As part of the academic programme of AcSIR, students are required to undertake a project for 6-8 weeks, related to rural areas and the theme of the project should be related to the CSIR-800 programme. The aim of the project is to interact with people from rural areas, understand their problems and suggest ways for improvements in the areas of energy, education, environment, agriculture, health, food, water, etc. In addition, two project proposals to be prepared by selecting topics of high relevance and novelty that have a state-of-the art review, methodologies, recommendations etc. One of the proposals can be related to a research topic leading to the PhD and the second proposal should be in related areas. Students must pass a comprehensive examination designed to test the overall comprehension of the student in various subjects.
Research Groups CSIR-4PI
CSIR-4PI has an active research program leading to Ph.D. degree in a multitude of arenas. It provides a stimulating atmosphere, which fosters creativity and encourages innovative thinking and research. The PhD program consists of flexible course work, computational training tutorials and a research proposal to demonstrate attainment of a high degree of scientific ability which is followed by advanced research leading to a PhD thesis on a specific topic. The PhD program is normally completed in 4-5 years. During the first year, the students have to go through a course work covering basic and advanced topics. The students are encouraged to take courses in inter-disciplinary areas. As part of the PhD program, the PhD student is expected to give at least two seminars.
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