Summer Program – Indian Institute of Astrophysics

Indian Institute of AstrophysicsIndian Institute of Astrophysics (IIA) is a premier national centre for research and development in theoretical and observational astronomy, astrophysics and related physics. The main campus of the institute is in Koramangala, Bangalore. It operates observational facilities at Kodaikanal, Kavalur, Gauribidanur and Hanle over a wide range of electromagnetic spectrum, and experimental facilities at its campus in Hosakote near Bangalore. It is participating in national and international development projects on ground-based as well as space-borne facilities.

With the aim of motivating students from colleges and universities across the country for research, IIA has instituted various programmes. As part of this, IIA organizes a summer program every year, wherein students are exposed to research in Astronomy and Astrophysics. This year, the programme consists of a series of lectures at the Kodaikanal Observatory during May 20 – June 3, 2016. Some students will be selected to carry out short term projects at IIA or its field stations during June 4 – July 8, 2016.

Who can apply: Students who are in the pre-final year of their B.E/B.Tech/M.Sc/Integrated M.Sc./Integrated BS-MS (in Physics/Astronomy) can apply for this summer program.

Location: Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Kodaikanal

Duration: 6 weeks (May 20 – July 8, 2016)

Stipend: The interns will be provided free boarding/lodging at Kodaikanal and reimbursed second class rail/bus fare by the shortest route between the place of residence/study and Kodaikanal. Students selected to do short term projects (after the School) will be provided accommodation at nominal rate and food at subsidized price. They will also be given a fellowship and travel allowance as above.

For more details and to apply, visit Indian Institute of Astrophysics’s website.

The last date to apply for this program is February 29, 2016.

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