Studentship and Research

National Centre for Antarctic and Ocean Research (NCAOR) 

NCAOR offers placement to students who wish undertake polar studies related dissertations / internships.

Dissertation or summer internship program is free.

All the laboratory expenses involved in students programs are met by NCAOR funds. Students have to arrange for their travel and living expenses. In case of medical emergency, hospitalization and other treatment expenditures to be met by the student

Openings for student internships / dissertation:

·         Summer Internships (May to July of every year)

[When do you apply – In January and February of the year you want to take up internship with a maximum duration of three months, starting May and ending July]

·         Dissertation (Any time during the year except May to July)

[When do you apply – Anytime of the year ]


How to Apply? 

Go to NCAOR webpage; go through the projects on the home page to understand what are the areas of research at NCAOR. Write to a suitable scientist/s with expression of interest in working for a short project/training under his/her guidance, and obtain consent of the scientist at NCAOR, in any written form (e-mail, post). 

  • Desirous NCAOR scientist who wish to supervise can have two students at any given time of the year with an upper limit of maximum three students.
  • Maximum four students from any university/ institute for dissertation and project work will be accepted at any given time of the year (except local institutions from Goa).
  • The NCAOR supervisor will evaluate the report and give grade to the dissertation students based on the quality of work done and other factors like discipline, etc. (Assessment report)- for internal circulation.


Name of the student:



Marks out of 10 or

Grade (A/B/C)


Quality of report



Lab work






Co-oordination/ team work



List of selected candidates for dissertation to be displayed on website.

Mode of apply

Offline : The Head of the Department/ Dean / Principal / Placement officer of the student’s organization should send a request letter addressed to Director, NCAOR, indicating student's interest in a specific area along with (i) brief CV of the student, and (ii) copy of the communication between the student and scientist at NCAOR.

Application with all above documents to be sent by POST to Director, National Centre for Antarctic and Ocean Research, Headland Sada, Vasco, Goa-403 802, Goa.


Online: Students can apply online by filling form available on the website. The scanned copy of following documents should be submit online :

(i) The request letter from Head of the Department/ Dean / Principal / Placement officer of the student’s organization addressed to Director, NCAOR,  indicating student's interest in a specific area along with

(ii) Brief CV of the student, and

(iii)Copy of the communication between the student and scientist at NCAOR.

 Submit the online application form here  for internship.

Accomodation: A student accommodation is provided (at the residential campus or other suitable accomodation of NCAOR) to the ones arriving for summer internships and dissertation projects, on sharing basis for a nominal fee. Due to limited accommodation facility available in the premises it is provided on first come first basis, hence no advance booking is entertained.


If your placement letter has a statement "Accommodation to be arranged by students only", then student(s) MUST make their own arrangements and then report at NCAOR. If the student cannot make such arrangement, it is advisable not to report and inform us about cancellation of placement. Food and snacks are available during working days at the institute’s canteen.

Reporting@NCAOROn reporting at NCAOR, the students have to produce at Office of Administrative Section, NCAOR (a)Valid student ID card of the college (b) Two passport size photos (c) Copy of placement letter and (d) Consent from College/ University and supervisor, if there is a change in dates of internship/dissertation. Without these they will not be registered.

 Discipline in hostel and laboratory campus is mandatory and zero tolerance is observed towards violating students.

Caution: Students are not expected to venture in to the sea for swimming any time during their stay at NCAOR, if so they are doing at their own risk. They are also not expected to leave the station without prior permission of their supervisor. Students failing to abide by above will be asked to quit the campus premature with notification to their parents and department. Every student has to pay for the accommodation and submit e-copy of the work report/ dissertation before they wind-up their stay at NCAOR




National Centre for Antarctic and Ocean Research (NCAOR)

Headland Sada, Vasco, Goa – 403804


Phone : +91- 832 - 2525510 & Fax.: + 91- 832 - 2520877

Submit the online application form here  for internship.