Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research
|Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research, New Delhi|
|Type||Institute of National Importance|
|Chairman||Raghunath Anant Mashelkar|
|Acting Director||Prof. Nagesh R. Iyer|
|Location||New Delhi, New Delhi, India|
The Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research or AcSIR is an Indian university in New Delhi, founded by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) for the purpose of granting doctoral and post-doctoral degrees. Prior to its establishment, CSIR researchers were required to enroll in different universities across India. The establishment of the AcSIR allows for a centralized institution to manage this research. Creation of the AcSIR was enabled by legislation of the Lok Sabha in 2010. This same legislation labeled the Academy as an "Institute of National Importance".
Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research (AcSIR) was established in 2010 by a resolution of the Government of India on June 17, 2010 and the Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research Act, 2011 notified on April 3, 2012, as an 'Institution of National Importance', with an aim of furtherance of advancement of learning and research in the field of Science & Technology and their interfaces in association with Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), India.
It is one of its kind meta-University in India with actual campuses in 37 laboratories and 6 units of CSIR, spread across 23 cities of India.
National Research Professor Prof. R.A. Mashelkar was appointed as first Chariperson of AcSIR, making him frist formal head after Prof. S.K. Brahmachari, former Acting Chairperson of interim AcSIR and Director General, CSIR and now Vice-Chairperson, AcSIR.
Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR), Ministry of Science & Technology, GoI has recognized AcSIR as a Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (SIRO).
- "Parliament passes Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research Bill". The Hindu Business Line. PTI. 27 December 2011.
- ["Setting up of an Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research by CSIR approved".]
- ["Parliament passes Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research Bill" (Press release). Business Line. 27 December 2012.]
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