Vacation Students’ Program – Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA), Pune

IUCAAThe Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA) is an autonomous institution set up by the University Grants Commission to promote nucleation and growth of active groups in astronomy and astrophysics in Indian universities. IUCAA is located in the University of Pune campus next to the National Centre for Radio Astrophysics, which operates the Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope.

And it is now inviting applications for the annual Vacation Students’ Program (VSP). Students selected under the VSP will spend seven weeks at IUCAA working on specific research projects under the supervision of IUCAA faculty. The program will conclude with seminar presentations of the projects by the participants, a written test and interview. Those who perform well will be pre-selected to join IUCAA as research scholars to do a PhD after the completion of their degree and other requirements.

Who can apply: Students who are studying in the 3rd or 4th (or final) year of their BE/B.Tech (any branch) degree program, first year of M.Sc (Physics/Applied Mathematics/Astronomy/Electronics) or 3rd or 4th (or final) year of Integrated M.Sc can apply for this internship.

Location: Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA), Pune.

Duration: 7 weeks (May 14-June 29, 2018).

Stipend: The participants will be paid a stipend of Rs. 10,000/- for 7 weeks and provided with free lodging on the IUCAA campus during the program. They will also be paid second-class (non-A/C) return railway fare between the place of their residence or education and Pune.

The last date to apply is February 25, 2018.

For more details and to apply, visit Vacation Students’ Program at IUCAA’s page.

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