Invitation to pursue Ph.D. programme in specialized areas of Physics, Chemistry, and Life Sciences at the Raja Ramanna Centre for Advanced Technology, Indore.
RRCAT is a Constituent Institute of the “Homi Bhabha National Institute” (HBNI), a Deemed University (accredited by National Assessment and Accreditation Council with СAТ grade) and invites students with appropriate qualifications to pursue Ph.D. programme in various specialized areas of physics, chemistry and life sciences, listed above. As per the rules of HBNI, the Ph.D. programme consists of course work of one year duration followed by research work of up to 4 years duration. The Ph.D. 2014 programme will commence on Aug.1, 2014. DAE Junior Research Fellowships will be offered to those selected for the pursuit of Ph.D. The fellowship amount is Rs.16,000 per month for the first two years and Rs.18,000 per month for the subsequent years, subject to satisfactory yearly progress.
For Physics candidates : M.Sc. degree in Physics with a minimum of 60% overall marks, and who have cleared Joint Entrance Screening Test (JEST 2014) and/or CSIR-UGC NET in June/ December 2013 (JRF, not lecturership).
For Chemistry and Life Sciences candidates : M.Sc. degree with minimum 60% overall marks, in Chemistry or Life Sciences, and who have cleared joint CSIR-UGC Net in June/ December 2013 (JRF, not lecturership), are eligible to apply. Candidates with M.Sc. in botany /agricultural science should not apply.
Those applicants who are completing the qualifying degree in summer of 2014 can also apply, provided they have minimum of 60% overall marks in the completed semesters. In the event of their selection, the final degree mark sheet would have to be submitted by November 1, 2014. Continuation in the Ph.D. programme will be subject to the candidate obtaining minimum 60% marks overall. 5 year integrated M.S. (of IISERs) will be treated at par with 5 year integrated M.Sc.
Age limit : applicant should be born on or after August 1, 1988.
Nationality : The applicant must be an Indian citizen.
Selection process :
The selection of the students for the Ph.D. programme will be a two-step process: 1) Screening of the applications, followed by 2) Interview of the short-listed candidates by the selection committees at RRCAT.
For Physics candidates, the short-list shall be prepared based on the applicant’s score/rank in JEST 2014 and/or CSIR-UGC NET 2013.
For Chemistry and Life Sciences candidates, the short-list shall be prepared based on the applicant’s rank in CSIR-UGC NET 2013.
The short-listed Physics candidates shall be called for interview to be conducted tentatively on May 5, 6, 7, & June 16, 17, 18, 2014, at RRCAT, Indore. The applicant must indicate choice of their interview date in the application form, failing which they will have to appear for interview on one of the above dates assigned by RRCAT.
The short-listed Chemistry and Life Sciences candidates shall be called for interview to be conducted tentatively in the third week of May 2014.
How to Apply:
The application form is attached below. Two copies of the filled application form, affixed with passport-size photo on each, along with copies of documents mentioned in the application, should be sent to the following address by Registered Post with A/D, or by Speed Post. Applicants are advised to preserve the dispatch receipt for future reference. Please write down on the top of the envelope “Application for RRCAT-Ph.D. Programme-2014 (Physics / Chemistry / Life Sciences)”.
For any queries kindly mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Last date for online submission is April 10, 2014.
Last date for receiving applications by post at RRCAT is April 14, 2014.
Read more details at: http://www.cat.ernet.in/hrd/advt/phdad.html