RRCAT, Indore invites application for "Ph.D. programme 2011"
For Physics candidates: M.Sc. degree in Physics with a minimum of 60% marks, and who have cleared Joint Entrance Screening Test (JEST 2011).
For Chemistry and Life Sciences candidates: M.Sc. degree with minimum 60% marks, in Chemistry or Life Sciences, and who have cleared joint CSIR-UGC Net-June.2010 and/or Gate 2011, are eligible to apply. Candidates with M.Sc. in Botany / Agricultural science should not apply.
Those applicants who are completing M.Sc. summer of 2011 can also apply, provided they have ≥ 60% overall marks in the completed semesters. In the event of selection, mark sheet of the final M.Sc. result would have to be submitted by November 1, 2011. 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 : The candidates desirous of availing DAE fellowship should be born on or after August 1, 1985. The age limit is relaxable by three years for OBC and by five years for SC/ST applicants.
Nationality : Applicant must be an Indian citizen.
The candidates who have appeared earlier in RRCAT Ph.D. programme interview are not eligible for appearing again.
Selection process :
The selection of the students for the Ph.D. programme will be a two-step process: 1) Screening of short-list candidates, followed by 2) Interview of the short-listed candidates.For Physics candidates, the short-list shall be prepared based on applicant's score in JEST 2011.For Chemistry and Life Sciences candidates, the short-list shall be prepared based on applicant's score in CSIR-UGC Net-June 2010 and/or GATE-2011.
Short-listed Physics candidates shall be called for interview to be conducted tentatively on May 16, 17, 18 & June 20, 21, 22 2011, at RRCAT, Indore. Short-listed Chemistry and Life Sciences candidates shall be called for interview to be conducted tentatively on June 20, 21, 22, 2011. 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.
Outstation applicants called for interview will be paid to and fro sleeper class train fare by the shortest route or the actual fare, whichever is less. This is subject to the verification of their eligibility from the original documents before the interview.
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-2011 (Physics / Chemistry / Life Sciences)".
Raja Ramanna Centre for Advanced Technology
PO : CAT, Indore 452 013
For any queries kindly mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Last date for receiving applications by post at RRCAT is April 15, 2011.