Acsir Summer Training Program

AcSIR Summer Training 2020 - APJ Abdul Kalam Summer Program

Last date to apply

31 December 2019

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About AcSIR Summer Training 2020

AcSIR Summer Training 2020 offers an opportunity to work at premier research Laboratories of CSIR with some intellectual and leading scientists in India. The candidates will get an environment which promotes trans-disciplinary research. To apply for the scholarship programme, the candidates need to fill and submit an application form. This page gives complete details about APJ Abdul Kalam Summer Training Programme 2020. This summer training program is supported/ funded by AcSIR through its AcSIR-Kalam Fellowship. 

  • Total Fellowships: 20 (Reservation shall be applicable as per Govt. rules)
  • Fellowship Duration: Two months; between the months of May and August.
  • AcSIR  Summer internship program is a Residential Program so the selected students will have to have to compulsorily stay on the campus of the respective CSIR Labs on the charge basis.
  • Twenty-five CSIR laboratories are participating in AcSIR Summer Training Program.

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AcSIR Summer Training Program 2020 Dates



AcSIR Training Program Registration Start 

30 November 2019

Application Closing Date

31 December 2019

Shortlist Declaration

2 February 2020

Selection Interview

1 March 2020

Final Result Declaration

15 March 2020

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AcSIR Summer Training 2020 Eligibility Criteria

Gender  Both
Region  India
Class/ Age  Students pursuing M.Sc/ M.E/M.Tech/ B.E/B.Tech

To be eligible for AcSIR APJ Abdul Kalam Scholarship program 2020, the candidate must be in

  • The first or Third to the pre-final year of Integrated M.Sc OR
  • First or Third to a pre-final year of  M.E/M.Tech OR
  • The third year of B.E/ B.Tech, with the following CGPA

Course wise Qualifying CGPA


Qualifying CGPA 

The first year of the M.Sc program or equivalent

minimum first-class at pre-M.Sc degree level

Third to pre-final year of Integrated M.Sc program or equivalent

GPA 6.0 on a scale of 10 (up to IV Sem)

First-year of M.E/M.Tech program or equivalent

GPA 8.0 on a scale of 10 OR GPA 7.0 on
a scale of 10 for CFTIs at B.E/ BTech level or GATE Score ≥600 or NET (Engineering) Rank from 1 to 100

Third-year of B.E/ B.Tech program or equivalent

GPA 8.0 on a scale of 10 OR GPA 7.0 on
a scale of 10 for CFTIs (up to IV Sem)

Third to a pre-final year of Integrated M.E/M.Tech program or equivalent

GPA 8.0 on a scale of 10 OR GPA 7.0 on a scale of 10 for CFTIs (up to IV Sem) or GATE Score ≥600 or NET (Engineering) Rank from 1 to 100

AcSIR Summer Training 2020 Reward

AcSIR Summer Training Program 2020 is funded by AcSIR-Kalam Fellowship. The selected students for this fellowship will be provided pre-decided fellowship amount & travelling allowance according to the table mentioned below. 

The fellowship amount will be paid after successful completion of the training program and submission of project report to the Laboratory Coordinator.

 AcSIR Summer Training 2020 Fellowship Amount


Amount per student

Fellowship amount

Rs. 25,000

Travel allowance (Only for selected student)

Rs. 5,000

AcSIR Summer Training 2020 Application form and Process

The application for the AcSIR Summer Training 2020 programme has started. The candidates can apply for this fellowship through online mode only. Few selected students will get a chance to stay on the campus of the respective CSIR Labs and work with some intellectual and leading scientists in India. The link to apply for the ACSIR Summer Training 2020 Programme is given below:

Click Here for Registration

Steps to apply for AcSIR Summer Training 2020 Programme

STEP 1: Registration: Candidate who wants to apply for this fellowship must register first with the academy by providing his/her general detail such as Name, DOB, Address, Gender, Contact Number, etc.

  • After submitting the general details, the candidate will receive a confirmation email including ID & Password.
  • Candidate must click on the link given in the email and fill the application form.

STEP 2: Fill the application form: The candidate has to fill the application form giving the following details:

  • Personal Details: Candidate has to fill his/her personal details such as Name, DOB, Address, Gender, Contact Number, etc.
  • Academic Details: Candidate has to fill his/her academic details of PG, UG, Class 10 and 12 levels. The candidate can give five preferences of CSIR Labs/Institutes.

STEP 3: Upload Photograph & Signature: The recent photograph and scanned signature of candidate have to be uploaded in jpg, jpeg, png formats with the maximum size limit of 50 KB.

  • The photo should be of light background colour, preferably white
  • The sign should be in blue or black ink
  • Candidate can add the other relevant information and also can choose the five Laboratory Preferences.

