Admission open for PhD Programmes with JRF in Indian Institute of Geomagnetism (IIG), Navi Mumbai

Navi Mumbai: Indian Institute of Geomagnetism (IIG), Navi Mumbai has invited applications from eligible candidates for Doctoral Programme in Geomagnetism and Allied Fields pertinent to studies of Solid Earth, Upper Atmosphere and Observatory Data Analysis. IIG said that selected candidates will be required to do research work at its HQ and/or its regional centres (EGRL-Tirunelveli, KSKGRL-Allahabad and MO-Shillong). The total number of vacancies for research scholar is 13.

Indian Institute of Geomagnetism is a recognized centre for conducting research leading to PhD degree by following universities in the subjects specified: University of Mumbai (Physics); Shivaji University, Kolhapur (Physics); North Maharashtra University, Jalgaon (Physics, Applied Geology, Environmental Science); SRTM University, Nanded (Geophysics, Environmental Science); Andhra University, Visakhapatanam (Physics & Geophysics); and Manonmaniam Sundarnar University, Tirunelveli (Physics).


Eligibility: M.Sc./M.Sc. (Tech.) in Physics/Atmospheric Physics/Space Physics/Geophysics/ Applied Geology/Applied Mathematics with a minimum of 60% marks throughout and Physics or Chemistry or Mathematics as a subject in BSc.

INSPIRE candidates having qualified PET or equivalent examination from the University of Mumbai (Physics), Shivaji University, Kolhapur (Physics), North Maharashtra University, Jalgaon (Physics, Applied Geology, Environmental Science), SRTM University, Nanded (Geophysics, Environmental Science), Andhra University, Visakhapatanam (Physics & Geophysics), Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli (Physics) and NIT Warangal (Applied Mathematics) can also apply.

The institute informed that those appearing for Master’s degree final year examination in the year 2017 may also apply.

Maximum Age: 25 years as on 1st July, 2017

No of Vacancies: 13

Fellowships: Tenure and fellowship/stipend to the JRF/SRF are as per prevailing CSIR/UGC guidelines.

Selection Criteria: Candidates who are in possession of the GATE / NET/ INSPIRE certificate valid up to January, 2018 in subject code-2 (Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean and Planetary Science) or subject code-4 (Mathematics) or subject code-5 (Physical Science)/ PET (from universities mentioned above in Eligibility) may be called for the interview directly.

Candidates who have not qualified any of the above tests will have to appear for a written test and a personal interview at IIG, Navi Mumbai. However, they will have to qualify any of the tests as mentioned in the preamble, within one year.

Place of Research Work: The candidate should specify where he/she would like to carry out research work : either at Headquarter in Navi Mumbai or one of its regional centres (EGRL-Tirunelveli/KSKGRL-Allahabad/SGRC Shillong).

How to apply: Candidates may download the application through Institute’s website (, under “Opportunities/Research fellowships” or Duly filled in application in all respect along with self attested copies of certificates (SSC onwards) must be sent by post to the Admin. Co-ordinator, Indian Institute of Geomagnetism, Plot-5, Sector 18, Near Kalamboli Highway, New Panvel (W), Navi Mumbai, 410218. The application should reach the Admin. Co-ordinator on or before 09 June, 2017 in a sealed envelope duly superscribed with “Application for JRF”.

Travel Assistance: Second class train fare by the shortest/direct route will be paid to the outstation candidates, subject to the submission of photo copy of the valid travel ticket.

For exact eligibility conditions, how to apply and other details, interested candidates should refer the PhD admission advertisement uploaded on the official website of IIG, Navi Mumbai.

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