What are we doing?

Aim of INO

In the beginning...
The India-based Neutrino Observatory (INO) is a mega-science project to study particles called neutrinos. Neutrinos are elementary particles naturally produced in the Sun, stars and in the Atmosphere.

Who we are?

The collaboration

A collaboration of over 20 institutions
We are a group of students and research scientists from over 20 national institutions. Major institutes like Tata Institute of Fundamental Research and Bhabha Atomic Reasearch Centre in Mumbai, Institute of Mathematical Sciences in Chennai, Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre and Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics in Kolkata, Harish-Chandra Research Institute in Allahabad and other IITs play an active role in the project.

How do I participate?

Contact us

Joining us
If you have a M.Sc. degree in Physics or a B.E./B.Tech. degree in any one of Electronics, E & CE, Instrumentation and Electrical Engineering, you can join the Graduate Training Program. You can also contact us for short-term projects to have an understanding of what we really do.

The Story Of The Neutrino


In the recent past, two Nobel Prizes were given to Neutrino Physics. In 2002 Ray Davis of USA and Matoshi Koshiba of Japan got the Nobel Prize for Physics while last year (2015) Arthur McDonald of Canada and Takaaki Kajita of Japan got the Nobel Prize. To understand the importance of neutrino research it is neccessary to go through the story of the neutrino in some detail.

Dr. Abdul Kalam and INO


India-based Neutrino Observatory (INO) is India's megascience project already approved by the Government of India with an outlay of about Rs 1400 crores. It has many components: an under-the-mountain laboratory in Theni District in Tamil Nadu, the Inter-University Centre for High Energy Physics (IICHEP) on the outskirts of Madurai and more than 120 physicists, engineers and students from 25 research institutions, Universities and IITs spread over the length and breadth of the country.