Friday, September 27, 2013

Ph.D Programme @ CSIR Labs (AcSIR)

Why study at AcSIR?

The objective of AcSIR is pursuit of excellence as well as doing something relevant. We promote the culture of being singularly dynamic and innovative. The Academy has been established as an “Institution of National Importance” in the year 2010, with a view to maximize the number of qualified researchers and professionals of impeccable quality in the domain of science and engineering; and to equip them with the skills to innovate and conduct seamless interdisciplinary research.

 The PhD in Science, Engineering and Direct PhD in Engineering programmes, which equip students to undertake interdisciplinary research by providing a broad-based practical training in best in the class national laboratories of CSIR. The Programmes are structured around two initial years of coursework, including formal coursework in first two semesters; one Project Proposal & one Review Article in third
semester; and CSIR-800 project in fourth semester; followed by three years of research (this can also run in parallel).

About the Programmes
The Academy offers following Doctoral
(i) PhD in Science
(ii) PhD in Engineering
(iii) Direct PhD in Engineering.

Eligibility Criteria
PhD in Science: 

Candidates with a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/ Technology/ Medicine or B.S (of 4 year duration) or Master’s degree with a keen sense of scientific enquiry for pursuing advanced research in frontier areas of
Biological, Chemical, Physical and Mathematical Sciences leading to a Ph.D degree. The candidate should be having a valid National level fellowship (JRF/SRF of various funding agencies, e.g. CSIR, UGC,DBT, DST etc.), INSPIRE or other equivalent fellowships.

PhD in 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 GATE score or UGC/CSIR NET/NBHM or valid CSIR-SRF or equivalent fellowship or Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Technology with exceptionally good academic record and having a valid GATE score having keen interest in research
in various disciplines in Engineering.

Direct PhD in Engineering

Candidates having following qualifications are eligible to apply:
i. B.E./B.Tech+GATE/NET (Engg)
ii. B.E./B.Tech+2-year experience as PA/ CSIR-SRF/ Industrial Candidates
iii. B.E./B.Tech or M.Sc. + National level fellowship/ Ranked first in University Personnel from Industry for PhD Candidates having Master’s degree in Science/Engineering with endorsement from a Industry for financial support during studies.

Last Date & Time to Apply: 24/10/2013 23:59:00 IST 
For more info :

Science Academies' Summer Research Fellowship Programme for Students and Teachers 2014

  The three national Science Academies offer several two-month Summer Fellowships to enable students/teachers (studying/teaching in India) to work with scientists associated with the three Academies during 2014. A copy of the application format, instructions to applicants including eligibility criteria, and a list of names of scientists/faculty who have consented to guide students/teachers to work on short-term projects is displayed online.

       Applications are invited from interested students and teachers from all universities and colleges affiliated to UGC/AICTE/MCI/Accredited Institutions of State Universities for these Fellowships. The application should include: (a) the application form in the prescribed format; (b) a write-up (in about 150 - 250 words) as to what the applicant wants to learn and achieve;  (c) the guide with whom the applicant would like to work. Student applicants should include a recommendation letter (in the prescribed format) familiar with their work, in a sealed envelope. The selected candidate may work with the assigned guide for two months any time during the calendar year, preferably during the summer.
             Applications should be submitted Online through one of our websites, or; however, a copy of the application together with enclosures must be sent by speed post or courier to The Coordinator, Science Education Programmes, Indian Academy of Sciences, CV Raman Avenue, Near Mekhri Circle, Sadashivanagar, Bangalore 560 080. The registration number assigned soon after online submission must be quoted both in the hard copy of the application to be sent and in the letter of recommendation to be forwarded by the teacher in the case of student applicants.

The last date for receipt of applications is 30 November 2013.
             Information of selection along with concurrence of the guide will be despatched around February–March 2014. The selected students/teachers will be provided appropriate round trip train fare and a monthly fellowship to meet their living expenses at the place of work.