Admission Notification : Indian Institute of Astrophysics – IIA Bangalore Admission 2015

Indian Institute of Astrophysics – IIA Bangalore Admission 2015


Indian Institute of Astrophysics – IIA Bangalore Admission 2015

Board of Graduate Studies,
Indian Institute of Astrophysics,
Bangalore – 34,
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Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Bangalore invites application for admission to the following two graduate programs leading to PhD degrees :

  • PhD, jointly with Pondicherry Central University
  • Integrated MTech – PhD, jointly with University of Calcutta

IIA Bangalore Admission Eligibility 2015 :

  • IIA Bangalore applications are invited from students who expect to complete any of M.Sc. ( Physics ) / Integrated M.Sc. ( Physics ) / B.E. / B.Tech. / M.E. / M.Tech. degrees by August 2015 with 55% marks or more. All applicants are required to fill out the application form.
  • Unless you have already scored > 96 percentile in JEST ( Physics ) / GATE ( Physics ), or have a UGC – CSIR – NET Junior Research Fellowship, you are required to appear for the IIA screening test ( IIAST ), at an exam center of your choice.
  • Age Limit : ( For JRF ) : Maximum 28 years as on 01st January 2015.
  • Selection procedure consists of the screening test ( IIAST / JEST / GATE / UGC – CSIR – NET ) followed by an interview for the short – listed candidates.

IIA Screening Test ( IIAST ) Examination Centers :

  • Bangalore, Bhubaneswar, Chennai, Cochin, Hyderabad, Guwahati, Kolkata, Mumbai and New Delhi.
  • Selected candidates will be Offered fellowship as per the norms of the Institute along with an annual book grant, accommodation and medical facilities.

IIA Bangalore Admission Application Form 2015 :

How to Apply :

  • Please register at
  • If you have already registered then Login to fill the application form.

When filling out the application form, please :

  • Upload your recent photograph.
  • Mention the names of the educations institutions ( colleges, universities etc.) where you are studying, and their affiliations ( university, deemed university etc.) if necessary.
  • Give details of your marks / GPA in all the examinations taken so far. In case of grade point average, normalize to 100%; i.e if your GPA is out of 10, multiply by 10, etc.
  • If you are currently working toward a degree, mention the expected date of its completion, and, enter the marks received up to the last examination with declared results.
  • Attach the scanned copies of your mark sheets and certificates alongwith this application form ( preview page ). We prefer that you upload the scanned copies of certificates etc, but in case of extreme difficulty please send the scanned copies ( before the deadline ) by email to If called for the interview, you will be asked to bring the originals of the relevant documents for verification.
  • Recommendation letters – Mention the names and contact addresses of two referees. They must be familiar with your academic abilities and should be able to objectively assess your suitability for a research career. Please let them know that if you are selected for the interview, we will contact them independently and request them to submit the online Confidential Assessment Form. Suitable referees are :
    i) A lecturer or a professor who had recently taught you a science or engineering course for at least one semester.
    ii) An academic or technical person with whom you have carried out a scientific/technical project for a minimum of three months.
  • If you have JEST / GATE / UGC – CSIR scores, please mention the percentile received, and upload a scan of the supporting document.
  • Upon the successful receipt of your application form etc., we will cross-check the information provided in it against your scanned marksheets etc., and, if required, send you an admit card to your chosen examination center.

When attending IIAST, please :

  • Carry your photo-ID card ( eg : College ID, Students card, Passport ) at the time of admission test. Candidates without a suitable photo-id may be disqualified and barred from giving the test.
  • Reach the examination hall before 9 am.
  • Note that you will only be allowed to use pencils during the exams.
  • If your scores in IIAST / JEST / GATE / CSIR – UGC meet or exceed our cut – off marks, you will be required to attend an interview at IIA ( Bangalore ). You will be provided the second class train fare/bus fare by the shortest route for this trip.

Important Dates for IIA Bangalore Admission 2015 :

  • Last date to apply online : 30th October, 2014.
  • The Admission ( written ) test will be held on : 13th December, 2014, 10:00 a.m.
  • Examination results will be posted around : 18th December, 2014.
  • The interview for PhD will be held on : 3rd – 7th January, 2015.
  • The interview for M.Tech PhD will be held on : End of May, 2015.
  • Short-listed candidates will be interviewed at : IIA Banglore.

