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Applications are invited for the post of Junior Research Fellow (JRF-one) for a two-years SERB funded project entitled: “Supermassive black holes in AGN through spectro-polarimetry at 3.6m DOT using in-country developed spectrograph and camera”

Details about the project:

The project aims to develop an optical spectropolarimeter for the 3.6m Devasthal Optical Telescope (DOT), the largest telescope in India and use that spectro-polarimeter for measuring mass of supermassive black holes in Active Galactic Nuclei (AGNs). The selected candidate will participate in the installation and commissioning of the instrument, and develop a data reduction pipeline. Under the proposed work, the candidate will perform observations of Active Galaxies to estimate black hole masses from polarized flux at 3.6m DOT. The selected candidate will work on analysis and interpretation of data obtained from 3.6m DOT and other telescopes and instruments, followed by physical interpretation of the results.

Educational Qualifications

M.Sc./MS (Physics/Astronomy/equivalent)/ Integrated M.Sc. (Physics/Astronomy)/ B.E./B.Tech (Computer Science)/ Master’s in computer application (MCA) from a recognized Institution/University.


Preference will be given to candidates having relevant experience of data reduction in optical photometry and spectroscopy and with good knowledge of programming (Python/IRAF) as required for this specific project.

Age limit

Not more than 28 years.


Rs.31,000 + HRA as per norms (if hostel accommodation is not provided).


1 year (extendable to one more year subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funding)

How to Apply

  1. Interested candidates can apply only through the ONLINE mode at the given link.
  2. Last Date for Application Submission: 31 March 2022.
  3. Candidates must have to upload the scanned copies of all the supporting documents asked in the Online Application Form.
  4. Applications forwarded through any other means like by post, fax, or e-mail will not be accepted.

Only the shortlisted candidates will be intimated for an online interview. Incomplete applications will not be considered.


Dr. Suvendu Rakshit (Principal Investigator)

ARIES, Nainital-263002,

Uttrakhand, India