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Indian Institute of Geomagnetism

Indian Institute of Geomagnetism, Mumbai
TypeResearch Institution
DirectorProfessor A P Dimri [1]
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The Indian Institute of Geomagnetism is an autonomous research institution established by the Government of India's Department of Science and Technology. The facility is engaged in basic and applied research in geomagnetism, as well as allied areas of geophysics, atmospheric physics and space physics, as well as plasma physics.[2] The institute currently operates 12 magnetic observatories[3] and actively participates in the Indian Antarctic Program.[4]


The institute was developed as a successor of Colaba Observatory in 1971. The original Observatory was founded in 1826. Its first Director was B. N. Bhargava, appointed in 1971, and held this title until 1979.[citation needed]


The institute has collaborated with Kyoto University in Japan, the University of the Western Cape in South Africa, and the National Science Council in Taiwan.[5] It established a World Data Center for the topic of Geomagnetism[6] that maintains comprehensive sets of analog and digital geomagnetic data, as well as indices of geomagnetic activity supplied from a worldwide network of magnetic observatories.

Centers and Observatories

Location of Regional Laboratories

  • Equatorial Geophysical Research Laboratory, (EGRL), Tirunelveli
  • K.S. Krishnan Geomagnetic Research Laboratory, (KSKGRL), Allahabad
  • NORTH EAST Geophysical Research Laboratory, (NEGRL), Shillong

Location of Magnetic Observatories


The institute developed fluxgate magnetometers.[7]


Indian Institute of Geomagnetism (IIG) offers Doctoral Programme in Geomagnetism and Allied Fields pertinent to studies of Solid Earth, Upper Atmosphere and Observatory Data Analysis. Selected candidates will be required to do research work at its HQ and/or its regional centres (EGRL-Tirunelveli, KSKGRL-Allahabad and MO-Shillong). Indian Institute of Geomagnetism is a recognized centre for conducting research leading to Ph.D. degree by following universities in the subjects specified:

University of Mumbai (Physics) Shivaji University, Kolhapur (Physics) North Maharashtra University, Jalgaon (Physics, Applied Geology, Environmental Science) SRTM University, Nanded (Geophysics, Environmental Science) Andhra University, Visakhapatanam (Physics & Geophysics) Manonmaniam Sundarnar University, Tirunelveli (Physics) 2. POSTDOCTORAL PROGRAMME (PDF) : Nanabhoy Moos Research Fellowship (NMRF) Indian Institute of Geomagnetism (IIG) is a premier institute of the Department of Science & Technology engaged in fundamental research in Geomagnetism and its allied fields. The institute has been able to attract young and rich scientific talent for carrying out research. To further enrich and create scientific talent in a variety of scientific disciplines in this institute, a new Postdoctoral Research Fellowship "Nanabhoy Moos Research Fellowship (NMRF)" has been introduced.


  1. ^ "Director message | Indian Institute of Geomagnetism (IIG)".
  2. ^ "Welcome to Department of Science and Technology, Govt. Of India ::". Archived from the original on 16 October 2015. Retrieved 19 October 2015.
  3. ^ "Magnetic Observatories".
  4. ^ "Institutes Members in Indian Antarctica Expeditions".
  5. ^ "International Collaborations".
  6. ^ World Data Center for Geomagnetism, Mumbai
  7. ^ "Instrumentation".

  1. ^ "Indian Institute of Geomagnetism - IIG Mumbai, India". Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 19 October 2015.
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