AcSIR- Academy of CSIR

Establishment of AcSIR has its origins with the Kelkar Committee constituted in 2004 to review CSIR’s functioning. The Report recommended that CSIR laboratories should be encouraged to take on the role of Research University and seek Deemed University status. Later AcSIR was established in 2010 (by a resolution of GOI on July 17, 2010) and formalized by an Act of Parliament vide The Gazette of India (dated February 7, 2012) and notified on April 3, 2012 as an Institution of National Importance.

The AcSIR at NGRI aims to disseminate advanced knowledge in the field of Earth Sciences (specifically in Geophysics and Geology) through teaching and research by scientists with substantial work experiences. Emphasis is given to the emerging areas and interdisciplinary research in natural sciences having a bearing on social, economic, cultural, intellectual and academic welfare of the people. Proper measures for innovations in R&D processes are provided with the right ambiance and opportunities for linkages with appropriate industries and collaborations with reputed universities and institutions within or outside India. 

Admission Procedure

Application Form for PhD (Sciences) Admission at AcSIR word size:( 0.02 MB)
AcSIR brochure Pdf size:( 2.05 MB)
AcSIR- January 2022 session Shortlisted Candidates for Interview. Pdf size:( 0.67 MB)
List of selected candidates for Ph.D Program - January 2022 Pdf size:( 0.17 MB)
List of shortlisted candidates for interview Pdf size:( 0.26 MB) for the August 2022 session Pdf size:( 0.26 MB)


The Ph.D programme admits students in two semester’s i.e in Fall & Spring beginning respectively from August and January.


Candidates should have M.Sc/M.Sc Tech/M.Tech degree with first class in any branch of physical sciences (i.e. Geosciences, Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics) and have qualified CSIRUGC (NET) examination for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF). The recipients of scholarships from various funding agencies including DST INSPIRE programme can also apply. Project Assistants working in CSIR Laboratories having a minimum one year research experience are also eligible.

Prospective applicants should watch for notifications in the leading news papers of India and the websites of NGRI and CSIR.

Applications should be submitted online using the link ( ) or any other link specified in the notification. The project Assistant of CSIR laboratories will also have to submit their research objectives and recommendation of the respective project leader directly to Coordinator AcSIR (CSIR‐NGRI) The Last date for the submission of the application form will be provided in the notification.

Selection will be through an interview of the shortlisted candidates. No TA/DA will be paid to the candidates for appearing in the interview.

Page Last Updated On : 06-06-2022