About the IIAIndian Institute of Astrophysics (IIA) is an autonomous institute under the Department of Science and Technology. Madras observatory which was established in 1786 was moved to Kodaikanal in 1899 and renamed as Kodaikanal Observatory and later this observatory is converted to a premier institute, the Indian Institute of Astrophysics (IIA) in 1971. IIA is committed to research in astronomy, astrophysics and related physics. The institute has its campus in Bangalore and several field stations. The IIA Bangalore campus has well-equipped physics, electronics, photonics and mechanical laboratories, a computer centre, a huge library, etc.
Internship programme at IIAIndian Institute of Astrophysics (IIA) offers the Internship to the students who have either completed or appeared in undergraduate/ graduates/post-graduates/PhD courses. The main aim of this internship programme is to create scientific temperament and develop research interest among the students or researchers studying or working in other institutions/universities/colleges. Selected interns will get opportunities to work on specific projects at IIA under the supervision of IIA staff.
Types of Internship at IIACourse Projects: Final year students of B.E or B.Tech or M.Sc or M.Phil or M.Tech can apply under this category.
These course projects work can be undertaken towards partial fulfilment of their degree course.
Duration: Course projects will be undertaken from 6 to 9 months.
Short-term projects: These short-term projects are open for the students who are in the pre-final year of B.E or B.Tech or M.Sc or M.Tech or final year B.Sc. or within 6 months after the completion of their B.E or B.Tech or M.Sc or M.Tech.
Duration: Short-term project duration will be from 6 weeks to 6 months.
Internship for PhD students: Students already who are registered for PhD in other Institutions or Colleges or Universities can take on research work with IIA faculty.
Duration: The total duration of PhD students' internship must be of 3 months only.
Short-term projects for INSPIRE/KVPY Fellows: The candidates who are getting INSPIRE/KVPY fellowship can carry out short-term projects with IIA faculty.
Duration: The duration of these short-term projects may be a minimum of 6 weeks but not exceeding 3 months.
Post-PhD Internship: PhD students who have submitted their thesis can also apply for Post-PhD Internship at IIA within the 6 months from thesis submission.
Duration: In this case, the duration of the internship will be 6 months.
Stipend: Students, who will not be availing any funding from any other sources, will be paid a stipend from IIA.
Financial AssistanceThere are two categories of Internships for the students under this programme, including:
(A) Internships without stipend:
(B) Internships with stipend: These students will get the following financial help and will be benefitted in this programme:
Attendance: Attendance of the intern on all the working days is compulsory. Leave will be granted only in exceptional circumstances, with the prior permission (mentioning the reason) from the BGS and their guides.
Seminar/Presentation: At the end of the internship around the last two weeks of the internship tenure, the intern will have to prepare and submit a project report and present it to the mentor to the Board of Graduates Studies (BGS). The date and time will be fixed by the mentor. He will also inform the BGS about the seminar presentation about ten days in advance. BGS will review and evaluated the work by the intern. The final payment to the intern will be released only after the approval of the report by the BGS committee.
Extension of Internship: An extension may be granted to an intern, provided that it must not exceed 6 months in total. Grant of the extension will be subjected to the satisfactory performance of the intern. Request for an extension must be made three weeks advance to the end of the internship tenure.
Termination of Internship: The Internship can be ended if the performance of the intern is found not satisfactory during the internship period.
Application Process IIA accepts applications for internship thrice in a year. The candidates must select the slot for joining the internship according to the start of the project. The application can be submitted online according to the project's starting date. The candidates must provide accurate information in the application form, failing which the candidature of the applicant will be rejected. Short-listed candidates will be informed about 15 days before the starting date of the project. They will be asked to submit recommendation letters from the referees. Also, some additional documents may be asked to furnish, if required.
The Schedule of InternshipSchedule of application submission is:
June-July: For projects starting from September 1 to December 31.
September-October: For projects starting from January 1 to March 31.
December-January: For projects starting from April 1 to July 15.
Contact DetailsIndian Institute of Astrophysics,
II Block, Koramangala,
Bengaluru 560 034, INDIA
In case of any query related to the projects, please visit the official website of IIA, Bangalore or the candidates may contact firstname.lastname@example.org