AcSIR PhD Admissions open for the Session of Jan & Aug 2021


Are you interested in joining a PhD program at any reputed institute? The Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research (AcSIR) has invited applications for PhD programs in Science and Engineering. Interested candidates can apply for the PhD program. Read this article to know the details of PhD programs, eligibility, duration, fee structure and admission process, etc.

About AcSIR

The Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research (AcSIR) was founded by the Parliament resolution (2010). The institute was recognized as the "Institution of National Importance" by AcSIR Act 2011. The academy is engaged in the education and training of the students, researchers, and also of professionals to make them qualified and equip them with the ability to carry out the interdisciplinary research in the area of science and technology.

About Programs at AcSIR

At AcSIR, the students carry out interdisciplinary research by taking broad-based practical training at national-level CSIR's laboratories. The PhD program includes several other programs besides course work. The compulsory programs for PhD degree include Project Proposal Writing -1, Review Article Writing-1; Societal Program; research in Science, Technology and Engineering.

AcSIR will not provide any financial support to the students and the candidates will have to get a stipend, scholarship, or financial help for the PhD program.

PhD Courses Offered at AcSIR

  • PhD (Sciences)
  • Sponsored PhD (Sciences)
  • PhD (Engineering)
  • Sponsored PhD (Engineering)
  • IDDP program


Details of PhD Programs

PhD (Sciences)

  • Eligibility Criteria: For admission in PhD Sciences, the candidates should have a Master's degree in Science or equivalent. The candidate should have National level fellowship like CSIR, UGC, DST, DBT, INSPIRE, RGNF, etc. The candidates who are working as a Group-IV Scientists, SRFs, Project Assistants, and Group-III Technical Staff of CSIR are also eligible to apply as per relevant AcSIR rules
  • Duration: The regular students can submit their PhD thesis in a minimum period of 3 years and a maximum of 6 years. Regular students are to stay full time on campus
  • Fee Structure: Regular students will have to deposit a fee of Rs.8000 Per semester and Rs.5000 for thesis submission
  • Hostel Fee: The candidates will have to pay the fee for boarding and lodging in Hostel separately


Sponsored PhD (Sciences)

  • Eligibility Criteria: Candidates with a Master's degree in Science or equivalent are eligible to apply. They must have to obtain an endorsement from Academic or Research Institutes or Industry. Their institutes or organisation will provide financial assistance and academic leave during the PhD program. The candidates can calculate the percentage of CGPA by using the following formula, CGPA= (Percentage + 5) /10. Applicants with percentage = 95%, shall fill 10 CGPA in the Online Application Form
  • Duration:: The PhD thesis can be submitted in a minimum period of 4 years by sponsored students and a maximum of 6 years. Minimum residency period for sponsored PhD students on the campus is one semester
  • Fee Structure: Rs.16000 Per semester fee is to be deposited by the sponsored students, while Rs.25000 is to be deposited as a fee for thesis submission.
  • Hostel Fee: The candidates will have to pay the fee for boarding and lodging in Hostel separately


PhD (Engineering)

  • Eligibility Criteria: The candidate must hold a Master's degree in Engineering or Technology following a four-year engineering/technology or 4-5 year science degree, or an integrated minimum-5-year M Tech degree; or equivalent. He/she must have at least one of the following
    1. He/she must have obtained a national-level fellowship like NET-JRF tenable at institutes of CSIR.
    2. He/she should fulfil all the conditions required for eligibility for the CSIR-SRF.
    3. He/she should fulfil all the conditions for the award of the INSPIRE fellowship.
    4. He/she should fulfil all the conditions set by AcSIR for Project Assistants to register for a PhD.
    5. Besides Project Assistants, SRFs, Group-IV Scientists and Group-III Technical Staff of CSIR are also eligible to apply as per relevant AcSIR rules.
  • Duration: Regular students can submit the PhD thesis in minimum duration of 3 years and a maximum of 6 years. They will have to stay full time on campus
  • Fee Structure: PhD course fee for regular Students is Rs.8000 per semester, while Rs.5000 will have to be paid for thesis submission.
  • Hostel Fee: The candidates will have to pay the fee for boarding and lodging in Hostel separately


Sponsored PhD (Engineering)

  • Eligibility Criteria : The candidate must hold a Master's degree in Engineering or Technology following a four-year engineering/technology or 4/5 year science degree, or an integrated minimum-5-year M Tech degree; or equivalent. He/she must have at least one of the following:
    1. He/she must have obtained a national-level fellowship like NET-JRF tenable at institutes of CSIR.
    2. He/she should fulfil all the conditions required for eligibility for the CSIR-SRF.
    3. He/she should fulfil all the conditions for the award of the INSPIRE fellowship.
    4. He/she should fulfil all the requirements set by AcSIR for Project Assistants to register for a PhD.
    5. Besides Project Assistants, SRFs, Scientists (Group-IV) and Technical Staff (Group-III) of CSIR are also eligible to apply as per relevant AcSIR rules.
    6. He/she should fulfil all the conditions set by AcSIR for industry-sponsored students. Provided that they must have obtained an endorsement letter from Industry, Academic or Research Institutes for required academic leave and financial support for the whole program.
  • Duration:: Sponsored students can submit their PhD thesis in a minimum period of 3 years and a maximum of 6 years. Sponsored PhD students will stay on campus for one semester
  • Fee Structure: Sponsored Students will have to pay a fee of Rs.16000 Per semester and Rs.25000 for thesis submission
  • Hostel Fee:: The candidates will have to pay the fee for boarding and lodging in Hostel separately


