Fellowships & Extension Programmes

Selections for the summer research fellowship program-2022 are complete. Please visit the SRFP home page

for viewing the lists of selected students. 



In addition to pursuing research in various contemporary areas, the Centre also has several Science Outreach and Fellowship Programmes. One such flagship activity is the Summer Research Fellowship Programme for young students. Around 2500 students have benefitted from this programme since it’s inception in 1990. Every year around 2000 applications are received, out of which about 150 fellowships are offered. This is one of the highly acclaimed programmes of the Centre and the students are very appreciative of the benefits, enabling them to get inspired towards scientific research during the early stage of their education.

This year (2021), we have launched the graduate research internship programme for final year students of B.E/B.Tech/M.Sc/B.S-M.S/MBBS degrees, wherein the students will be able to take up long-term projects under the supervision of JNCASR faculty members. The project should be a part of the final year curriculum of the degree.  

Another initiative in promoting scientific research at the undergraduate level are project oriented programmes in chemistry and biology. The Project Oriented Chemical Education (POCE) and the Project-Oriented Biological Education Programme (POBE) have completed 11 and 9 years respectively. Ten meritorious students are selected from across the country for each of these programmes. As part of this, students undertake project work with faculty members of the Centre on small projects during their mid-semester breaks. They also attend special lectures and seminars at the Centre. On completion of their training which lasts for 3 summers, they are issued a Diploma certificate in Chemistry or Biology as the case may be.

Apart from these programmes, the Centre also offers Visiting Scientist Fellowships to research scientists in educational institutions and R & D laboratories, to work with the faculty and honorary faculty of the Centre. This program has been of great benefit to a large number of young researchers as they are able to hone their skills or develop research facilities in their parent establishment after undergoing training and research in the Centre.

The Centre also organizes workshops for teachers and students of schools for popularizing science. The Centre, through Educational Technology Unit, is actively involved in the concept, production and development of multimedia CD-ROMs especially for school students and teachers in various disciplines of science. The content has also been developed in vernacular languages for science popularization programs in various parts of the country.

We also invite institutions like schools, colleges and other educational organizations to visit the centre through the institutional visits program.




Outreach Activities carried-out by F&E Office:
Sl. No. Outreach programmes Participating Units
1 Summer Research Fellowships Programe (SRFP) All Units
2 Project Oriented Chemistry Education (POCE) CPMU, NCU and TSU
3 Project Oriented Biology Education (POBE) MBGU, EIBU and NSU
4 Visiting Fellowships (VFP) All Units
5 Student Buddy (SBP) All Units
6 Institutional Visits Programme (IVP) All Units
7 Graduate Research Internship Programme (GRIP) All Units

Contact Us

Dean, Fellowships and Extension Programmes

Prof. N.S. Vidhyadhiraja

Bangalore - 560064
Phone - 080 - 2208 2753
E-mail - dean_fe@jncasr.ac.in


Dr. Panneer Selvam K   

Fellowships and Extension Programmes
Bangalore - 560064
Phone - 080 - 2208 2778 / 2776
E-mail - fellowships@jncasr.ac.in 


Mr. Bannaiah. R

Bangalore - 560064
Phone - 080 - 2208 2776
E-mail - srfp@jncasr.ac.in