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Indian Institute of Astrophysics M.Tech PhD Admission 2018

IIA Bangalore announces PhD and M.Tech PhD (Integrated) Admissions 2018


The Indian Institute of Astrophysics (IIA) Bangalore invites application from highly motivated student for admission to Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Program offered jointly with Pondicherry Central University and Integrated M Tech-PhD offered jointly with University of Calcutta for the academic session 2018


IIA Bangalore

Indian Institute of Astrophysics (IIA) is a premier National Research Institute with head office in Bangalore, Karnataka. IIA Bangalore is recognized as one of the top research institutes in India


It is a DST-funded, research institute, devoted to research in astronomy, astrophysics and related areas of physics. The Institute main campus is located in Koramangala, Bangalore
Additionally, the institute also has various field centres, including the Centre for Research and Education in Science and Technology (CREST) at Hosakote, Bangalore, and the observing facilities at Gauribidanur, Hanle, Kavalur and Kodaikanal


IIA Courses Offered

IIA conducts the following Graduate Programs leading to PhD Degrees:

i) PhD Program - Jointly with Pondicherry Central University, Puducherry

ii) Integrated M. Tech - PhD Program in collaboration with University of Calcutta, Kolkata

The candidate can apply to one program only



Students who expect to complete M.Sc. (Physics) /Integrated M.Sc. (Physics) / B.E. / B. Tech. / M.E. / M. Tech. degree by June 2018 or already completed, with 60% marks from Standard X onwards


In addition to the above, the other minimum eligibility criteria to apply are, All India rank in GATE (OR) JEST exam should be in the range 1 - 250 (OR) qualification in UGC-CSIR-NET (JRF) exam (OR) currently valid KVPY / INSPIRE fellowship


Age Limit - Maximum 25 years as on 01st January 2018


Selection Process

Selection of candidates will be based on the performance in their IIA Screening Test (IIAST/JEST/GATE/ UGC-CSIR-NET) conducted by the institute
Candidates short listed based on their performance in the IIAST will be called for personal interview in IIA, Bangalore



All the candidates are requested to apply online at

There are Two-Steps in the application procedure - registration and login. First, register by entering your name and valid e-mail address in the appropriate registration boxes from link. A welcome message with further instructions will be sent to e-mail address. You can then login and fill out the application form

Before filling the form, keep ready with the scanned copies of your Photo, Date of Birth Proof, X, XII, Degree, Master Degree (If Applicable)

Candidates will be asked to bring originals of the relevant documents for verification during the interview. Any false data provided on the form will automatically disqualify the candidate

The final selection will be based on the interviews

Please e-mail the administrator at in case of any problems with the online forms


Important Dates


Online Application starts from 21st September 2017


Last Date to apply Online: 22nd October 2017 05.30 PM


Date of Examination: 09th December 2017


Examination Results will be posted around 18th December 2017


The Interview for PhD will be held in January 2018


The Interview for M. Tech PhD will be held in May 2018


Short-listed candidates will be interviewed at: IIA Banglore


For more details and information on application procedure, please visit their official website


IIA Bangalore

Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Bangalore, IIA - II Block, Koramangala, Bangalore 560034, Email:, Website


For any query,  candidates are requested to check the official website  .

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