National Fusion Programme (NFP) Internship Programme

An Internship scheme is initiated at the Institute for Plasma Research (IPR) under National Fusion Programme (NFP) sponsored by the Board Of Research In Fusion Science & Technology (BRFST). Applications are invited from Post Graduate Students (in Science, Engineering, Technology and Management), with good academic record, of recognized Institutes / Universities for NFP Internship Programme. Students interested in research areas related to science & technology of Fusion research/ Plasma physics are encouraged to apply for undertaking projects at IPR on various areas mentioned below, under the supervision of IPR scientists/engineers. Students can start their projects from semester beginning either around July or January, depending on the schedule of their curriculum.

Post Graduate Students in Physical/Chemical Science and Engineering

Post Graduate (M.E./M.Tech./M.Sc./M.Phil/M.C.A.) students,  who have to do projects as a part of their curriculum of  their Post Graduate Studies in any of the  following disciplines : Physical/Chemical Sciences, Engineering Sciences, Inter-Disciplinary Engineering Sciences and Computer Applications.

Only bonafide and full-time students can apply. Those who have already completed their course are not eligible to apply.

NOT more than TWO students can be offered the NFP Internships from the same Discipline/Department under an Institution/College/University.  

Plasma Theory and simulations, Advanced Material Technologies, First Wall Engineering, Cryogenic and Magnet Technologies, RF & Microwave Technologies, Beam Technologies, Power Engineering Technologies, Advanced Data Acquisition and control Engineering, Nuclear Technologies, Plasma Diagnostics, Fusion Technology Management. Please refer to the NFP document for more details on projects. For further information regarding projects, please contact NFP.

Experimental, Theoretical, Computational projects in the above-mentioned areas.

Selected students will carry out their project work at IPR  for a duration of minimum 3 months to maximum 12 months according to their curriculum.  

A consolidated stipend of Rs 10,000/- per month (with effect from 1-Jan-2011), and also to & fro sleeper class train fare (by the shortest route, once during the stay) will be given to ONLY those students who are NOT getting financial support from any other funding agency.

Interested students are advised to send in the completed application form in the prescribed format, along with TWO CONFIDENTIALrecommendation letters (from two different faculty members who have known you during your academic sessions)  and a certificate of undertaking as per the attached format from their parent organization, to the following address ;

The Coordinator,
NFP Internship Programme,
Institute For Plasma Research,
Near Indira Bridge,
Gandhinagar – 382 428

There is NO entrance exam.

1. Application form with photograph

2. TWO recommendation letters (confidential)

3. Certificate of undertaking from the applicant.

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Please read the FAQ for more details regarding the NFP Internship Programme

Applications without recommendation letters and certificate of undertaking will be rejected.Please DO NOT send your CV.

The documents are also available on the “Documents” page of this website.  Please mark the envelope as “NFP Internship Scheme”


The last dates for receiving applications for the NFP-Internship Scheme are ;

Applications will be accepted ONLY during this period

For projects starting around July 2015 From 1st April 2015 To  15th May, 2015
For projects starting around January 2016 From 1st October 2015 To  13th Nov, 2015


Applications received before 1st April (for July intake) and 1st October (for January intake) or  WILL NOT BE Accepted

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