The academic activities of CSIR-NIIST is managed by the Academic Programme Committee (APC). This committee is specially constituted for the purpose of streamlining the admissions to the doctoral programme, short term trainings, project works as a part of the M.Sc., M.Tech.,M.Pharm., M.Phil Programmes of colleges/Universities and assist the management of NIIST in the extramural and HRD activities of the laboratory. APC has the following assigned mandate:
Apart from this NIIST has Ph.D. programs for the Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research (AcSIR). Admissions for this programme will be twice a year (January and August session) and will be advertised separately in the AcSIR and CSIR-NIIST website.