NEED & VISION
India’s ability to acquire a leadership position in the world, in the economic, demographic and intellectual fronts, would greatly depend on her ability to consolidate and take a vantage position in science & technology. Highly skilled S&T personnel adequately trained to face the challenges of inter-disciplinary and trans- disciplinary transformation of the biological and engineering sciences will command the workspace of tomorrow.
The Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), an autonomous body under the Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India, is the largest publicly funded R&D organization in India covering practically the entire spectrum of scientific and Industrial R&D ranging from aerospace to ocean exploration, from micro-electronics to structural and environmental engineering, from smart materials to mechatronics, and from petrochemicals to synthetic biology.
Established in 2010 as an ‘Institution of National Importance’, the Academy of Scientific & 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 as are not routinely taught in regular academic universities in India.
CSIR-AcSIR offers full-time residential Integrated M.Tech-Ph.D (Post Graduate Research Programme in Engineering) programme in the cutting-edge technological areas to groom bright young engineering graduates into Future Technology Leaders for the Nation . This programme is segregated into two segments: M.Tech programme (2 years) consisting of four-semesters and Ph.D programme (3 years) after successful completion of M.Tech- which will be decided on a case-by-case basis through an open interview conducted along with the regular Ph.D programme applicants.
Participating Lab: CSIR- Structural Engineering Research Centre (CSIR-SERC)
All the CSIR-SERC facilities are open to the students admitted to AcSIR programme in CSIR-SERC