Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Center for Space Sciences, India (CESSI) West Bengal Ph.D Studentships 2014

Center for Space Sciences, India (CESSI), Mohanpur, West Bengal

The Center for Space Sciences, India (CESSI), Mohanpur, West Bengal has invited applications for Ph.D Studentships of Autumn Batch 2014.

Ph.D Studentships:
Highly motivated candidates with MS/MSc/MTech degrees with at least 55% aggregate marks (or equivalent grade-point average) in Physical Sciences, or allied disciplines are deemed suitable by the selection committee for PhD research in the space sciences. Final year post-graduate students who are yet to obtain their degree may also apply; however, they must have completed their degree at the time of admissions with the requisite aggregate marks.

Preference will be given to candidates with their own PhD fellowships, such as, UGC/CSIR-NET JRF, INSPIRE or any other equivalent fellowship. Outstanding candidates, who do not have any independent fellowships, may also be selected if deemed suitable by the selection committee; however they should have qualified in at least one of the following exams: GATE, JEST, NET-LS.

Online applications can be submitted at

Application cut off date is 20th April 2014.

For details, see the link:  

PhD and Postdoctoral Opportunities Available

The Center of Excellence in Space Sciences, India (CESSI) is a multi-institutional Center of Excellence hosted by the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Kolkata and has been established through funding from the Ministry of Human Resource Development. CESSI aims to explore the Sun’s activity, generate the understanding necessary for space weather forecasting, hunt for gravitational waves, support national space science initiatives, participate in international capacity building activities and pursue public-private partnerships in space science research. The Center will take advantage of high-performance computing facilities, cloud computing and the high-speed National Knowledge Network grid to achieve its goals. CESSI faculty are drawn from IISER Kolkata, IISER Pune, Indian Institute of Astrophysics (Bangalore), Udaipur Solar Observatory-Physical Research Laboratory (Udaipur) and the Indian Space Research Organization (Bangalore), have wide-ranging interests in the astrophysical space sciences, and have the experience of handling international and national space science projects.

Dipankar Banerjee (Co-Investigator, IIA Bangalore)
Dibyendu Nandi (Principal Investigator and Center Coordinator, IISER Kolkata)
Rajesh Nayak (Co-Investigator, IISER Kolkata)
Paul Rajaguru (Co-Investigator, IIA Bangalore)
K. Sankarasubramanian (Co-Investigator, ISRO Bangalore)
Nandita Srivastava (Co-Investigator, USO-PRL Udaipur)
Prasad Subramanian (Co-Investigator, IISER Pune)

We seek applications for PhD positions from qualified and highly motivated candidates for our PhD program (for the session beginning Spring 2014). The application portal is below.

We seek applications for Postdoctoral Fellows from highly motivated candidates who hold a PhD degree or who have recently submitted their PhD thesis.  Follow the link below for eligibility and application information.

Coordinator, CESSI
Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Kolkata
Mohanpur 741252, West Bengal, India

cessi at iiserkol dot ac dot in (Replace with appropriate symbols)

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