How to apply for admissions to PhD and Integrated M.Tech-PhD programs at IIA Bangalore

Are you looking for admission to IIA Banglore? Indian Institute of Astrophysics has invited applications for Ph.D. and integrated M.Tech-PhD programs. Read this article to know details of programs, eligibility criteria, selection procedure and how to apply. etc

About IIA Banglore

The Indian Institute of Astrophysics (IIA), Koramangala, located in Bangalore was established in 1786 as a premier institute. It offers Postgraduate and Integrated Ph.D. programs. It conducts research especially in the areas of astronomy, astrophysics, and related areas of physics. Currently, IIA Banglore has invited applications for admission to M.Tech & Integrated M.Tech-PhD degree program. The candidates who are interested in Ph.D. and Integrated M.Tech-PhD degree programs can apply for the same.

A. Ph.D. Program at IIA Banglore

IIA offers the full-time Ph.D. program in Astronomical Instrumentation in collaboration with the Department of Applied Optics and Photonics, University of Pondicherry, which will award the Degree For this program. The candidates are required to undergo coursework normally for a period of one year before starting Ph.D. thesis work.

Research Areas Available in PhD

Students can apply in the following research areas of PhD Program at IIA Banglore for the next session:
  • Applied Physics/Engg Physics

  • Applied Mathematics

  • Astronomy

  • Photonics/Optics

  • Physics

  • Computer Science

  • Electrical

  • Electronics

  • Instrumentation

  • Photonics/Optics/Opto-electronics

  • RadioPhysics and Electronics

  • Mathematics

  • Photonics/Optics

Eligiblity criteria

  1. The candidate must possess an All-India rank in the range of 1 -250 in GATE/JEST examin or qualification in UGC-CSIR-NET(JRF) exam.
  2. The candidate should have scored an aggregate of 60% marks or above throughout his/her academic career.
  3. Candidates who obtained their last degree (qualifying degree) before 2017 are not eligible to apply.
  4. Age Limit is Maximum 25 years (as on Jan 01, 2021).

B. Integrated M. Tech- Ph.D. (Tech) program at IIA Banglore /H2> IIA conducts the Integrated M.Tech- PhD (Tech.) programme in Astronomical Instrumentation with Calcutta University, which will award the Degree. After successful completion of the 2-year M. Tech course, a student can opt for registration for a PhD (Tech.) program.

Research Areas Available in Integrated PhD

Following research areas are available for admission to the Integrated Mtech- PhD Program at IIA Banglore for the next session:
  • Physics

  • Computer Science

  • Electrical

  • Electronics

  • lnstrumentation

  • Mechanical

  • Optics and Optoelectronics

  • Radio Physics and Electronics

  • Electronic science

  • Applied mathematics

  • Applied physics/Engg physics

Eligiblity criteria

Candidate must possesses BE/ B.Tech. degree in Optics and Optoelectronics / Radio Physics and Electronics/ Electrical/ Instrumentation/ Electronics and Communications /Computer Science/Mechanical Engineering from an institution recognized by AICTE. A candidate with an M.Sc degree in Physics / Electronic Science / Applied Mathematics /Applied Physics from a UGC recognized institution is also eligible to apply.

Application Procedure

The candidates who wish to apply for the Ph.D./Integrated MTech-PhD program at IIA Banglore must visit the official website of IIA Banglore and read the instruction carefully before applying online through the application form available there. Before starting to fill the application form, make sure that you have soft copies of your photo and other necessary documents. Upload the scanned/soft copies of your mark sheets and certificates along with this application form on the preview page. Upload your recent photograph. An application fee is also to be paid by the candidates.

Selection Procedure

Selection will be done based on the performance of the candidates in the written test and/or interview and/or performance in the nationwide level tests depending on the application received. Initial screening of the students will be done based on their overall academic performance. Shortlisting of the candidate will be done and a merit list will be prepared based on the screening test. Original documents of all academic records (mark sheets, certificates, etc.) will have to produced If required. If any information is found wrong in the online application, then the candidate's application may be rejected. The interview will be conducted online (by audio-visual /audio means) or in Bangalore.

Important dates

Opening date of online application submission: 14th June 2021
Deadline of online application submission: 13th July 2021

Contact Information

Indian Institute of Astrophysics,
II Block, Koramangala,
Bengaluru 560 034, India
Tel : 91 (80) 22541224, 22541324
Fax : 91 (80) 2553 4043


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