Admissions to AcSIR PhD programmes are conducted twice in a year. The Participating CSIR Labs announces the admission criteria and procedure of admission through National Dailies and Web media. Shortlisted candidates fulfilling the shortlisting criteria of respective participating CSIR Labs will be called for test and / or interview by the Selection Committees of the respective laboratories of CSIR.
Based on the Academic record and the performance of the candidates in the test and / or interview, the Selection Committee of the concerned CSIR Laboratory recommends names of the selected candidates to the respective Deans.
The number of candidates called for test/interview will be commensurate with the number of seats/requirements in each laboratory.
Eligibility Criteria for PhD (Engineering) and Sponsored PhD (Engineering)
Candidates with a Master's degree in Engineering/ Technology/ Pharmacy with a good academic record or with a Master's degree in Sciences with a good academic record and with a valid UGC/ CSIR-NET/ NBHM or valid CSIR-JRF/ SRF or equivalent fellowship.
Project Assistants, Senior Research Fellows and CSIR Scientists are also eligible to apply (as per AcSIR Ordinance No. 3.6.2).
Sponsored PhD (Engineering):
Regular: M.Tech (or equivalent) degree in Engeering*
Direct: Undergraduate degree in Engineering with CGPA of at least 8.5 / 85% marks and/or 1st Rank holder in University/Institution*
*with endorsement from Industry for required academic leave and financial support during program.