Vacation Students' Programme

(List of selected candidates for VSP - 2019)

The Vacation Students Programme (VSP) is an ongoing programme for which applications are accepted from eligible students in March every year. The selected candidates are informed in the beginning of April.

We have now stopped accepting applications for VSP 2020 - 2021.

Every applicant will be informed about our decision in the second half of April 2020.

Students selected under the VSP spend seven weeks at IUCAA working on specific research projects supervised by IUCAA Academic Members. The programme concludes with seminar presentations based on the projects done by the participants.

Students who are currently pursuing one of the following degree courses are eligible to apply:
  • M.Sc. - First Year (Physics / Applied Mathematics / Astronomy / Electronics / Scientific Computing)
  • Integrated M.Sc. - 3rd and 4th Year
  • B.Tech. / B.E. - 3rd and final year
(In other words, you are eligible if you are completing M.Sc. 1st year, Integrated M.Sc. 3rd or 4th year and B.Tech. / B.E. 3rd or 4th year, in the year in which you are applying.)

The participants are paid a stipend of Rs.10,000/- and provided with free lodging on the IUCAA campus during the programme. They are also paid second-class (non-A/C) return railway fare between the place of their residence or education and Pune.

Queries, if any, may be addressed to the Co-ordinator (Core Programmes) at