Internship Scheme for Foreign Students in CSIR LabsCouncil of Scientific & Industrial Research

In view of the rapidly escalating requests being received by the premier laboratories of the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), New Delhi to provide advanced training to foreign students in cutting edge areas of science and technology, CSIR has instituted an Internship Scheme for Foreign students in its labs in India.

Under this scheme, CSIR will facilitate foreign scholars, who are statutorily required to spend a few months at a research or educational institution in a foreign country, to receive hands on training at its state of the art facilities in several frontier labs in such niche areas as biology and biotechnology, chemical science, material science, manufacturing, geosciences and electronics or any other emerging area of global significance. The internship is available in diverse disciplines of science and technology across all the CSIR labs in India to bright young researchers pursuing graduate and postgraduate programmes in their countries. Slots are also available for foreign doctoral students who wish to undergo training in highly specialized and advanced research techniques.

Number of Internships

50 internship awards have been instituted.

Duration of Internship

The duration of the internship is between 3 to 6 months. In exceptional cases, the period can be extended up to one year.

Who can Apply

Any foreign student pursuing a graduate / postgraduate / doctoral course at a recognized university / college in his / her country is eligible. The parent institution would be required to certify that the time spent by the student and work carried out during the internship is deemed as an essential component of the student’s study programme.

Application Procedure

The student shall submit a brief proposal of the project proposed to be carried out during the period of the internship to the CSIR lab of his choice in India, duly forwarded by his college/ university so as to reach the Head, International S&T Affairs Division (ISTAD), CSIR, New Delhi at least six weeks prior to the commencement of the internship. There is no specific deadline for receiving the applications. The application should be accompanied by a detailed Curriculum Vitae of the candidate along with passport details (date and place of issue, passport number and date of expiry), Details of the research activities of CSIR are available at the website:

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Whom to contact in CSIR

All nominations, duly forwarded by the Head of the Institution, should be forwarded to:
Head, International; Science & Technology Affairs Division
Council of Scientific & Industrial Research
2, Rafi Marg,
New Delhi – 110001

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    on March 5, 2011 at 1:19 pm - Reply

    Respected Sir,
    I am vivek vimal, doing B.E in Electronics and Communication Engineering (3rd year ) at the Aarupadai Veedu Institute of Technology Chennai. I would like to do summer internship programme at the end of my third year, in one of the highly reputed companies working in my area of study. I would like to receive further correspondence from you regarding this . My mail Id is
    and my contact number is 9092565803

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