Start Date: June 07, 2021

End Date: July 16, 2021


" List of Selected Applicants "

The Manipal Centre for Natural Sciences (MCNS), Centre of Excellence, Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), is dedicated to the pursuit of fundamental research in the natural sciences.

Applications are invited from outstanding students for the Summer Reserach Internship (SRI2021) Program at the Manipal Centre for Natural Sciences, Centre of Excellence.   

Summer Research Internship is an annual program at MCNS, MAHE, Manipal, Karnataka intended to introduce participants to fundamental research. Due to the prevailing situation on account of COVID-19, SRI2021 will be conducted through Virtual Classroom Environment (VCE) and ONLINE mode of interaction.                                                                                                                                               



Starts on

Ends on

Apply before

6 weeks

7 June, 2021

16 July, 2021

30 April, 2021


The focus is on personalized training and the number of participants is limited. Selection is competitive and based on merit and the process will include an online interview.                                                                                     

Statements of interest are invited in the following research areas:






Computational reactor physics

Evolutionary Botany

Reactor Design concept

Theoretical Physics

Observational Astronomy

Note: Full participation in the program is a condition for eligibility for a certificate.


  •        Interns interact with active and eminent research faculty on the chosen areas of research.
  •        Personalized program provides an opportunity for the intern to get acquainted with necessary observational /computational /theoretical techniques appropriate to the research area and to acquire  basic knowledge and skills required for contemporary research in the field.
  •        Interns will have the opportunity to experience the entire research life cycle right from the statement of the problem to writing an original research article in the format of the best journal in the field.

Who can apply: 

  •        Students, from India and abroad, who are highly motivated to do pure research and currently enrolled at  a reputed institution in any of the programs below (or equivalent) are eligible to apply:                                M.Sc,  M.Tech, M.A | Integrated M.Sc, Integrated M.Tech |  B.Sc, B.Tech, B.A  
  •        Students who have completed their undergraduate programs within the last 12 months may also apply.  Selection will be subject to availability.

How to apply:

  •         Application form may be downloaded from the link [live link to online pdf / word form]
  •        Filled application form in a single PDF file must be sent by email to on or before                 Friday 30th April 2021Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  •        Letters of recommendation from two referees, who have taught you or are familiar with your academic work should accompany the application. (also to be sent to

Dates to remember:

Last date for applying

30 April, 2021

Short list for online interview (via website only)

11 May, 2021

Selection interviews (online)

17 – 18 May, 2021

List of selected candidates (via website only)

26 May, 2021

SRI Course commences

7 June, 2021

SRI Course ends

16 July, 2021

Applicants will not be notified individually about the selection status which will be posted on the SRI website per the schedule above.

Contact:   The Coordinator, Summer Research Internship Program (SRI2021),
Manipal Centre for Natural Sciences, Centre of Excellence, MAHE, Manipal 576104, KA                                            Email:  |   Telephone: +91 820 2923571 / 2937742