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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.

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 March - 2018.

1. Sripathi, S., Banola, K. Emperumal, B. Suneel Kumar and Sandro M. Radicella, The Role of Storm Time Electrodynamics in Suppressing the Equatorial Plasma Bubble Development in the Recovery Phase of a Geomagnetic Storm, Journal of Geophysical Research – Space Physics, 123, doi: 10.1002/2017JA024956
2. Singh, Dupinder, S. Gurubaran and Maosheng He, Evidence for the Influence of DE3 Tide on the Occurrence of Equatorial Counterelectrojet, Geophysical Research Letters, 45, doi: 10.1002/2018GL077076
3. Vichare, Geeta, Ankush Bhaskar, Gauri Datar, Anil Raghav, K.U. Nair, C. Selvaraj, M. Ananthi, A.K. Sinha, M. Paranjape, T. Gawade, C.P. Anil Kumar, C. Panneerselvam, S. Sathishkumar and S. Gurubaran, Equatorial secondary cosmic ray observatory to study space weather and terrestrial events, Advances in Space Research, doi: 10.1016/j.asr.2018.03.006
4. Rubia, R., S.V. Singh and G.S. Lakhina, Existence domain of electrostatic solitary waves in the lunar wake, Physics of Plasmas, 25, 032302, doi: 10.1063/1.5017638

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