Admission to PhD 2022

The PhD programme conducted by RRI aims to empower its students with advanced technical abilities in basic science and in a specialization, so as to prepare them for a career in research. The programme commences with formal credited course work in advanced topics during the first year. RRI offers select PhD students, who qualify in the course work and a subsequent comprehensive examination, opportunities for supervised research within the four broad areas of research conducted at the institute – Astronomy and Astrophysics, Light and Matter Physics, Soft Condensed Matter Physics and Theoretical Physics.

Students at RRI are registered for their PhD degree with Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. RRI is also a participant in the Joint Astronomy Programme (JAP) with the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.


PhD 2022 Poster

Total number of vacant Ph.D. positions for 2022:

    Astronomy & Astrophysics 2
    Light and Matter Physics 6
    Soft Condensed Matter 5
    Theoretical Physics 1
    Total 14







The last date of application is 30th April 2022


Option to enter EWS (Economically Weaker Section) has been added in the online form. Those who have applied and would like to add EWS category may please write to (along with a valid copy of the EWS certificate) mentioning your name and application number.


List of candidates shortlisted for interview


List of candidates selected for PhD 2022