Vacation Students' Programme

We have now stopped accepting applications for VSP-2023.
The selection list will for VSP-2023 will be published by May 08, 2023.
Click here to view the selection list for VSP - 2023

Please click here to apply for VSP (2024 - 2025)

  • The last date for applying is April 14, 2024.
  • The last date for receipt of referees recommendations is April 16, 2024.
  • Click here for details about the available projects.

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 by email .

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 / Optics / Scientific Computing)
  • Integrated M.Sc. - 3rd and 4th Year (Physics / Applied Mathematics / Astronomy / Electronics / Optics / Scientific Computing)
  • B.Tech. / B.E. - 3rd and final year (Any branch)

(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 Coordinator, Core Academic Programmes at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..