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Visiting Students Program [B-Tech/M-Tech Students] @ ARIES (VSPA), Nainital [38 Faculties]: Applications Open

Visiting Students ProgramAbout:

Aimed at students who have just cleared their post-graduate or B-tech/M-tech examination (in exceptional case undergraduate students also), ARIES offer the opportunity to work with ARIES faculty on a short term project (preferable 2-3 month duration) throughout the year. In this program, students are put in touch with the faculties having an overlapping interest in the research field.

Fields of Interest:

The project may consist of research work or developmental activity in our ongoing projects, in below mention “Field of Interest” for which they have:

  • 18 faculties in “Astronomy and Astrophysics”
  • 6 faculties in “Atmospheric Sciences”
  • 2 faculties in “Solar physics”
  • 3 faculties in “Computer sciences”
  • 3 faculties in “Mechanical Engineering”
  • 4 faculties in “Electrical Engineering”
  • 2 faculties in “Optical Engineering”

The objective of this program is to

  1. inculcate in students an aptitude of research-oriented learning,
  2. scientific resource development by exposing the students with ongoing excitement in the cutting edge research area,

along with familiarity with ARIES ongoing research and developmental activity by having ample interaction with ARIES Ph.D. students and faculties.


Students who have just cleared their post-graduate or B-tech/M-tech examination (in exceptional case undergraduate too), are requested to apply only online.


Expenses include lodging and food, which are very nominal at ARIES hostel (Rs 30 per night for stay, and about Rs 100 whole days food) which any student having CSIR, INSPIRE of any other fellowship can easily afford.

However in exceptional cases, depending on the interest of institute and candidate academic profile, ARIES may also provide nominal logistics support to the candidate.

How to apply?

Click here to apply.

As soon as you successfully submit the form, you will be asked by an automated email to send your CV in PDF form.

In addition, you can also send the input other than asked in the online form, if any, which you wish to bring in our attention, e.g if you have already decided about your project and project guide etc.


Email ID: vspa[AT]aries.res.in

Further communication is s strongly prefered only by email giving as reference your unique application ID in the subject, as received by our automated email.

For more information about the program, click here.

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