PSSI Student Scholarship

Every year, PSSI awards scholarships to young UG/PG as well as research scholars (below 32 years) to enable them to carry out research work in the areas of plasma science & technology at IPR as well as at institutes other than their own. This fellowship is for a maximum period of 3 Months (with an extension of maximum 2 months, subject to review).

For students pursuing a PhD Degree

  • Number of fellowships / Year : THREE

  • This grant includes a stipend of minimum Rs.8,000/- p.m. for three months, one-time, 3rd A/C Sleeper to and fro rail travel fare (non-Tatkal).



For students pursuing a UG/PG Degree (Engineering or Physical sciences)

  • Number of fellowships / Year : FOUR

  • This grant includes a stipend of Rs.3,000/- p.m. (UG/PG) for a maximum of three months, and a one-time 3rd A/C Sleeper to and fro rail travel fare (non-tatkal).


General Rules


  • Candidates may please apply with their research proposal, approvals from their research guide and host institution where the candidate intends to conduct research.

  • The candidate should also enclose a short biodata, along with the application.

  • Both the applying student as well as the recommending faculty should be life members of PSSI

  • Applications will be accepted untill all the fellowships for the financial year is exhausted.

  • Applications should reach the Secretary, PSSI.

  • The area of research could be in a topic related to plasma science and technology.

  • For more details regarding the awards contact : Secretary, PSSI.

  • If more funds are available with PSSI, higher fellowship amount may be paid as per recommendation of selection committee.

Past receipients of this grant


(2007) Mr. Sony George, ISP, CUSAT, Cochin


(2005) Ms. Neelam Kumari Jha, BIT Mesra, Ranchi

(2004) Ms. Kavita Rani Rajkhowa, CPP, Guwahati

(2003) Mr. Ram Prakash, IASST Guwahati

(2002) Mr. Siddhartha Shankar Kaushik, CCP, Guwahati

(2001) Mr. Nirab Chandra Adhikari, IASST, Guwahati

(2000) Ms. Putul Kalita, IASST, Guwahati



Format for the application



Name of the applicant   


Date of birth   


PSSI membership Number


Present Institution of applicant


Address for correspondence (including e-mail)


Degree/qualifications (give details)


Present research activities


Description of proposed work    


Suggested dates for work at host institute  


Reccomendation from the supervisor/HOD of the applicant's institution   


Name/address/position and PSSI membership number of supervisor


Suggested host institution and address (please enclose a letter of approval from the sugested institution  


Signature of applicant with date.


PSSI Members are requested to encourage young research scholars to apply for this fellowship, which provides them a chance to interact with the people working in their field at any national research centers.


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