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 has an M.Sc., Integrated M.Sc. or M.E./M.Tech. degree by November 2022, and have qualified through JEST/GATE/JRF in NET-CSIR-UGC exam. The eligibility criteria for admission to our programs can be found here.

In addition to the intake under the IIA-PU PhD. programme, 4 project JRF positions are open. Details can be found here.

The online application will remain open during 11th Nov -- 02nd Dec, 2022 05:30 pm


  • Only short-listed candidates 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.
  • Written exam may be conducted to short-list students for interview.