Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research
|Type||Public Research Institute|
|Vice-Chancellor||Rajender Singh Sangwan|
|Director||Rajender Singh Sangwan|
|Campus||AcSIR HQ at CSIR-HRDC Campus|
The Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research (AcSIR) is an Indian institute of national importance, headquartered at the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research-Human Resource Development Centre Campus, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh. The institute was established for the purpose of granting doctoral and post-doctoral degrees. The establishment of the academy allowed for a centralised institution to manage this research and was enabled by legislation of the Lok Sabha in 2010. This same legislation labelled the Academy as an "Institute of National Importance".
The academy 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 fields of science and technology and their interfaces in association with Council of Scientific and Industrial Research.
It is a meta-university with study centres in 37 laboratories and 6 units of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, spread across 23 cities of India.
The board of governors is the governing body of the academy. The chairman of the board of governors is also the chancellor, and the director general is ex-officio the vice chairman. In the event of a vacancy of the chairman's position, the director general of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research is ex-officio acting chancellor and the director (equivalent to vice chancellor) is the executive head of the organization. After S. K. Brahmachari served as the initial acting chairperson of the board of governors, R. A. Mashelkar was appointed, also making him first regular chancellor. Baldev Raj was the second regular chairman and chancellor. Former Council of Scientific and Industrial Research-Central Electronics Engineering Research Institute Director Chandra Shekhar was appointed as the academy's chairman on October 10, 2018 by the president of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research.
After having been successively served by several faculty as acting directors, Rajender Singh Sangwan assumed the charge of the first regular director on August 17, 2017.
The director is the chief executive of the academy. It is currently[when?] Rajender Singh Sangwan.
Senate and academic council
The director is also chairman of the Senate (equivalent to Academic Council). Rajender Singh Sangwan is the current[when?] chairman.
Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation recognition
The Department of Scientific and Industrial Research in the Ministry of Science & Technology has recognised the academy as a Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation.
The academy has about 2000 full-time faculty members from Council of Scientific and Industrial Research laboratories, over 3000 students enrolled in programmes and about 40 non-academic staff members.
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