The Academy of Scientific & Innovative Research (AcSIR) is a world class research academy functioning within 37 national laboratories, 6 units and 39 extension centres, encompassing biological, physical, chemical and engineering sciences, of the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) that have the country’s best infrastructural facilities. AcSIR has been established with an aim to substantially increase the number of researchers in integrative and interdisciplinary areas of science and engineering. The primary focus is on research and in imparting instructions in areas not commonly taught in regular academic universities across India, by disseminating advanced knowledge in science & technology and by providing teaching and research opportunities in frontier areas. 
AcSIR, although a recent inception of CSIR, has clear vision for the future. It was established by an Act of Parliament, the Academy of Scientific Innovative Research Act, 2011 (The Gazette of India No.15 dated February 7, 2012 and notified on April 3, 2012). AcSIR has adopted the mandate to create and train the best of tomorrow’s S&T leaders through a combination of innovative and novel curricula, pedagogy and evaluation.