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YSRP 2011


The Raja Ramanna Centre for Advanced Technology (RRCAT), Indore is India's premier laboratory in the areas of accelerators, lasers and allied areas of Science and Technology. Ongoing work at the Centre includes:

  • Operation and utilization of two synchrotron radiation sources INDUS-1 and INDUS-2, microtrons, linear accelerators, photoinjectors, DC accelerators. etc. Several beamlines have been installed in both the synchrotrons.

  • Development and use of copper-vapour lasers, Nd:YAG lasers, high-power CO2 lasers, Ti:sapphire lasers, chemical lasers, free-electron lasers, microwave systems, power supplies, control systems etc.

  • Experimental programmes in superconductivity, cryogenics, magnetism, semiconductors, ultra-fast studies, nonlinear optics, laser cooling of atoms, laser-plasma interaction, laser materials (ceramics and single crystal), applications of synchrotron radiation and biomedical applications of lasers.

  • 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.

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In order to expose students to these frontiers in science, the Center runs a Young Scientist Research Programme during the summer. 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/Mech. Engg./Electrical Engg/Electronics/Metallurgy) are eligible to apply. Applications should be sent in the format available on our web page. The candidate should arrange for at least one letter of recommendation that can be sent by post, fax or e-mail. 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 May 16, 2011 to July 08, 2011. At the end of the research programme, they will give a presentation on their research work.

Applications should be sent (by post, fax or e-mail) to:

Dr. Surya Mohan Gupta,
Laser Materials Development & Devices Division,
Raja Ramanna Centre for Advanced Technology
Indore - 452 013
Ph. No.: +91 731 248 8661
Fax: +91 731 248 8650
E-Mail: ysrp (at)

Dr. Kanwal Jeet Singh Sokhey,
Materials & Advanced Accelerator Division,
Raja Ramanna Centre for Advanced Technology
Indore - 452 013
Ph. No.: +91 731 248 8354
Fax: +91 731 248 8300
E-Mail: ysrp (at)


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