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YSRP 2012


The Raja Ramanna Centre for Advanced Technology (RRCAT), Indore is India's premier laboratory in the areas of accelerators, lasers and related 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 and operational in both the synchrotrons.

  • Development and use of copper-vapour lasers, dye lasers, Nd:YAG lasers, high-power CO2 lasers, Ti:sapphire lasers, diode lasers, free-electron lasers, microwave systems, power supplies, control systems, instrumentation 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 Centre 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 14, 2012 to July 06, 2012. 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. Rajeev Khare,
Laser Systems Engineering Section,
Raja Ramanna Centre for Advanced Technology
Indore - 452 013
Ph. No.: +91 731 244 2439
Fax: +91 731 244 2400
E-Mail: ysrp (at)

Dr. Aparna Chakrabarti,
Indus Synchrotrons Utilization Division,
Raja Ramanna Centre for Advanced Technology
Indore - 452 013
Ph. No.: +91 731 244 2178
Fax: +91 731 244 2140
E-Mail: ysrp (at)


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