Admission to the MS by Research Programme

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The Center of Excellence in Space Sciences India (CESSI) at IISER Kolkata invites applications from students with background in Physics and Engineering who are highly motivated to pursue a research career in areas related to space science. CESSI is a multi-institutional Center established at IISER Kolkata by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India and its research focus includes solar physics, space weather, gravitational wave astrophysics, computational astrophysics and space- and ground-based instrumentation support and development.

The Masters program offered by CESSI focuses on Space Sciences is a unique blend of thematic courses and a research project allowing integration of fundamental knowledge while developing proficiency in astrophysics and space science research.

Further details about CESSI and its research focus are available at:

Minimum Eligibility Criterion

Recent Bachelor degree in Engineering or Physics with first class or equivalent grade point average and qualification in either GATE or any other national eligibility test such as JEST. Candidates from allied engineering sciences such as Instrumentation, Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Aeronautical Engineering, Computer Science / Information Technology, Mechanical Engineering, Optical and Optoelectronics Engineering, and Engineering Physics with interest in instrumentation, control, and computational modelling related to astrophysical space sciences are strongly encouraged to apply.

International students may apply as per relevant Government of India or Institutional guidelines that may be determined from time-to-time.


Selection Process

Based on the evaluation of the applications, some candidates will be short-listed and are called for interview. Recommendation letters may be sought for short-listed candidates. Final selection is based on the basis of performance in the interview, academic background of the candidate and any other criterion determined by the selection committee. No candidate may be selected if suitable candidates of sufficient quality are not found. The interview may be conducted online which will be notified to the candidates.

Duration of Program: 2 years (4 semesters)

Fellowship: As per Institutational norms

Application Deadline: 20 May, 2022


Selected candidates:

Selected candidates for Position of MS by research in Space Sciences in CESSI for the year 2022 : Click Here
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Interview Dates:

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Important Dates:

  • Application portal opens 20th April 2022
  • Application portal closes 20th May 2022
  • Publication of shortlist for interview : 25th May 2022

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