Indian Institute of Astrophysics


IIA conducts the following two graduate programmes leading to Ph.D. degrees: (i) Ph.D., jointly with Pondicherry Central University, (M.Sc., Integrated M.Sc./M.E./M.Tech.) and (ii) Integrated M.Tech. - Ph.D., jointly with University of Calcutta (B.E./B.Tech). Applications are invited from highly motivated students who expect to complete their degrees by June 2018, or already completed, with a consistently good academic record (please see the Guidelines page for more information on the eligibility criteria).

IIA Screening Test (IIAST) for admission to Academic Programmes is normally held every year in the month of December at centres distributed over different parts of India. This year the test will be held on Saturday, December 09, 2017. The online application will open on September 21, 2017. Candidates short listed based on their performance in the IIAST will be called for personal interview in IIA, Bangalore. Personal interviews for the Ph.D. programme will be held in the first week of January 2018, and that for the M.Tech-Ph.D. programme (conducted jointly with University of Calcutta) will be held during May 2018.

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