National Institute of Oceanography (NIO), Goa was established in the year 1996. The autonomous institute of research is one of the 37 research laboratories of the CSIR. The institute offers various integrated, Post - graduate and Doctorate programs in Science and Engineering. Candidates seeking admission can apply for courses online through the official website.

NIO Goa Highlights

Established | Institute Type 1996 | Public
Approval UGC
Courses Offered Integrated, PG, Doctoral
Admission Criteria Merit & Entrance based
Application Mode Online Mode
Entrance Exam UGC-NET/JRF.
Official Website

NIO Goa Courses

The institute offers various courses at the UG, PG & Doctoral courses. The detailed summary of the same has been listed in the table below:

Courses Details
  • Duration: 3 Years
  • Subjects Offered: Science & Engineering
  • Eligibility: Master’s degree in relevant stream
  • Selection Criteria: UGC-NET/JRF
M.Sc. + PhD
  • Duration: 4 Years
  • Eligibility: Graduation in relevant stream
  • Selection Criteria: UGC-NET/JRF
  • Duration: 2 Years
  • Eligibility: Graduation in relevant stream
B.Tech + M.Tech
  • Duration: 5 Years
  • Eligibility: 10 +2 with PCM
  • Duration: 2 Years
  • Eligibility: B.Tech in relevant stream
PG Diploma
  • Duration: 1 Year
  • Eligibility: Graduation in relevant stream

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NIO Goa Admission

Admission to this Institute is based purely on merit and to secure admission in the college you need to meet the basic eligibility criteria of the courses. 

Applicants need to clear UGC-NET/ JRIF followed by interviews for Ph.D. and M. Tech+ Ph.D. admission. Admissions to this college are done in online mode only.

How to Apply?

  • Visit the official admission portal of CSIR
  • Once you open the website, you will need to follow two phases
  • First – Sign Up
  • Once you sign up AcSIR Online Admission Portal, Candidates will be receiving an auto-generated mail, which will provide you with your login Id and credentials.
  • Furthermore, a link will be provided along with this mail which will redirect you for the further admission process
  • Complete the form as instructed and upload relevant documents as applicable.
  • Once you are done with this procedure, An AcSIR Application Number (AAN) will be given to you. This has to be kept carefully, for future reference between you and the organization. 
  • Candidates are thereby, requested to take a print out of the Admission Receipt with their AcSIR Application Number (AAN).

Shortlisted candidates will be called for interviews and the decision of selection of the candidate will be based on their performance.

NIO Goa Facilities

  • Hostel: The institute provides hostel accommodations to its selected candidates. Those who apply for hostel facilities will have to make their reservations on first come first basis. The hostel is well-equipped with a 24-hour water supply and power. Furthermore, candidates need to note that securing admission does not guarantee hostel accommodation.
  • Sports: Various sports and recreational activities are conducted for the students to maintain their physical and mental health which is an imminent point in this profession.
  • Medical Facilities: The institute is equipped with top-notch medical services and equipment along with basic first aid assistance whenever required.
  • Library: The institute provides a bunch of books, journals, documentaries, tapes, recording, and test papers that serve as a reference and stay material.
  • Canteen: The college offers a canteen facility where students can unwind after a long day and have a wide variety of meals at an affordable price.
  • Auditorium: The institute has an auditorium which is used for all kind of educational and cultural gatherings.

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Ques. What to do if I have not received my login credentials?

Ans. If the candidate has not received their login credentials, they are requested to check their spam folder in the mail section. If the candidate still fails to find the details, then kindly contact for further communication.

Ques. Is there any Application fee for Online Admission?

Ans. No, the Candidate does not have to pay any online fee for the application.

Ques. Can a Candidate fill more than one application for a single program?

Ans. No, a candidate cannot fill multiple applications for a single program. Indulging in any such activity will result in immediate termination and rejection of candidature.

Ques. As my preference, how many Institutes can I apply for?

Ans. The maximum allowed number is 3. Hence, Candidates can provide three preferences for CSIR Labs or Institutes while applying for admission.

Ques. Does the candidate need to send a hard copy of the application form to CSIR Office?

Ans. No, Candidate need not send any hard copy of the application form to CSIR Office.

Ques. Will, I need to visit the Individual CSIR Labs or Institutes for my Interview?

Ans. Yes, the candidate will need to visit the Individual CSIR Labs or Institutes for the Personal Interview.