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  • Hello sir, I love astrophysics and want to join IIA. Now i am in third year of B.Sc (Phy). Please write me, "How can i get admission in IIA?". please sir, i'll wait for your reply.Thanks
    By Ravi Ghoshal from Gaya, Bihar on October 2, 2015 at 10:51 pm
  • I have great interest about astrophysics.
    By Sayan K. Paul from Konnagar on October 1, 2015 at 10:35 am
  • good institute for research in space science and i want to do research in space science please guide me how to enroll in msc spacescience
    By akanksha from bihar on September 2, 2015 at 2:48 pm
  • Sir, presently iam studying in +2. After this i would like to go for astrophysics . So i want to the fees structure of this course and also year to complete this course.
    By Habeebu Rahman from kerala, malappuram on August 28, 2015 at 11:11 am
  • Dear Sir / Madam, Presently i am studying Tamilnadu state board 11th to 12th std, would like to study Astrophysics through B.E. in your institutions. Kindly suggest the cut off marks and other procedures pls. Regards, S.M.Kowshik
    By S.M.KOWSHIK from Hosur, Tamil nadu on August 24, 2015 at 5:37 pm
  • i am sateesha r,i want to know shall i apply for MSc-Phd integrated programme on BSc qualification please answer this.
    By sateesha R from dharwad on July 5, 2015 at 1:25 am
  • sir,i have completed my 12 this year with an aggregate of 95.4%,jee main score 168 and jee advance rank is 14372...sir i want to pursue my career in cosmology...what will i do..please guide me!!!!
    By sajal from delhi on June 20, 2015 at 4:49 pm
  • Dear sir, I am BE holder in mechanical section and planned to take M-TECH in astrophysics so kindly inform us admission procedures.
    By manjunath rudragoudar from Belgaum,Karnataka on June 17, 2015 at 8:56 am
  • What should we do to get into IIA after 12th? Which entrance exam should I write?
    By Maya Venugopal from Palakkad on June 15, 2015 at 7:06 am
  • actually I just finished my 12th std & I got retest in mathematics... So what should I do to get admission in your institute for bsc with physics.. After clearing my retest?
    By mansi vyas from ahmedabad, Gujarat on May 30, 2015 at 10:15 pm
  • is there any graduation course in IIA-Banalore after PUC or 10+2.
    By Meghana P from Mysore, karnataka on May 8, 2015 at 7:33 pm
  • i am waiting for last semester result and i eligible to apply msc astrophysics on iia
    By p.suganya from tamilnadu,india on April 28, 2015 at 6:17 pm
  • I have appeared in 12th final 2015. Wants to get admission in the Indian Institute of Astrophysics- IIa Bangalore. Pl advice.
    By Soumi Banerjee from kalyani, West Bengal on April 28, 2015 at 4:15 pm
  • sir, I'm in 12th right now..!! I would like to take admission in IIA.. kindly say the required procedures.
    By Aravind M Balakrishnan from Kottayam, Kerala on March 25, 2015 at 10:31 pm
  • Respected Sir/Ma'am, I would like to know whether the marks awarded in Board Examination are taken into consideration for getting admitted later on in the IIA. Thank You.
    By Tshering Norbu Lepcha from Gangtok, Sikkim on March 18, 2015 at 3:21 pm
  • Sir/Madam, I want to pursue aerospace engg after my class 12 . I am appearing for my boards now. What courses are available for me in IIA? Please reply as soon as possible. Thank you
    By Minal Jain from howrah west bengal on March 7, 2015 at 3:27 pm
  • sir, I am about to complete my 11th std, I would like to know how can I can join IIA. Please reply.
    By Anushka N Sharma from Bangalore, Karnataka on February 20, 2015 at 3:43 pm
  • Sir, I am in 12 class now. I want to take admission in IIA. Please tell me the procedure to take admission.
    By Megha from Hisar, Haryana on February 19, 2015 at 9:52 pm
  • Sir, I m in 12 class. I wantr to join iia what course should I pursue after 12?
    By anshul singhal from new delhi on February 19, 2015 at 11:18 am
  • sir ,i am studying 12th standard,i want to join i want join IIA. SO you give me other information.If there is any way for me to join please tell me about that.
    By g.nandhini from erode on February 11, 2015 at 1:53 pm
  • Sir I am sai from tenali Andhra Pradesh.I am studying 12thstandard.I want to join IIA.But I think its too late for me to join as it is end of January.If there is any way for me to join please tell me about that.
    By sai from tenali on January 26, 2015 at 9:12 pm
  • I am studying th. I want to do PhD in astrophysics. In what way I can apply to join...
    By Rajkumar from erode,tamilnadu on January 25, 2015 at 2:37 pm
  • Sir, My daughter R. Swetha, studying in 09th std is very much interested in pursuing studies on Astrophysics. Kindly advice as to how we proceed to it. Is there any bachelors course on astrophysics? When and where should we approach for further details. Please do advice us.
    By Deepa from Chennai, Tamilnadu on January 20, 2015 at 11:12 am
  • Phd entrance exam 2015 result
    By Lidhyal Leena.A. on December 19, 2014 at 8:49 pm
  • I would like to know about the OhD entrance Exam 2015 result
    By Lidhyal Leena.A. from Hyderabad on December 19, 2014 at 8:46 pm
  • gud afternoon sir, iam samivulla baig from vijayawada studying 12th standard.i want to do Ph.D in astrophysics in your university. so kindly please show me a way how to apply to your university after 12th.
    By samivulla baig from vijayawada on November 23, 2014 at 2:20 pm
  • I want the sample que fr the entrance exam
    By raj panda from koraput on July 12, 2014 at 10:22 am
    By NIVETHA.T from trichy,tamil nadu on May 31, 2014 at 3:01 pm
  • I would be prevliged to get admission to iia
    By sonalika singh from bahadurgarh,haryana on February 2, 2014 at 10:18 pm
  • Is there any hope for civil engg students to get admission in integrated MTECH & PHD programme in IIA?
    By Gyanesh from Madurai on August 20, 2013 at 1:10 am
  • Please decrease age limit for M.Sc+Ph.D into 20 age
    By BALAMURUGAN R from Madurai on March 5, 2013 at 8:02 pm
  • the best in India...
    By rhiti basu from kolkata on February 4, 2012 at 12:51 pm