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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
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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.

News / Events









Tender News
“Please see the changes in the tender reference nos. (1. IIG/TENDER/LE/03/2018, 2. IIG/TENDER/LE/01/2018, 3. IIG/TENDER/LE/02/2018, 4. IIG/TENDER/LE/05/2018), Click here for more details.


Dr. Mala S. Bagiya is awarded with the Young Researcher Award 2018 by Ministry of Earth Sciences. As a mark of recognizing the technical excellence in the Ministry of Earth Sciences, Young Researcher Awards are given to Scientists/Engineers who have made significant contribution in the field of Earth Sciences. This award will be presented to Dr. Mala on 27th July, the Earth Sciences Foundation Day of the MOES, at Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi. Read More.......

Dr. Remya Bhanu is presented with the 2018 Zeldovich Medal for COSPAR Scientific Commission D. The Zeldovich Medals are given to young scientists who have demonstrated excellence and achievement in their field of research. They are conferred by COSPAR and the Russian Academy of Sciences to honor the memory of the distinguished astrophysicist Academician Yakov B. Zeldovich. She will receive the award on 15 July 2018 during the inaugural ceremony of the 42nd COSPAR Scientific Assembly at Pasadena, California, USA.






IIG Observatory Instruments and Facilities

  The varied disciplines of research carried out by Indian Institute of Geomagnetism (IIG) encompass solid Earth geophysics, geophysics involving the atmospheric environment and space physics. A variety of instrument suites have been deployed by IIG at a number of sites, including permanent installations at its observatories across the length and breadth of the country and temporary sites in survey or campaign mode. IIG also offers consultancy services for measurements of geomagnetic field and related parameters at selected sites........ More

                     175 years workshop and Science Week Celebrations Photographs

Research And Update

Papers published in July - 2018.

1. Sreekumar, Sreeba and S. Sripathi, The role of LSWS (satellite traces) and low latitude Esb layers in causing the variability of ESF irregularities over Indian sector, Advances in Space Research, 62, 94–110, doi: 10.1016/j.asr.2018.04.011
2. Kamalam, T., S.V. Steffy and S.S. Ghosh, Electron acoustic super solitary waves in a magnetized plasma, Journal of Plasma Physics, 84, 905840406, doi: 10.1017/S0022377818000740
3. Sudarshan, R, B. Madhusudan Rao, B.Nagaraju, S.K.Patil and K.Lohith kumar, Assessment of urban pollution from heavy metals concentration in road dust in Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC), Telangana State, India, Journal of Indian Geophysical Union, 22, 4, 436-443
4. Dave, Roshni and Malini Aggarwal, Preliminary ground based measurements of Aerosol Optical thickness over Udaipur (Rajasthan), India, Journal of Indian Geophysical Union, 22, 4, 444-449
5. Sau, Sukanta, V. Lakshmi Narayanan, S. Gurubaran and K. Emperumal, Study of wave signatures observed in thermospheric airglow imaging over the dip equatorial region, Advances in Space Research, doi: 10.1016/j.asr.2018.06.039

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