The Academy of Scientific & Innovative Research (AcSIR) was established by an Act of  Parliament, the Academy of Scientific Innovative Research Act, 2011 vide.  The Gazette of India No.15 dated February 7, 2012 and notified on 3rd April 2012 has adopted the mandate to create and train some of the best of tomorrow's S&T leaders through a combination of innovative and novel curricula, pedagogy and evaluation

The Academy aims to nurture a research-propelled, technology-enabled, industry-linked, socially conscious higher education platform to create highest quality personnel with cross- disciplinary knowledge to provide leaders in the field of science and technology to bridge the gap that exists today between academics and societal applications.

Taking advantage of the state of the art infrastructure and unique human resource of CSIR, AcSIR imparts course instructions and awards doctoral & postgraduate degrees in frontier areas of science and technology. The focus of AcSIR will be on imparting instruction in such areas as are not routinely taught in regular academic universities in India.