CSIR-NISCAIR- Ph.D. Science & Technology Communication Admission 2019

CSIR-NISCAIR- Ph.D. Science & Technology Communication Admission 2019

CSIR-NISCAIR- Ph.D. Science & Technology Communication Admission 2019

CSIR-NISCAIR- Ph.D. Science & Technology Communication Admission 2019

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Application Start Date Application End Date

25th October 2018

7th November 2018

Admission Details:

National Institute of Science Communication and Information Resources

Ph.D. Science & Technology Communication 2019

CSIR-NISCAIR, a constituent national laboratory of the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), (Ministry of Science & Technology, Govt. of India), came into being in 1951, is the premier institution of Science & Technology Communication in the world. A remarkable growth in scientific research and innovation has been seen globally over the period. It has necessitated the need of public communication, outreach and awareness of science and promoting scientific culture among masses to bridge the science-society gap and apprise the policymakers as well, enabling them to take informed decisions and choices. Dissemination of science and technology to industry is also the need of the hour. With a view to promote leading edge research and academics and develop high standard trained and skilled human resources in the emerging interdisciplinary area of Science & Technology Communication, CSIR-NISCAIR introduces for the first time especially designed Doctoral Programs leading to Ph.D. in Science & Technology Communication to fulfill the long felt need, under the Faculty of Mathematical & Information Sciences, Academy of Scientific & Innovative Research (AcSIR), established by the Act of Parliament, “the Academy of Scientific & Innovative Research Act, 2011”, an institution of national importance.


Ph.D. Science & Technology Communication

Masters Degree with 55% marks in any subject with bachelors degree in science or a bachelor degree with 55 % mark, in agriculture science, medical science, engineering, technology or equivalent from a recognized university/ institution. Candidate with basic or combination of qualifications in Sciences, Engineering or Social Sciences are also eligible. Having a National fellowship (JRF/SRF/INSPIRE) or equivalent will be an advantage.

Detailed instructions/ guidelines

Admission process.

Admissions to AcSIR PhD programmes are conducted twice in a year. The Participating CSIR Labs announces the admission criteria and procedure of admission through National Dailies and Web media.

Shortlisted candidates fulfilling the shortlisting criteria of respective participating CSIR Labs will be called for test and / or interview by the Selection Committees of the respective laboratories of CSIR.

Based on the Academic record and the performance of the candidates in the test and / or interview, the Selection Committee of the concerned CSIR Laboratory recommends names of the selected candidates to the respective Deans.

The number of candidates called for test/interview will be commensurate with the number of seats/requirements in each laboratory.


Last date for online application :               25.10.2018

Intimation to candidates (e-mail) :            07.11.2018

Aptitude test / interview :                          26.11.2018 to 14.12.2018

Declaration of results (on website) :         19.12.2018

For further information/ clarification, if any, please contact:

Coordinator, AcSIR, CSIR-NISCAIR

Vigyan Sanchar Bhawan, Dr. K.S. Krishnan Marg, Pusa Campus, New Delhi-110012

Phone        :      011-25843974, Mobile: 09999492476, 09818043476

Email          :                   coordinator.niscair@acsir.res.in                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

Web sites  : www.acsir.res.in; www.niscair.res.in

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