Last Updated: 27th April, 2013

Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research

(AcSIR) 2013

Integrated M.Tech-Ph.D programme (Post Graduate Research Programme in Engineering) offered by Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research (AcSIR) is a 2+3 years full-time residential programme which is segregated into two segments:

(i) M.Tech programme (2 years) consisting of four-semesters and

(ii) Ph.D programme (3 years) after successful completion of M.Tech will be
decided on a case-by-case basis.

The programmes are designed to give indepth exposure and hands-on R&D experience to the candidates in the
respective areas. The selected candidates will be trained on exciting live projects so that they emerge as research ready
scientists/engineers for taking up challenging positions.

Positions offered/ Who can Apply?

  •  There are up to 199 positions out of which, 50 are for Trainee Scientists (TS) position of CSIR. The selection for the positions of Trainee Scientists across the participating labs will be as per the policy of CSIR including the reservations policy as per GoI norms. In addition, on successful completion of the M.Tech with distinction, the Trainee Scientists (TS) may be considered for absorption in CSIR as Scientists in Pay Band-3 of the Government of India (Scale Rs. 15600 – 39100/- with Grade Pay of Rs. 6600/- plus other allowances as applicable) based on the selection procedure of CSIR and depending on the vacancies available in the participating CSIR laboratory.
  •  In addition there are Quick Hire Fellow positions available for meritorious candidates for which Quick Hire Fellowships may be used by the individual CSIR laboratories.
  •  NET Engineering and GATE (JRF) qualified candidates are eligible to apply for Integrated M.Tech-Ph.D. programme. If selected, they will obtain stipend (JRF/SRF) from CSIR-EMR for completing the M.Tech and Ph.D. programs.
  • Apart from above categories as above, meritorious candidates from the Industries/ Industry Sponsored Projects may also be enrolled for the programme at AcSIR as Industry/ Project Sponsored Candidates. Such candidates shall contact the CSIR lab of interest and should receive a-priori approval from the lab for the position. Also, such candidates are advised to receive a commitment from a faculty of the concerned lab agreeing to act as a Guide/Advisor.
    The Employing organisation of such Sponsored Candidates will have to support the student during his/her tenure as a student at AcSIR and will have to provide a no objection certificate for such an enrolment. Such candidates will have to remain a residential student for the first two semesters to complete the coursework.

Eligibility Criteria

Engineering Graduates with minimum 70% marks or 7.0 CGPA are eligible to apply. The age of the candidates should not be more than 28 years as on July 01, 2013 for admission to the programme. For reserved category, age relaxation as per Govt. of India rules will be followed. A valid GATE score will be considered as an added advantage.
Candidates whose final results are awaited, but who are otherwise eligible as per the screening criteria, can also apply. If selected, they will be provisionally admitted to the programme. Their continuation in the programme will be subjected to securing required percentage/equivalent grade (depending on the cut -off marks for screening for the specific programme) and submission of marks-sheet of their final result by October 31, 2013. There shall be no bar on age for Industry/ Project Sponsored Candidates.

Admission Process

The candidates can exercise a maximum of two preferences. Candidates will be screened based on their preferences. However, it does not give any right to the candidate to determine their performance/ choice, as the selection is purely based on performance and/ or available vacancies. Please visit AcSIR website ( for on-line application form submission and additional details.
Short-listed candidates for the different positions will be intimated electronically and they will be required to appear for interview for selection at the designated centres on the dates announced. Details of interview centres will be posted on the AcSIR website ( in due course. In addition to their academic performance and/or depending on the vacancies, final selection will be based on performance of the candidate in the interview.

Important Dates

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