STEP 4: Upload the required documents: The candidate has to upload the required document in PDF format, the documents should not be more than 5 MB.

Documents to be uploaded along with the AcSIR Summer Training Application form

  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Research Proposal (250-300 words)
  3. Plagiarism Check Report (for certifying that the Research Proposal is original)
  4. Letter of Recommendation
  5. And Non-Disclosure Agreement in given formats

Submission of the Application Form

The candidate has to submit the AcSIR Summer Training Program 2020 Application Form through online mode only. There is no need to send the application form or any other document to the Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research. However, it is advisable to take a printout of application form for future reference.

AcSIR Summer Training 2020 Selection Process

List of AcSIR Summer Training Program 2020 shortlisted candidates will be announced on 2 February 2020. The selection of the candidate will be based on a Research Proposal and other selection criteria decided by the Committee. The candidates will then be called for the interview round and based on that, the final result will be declared.

AcSIR Summer Training 2020 - Selection Process

The shortlisted candidates will be informed electronically. The shortlisted candidates will have to appear in Interview.

  • Interview round will be held at a central location. The candidate has to appear in the interview, it is mandatory for consideration.
  • The candidate may be allowed to appear for the interview through electronic media (Skype etc.) under specific request.
  • Selection of the candidate for fellowship is purely based on merit/ performance in the interview.
  • The arrangements of food and lodging will be made for the candidate called for interview round only.

Calculation of CGPA for AcSIR Summer Training Program Application 2020

It is to be noted that the candidates have to calculate CGPA in accordance with the Percentage to CGPA conversion formula of their respective Institute.  If there is no set formula decided by their institute then the candidates will have to use the following formula:

CGPA = (Percentage + 5)/10

  • Applicants with percentage >= 95%, shall fill 10 CGPA.
  • If the CGPA of an applicant is on a scale other than 10, then the CGPA shall be required to be proportionately translated to 10.

CSIR Labs Participating in AcSIR Summer Training Program 2020



CSIR Fourth Paradigm Institute, Bangalore

Weather and Climate Informatics, Weather and Climate Modelling, Seismological Studies, Multi-scale Modelling, Cybersecurity, Cryptography, Soft computing, Remote sensing and GIS

CSIR-Central Building Research Institute, Roorkee 

Civil Engineering, Chemical Sciences and Geosciences (Physical Sciences)

CSIR-Central Electronics Engineering Research Institute, Pilani

Electronics Engineering and Physical Sciences focusing on  (i) Cyber-Physical Systems  (ii) Smart Sensors and  (iii) Microwave Devices with indicative specializations of IoT Technologies, Signal Analytics, Cognitive Computing, Integrated Systems, Control and Automation, Nano Bio-Sensors, Microelectronic Transducers and Actuators, Photonics, Optoelectronics, MEMS and MOEMS, Flexible and Non-Silicon Electronics, Microwave Beam Dynamics, Beam-wave Interaction, Microwave Device Technology, Vacuum Microelectronic Devices, Plasma-based Devices, THz Devices and Systems.

CSIR-Indian Institute of Toxicology Research, Lucknow

Biological Sciences and Chemical Sciences

CSIR-Institute of Microbial Technology, Chandigarh

Protein Science and Engineering, Bioinformatics, Cell Biology and Immunology, Fermentation and Bio-process Engineering,

CSIR-National Botanical Research Institute, Lucknow

Plant Ecology and Environment Science, Plant-Microbe Interaction & Pharmacognosy, Plant Diversity, Systematics, Molecular Taxonomy and Herbarium, Genetics and Molecular Biology

CSIR-National Environmental Engineering Research Institute, Nagpur 

Civil and Environmental Engineering

CSIR-National Institute of Oceanography, Goa 

Physical Sciences

CSIR-Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Hyderabad 

Biomedicine and Biotechnology, Genetics & Evolution, Genomics, Cell Biology & Development, Molecular Biology and Structural Biology, Biochemistry & Biophysics, Infectious Diseases, Computational Biology & Bioinformatics

CSIR-Central Drug Rserach Institute, Lucknow

 Natural Products, Pharmacology, Molecular & Structural Biology, Toxicology, Pharmacokinetics and Pharmaceutics, Organic & Medicinal Chemistry, Disease Biology, Cancer CVS, CNS disorders, Microbial infections, Metabolic Diseases, Parasitic diseases


 CSIR- North East Institute of Science and Technology, Jorhat

Biological Science, Chemical Science, Natural product chemistry and biocatalysis, Mathematical and Information, Physical Science, Engineering Science (Refer website for more details)


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AcSIR Summer Training 2020 Contact Details

Training and Development Complex,
CSIR Campus, CSIR Road, Taramani,
Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600113

Contact Number: +91-044-2254 5679

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