Summer Research Programme

IMSc has a limited programme for highly motivated bachelors and masters students interested in research in the areas of Theoretical Physics, Mathematics, Theoretical Computer Science and Computational Biology to visit the Institute over their summer vacation. In addition, IMSc also accepts students through the summer program organized by the joint Indian Academies of Science.

General Structure
This is a limited programme, depending on the availability of infrastructure and faculty advisors. We typically select about 25 students across disciplines although this number varies a bit from year to year. These visits typically span 6-8 weeks during the summer (May-July). There is also a provision for a 4-6 month visit, typically during January-April or August-November for extended project work.

Students currently in their pre-final or final year of BSc/BE/BTech or first year MSc/ME/MTech or equivalent with a good academic record are encouraged to apply through IMSc's formal application process.

To apply through the summer program jointly organized by the Academies of Science, please check the Indian Academy of Sciences for their application process:

Selected students will be paid 2nd class round trip train fare plus Rs.200 per diem. Accommodation will be provided in the hostel during summer, subject to availability. Since our ability to provide accomodation is often limited, we suggest that students also explore alternative possibilities for stay in Chennai. Accommodation will not be provided for longer visits.

Application Process
To apply for our summer programs please follow the instructions for the respective fields:
Theoretical Physics
Theoretical Computer Science
Computational Biology

Other information
If you have more questions about our application procedures, about your eligibility or simply about life and work at IMSc, do write to any of the faculty members listed on our home page.