IUCAA Vacation Students Programme (VSP) 2022

IUCAA invites application for Vacation Students Programme (VSP). The last date for applying is May 31, 2022.

About IUCAA Vacation Students Programme (VSP)

  • 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.

Duration: June 13, 2022 – April 30, 2023

Eligibility Criteria

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.

Important Dates

  • The last date for applying is May 31, 2022.
  • The last date for receipt of referees recommendations is June 05, 2022.

Application Process

Please click here to apply


Queries, if any, may be addressed to the Co-ordinator (Core Programmes) at aocp@iucaa.in.

IUCAA Vacation Students Programme (VSP) 2022 Notification