Indian Institute of Astrophysics


The Indian Institute of Astrophysics is a DST-funded, research institute, devoted to research in astronomy, astrophysics and related areas of physics. The 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.

We invite applications to our Ph.D. programme from interested students, who have completed their qualifying degrees and have obtained scores above the designated cut-offs in JEST/GATE/JRF-CSIR-UGC exams. The eligibility criteria for admission to our programs can be found here .

The online application will remain open during 11thOctober 09:00 am -- 5thNovember 2021 05:30 pm


  • Only short-listed will be interviewed
  • The interview will be held online (by audio-visual /audio means)
  • In case of difficulty in holding the interview, candidates will be selected based on their academic record
  • In the worst case, the admission process is likely to be suspended
  • Updates will be posted on our website