Vacation Students' Programme

(List of selected candidates for VSP - 2019)

The Vacation Students' Programme (VSP) is held annually, for a duration of 7 weeks, during May - July. In 2019, it will be held during May 13 - June 28.

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 last date for applying is February 25 every year. The selected candidates are usually informed by the end of March.

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 Administrative Officer (Core Programmes) at