Research in our laboratory will provide exposure to cross-disciplinary research on both theoretical and experimental fronts. We are currently looking for students from various fields including electrical / mechanical engineering, physics and  neurobiology and field ecology for diverse projects in the laboratory. Interested students may contact me directly at

PhD and Postdoc positions: Limited number of PhD and PostDoc positions are available for Indian students with CSIR qualifications, or who have qualified the NCBS exam, or those who come in through the Erasmus Mundus International Students program in collaboration with KTH Royal Institute of Technology, (Stockholm, Sweden), University of Edinburgh (UoE, UK), National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS), India and Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg (ALUF, Germany) (refer to for more information).

Junior Research Fellowships: Very few positions are available for project students or junior research fellows.  These positions are for a time duration of no less than 6 months and no more than two years. Applicants should be well-versed in MATLAB programming and have good quantitative skills. International students/postdocs are also invited to apply for short (full time and no less than 6 months) or long term (full time and no more than two years) projects.

Field Biology Positions: Two Junior Research Fellowships are available for students to work on field-related projects pertaining to studies on insect migration. Students should be well-acquainted with insect taxonomy and basic knowledge of plant identification. Both projects will involve students living on off-campus field sites. The tenure of these fellowships is at least 2 years.

Termite Mounds Project: Two Junior Research Fellowships are available for students to studying the architecture and building behavior in termites. Students should have some programming experience and preferably a background in Physics with an interest in learning insect behavior and neurobiology.

High-School Students: We also have a few projects earmarked for high school students. Interested high school students are encouraged to contact me if they would like to work in my lab over the summer months or during holidays.

Generic applications will receive no response.