Internship and Dissertation


The National Centre for Polar and Ocean Research (NCPOR), under the Ministry of Earth Sciences, Government of India, is a premier Institution dedicated to polar and marine research. It plays a pivotal role in advancing scientific understanding of the Polar Regions and oceans. NCPOR's mandate encompasses a wide range of scientific activities, including polar expeditions, oceanographic research, climate studies, and environmental monitoring. The center's state-of-the-art facilities, cutting-edge research initiatives, expert guidance, and a multidisciplinary approach make it an ideal hub for scholars and researchers interested in exploring the complexities of polar and marine ecosystems.

NCPOR is a recognized R&D institution of various universities for carrying out doctoral programs. The Center also provides training/dissertation opportunities to selected graduate and post graduate studentsas part of their curriculum, while pursuing University level education. These Sessions are conducted for a period of three to twelve months during both the summer and winter period in the field of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences.For students seeking a vibrant and dynamic research environment, NCPOR in Goa offers a plethora of opportunities to delve into cutting-edge studies across various disciplines.


These guidelines provide a clear overview of the application process, expectations, and responsibilities for students participating in the training/dissertation program at NCPOR in the specified fields

  • Eligibility: Applications of only the following students will be considered for scrutiny and final acceptance. 
     a) B.Sc / B.E. / BCA / B. Tech. - Final year students
     b) M.Sc / M.E. / MCA / M. Tech./ M.A - Pursuing
     c) 5 years Integrated M.Sc/M.E./MCA/M.Tech./M.A: Students from 3rd year onwards
  • Application Process: Interested students need to submit an online application form along with their CV and a recommendation letter from the Head of the Department of their University/College/Institution.
  • Preference for NCPOR Guide: Students can express their preference for workingwith a particular scientist on a specific topic at NCPOR in the application form.
  • Shortlisting:The names of shortlisted students, along with their guides, will be uploaded on the NCPOR website within a month of the closing date.
  • Confirmation of Joining:Shortlisted students must confirm their willingness to join NCPOR via email within 7 days from the date of result declaration. Failure to confirm will result in the cancellation of the application.
  • Document Verification:Upon joining, it is mandatory for students to bring all original documents supporting the claims made in the application form. Copies of these documents should be submitted to the Administrative Section.
  • Project Report: Each student is required to submit the report on their project work carried out at NCPOR.


1. Internship students (summer/winter session) will not be entitled to scholarships, medical facilities, or accommodation facilities at NCPOR.

2. Offline internship will be subject to COVID-19 protocol issued by Government.

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Opening Date for Online Application form: 15th Jan
Closing Date for Online Application form: 28th Feb
Result of Selected Candidates:
Mid of March


Opening Date for Online Application form: 15th Sep
Closing Date for Online Application form : 31st Oct
Result of Selected Candidates: Mid of November