CSIR-4PI AcSIR Programme

Research Groups CSIR-4PI

CSIR-4PI has an active research program leading to Ph.D. degree in a multitude of arenas [Click Here for details].  It provides a stimulating atmosphere, which fosters creativity and encourages innovative thinking and research.  The PhD program consists of flexible course work, computational training tutorials and a research proposal to demonstrate attainment of a high degree of scientific ability which is followed by advanced research leading to a PhD thesis on a specific topic. The PhD program is normally completed in 4-5 years. During the first year, the students have to go through a course work covering basic and advanced topics. The students are encouraged to take courses in inter-disciplinary areas. As part of the PhD program, the PhD student is expected to give at least two seminars.


About AcSIR


The Academy of Scientific & Innovative Research (AcSIR) is established with a view to maximize the number of qualified researchers and professionals in the domain of science & engineering, who will be equipped with the skills of innovation and interdisciplinary integration. AcSIR is envisaged to emerge as a world class institution of national importance. The AcSIR would impart course instructions and award degrees in frontier areas of science and technology. The Academy will use the infrastructure facilities, scientific manpower and other resources of CSIR for teaching and research. Taking advantage of CSIRs state of the art infrastructure and unique human resource, the AcSIR would work towards bridging the gap that exists today between academics and societal applications.




AcSIR Academic Programme

As part of the academic programme of AcSIR, students are required to undertake a project for 6-8 weeks, related to rural areas and the theme of the project should be related to the CSIR-800 programme. The aim of the project is to interact with people from rural areas, understand their problems and suggest ways for improvements in the areas of energy, education, environment, agriculture, health, food, water, etc. In addition, two project proposals to be prepared by selecting topics of high relevance and novelty that have a state-of-the art review, methodologies, recommendations etc. One of the proposals can be related to a research topic leading to the PhD and the second proposal should be in related areas. Students must pass a comprehensive examination designed to test the overall comprehension of the student in various subjects.


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