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YSRP 2018
List of candidates selected for YSRP-2018

Raja Ramanna Centre for Advanced Technology, Indore is a premier unit of Department of Atomic Energy, Government of India, engaged in R & D activities in front line research areas of Accelerator science, Laser science, related technologies and applications.

The research activities of the Centre include:

  • The Centre has indigenously designed, developed, and commissioned two synchrotron radiation sources (SRS) Indus-1 and Indus-2, serving as national facility in which several beam lines have been installed and made operational. The XUV/x-ray beams from these SRS are being extensively used for various scientific studies by researchers across the country.

  • The Centre is pursuing several other key accelerator activities viz., development of high energy proton accelerator for a Spallation Neutron Source, electron accelerators for food irradiation and industrial applications, free electron lasers (FEL) in terahertz (THz) and infrared (IR) spectral region, superconducting and magnetic materials required for accelerators, development of advanced technologies such as superconducting radio frequency (SCRF) cavities and cryomodule, high power radiofrequency and microwave (RF and Microwave) systems, cryogenics, magnets, precision power supplies, ultrahigh vacuum systems, precision fabrication and control instrumentation.

  • The centre is involved in the R&D of various lasers, like - fibre lasers, copper-vapour laser, dye lasers, semi-conductor laser, Nd:YAG lasers, high-power CO2 lasers, high-energy Nd:Glass lasers, diode lasers etc..

  • The centre is using lasers for various scientific studies (e.g., ultra-fast studies, nonlinear optics, laser cooling of atoms, laser-plasma interaction, laser materials (ceramics and single crystal)), industrial (e.g., laser cutting, welding, cladding and additive manufacturing) and biomedical (e.g., imaging, cancer diagnosis, manipulation of microscopic objects and photodynamic treatment) applications.

  • Theoretical research on nonlinear and quantum optics, nonlinear dynamics in accelerators, free-electron lasers, materials science, studies on light propagation in turbid media and its applications in biomedicine.

  • Scientific Computing & programming, Software Development, Computer Network Infrastructure to support various R & D programs.

In order to expose young students to these frontiers in science and technology, the Centre runs a Young Scientist Research Program during the summer. This year the program will be held during 14 May to 6 July 2018.


Students who are presently in the first year of M.Sc. (Physics), or in the fourth year of integrated M.Sc. (Physics) or in the third year of B.E./B.Tech. (Engineering Physics/ Mechanical Engineering/ Electrical Engineering/ Electronics Engineering/ Metallurgy/ Computer Science/ Information Technology) are eligible to apply.

Nationality : The applicant must be an Indian citizen.

Selected candidates will be paid round-trip train fare by II class (sleeper) and a stipend of Rupees 2,500 per month. In addition, free accommodation will be provided at the RRCAT Guest House. Those selected for the programme will work on a project during their 8 weeks stay at the Centre from 14 May to 6 July 2018. At the end of the research programme, the participating students are required to give a presentation on their project/ research work and submit a project report.

How to apply:
  • Applications should be submitted by email at the following address:

  • The application for YSRP-18 should be submitted only in the format provided on this webpage.

  • The candidate should arrange for one letter of recommendation which should be sent by email (scanned signed copy) along with the application.
Last date of receipt of application is March 31, 2018   April 08, 2018
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