Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Ph.D Programme @ JNCASR


Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research,
Jakkur P.O., Bangalore - 560064,
India.

E-mail : admissions@jncasr.ac.in
Phone : 91-80-22082900
JNCASR has a bright and diverse student body. At present, there are 282 students registered in the various academic programmes of the Centre. While the majority of these students are pursuing Ph. D. degree, we also have students enrolled in  our   Integrated  Ph. D., M. S. / M. S. (Engg.) programmes. The student population at JNCASR is drawn from across the length and breadth of the country; in addition, we frequently have foreign students visiting the Centre under various exchange programmes.
The majority of new students joining the Centre during the August semester each year are admitted, based on their performance in interviews carried out in the early summer. Certain programmes also consider admitting students halfway through the academic year (i.e., at the start of the January semester). In order to be eligible for consideration in these interviews, students have to meet various academic criteria, as specified below. Admission in these programmes is fairly competitive.
All students who are admitted to the Centre’s programmes receive stipends that are more than adequate to cover their tuition and living expenses, including hostel fees, etc
We generally expect students to take less than five years to complete a regular Ph. D. programme. Students who are admitted to the Integrated Ph. D. programme also get an M. S. degree, typically three years into their programme of study.
In addition to carrying out research, students take a combination of required and elective courses. The majority of courses are held on-campus, and taught by the Centre’s faculty members. However, students can also choose to attend a few courses at other scientific institutes in the Bangalore area. In addition to regular academic courses, there are also seminar courses, and we have recently introduced a course on scientific writing.  After completing two years in their Ph. D. programmes, students have to pass an oral comprehensive examination, where they present and are quizzed about their research, as well as the material covered in their coursework.
Since 2002, the Centre is recognized as a “Deemed to be University” by the University Grants Commission, and students’ degrees are awarded directly by JNCASR. Since the inception of the Centre, 114 degrees have been awarded; these include 127Ph. D.’s, 47 M. S. degrees (Integrated Ph. D.), 37 M. S. (Engg.) and 1 M. