Visiting Students Programme

HRI runs a Visiting Students Programme (VSP) in Physics for which B.Sc, B.Tech, M.Sc. and M.Tech students are eligible. Selected students would work in some area of physics under the guidance of a faculty member or a postdoctoral fellow. At the end of the project the students are expected to present a seminar on their work.

Visiting Students are expected to stay here for a period of at least four weeks during any time of the year which is mutually convenient. There are a large number of applicants in summer, and few advisors, so your chances are better if you apply during some other time of the year.

The selection is based on the student's academic record, letters of recommendation and match of interest with the areas of research of the faculty members. It also depends on the availability of a faculty member here to guide the student during the proposed period. The selected students will be paid to and fro (IIIrd AC) rail fare, provided accommodation and paid a stipend to cover local expenses.

Applicants must mention if they are eligible for KVPY, INSPIRE, Academies or any other similar fellowships. If the applicant is selected and is a recepient of any fellowship, HRI will not cover any expense that the fellowship covers. This will, however, not have any bearing on their selection for the VSP.

Interested students should apply online here. The student should arrange at least one letter of recommendation to be sent to the address

Deadline Period of Visit
Feb 28/29 May-Aug
Jun 30 Sep-Dec
Oct 31 Jan-Apr

If you have any query please write to us at

Visiting Students Programme in Physics
Harish-Chandra Research Institute
Chhatnag Road
Jhusi, Allahabad 211 019