indian Universities will be treated on par with Indian nationals for admission processes.
  • Foreign nationals with foreign degrees must meet the minimum educational requirements equivalent to Indian nationals in the relevant discipline.
  • Once admitted, Academy will apply for necessary clearance from the Govt of India for the students for study in India.

All 37 national laboratories and 3 centers (URDIP, CMMACS & HRDC) of CSIR are associated with AcSIR. Please refer the link: CSIR Labs

Yes, Students can avails credits from other national and International institutions of approved faculties. AcSIR facilitates transfer of credits through an Evaluation process.

No such provision is their till date.

AcSIR doesn’t offer part time mode of Ph.d in any labs, However Industry sponsored candidates are admitted for the programmes.

Interdisciplinary research (IDR) is a mode of research by teams or individuals that integrates information, data, techniques, tools, perspectives, concepts, and/or theories from two or more disciplines or bodies of specialized knowledge to advance fundamental understanding or to solve problems whose solutions are beyond the scope of a single discipline or area of research practice.

AcSIR encourages barrier free transition from one background discipline to acquire higher degree in another discipline.

No, AcSIR is not yet accredited by any accreditation body in India. Necessary actions are being taken to Institutional and/ or Program accreditation.

However, it may please be noted that AcSIR has been established, by the Indian Parliament, as an Institution of National Importance by the Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research (AcSIR) Act, 2011 and duly notified in the Gazette of India in February, 2012.

It should be noted that many universities outside of India refer UGC’s website http://www.ugc.ac.in/institutes-national-importance.aspx of University Grant Commission (UGC) for this purpose.

However, the institutes given in the list are the ones which are under the administrative control of Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD), Government of India. Please check out the MHRD website page http://mhrd.gov.in/instiutions_imp.

This list is not complete and does not mention some major academic institutions in India e.g. Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISER) at Kolkata, Mohali, Bhopal, etc. on this webpage that are actually funded by this ministry; however, they do appear at other webpages of MHRD listing them as universities of national importance.

AcSIR is separate from above universities/institutes (that are under MHRD) and is not under the administrative control of MHRD, so AcSIR does not appear in the above lists that are usually referred by Universities abroad. It is focused as a research university (with Masters and PhD programs in science and engineering) and is closely tied-in with various Laboratories of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR); India’s national research labs setup. It has been established under the AcSIR Act of 2010-2011 and duly notified in the gazette of India in February, 2012.

Please refer to AcSIR website http://www.acsir.res.in/ for more information and details.

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