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To conduct research in geomagnetism and allied fields.

To maintain / modernize Magnetic observatory network and Establish new magnetic observatories

To set up facilities for other observations to generate high quality data through Observatory network and Field surveys

Indian Institute Of Geomagnatism, Navi Mumbai
Aurora's observed at Maitri, Antarctica
Sun - Earth connections

Welcome To IIG

The Indian Institute of Geomagnetism (IIG), Mumbai is a leading institute of the country, actively engaged in basic and applied research in Geomagnetism and allied areas of Geophysics, Atmospheric & Space Physics and Plasma Physics.

It started out as a successor to the Colaba Magnetic Observatory, set up in 1826, where the first regular magnetic observatory in the country was established in 1841.

In 1971 IIG became autonomous and is now under the Department of Science & Technology, Government of India.  

Area Of Research

The Indian Institute of Geomagnetism (IIG) is a premier institute of Department of Science & Technology and working on fundamental research on the geomagnetism and its allied fields.It had start working as a successor to the Colaba observatory which was established in 1826, which later in 1841 became the nation's first regular magnetic observatory research institute.

The current research activities of the institute are as follows:


Vision & Mission


To enable India to become a global knowledge power by promoting, guiding and conducting basic research in Geomagnetism and Allied fields.


To Promote, guide and conduct research in all branches of Geomagnetism. To build infrastructural support (using state-of-the-art technology) for acquisition of high quality data, leading to frontline research.

To maintain / modernize magnetic observatory network of India and establish new observatories and facilities at existing centers for other observations related to geomagnetism and allied fields.

To attract, motivate and train young talent to undertake research in geomagnetism.

Forthcoming Events

       {IN SERVICE SINCE 1841}

   Honouring the past, riding the Present and implementing IIGs vision for the future.......... More

FIGA - 2016 (Special Session Organized by India Institute of Geomagnetism)

Special Session:Deciphering the Seismic Imprints in Lithosphere, Atmosphere and Ionosphere Coupled System More

Research And Update

Papers published in August - 2016.

1. Narayanan, V.L., S. Gurubaran and K. Shiokawa, Direct observational evidence for the merging of equatorial plasma bubbles, Journal of Geophysical Research, 121, doi: 10.1002/2016JA022861

2. Jawahar, K., S. Manu and S. Gurubaran, A differential electrometer for vector electric field measurements on a balloon platform, Current Science, 111, 4, p. 624-626, 2016
3. Bolaji, O.S., E.O. Oyeyemi, O.P. Owolabi, Y. Yamazaki, A. B. Rabiu, D. Okoh, A. Fujimoto, C. Amory-Mazaudier, G.K. Seemala, A. Yoshikawa , and O. K. Onanuga, Solar quiet current response in the African sector due to a 2009 sudden stratospheric warming event, Journal of Geophysical Research, 121, doi: 10.1002/2016JA022857
4. Sripathi, S., Ram Singh, S. Banola, Sreeba Sreekumar, K. Emperumal and C. Selvaraj, Characteristics of the equatorial plasma drifts as obtained by using Canadian Doppler ionosonde over southern tip of India, Journal of Geophysical Research, 121, doi: 10.1002/ 2016JA023088
5. Varghese, Steffy S. and S. S. Ghosh, Transitional properties of supersolitons in a two electron temperature warm multi-ion plasma, Physics of Plasmas, 23, 082304, doi: 10.1063/1.4959851
6. Sreeraj, T., S.V. Singh and G. S. Lakhina, Coupling of electrostatic ion cyclotron and ion acoustic waves in the solar wind, Physics of Plasmas, 23, 082901, doi: 10.1063/1.4960657
7. Bhavani, Palagiri, Chintaparty Rajababu, Md. Arif, Immareddy Venkata Subba Reddy, Nagireddy Ramamanohar Reddy, Synthesis and characterization of iron oxide nanoparticles prepared hydrothermally at different reaction temperatures and pH, International Journal of Materials Research; doi:10.3139/146.111417  

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