Indore : Candidates wishing to pursue doctoral research degree programme from Raja Ramanna Centre for Advanced Technology (RRCAT) can apply for the same by April 14. The RRCAT has opened its online window for receiving applications for PhD progs. The window would close on April 14.
RRCAT, a Constituent Institute of ‘Homi Bhabha National Institute’ (HBNI), is a Deemed University. It invites students with appropriate qualifications to pursue PhD programme in various specialised areas of physics, chemistry and life sciences. As per the rules of HBNI, the PhD programme consists of course work of one year duration followed by research work of up to 4 years duration. The PhD 2014 programme will commence on August 1.
The RRCAT offers PhD programme in various specialised areas of physics, chemistry, life sciences and engineering sciences.
The PhD programme consists of course work of one year duration followed by research work of up to 4 years duration. The PhD 2016 prog will commence in the first week of August.
DAE Junior Research Fellowships will be offered to those selected for the pursuit of PhD. The fellowship amount is Rs 25,000 per month for the first two years and Rs 28,000 per month for the subsequent years, subject to satisfactory yearly progress.
Candidates wishing to do PhD in Physics should have MSc degree in Physics with a minimum of 60% marks, and have cleared Joint Entrance Screening Test (JEST 2014) and/or CSIR-UGC NET in June/Dec 2015 (JRF, not lecturership).
Candidates wishing to do PhD in Chemistry and Life Sciences should have MSc degree with minimum 60% overall marks, in chemistry or Life Sciences, and have cleared joint CSIR-UGC Net in June/ December 2015 (JRF, not lecturership).
Those applicants who are completing the qualifying degree in summer of 2016 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.
Continuation in the PhD programme will be subject to the candidate obtaining minimum 60% marks overall. 5 year integrated MS (of IISERs) will be treated at par with 5 year integrated MSc. The selection of the students for the PhD programme will be a two-step process. In the first step, screening of the applications would be done and in the second step interview of the short-listed candidates would be conducted by the selection committees at RRCAT.