The National Centre for Radio Astrophysics of the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (NCRA-TIFR), Pune is a leading centre of research in a wide range of areas in Astronomy and Astrophysics. NCRA-TIFR offers exciting opportunities for research in Astronomy and Astrophysics, and instrumentation, with an emphasis on radio astronomy. NCRA-TIFR has built and operates the Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope, which is located near Pune, and is the most powerful radio telescope in the world at low radio frequencies.
The VSRP-2015 will consist of a research project on astronomy and astrophysics, either theoretical, observational or computational, depending on project availability and student preferences. Based on their performance in the research project, the project seminar and subsequent interviews, outstanding students will be offered a research scholarship towards a PhD at NCRA, to be taken up on completion of the qualifying degree.
Who can apply: The Visiting Students’ Research Program is for students who will complete their BE/B.Tech degrees (in any stream) or M.Sc or Integrated M.Sc degrees (in Physics, Astronomy, Applied Mathematics or Electronics) in 2017. The VSRP is not for students who have already completed the BE/B.Tech or M.Sc degrees, nor for students who have not completed the B.Sc. degree or who are in the third year of an Integrated M.Sc. program. The latter applications will be rejected immediately, regardless of their quality, so please do not apply if you are not eligible for the programme.
Location: National Centre for Radio Astrophysics (NCRA-TIFR), Pune
Duration: 8 weeks (May 2 – July 1, 2016)
Stipend: All students selected for the VSRP will be provided with accommodation during the VSRP. The VSRP students will also be paid a stipend of Rs. 7000/- per month and 1.33 times the second-class return railway fare between the place of their residence or education and Pune.
The last date to apply this year is February 19, 2016.
For more details and to apply, visit Visiting Students’ Research Program – NCRA-TIFR’s website.
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