An Autonomous Institute supported by Department of Science & Technology, Govt. of India


Research Internship at INST




Applicants are requested to STRICTLY follow the application procedure as mentioned below, otherwise application may be rejected for scrutiny.



Notice for admission to INST Research Internship Programme (Duration: Min. 2 Months - Max. 12 Months)


Institute of Nano Science and Technology Mohali provides an opportunity to exceptionally good undergraduate students to execute an innovative research and development project under the guidance of INST faculty. The students from different institutions including IITs, NITs, IISERs, Central Universities as well as several State Universities across the country have been carrying out their research internships at INST. Preference will be given to the students for research internship who have their own fellowship awarded from KVPY, BIRAC, IASc-INSA-NASI Summer Research Programme as well as Inspire Programme (DST) etc.


Summer Internship: May-July (Date of application: 1st March to 21st March -every year)

Short Term (3-6 Months): June-December (Date of application: 1st April to 21st April-every year)

Short Term (3-6 Months): January-June (Date of application: 1st Nov to 21st Nov-every year)

Research Internship (1 Year): Last date of application: (Applications are accepted round the year)


* Applications for less then two months will not be accepted


Research Internship Programme Eligibility: Full-time registered students from Basic Sciences/Applied Sciences/Engineering Institutes/Universities pursuing master degree /M.Sc./M.Tech.//M. Pharm. are eligible for INST’s Research Internship Programme at Mohali (Punjab). In cases of bachelor degree level students (e.g. B.Sc/B.Tech./B.Pharm etc.), only very few exceptional and bright candidates will be considered for the internship program at INST.


Application Process for Summer/Short-term Internship:


      • Students from any Basic Sciences/Applied Sciences/Engineering Institutes/Universities may be accepted for research internship provided the supervisor (scientist at INST) agrees to provide the training and facilities for the internship at INST. The selected candidate can be assigned to work with the Scientist different from their preference list due to various reasons.


      • To apply, candidates need to fill the online application form: Click Here


      • Mobile scan copy or poor scan quality will not be accepted and may lead to rejection. Only upload the required documents while filling online form, no extra attachments accepted.


      • After an application has been made to INST Research Internship Programme, it will be scrutinized by INST and the selecetd candidates will be intimated via email approximately within one month after the application deadline (as mentioned above) for admission at the INST Research Internship Programme.


      Application Fee

      • For this time, INST is not charging for any internship fee. But, a fee structure may be implemented any time without any prior notice.

      • Currenly, INST does not have hostel facility, thus, students shall have to arrange their own accommodation. (A number of shared/PG accommodations are available nearby the institute).

      • Students can avail dinner and lunch services at INST canteen on paid basis.

      • No TA will be paid for joining the institute for internship program.


Selected candidates will be informed via email. The training certificate will be issued by the Coordinator, Research Internship Committee, after satisfactory completion of the training.


Links and Downloads


Online application form

Bonafide Certificate Format  (To be uploaded in online application)




Forms to be filled for joining INST (For selected candidates only): To be submitted to the Coordinator Research Internship at INST

Joining form


Selected candidates need to fill the online form on the date of joining INST: Click Here




Formalities to be completed after the completion of the internship program at INST Mohali

No Dues Form

(to be submitted atleast three days before the date of completion of internship along with copy of research internship report dully signed by the candidate and faculty supervisor)

For Certificate Issue - Please Fill This Form


Contact Person:

Bhanu Prakash (Scientist C)


Research Internship Program

INST Mohali


Webpage: Click here







Update : Funded Internship program for ST candidates (Rolling advertisement)


Applications are invited from highly motivated and bright SCHEDULED TRIBE (ST) candidates for engagement of Research Internship in various research projects in the field of Nanoscience and
Nanotechnology at Institute of Nano Science and Technology, Mohali.


Qualifications: 1. Essential Qualification: M.Sc./M.Tech. Degree in Science or Engineering

(Preference will be given to the candidates having valid NET/GATE qualification)

A. Masters Degree final year students (M.Sc/M.Tech) [Students have to provide marksheets up to prefinal year and and a No Objection Certificate from the from the competent authority of home institution for the internship program of at least 3 months]

B. Students holding Masters Degree (M.Sc/M/Tech). [Students have to provide final marksheet of Masters degree and Degree/Provisional Degree certificate]


Financial support: 10000/- per month.


Project Duration: Two to Six months

Last date of Receiving Application: 31st March for Session I and 1st June for Session II




Application form