IIA conducts the following two graduate programmes leading to Ph.D. degrees: (i) Ph.D., jointly with Pondicherry Central University, (M.Sc., Integrated M.Sc./M.E./M.Tech.) and (ii) Integrated M.Tech. - Ph.D., jointly with University of Calcutta (B.E./B.Tech). Applications are invited from highly motivated students who expect to complete their degrees by June 2017 with a consistently good academic record (please see the Guidelines page for more information on the eligibility criteria).
Applications are invited from students who expect to complete any of M.Sc. (Physics) / Integrated M.Sc. (Physics) / B.E. / B.Tech. / M.E. / M.Tech. degrees by June 2017 with 55% marks or more. Unless you have already scored > 96 percentile in JEST (Physics) / GATE > 97 (Physics), or have a UGC-CSIR-NET Junior Research Fellowship, you are required to appear for the IIA screening test (IIAST), at an exam center of your choice.
Age Limit : (For JRF): Maximum 28 years as on 10th December 2016.
IIA Screening Test (IIAST) for admission to Academic Programmes is normally held every year in the month of December at centres distributed over different parts of India. This year the test will be held on Saturday, 10th December 2016. Candidates short listed based on their performance in the IIAST will be called for personal interview in IIA, Bangalore. Personal interviews for the Ph.D. programme will be held in the first week of January 2017, and that for the M.Tech-Ph.D. programme (conducted jointly with University of Calcutta) will be held during May 2017.
Hiring Process : Written-test, Face to Face Interview
Job Role: Others
The Indian Institute of Astrophysics is a premier institute devoted to research in astronomy, astrophysics and related physics. It traces its origins back to an observatory set up in 1786 at Madras which from the year 1792 began to formally function at its Nungambakkam premises as the Madras Observatory. In 1899, the observatory moved to Kodaikanal. In the year 1971, the Kodaikanal Observatory became an autonomous society, the Indian Institute of Astrophysics. The headquarters were shifted to Bangalore into its present campus in Koramangala in 1975. Today, funded by the Department of Science and Technology, the Institute ranks as a premier institution devoted to research and education of astronomy and physics in the country. The main observing facilities of the Institute are located aKodaikanal, Kavalur,Gauribidanur and Hanle.