सीएसआईआर- केंद्रीय विद्युतरसायन अनुसंधान संस्थान
(विद्युतरसायन के क्षेत्र में एक प्रमुख अनुसंधान एवं विकास संस्थान)

Shortlisted candidates for interview for Ph.D August-2013 session

About AcSIR :

 AcSIR is a world class research academy virtually functioning from 37 laboratories, 39 Extension Centres and 4 Units of Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) across the nation with Headquarters at CSIR, New Delhi.  AcSIR has been established with the aim of substantially increasing the number of researchers in integrative and interdisciplinary areas of science and engineering.  The primary focus is on research and imparting instructions in areas not ordinarily taught in regular academic universities in India, by disseminating advanced knowledge in science & technology and by providing teaching and research facilities in frontline branches of learning and emerging areas. AcSIR was established by an Act of Parliament, the Academy of Scientific of Scientific Innovative Research Act, 2011 vide The Gazette of India No.15 dated February 7, 2012 and notified on April 3, 2012.

 AcSIR is created to develop the highest quality personnel with cross disciplinary knowledge, aiming to provide leaders in the field of science and technology.  The Academy shall primarily focus on research and imparting instructions in a such a manner that the methodology is novel and off the beaten track.  Further, the Academy aims to:

 ·         Nurture a research-propelled, technology-enabled, industry-linked, socially conscious higher education platform

 ·         Achieve a seamless integration of intellectual strengths with current market needs with a people centric focus

 ·         Develop niche capability required to bolster research efforts in futuristic science

 ·         Provide the opportunity to work on the frontier and contemporaneously challenging areas for nurturing innovation.

 The Academy have the structure of a multi-centric institution based on a hub-and-spoke model. CSIR headquarters located at New Delhi act as a hub responsible   for centralized administration connected with all the 37 CSIR laboratories (spokes) act as actual campuses for different subjects/areas based on their respective specializations. AcSIR aims at substantially increasing the number of researchers in integrative and inter-disciplinary areas of science and engineering in a cost-effective manner.

Seats Available

Applicants who are fulfilling the prescribed eligibility criteria will be called for interview and selected for admission.

Eligibility Criteria

M.Sc. degree or equivalent in any branch of Science and having a valid research fellowship awarded by a national agency (CSIR/UGC/DBT/ICMR/BINC/DST-INSPIRE or equivalent).

Programme Description:

CSIR-CECRI admits the highly talented and research oriented candidates for Ph. D. Programme for January and August sessions.  Candidates selected for admission to Ph.D Programme will be registered under Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research (AcSIR), New Delhi

Admission Procedure:

For admission to Ph. D Programme in January and August sessions, candidates need to submit the application ONLINE only by accessing http://acsir.res.in

 All applications received through AcSIR will be screened at CSIR-CECRI by a committee and only those candidates who are found suitable will be called for interview/counselling at CSIR-CECRI. No TA will be paid by CSIR-CECRI for attending the interview/counselling at Karaikudi.  However candidates called for interview/counselling will be provided accommodation at CSIR-CECRI Guest House on payment of nominal charges. 

 Generally the following timeline will be followed for admission:



August  Session

January Session


Uploading admission related information

3rd Friday of April previous year

3rd Friday of September previous year


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4th Monday to Wednesday of April

4th Monday to Wednesday of September


Last date of Online submission

4th Thursday of May

4th Thursday of October


Intimation to candidates (electronic)

31st May

31st October


Aptitude Test/Interview

4th Monday of June – 2nd Friday of July

4th Monday of November – 2nd Friday of December


Declaration of results (on the web)

3rd Wednesday of July

3rd Wednesday of December


Fees & Stipend:

A tuition fee of Rs.1000/- per month  has to be paid by the research students to AcSIR.  Candidates selected for the Ph. D. Programme at CSIR-CECRI shall draw their fellowship and other allowances, contingency etc., as per the scheme applicable to the candidate.


Dr.B.Ramesh Babu
Coordinator - AcSIR
Phone : 91-4565 241531, 241580
Email : saccecri[at]yahoo.com