Raman Research Institute, Bangalore

  • Name of the Institution : Raman Research Institute
  • Type of the Institution : Research Institute
  • Location : Bangalore
  • Ownership : Government
  • Accreditation/ affiliation : Jawaharlal Nehru University
  • Courses Offered : Ph.D., Visiting Students Program
  • Admission Procedure : Based on M.Sc. final examination marks and entrance exam (for Ph.D.)
  • Departments/ Branches : Astronomy & Astrophysics, Signal Processing and Imaging, Light & Matter Physics, Theoretical Physics, Soft Condensed Matter
  • Established in the Year : 1948
  • Website : http://www.rri.res.in/
  • Facts and Figures : RRI became a Government funded organization in the year 1972
  • Eligibility Criteria : 1st class in Masters in Chemistry, Physics or Engineering and Joint Entrance Screening Test (JEST) for pursuing Ph.D.; Science or Engineering undergraduate or postgraduate students can study in the Visiting Students Program

The Raman Research Institute, Bangalore, was established by the Indian Nobel Laureate in Physics, Sir C. V. Raman in the year 1948 and was funded by him and private donations at that time. Later, after his death in the year 1970, a trust was formed in his name for the funding of this Physics research institute, which soon became autonomous.

The Government restructured it to form an aided autonomous research institute in the year 1972. RRI, as it is also called, offers several short term visiting students program to students studying bachelors and masters degree courses in science and engineering, and Ph.D. programs (that is affiliated to the Jawaharlal Nehru University, JNU) in various areas of research including astronomy and astrophysics, chemistry and theoretical physics to those who have completed their masters degree with high marks.