IDDP (Integrated M.Tech-PhD) Program

  • Eligibility Criteria: A 4-year undergraduate degree in Engineering or Science (such as BE/BTech/BS), or a five-year degree in Science (such as MSc), or equivalent. The candidate must fulfil at least one of the following
    1. He/she must have obtained a national-level fellowship like NET-JRF tenable at institutes of CSIR.
    2. He/she should fulfil all the conditions required for eligibility for the CSIR-GATE-JRF.
    3. He/she should fulfil all the conditions for the award of the INSPIRE fellowship.
    4. He/she should fulfil all the requirements set by AcSIR for Project Assistants to register for a PhD.
    5. He/she should fulfil all the conditions set by AcSIR for industry-sponsored students. Provided that they must have obtained an endorsement letter from Industry, Academic or Research Institutes for required academic leave and financial support for the whole program.
    6. Besides Project Assistants, SRFs, Scientists (Group-IV) and Technical Staff (Group-III) of CSIR are also eligible to apply as per relevant AcSIR rules.
  • Duration: For Integrated M.Tech-PhD) The program, both regular, and the sponsored PhD students can submit a thesis in a minimum duration of 3 years and a maximum of 6 years. Minimum residency period on campus for sponsored PhD students is one semester, while regular students will have to stay full time on campus
  • Fee Structure: IDDP Program fee for regular students is Rs.8000 Per semester. Besides this, a fee of Rs.5000 will have to be deposited for thesis submission. Sponsored students will deposit Rs.12000 per semester as program fee and Rs.25000 as thesis submission fee
  • Hostel Fee: The candidates will have to pay the fee for boarding and lodging in Hostel separately.


How to Apply

To apply for admission in a PhD programme at AcSIR, the candidate must visit the online admission portal of AcSIR. Application form at AcSIR can be filled online by following below-mentioned steps:
  1. Sign-Up phase: First, the candidate must Sign-Up on the AcSIR Online Admission Portal by providing requisite details. After successful Sign-Up, login credentials including user ID and Password will be sent to registered email ID by auto-generated email. The login credential must be saved safely and will be used to complete the further application form
  2. Online Application Form Phase: In this phase, after successful Sign-Up, a link will be redirected to the online application form. However, candidates can re-login using login credential. After filling all the required details in the online form, click on the submit button. Upon completion of the Online Application form, an AcSIR Application Number (AAN) will be generated, which must be saved safely and shall be used in future correspondence with AcSIR
  3. Generation of Acknowledgement: In this step, an acknowledgement of Admission Receipt containing AcSIR Application Number (AAN) will be generated. Candidate must print a copy of the acknowledgement.


Important Dates (Both PhD Sciences & PhD Engineering)

  • Commencement of Online Application Submission: Oct 15, 2020
  • Deadline of Online Application Submission: Nov 15, 2020
  • Start of Admission Process: Will be updated on the website


Important Instruction for Students

The students must check the official website regularly for any update regarding dates or any other information. One applicant may submit only one application in each program. In case of more than one application filed by a candidate, his/her candidates will be cancelled. Selected candidates will be intimated through email. Final selection will be done based on test and/or interview. Therefore, the selected candidates will have to appear for a test and/or interview on a fixed date at the designated centres. The intake capacity of each program may vary at each institute.

Contact Details

Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research (AcSIR)
CSIR- Human Resource Development Centre, (CSIR-HRDC) Campus
Postal Staff College Area,
Sector 19, Kamla Nehru Nagar,
Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh- 201 002
Ph: +91-120-2783009 (L), +91-9266600847 (M), 9266600947 (M)
E-mail: admissions2021@acsir.res.in
https://acsir.res.in/

Important Links:
PhD (Engineering) : http://acsir.emli.in/ACSIRAdmissionPortal/online-admission/administrator/online-admission/upload_file/Ph.D%20(Engineering)_2020-06-01%2012:31:14.pdf

PhD (Sciences) : http://acsir.emli.in/ACSIRAdmissionPortal/online-admission/administrator/online-admission/upload_file/Ph.D%20(Sciences)_2020-06-01%2012:29:47.pdf

IDDP (Integrated M.Tech &PhD in Engineering) : http://acsir.emli.in/ACSIRAdmissionPortal/online-admission/administrator/online-admission/upload_file/IDDP_2020-06-01%2012:32:01.pdf

Online Application Portal : http://acsir.emli.in/ACSIRAdmissionPortal/online-admission/portal/acsir-online-adm-portal/index.php#/


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