Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research
(Council of Scientific & Industrial Research)
Karaikudi - 630 003
Admission to Ph.D. Programme - January 2017 Session

About CECRI:

Electrochemistry is an interdisciplinary area and finds increasing applications in most of the modern application areas such as energy generation / storage, healthcare diagnostics, materials fabrication / protection. As more and more problems look for solutions in Electrochemistry, there is an enormous scope for generating innovative ideas and carrying out cutting-edge experiments. CSIR- Central Electrochemical Research Institute (CSIR-CECRI) is well equipped to perform such experiments and young and bright scholars will find both ambience and challenge in conducting their doctoral programmes in this Institution. Majority of the project work requires fundamental investigations with a bearing on futuristic programmes and scholarly inputs are crucial to this growth.

For further details regarding the research areas of CECRI, refer the ppt (CECRI–Profile.ppt) file given below.


CSIR-CECRI invites applications from highly talented and research oriented candidates interested in pursuing Ph.D. Programme. Candidates selected for admission to Ph.D programme will be registered under Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research(AcSIR), NewDelhi.
Ph.D. (Science): Master’s degree in Science having a valid National level fellowship (JRF/SRF of various funding agencies, e.g. CSIR, UGC, DBT, DST etc.), INSPIRE or other equivalent fellowships.
Ph.D. (Engineering): A Master’s degree in Engineering/Technology/ Pharmacy or a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Technology with exceptionally good academic record or a Master’s degree in Sciences with a valid GATE score or UGC/CSIR NET/NBHM or valid CSIR-SRF or equivalent fellowship.

Note: CSIR Scientists recruited 2009 onwards/Existing Research Fellows/Projects Assistants (working at CSIR labs for a minimum of one year) who fulfil the qualifications are also eligible to apply.

GOI Reservation Policy shall be followed for PhD admission.


 Application Process:
For admission to Ph.D programme, candidates need to fill the application ONLINE only by accessing


 Selection Process:

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 / counseling will be provided accommodation at CSIR-CECRI Guest House on payment of nominal charges.



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.


 Important Dates:
 Commencement of online application process  01.10.2016
 Last date for submission of online application form
 Intimation to shortlisted candidates (on Web)
 Aptitude Test/Interview
 28-11-2016 To 16-12-2016
 Declaration of results (on the web)  20-12-2016
 Enrollment  09-01-2017 To 10-01-2017
 Commencement of January 2017 Academic Session   13-01-2017
 Contact for further details:  
 AcSIR Office
 CSIR – Central Electrochemical Research Institute  
 Karaikudi – 630 003  
 Email: &  

 Phone : 04565–241531, 04565-241526