Integrated M.Tech-Ph.D (Tech.) Programme

IIA conducts the Integrated M.Tech- Ph.D (Tech.) programme in Astronomical Instrumentation in collaboration with Department of Applied Optics and Photonics, University of Calcutta (CU). The Degree will be awarded by the University of Calcutta. The duration of M.Tech course work will be of 2 years divided into 4 semesters. After successful completion of the M. Tech course a student can opt for registration for Ph.D (Tech.) programme, subjected to a selection procedure and minimum cut-off grade.

Selection to this programme is through an entrance exam conducted in December followed by interview in January.

Programme Description

The Integrated M.Tech- Ph.D (Tech.) Programme will admit bright, highly motivated students with a three years B.Tech. degree (Post BSc Hons) in Optics and Optoelectronics / Radio Physics and Electronics from CU or B.Tech / BE degree in Electrical/ Instrumentation/ Electronics and Communications /Computer Science and Engineering from an institution recognized by AICTE. A candidate with M.Sc degree in Physics / Electronic Science / Applied Mathematics /Applied Physics from a UGC recognized institution is also eligible to apply.

Selected students will be fully supported with a studentship of Rs. 16,000/- pm for the first two years. Students will be provided hostel accommodation, medical facilities; tuition fee will be student’s responsibility.

First two semester classes will be held at the Department of Applied Optics and Photonics, University of Calcutta. The third and fourth semester comprise of internship at IIA laboratories and projects at field stations respectively. Upon successful completion of two years in the programme the candidates will be awarded a M.Tech in Astronomical instrumentation. In the third year of the Programme, students who qualify for continuation in the programme leading to the Ph.D (Tech.) degree will begin research work at IIA. They will be paid fellowship of Rs. 25,000/-pm beginning the third year, and Rs. 28,000/-pm beginning the fifth year of the programme. The normal duration of the programme will be 6 years, including the minimum 2 years for the Masters' Degree. The candidates would satisfy all the administrative requirements of the University and submit their Ph.D. thesis to the University of Calcutta.

Course Structure

Semester-1 Credit
MAIT11 Mathematical Techniques for Astrophysics 4
MAIT12 Electromagnetics and Wave Optics 4
MAIT13 Astrophysical Concepts 3
MAIT14 Optical techniques in Astrophysics 3
MAIP11 Optical Testing and Metrology 6
MAIP12 Sensors and Transducers 6
MAIS1 Seminar I 2
MAIT21 Observational techniques in Astronomy 4
MAIT22 Detecting Techniques in Astronomy 3
MAIT23 Control Electronics and Control Instrumentation 3
MAIT24 Computational Astrophysics:Statistics and data Mining 4
MAIP21 Instrumentation Modeling and Simulation 6
MAIP22 Optical and Digital Image Processing 6
MAIS2 Seminar II 2
MAIINT Internship at IIA 10
MAIDP Dissertation (Preliminary) 10
MAIDF Dissertation (Final) 20
MAIGV General Viva Voce 4

The performance of a candidate in any theoretical or practical or tutorial papers, seminar, internship dissertation work and general viva voce will be awarded in terms of GRADE and GRADE POINTS earned by the candidate. The equivalence between GRADE, GRADE POINT and PERCNTAGE MARKS

Last updated 04.08.2015