IUCAA offers the opportunity for local students in the Pune area to work on projects of varying durations. Interested students are invited to contact faculty directly. Students outside Pune are encouraged to apply for the summer school programme or the vacation students' programme.
Limited number of students studying in B.Sc. / B.E. / B.Tech. / M.Sc. / M.E. / M.Tech. are admitted in IUCAA to do their projects in Astronomy and Astrophysics or related topics. These students should have thorough basics in Physics and Mathematics. Once they are admitted, they will be supervised and guided by one of the IUCAA faculty members. They may be asked to attend lectures and complete a few assignments. These projects may be for a short period of less than three months or long period of more than three months, but less than one year. The students have to be recommended by their supervisor/head of the department. They have to apply in plain papers, giving their complete curriculum vitae, and a short write up regarding their interest in the project.