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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
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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.

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

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Research And Update

Papers published in FEBRUARY - 2018.

1. Mishra, Praveen K., Sushma Prasad, Norbert Marwan, A. Anoop, R. Krishnan, Birgit Gaye, N. Basavaiah, Martina Stebich, Philip Menzel, Nils Riedel, Contrasting pattern of hydrological changes during the past two millennia from central and northern India: Regional climate difference or anthropogenic impact?, Global and Planetary Change, 161, 97–107, doi: 10.1016/j.gloplacha.2017.12.005
2. Basavaiah, N., K.V.V. Satyanarayana, K. Deenadayalan  and J.N. Prasad,  Does Deccan Volcanic Sequence contain more reversals than the three-Chron N-R-N flow magnetostratigraphy?- A paleomagnetic evidence from the dyke-swarm near Mumbai, Geophysical Journal International, doi: 10.1093/gji/ggy041
3. Bagiya, Mala S., P. S. Sunil, A. S. Sunil and D. S. Ramesh, Coseismic Contortion and Coupled Nocturnal Ionospheric Perturbations During 2016 Kaikoura, Mw 7.8 New Zealand Earthquake, Journal of Geophysical Research - Space Physics, 123, doi:  10.1002/2017JA024584
4. Carter, Brett A., S. Tulasi Ram, Endawoke Yizengaw, Rezy Pradipta, John Retterer, Robert Norman, Julie Currie, Keith Groves, Ronald Caton, Michael Terkildsen, Tatsuhiro Yokoyama and Kefei Zhang, Unseasonal development of post-sunset F-region irregularities over Southeast Asia on 28 July 2014: 1. Forcing from above?, Progress in Earth and Planetary Science,  5:10, doi: 10.1186/s40645-018-0164-y
5. Bagiya, Mala S., Geeta Vichare, A. K. Sinha and S. Sripathi, On the Nocturnal Downward and Westward Equatorial Ionospheric Plasma Drifts During the 17 March 2015 Geomagnetic Storm, Journal of Geophysical Research - Space Physics, 123, doi: 10.1002/2017JA024703
6. Tsurutani, Bruce T., Gurbax  S. Lakhina, Ezequiel Echer , Rajkumar Hajra, Chinmaya Nayak, Anthony J. Mannucci and Xing Meng, Comment on “Modeling Extreme “Carrington-Type” Space Weather Events Using Three-Dimensional Global MHD Simulations” by C. M. Ngwira, A. Pulkkinen, M. M. Kuznetsova, and A. Glocer”, Journal of Geophysical Research - Space Physics, 123, doi: 10.1002/2017JA024779
7. Yagova, Nadezda V.,  Viktor V. Yagov,  Ashwini K. Sinha, Masashi Hayakawa,  Evgeny N. Fedorov,  Geeta Vichare, Flow instabilities in two-phase or supercritical crust fluids and its possible relevance to seismoelectromagnetic disturbances, Natural Hazards, doi: 10.1007/s11069-018-3203-5
8. Okoh, Daniel, Sylvester Onwuneme, Gopi Seemala, Shuanggen Jin, Babatunde Rabiu, Bruno Nava, Jean Uwamahoro, Assessment of the NeQuick-2 and IRI-Plas 2017 models using global and long-term GNSS measurements, Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics,  170, doi: 10.1016/j.jastp.2018.02.006

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