Programs Offered by National Centre for Radio Astrophysics

Updated on: Jan 28, 2013
Programs Offered

  • Post graduate internship
  • Post Doctoral Program
  • Visiting student Research Program
  • Student Projects
  • Doctorate programmes

Eligibility criteria:
Postgraduate degree in the subject or a very strong physics background. Expect to take an entrance test, results of which will be considered alongside your previous academic background, etc

Research Programs at NCRA
Extremely motivated students with an excellent academic record and aptitude for experimental work are selected periodically as Research Trainees at NCRA. Research Trainees should have a M.Sc. (Physics) or a B.E. / B.Tech degree. Students with an engineering background should also have a good basic in Physics. Research Trainees undergo a one year training in Radio Astronomy techniques after successful completion of which they are offered a regular research staff position. Their work is also expected to lead to Ph.D. degree. Research Scholars are also selected via JEST examination or the TIFR entrance examination. Selected students do a year of course work in physics and astrophysics as well as a six month project before starting their Ph.D. work. It is to be mentioned that Ph.D. recipients from TIFR are well regarded and have been offered excellent positions in India and abroad. Project works/Educational visits: Students of M.Sc. / B.E./B.Tech courses with strong academic interest are generally selected every year to take up short term or long term technical projects. Numerous visitors from schools, colleges and public interested in astronomy and astrophysics visit RAC throughout the year. The RAC acts as a source of inspiration for young budding scientists and engineers and its staff members provide focused guidance for the future generation of our country.

Admission and Selection

Students with B.E / B.Tech / M. Tech / M.Sc can apply for the research programs. However selection is done on the basis of a written test and interview.Other facilities at National Center for Radio Astrophysics, (NCRA) Pune are, researchers at National Centre for Radio Astrophysics can get the Library facility, recreational Centre, Computer Centre and various national and international seminars.
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