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The Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology is inviting applications from reputed institutions like IITs and IISERs for short term summer projects. The duration of this internship is from May 20 to July 18, 2024.

The internship doesn’t offer a stipend but accommodation and meals are available at nominal charges. Interns will be issued ID cards to be able to access the facilities at IIST.

Summer Projects at IIST

Below are the various departments and the projects offered this summer.


  • AE1 Gaseous mixture filling automation
  • AE2 Stress analysis using finite element method (2 students)
  • AE3 Crack-induced oscillations in rotating disc
  • AE4 Design and implementation of combustion test rig control using Labview
  • AE5 Optical diagnostics in two-phase flows
  • AE6 Spatial resolution enhancement using optical diagnostic methods
  • AE7 Digital Two-Color Ratio Pyrometry
  • AE8 Interferometric Mie Scattering
  • AE9 Design and development of Gas dynamics probe
  • AE10 unsteady pressure analysis of spherical flames
  • AE11 Modelling and simulation of MEMS & NEMS devices


  • AV1 Satellite mission design
  • AV2 Operating Systems for satellite onboard computer
  • AV3 Satellite Onboard communication
  • AV4 Satellite Attitude Determination and Control Systems – Hardware Development
  • AV5 Satellite Attitude Determination and Control Systems – Software Development
  • AV6 Deep space navigation using pulsars
  • AV7 Beamed energy propulsion using microwave
  • AV8 Thermoelectric generation
  • AV9 Docking and Berthing mechanisms for small satellite
  • AV10 Satellite systems hardware and software
  • AV11 Controller Design for an aerospace vehicle
  • AV12 Robust Controller Design for UAV
  • AV13 Integrated design and testing of a RF phased array system for wireless power transfer
  • AV14 Doherty PA Design and implementation on PCB using PA modules (Built in-house)
  • AV15 Antenna Design for small satellite applications
  • AV16 Antenna Design for Radar Application
  • AV17 On-chip antenna design
  • AV18 Microwave Wireless Power Transfer
  • AV19 Design of passive components for THz Technology
  • AV20 Safe reinforcement learning
  • AV21 AI/ML for healthcare applications
  • AV22 Modeling of Physiological Systems
  • AV23 Modeling of Physiological Systems
  • AV24 Machine Learning
  • AV25 AR/VR
  • AV26 Intelligent Robotics
  • AV27 Computer vision
  • AV28 Computational Neuroscience
  • AV29 Biometrics /information security
  • AV30 Approximate circuits
  • AV31 LIght Weight DNN
  • AV32 IRNSS/GPS receiver architecture
  • AV33 Hardware architecture for cryptography
  • AV34 Hardware/software architecture for onboard compression
  • AV35 Semiconductor Optoelectronics/Photonics – Electroabsorption studies in semiconductor quantum wells
  • AV36 Semiconductor Optoelectronics/Photonics –  Study on light reflection and transmission through multilayer gratings
  • AV37 Mathematical and Agent-Based Models of Social Dynamics
  • AV38 Mathematical and Agent-Based Models of Cultural Evolution
  • AV39 Spectrum Sensing and Cognitive radio
  • AV40 Biomedical Electronics Design –  Design, Analysis and Peformance Evaluation of biomedical electronic systems based on magnetism principles
  • AV41 Biomedical Electronics Design –  Design, Analysis and Peformance Evaluation of biomedical electronic systems based on capacitive principles
  • AV42 Linearizing electronic for Sensors – Design and Optimization
  • AV43 Smart phone based sensor interfacing
  • AV44 Fault Detection and Diagnosis in Cyber Physical Systems using Hybrid Deep Learning Approach
  • AV45 On the Road to 6G : Developing a 6G Testbed
  • AV46 Android and web app development for space applications
  • AV47 Electronic systems for astro-biology payloads
  • AV48 Wireless Mesh Networks
  • AV49 Software Defined Wireless Networks
  • AV50 6G Satellite Development
  • AV51 Human space research – development of communication and networking systems for Human space crew module and associated systems.
  • AV52 6G communication – Developing deep learning based channel estimation algorithm
  • AV53 Human space research –  Developing SDR based communication system
  • AV54 6G Communication – Developing Hybrid beamforming Algorithm
  • AV55 6G Communication – Developing deep learning based channel estimation algorithm
  • AV56 Spectrum Sharing
  • AV57 Power Electronics & Drives
  • AV64 Reinforcement Learning for communication networks


  • CH1 Polymernanocomposites for EMI shielding
  • CH2 Nanomaterials/composites
  • CH3 Nanomaterials for environmental applications
  • CH4 Gravitational biology/ Drug discovery
  • CH5 Inorganic functional materials

Earth and Space Sciences

  • ES1 Searching for transients in VLASS data
  • ES2 Nowcasting Thunderstorms over Indian Region
  • ES3 Characterisation of aerosol layers from LiDAR data
  • ES4 Particle transfer simulations through aerosol sampling lines
  • ES5 Significance of Terrestrial Analogues for Planetary Exploration
  • ES6 Spectral modelling of select metals for mineral mapping applications
  • ES7 Deep learning methods for largescale crop disease surveillance
  • ES8 Soil contaminants detection using hyperspectral imaging
  • ES9 Machine leaning models for prediction of algal blooms
  • ES10 Hybrid ensemble methods for the mapping of crops using drone-based multispectral imagery
  • ES11 Understanding Martian Atmosphere using EMARS reanalysis
  • ES12 Estimating the uncertainty in the intensity forecast of Tropical Cyclone using AI approach
  • ES13 Machine learning Agricultural crop classification using open source satellite images
  • ES14 Machine learning approaches for individual tree detection from terrestrial laser scanning dataset
  • ES15 Application of LiDAR for geological studies
  • ES16 UAV/ Drone based multispectral data classification for object extraction
  • ES17 Software development for 3D lidar point cloud classification

Humanities and Social Sciences

  • HS1 Space Economics
  • HS2 Food and Cultural Studies
  • HS3 Creative Writing and Everyday Lives


  • MA1
    1. Applications of Differential Equations to Control Theory
    2. Machine Learning Algorithms
  • MA2 Algebra/Analysis/Geometry/Topology
  • MA3 Nonlinear Dynamics & chaos
  • MA4 2. Machine Learning Algorithms


  • PH1 Atomic Layer Deposition
  • PH2 Nonlinear Dynamics
  • PH3 Memory devices
  • PH4 Adaptive Optics
  • PH5 Diffractive Optics
  • PH6 Optical surface profilometry
  • PH7 Ellipsometry
  • PH8 Quantum Information

Students need to visit the topics list page, and contact the faculty mentioned against the selected project for any questions about the project.

How to apply for summer internship at IIST?

Apply online at the IIST Summer internship portal.

Read the application instructions carefully before applying.

The last date to apply is April 15, 2024.

The list of shortlisted candidates will be published on April 22, 2024.

For any clarifications, contact

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