The Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research (AcSIR) is an autonomous governing body that was established for the purpose of granting doctoral and post-doctoral degrees throughout India’s top research institutes and centres.
AcSIR was deemed as an ‘Institution of National Importance’ by the Indian Parliament in 2011, and was granted the authority and autonomy to award postgraduate degrees by the University Grants Commission (UGC) which governs all Tertiary Education in India.
Unlike typical educational organizations, AcSIR acts as a centralized administration hub and does not have a student campus.
Instead, AcSIR functions through the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) which is the largest Research and Development (R&D) organization in India, and runs 39 of some of the country’s top research institutes and laboratories across India. It is through CSIR’s 39 research centres and institutes where the students are hosted and complete their doctoral training during their PhD programs.