IISER Pune Summer Student Programme 2024

The Online Registration for the Programme is Now Open
The deadline for registration is 10th March 2024

IISER Pune invites applications from research oriented students to participate in its Summer Student Programme, 2024. Successful applicants will have an opportunity to participate in the research programmes of IISER-Pune faculty. Research activities in IISER-Pune span both theory and experiment in biology, chemistry, data science, earth scinces, mathematics, and physics with a strong focus on interdisciplinary research. These summer projects are also an opportunity for students to evaluate the suitability of various programmes at IISER-Pune (Integrated PhD and PhD) for future career choice.

This application form is meant for students of educational institutions other than those of IISER-Pune.
This web registration process is not meant for Summer fellows selected for IISER-Pune through other fellowship programmes like IASc and JNCASR.

Eligibility & Requirements

  1. Students currently (at the time of application) studying in the
      • 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year of B.Sc/B.Tech/B.E or equivalent
      • 1st year of M.Sc/M.Tech or equivalent.

  2. Minimum 60% (or equivalent) in overall grades, or 80% in the particular stream(s) of interest.

  3. Selecting a project for application.
      • browse the list of available projects and identify your project of interest
        Faculty not listed in the above list of available projects WILL NOT be offering any summer projects. Please do not contact them to ask for any projects.
      • You may go through the webpages of the faculty to confirm that your interests overlap, and to obtain an idea of their research methods.
      • Every project has a requirement in terms of knowledge and skills. Please do not apply for a project that you are not equipped to undertake. It will be a waste of your time.
      • If you need further technical information on the project, send a single email to the concerned faculty. Please do not send additional emails in the absence of a response.
      • You may apply for up to 2 projects (in a single application)
      • Only the last one of multiple applications will be considered

  4. Project duration: 4-7 weeks during the period June 1st – July 21st, 2024.

Applicants must use the web-based registration form on this page (scroll below) to apply for the summer programme

Other Details

  1. IISER-Pune will support the selected summer students with a (free) room in the students' hostel.
    However, we are unable to provide any financial support to cover the cost of travel and boarding in the hostel mess (about Rs. 6000 per month)
  2. The performance of students will be evaluated at the end of the project and the same conveyed to their parent institute.
  3. The results of the selection process will be conveyed to the students by March 31st
  4. Any query regarding this programme may be addressed to sspc@iiserpune.ac.in
  5. Any problem with the web-based registration process may also be addressed to Ramana Athreya at rathreya@iiserpune.ac.in
  6. Please do not contact, either by phone or by email, the concerned faculty for selection information after you have registered.
  7. If you wish to modify your application for whatever reason simply re-register with the changed entries. We will only consider your last entry.

Registration Form

* are mandatory fields

Complete the application process by clicking the submit button at the end of this page after filling in all the relevant fields.

Make sure that your email address is correct and that it will be valid for the next 4 months. Since all contact is only through emails any error in the address will effectively disqualify your application.
This application form is not meant for students of IISER-Pune and summer fellows of the Indian Academy of Science

Personal details:
Date of birth :
(yyyy-mm-dd format)
Gender : * Male              Female
Contact details :                    Email *                        Phone *

Current Course:
Institution (name, place) : *    If OTHER, specify
Programme - Year: *
Subjects:                    Major *                         Minor
If OTHER, specify

Note: There is a profusion of 4-5 year course in the country which result in a Bachelor's or Master's degree. Please select the closest equivalent in the drop-down list under PROGRAMME-YEAR above. Counting the years since end of 12th standard is perhaps the best way.

Academic Performance During Previous 3 Years (Percentage):
Overall Average during the year Average in Subjects Relevant to the Project
Academic year 2022-23: *
Academic year 2021-22: *
Academic year 2020-21: *

Note: 1. Convert all letter grades into a percentage (your institution should be able to help with the conversion). Do not type in the percentage symbol or text
         2. Round the percentage to the nearest integer.
         3. Grades of previous 3 years - back to 10th standard, if necessary.
         3. If you have a year's break from education (i.e. a gap year) please select GAP against the corresponding year.

Project Preference:
1st Preference 2nd Preference
Project Supervisor & Code: *

Knowledge relevant to the project (maximum 500 characters; you can rescale the input boxes for convenience):
courses that you have taken - specify the text books followed, previous projects, mathematical and laboratory skills, and anything of relevance to the project
* *

Knowledge of computer languages and software packages, if relevant (maximum 200 characters):

A statement on why you want to do this project (maximum 1000 characters):
* *
The character count includes spaces