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Integrated M.Tech.- Ph.D (Tech.)

Integrated M.Tech-Ph.D (Tech.) Programme

We have initiated the Integrated M.Tech- Ph.D (Tech.) programme in Astronomical Instrumentation in collaboration with Department of Applied Optics and Photonics, University of Calcutta (CU) at ARIES. The Degree will be awarded by the University of Calcutta. The duration of M.Tech course work will be of 2 years divided into 4 semesters. After successful completion of the M. Tech course a student can opt for registration for Ph.D (Tech.) programme, subjected to a selection procedure and minimum cut-off grade.

In this year, 2021 we will have the first batch of students enrolled in this program. Selection to this programme will be through an online  interview in June, 2021. Online applications will be open in May, 2021. Those who have qualified through JEST or GATE with 95% or above are eligible to apply through the online portal. Details will be provided later on. 

Programme Description

The Integrated M.Tech- Ph.D (Tech.) Programme will admit bright, highly motivated students with a three years B.Tech. degree (Post BSc Hons) in Optics and Optoelectronics / Radio Physics and Electronics from CU or B.Tech / BE degree in Electrical/ Instrumentation/ Electronics and Communications /Computer Science/Mechanical Engineering from an institution recognized by AICTE. A candidate with M.Sc degree in Physics / Electronic Science / Applied Mathematics /Applied Physics from a UGC recognized institution is also eligible to apply.
Selected students will be fully supported with a studentship of Rs. 20,000/- pm for the first two years. Students will be provided hostel accommodation, medical facilities; tuition fee will be student’s responsibility.
First two semester classes will be held at the Department of Applied Optics and Photonics, University of Calcutta. The third and fourth semester comprise of internship at ARIES field stations and projects at ARIES laboratories respectively. Upon successful completion of two years in the programme the candidates will be awarded a M.Tech in Astronomical instrumentation. In the third year of the Programme, students who qualify for continuation in the programme leading to the Ph.D (Tech.) degree will begin research work at ARIES. They will be paid fellowship of Rs. 31,000/-pm beginning the third year, and Rs. 35,000/-pm beginning the fifth year of the programme. The normal duration of the programme will be 6 years, including the minimum 2 years for the Masters' Degree. The candidates would satisfy all the administrative requirements of the University and submit their Ph.D. thesis to the University of Calcutta.

Application Process

  • Application submission is completely online.
  • Link for Online Application: COMING SOON