Indian Institute of Astrophysics (IIA) is an autonomous academic national institution under the Department of Science & Technology, Govt. of India dedicated to research in Astronomy, Astrophysics and Allied Sciences & Technology. The Institute has its main campus in Koramangala, Bangalore and CREST Campus at Hosakote, Bangalore. It operates field stations at Kavalur & Kodaikanal in Tamilnadu, Gauribidanur in Karnataka, and Leh/Hanle in Jammu & Kashmir.
About the Programme
IIA conducts the Integrated M.Tech- PhD (Tech.) programme in Astronomical Instrumentation in collaboration with Department of Applied Optics and Photonics, University of Calcutta (CU). The Degree will be awarded by the University of Calcutta. The duration of M.Tech course work will be of 2 years divided into 4 semesters. After successful completion of the M. Tech course, a student can opt for registration for PhD (Tech.) programme, subjected to a selection procedure and minimum cut-off grade.
Selection of this programme is through an entrance exam conducted in December followed by an interview in May.
- The Integrated M.Tech- PhD (Tech.) programme will admit bright, highly motivated students with a three years B.Tech. degree (Post BSc Hons) in Optics and Optoelectronics / Radio Physics and Electronics from CU or B.Tech / BE degree in Electrical/ Instrumentation/ Electronics and Communications /Computer Science/Mechanical Engineering from an institution recognized by AICTE. A candidate with M.Sc degree in Physics / Electronic Science / Applied Mathematics /Applied Physics from a UGC recognized institution is also eligible to apply.
- Selected students will be fully supported with a studentship of Rs. 16,000/- pm for the first two years. Students will be provided hostel accommodation, medical facilities; tuition fee will be the student’s responsibility.
- First two-semester classes will be held at the Department of Applied Optics and Photonics, University of Calcutta. The third and fourth semester comprises of internship at IIA field stations and projects at IIA laboratories respectively. Upon successful completion of two years in the programme, the candidates will be awarded an M.Tech in Astronomical instrumentation. In the third year of the Programme, students who qualify for continuation in the programme leading to the PhD (Tech.) degree will begin research work at IIA.
They will be paid a fellowship of Rs. 25,000/-pm beginning the third year, and Rs. 28,000/-pm beginning the fifth year of the programme. The normal duration of the programme will be 6 years, including the minimum 2 years for the Masters’ Degree. The candidates would satisfy all the administrative requirements of the University and submit their PhD thesis to the University of Calcutta.
How to Apply?
Interested candidates can apply for the programme through this link.
Oct 21, 2019