IUCAA Pune Research Associateship
Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA)

M.Tech. (Master of Technology),Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy)

Scholarship Overview

Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA) Pune invites applications for IUCAA Pune Research Associateship 2020 from Ph.D./ME/M. Tech degree holders. The selected candidates would be working on the project titled - “Optical Clock-Based Accurate Time Stamping in Quantum Communication”. The selected candidate will receive a monthly fellowship of INR 54,000 plus HRA.


The selected candidate will receive fellowship INR 54,000 plus HRA.

Terms and Conditions
  • The selected candidates can start to work immediately after the selection or later, depending on the pandemic situation on a mutually agreeable date.
  • The total tenure of the position is for three years, renewable annually based on performance.
  • HRA will be provided only if he/she does not avail IUCAA’s accommodation.


This scholarship is closed for further applications. It is expected to be launched by July2021. You can follow this scholarship for further updates.

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To be eligible, an applicant must -

  • Have Ph.D. in Physics/Electronics/Instrumentation/Optical engineering/Fabrication/other related areas. Candidates who have defended their Ph.D. thesis and waiting for final degree can also apply.


  • Hold an ME/M. Tech in Physics/Electronics/Instrumentation/Optical engineering/ other related areas with a minimum of three years' experience and having at least one original research paper in SCI journals
  • Experience in any of the programming languages like C, C++, Python, Matlab/ Mathematica / VHDL/ LabVIEW/ Solidwork / COMSOL/ ANSYS is desirable

How To Apply

  • Eligible candidates can apply for the associateship by following the steps mentioned below:

    Step 1: Çlick on the 'Apply Now' button below and read all details. 
    Step 2: Prepare an application with (i) A detailed curriculum vitae mentioning theoretical, experimental, instrumentation, or other working experience, (ii) List of publications, (iii) Statement of purpose, and (iv) Two confidential letters of reference
    Step 2: Mention the subject line ‘RA application at the PQM-lab’ and send the application to application@iucaa.in