The Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics, 

Pune, India 

IUCAA invites applications for the annual Vacation Students’ Programme (VSP). Students selected under the VSP will spend seven weeks at IUCAA working on specific research projects under the supervision of IUCAA faculty. The programme will conclude with seminar presentations of the projects by the participants, a written test and interview. Those who perform well will be pre-selected to join IUCAA as research scholars to do a PhD after the completion of their degree and other requirements.

Students who will enter the final year of M.Sc. (physics / applied mathematics / astronomy / electronics) / B.Tech. / B.E. courses in the academic year 2014-2015 are eligible to apply. Exceptionally bright students with academically proven track record of third year B.Sc. (physics / electronics) or second year B.Tech. / B.E. or students of integrated MSc – PhD courses (during the first two years) may also apply.

Please click here to apply online.

The last date for applying is February 15, 2014. The selected candidates will be informed by the first week of March 2014 for the programme to be held during May – July 2014.

For questions, send email to Mr. Santosh Khadilkar at aocp followed by

The participants will be paid a stipend of Rs.10,000/- and provided with free lodging on the IUCAA campus during the programme. They will also be paid second-class (non-A/C) return railway fare between the place of their residence or education and Pune.

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