Important Update

Due to the current situation caused by Covid-19, Vigyan Vidushi 2020 will be held only in the online format, during June 1st - 20th, 2020 . For information about the online programme, please see The selected candidates have already been informed over email.

Note the change in dates and format of the programme. The information below refers to the original programme announcement. The logistics and structure of the programme have undergone changes. The updated information is available at the new webpage above.

Announcement for the inaugural programme VV2020

Vigyan Vidushi (VV) is a three-week programme for women students at the end of their M.Sc. first-year in physics, which will provide them an exposure to advanced physics topics and research opportunities, and encourage them to take up research in physics as a career option. The students in this programme will also get an opportunity to be taught, inspired, and mentoredSS by successful women scientist role models. Details of the programme

Applications are invited for the first batch of the Vigyan Vidushi programme (VV2020) from women students, who are currently enrolled in Note that students already enrolled in an Integrated M.Sc.-Ph.D. programme are not eligible.

Poster for the VV2020 programme

Duration of the programme: June 25th - July 12th, 2020
Final date of application: March 20th, 2020

The application deadline is over

The selection will be based on An attempt will be made to ensure a wide distribution across educational institutions in different parts of the country.