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

Scope: Limited programme, depending on the availability of infrastructure and faculty advisors.
Number of seats: ~25
Duration of course: 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.
Who can apply?
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.
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.
How to apply?
To apply, please follow the instructions for the respective fields:
Theoretical Physics
Theoretical Computer Science
Computational Biology
Other information
If you have more questions about the application procedures, about your eligibility or simply about life and work at IMSc, do write to any of the faculty members listed here.