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Indore: Here is chance to study at RRCAT, apply by March 31

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Indore: Here is good news for students of science or engineering background, Raja Ramanna Raja Ramanna Centre for Advanced Technology (RRCAT), a Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) facility in Indore, as part of its public outreach programme has invited application from budding scientists and engineers for a certificate course titled “Advanced Orientation Course on Accelerators, Lasers and Related Science and Technologies (OCAL)’.

Launched in 2015, the course will be of eight weeks’ duration and will be offered from May 22 to July 14. During this period, students will have to stay in the institute campus to complete the programme. The last date to apply online for admission in the programme is March 31.

 “The orientation course is structured to impart students a sound conceptual knowledge as well as experimental training in front-line research areas in accelerators, lasers, and related technologies,” the RRCAT said.


The course will consist of classroom lectures, visits to various RRCAT laboratories, practical training in the form of hands-on experiments, and talks by eminent scientists and technocrats

Students will be selected for the course based on a short essay on topic “Accelerators and Lasers in understanding the Universe: LHC & LIGO”.

In addition to the essay, students wishing to seek admission in the source should have secured minimum 60% marks in the bachelor’s degrees and in the completed semesters of post graduate degree. In the case of integrated post graduate courses, the student should have secured minimum 60% marks in the completed semesters.

Towards the end of course, students will be examined for the grasp of course content and their performance in the hands-on experiments. Certificates will be awarded to all students who complete the course and perform satisfactorily in the examinations.

Apart from the OCAL course, the students desirous of undergoing 6 to 12 months project training as partial fulfillment of their degree, can also apply at RRCAT.

The Centre offers opportunities to the students pursuing degree in science and engineering from recognised institutions in India for carrying out project work towards partial fulfillment of their degree. Presently projects are offered to students pursuing MPhil, MSc, ME and MTech.

This scheme has no prescribed training programme/ curriculum. Each selected student has to carry out the project individually under the guidance of a scientist/ engineer of RRCAT, on all working days.