Wednesday, February 1, 2012



(Aided Institute under the Department of Atomic Energy, Government of India)

Block-AF, Bidhannagar, Kolkata 700064
Phone: (033) 2337-5345 to 49 (5 lines), Fax: (033) 2337-4637


  Last date for applications is 19th February 2012.
Applications are invited for admission to the Post-M.Sc. Junior Research Fellowship programme in Physics of the Institute. The session will start in August. This page gives a general outline of the programme and describes how to apply for it. About the programme: The Post-M.Sc. Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) programme in Physics constitutes the first year of the Ph.D. programme of the Institute. Any student striving for a Ph.D. in physics has to go through this programme. On successful completion of this programme, the student can select an advisor and pursue research work under him/her.
The Institute conducts both theoretical and experimental research in frontier areas of physics. The areas of research include:

Condensed Matter Physics, High Energy Physics, Microelectronics,
Nuclear & Atomic Physics, Plasma Physics, Surface Physics, Theoretical Physics.
For more details, see the Institute Homepage.
Fellowship and perquisites : Those admitted into the Course are designated as Junior Research Fellows (JRF) of the Institute and are entitled to stipends of Rs 16,000/- per month for the first two years and Rs 18,000/- per month thereafter. Medical reimbursement for self only as per CS(MA) Rules are also given. House Rent Allowance (HRA) at 30% of fellowship extra if he/she is not provided hostel accommodation. An annual book grant of Rs. 20,000/- is also available. Any student may enjoy external sources of fellowships (e.g., CSIR, UGC), in which case the amount of fellowship and other benefits depend upon the funding agency.
Admission procedure : The selection procedure will be based on academic records, written test & interview. The written test may be waived for some JEST/GATE/CSIR-NET-JRF qualified candidates. For details, see
Eligibility for applying : Physics and Mathematics at the Bachelor's level and Master's degree in Physics /Applied Mathematics /Electronics. Candidates currently in the final year of their Master's degree or Integrated Master's degree may also apply.
How to apply : Applications must be made online through the institute website. See for further details of the entrance examination and to access the application form. 

    General information

  1. About the program
  2. Selection procedure

    Entrance exam for 2012

  3. Access to the application form
  4. Candidates selected for the entrance examination
  5. Form for waiver of written test
  6. Form for candidates holding JRF from CSIR or UGC
  7. Candidates selected for the interviews, and the interview schedule
  8. Final results of the entrance exam

    Matters related to the entrance exam

  9. Reimbursements and allowances
  10. A list of hotels and lodges for outstation candidates
  11. How to reach the institute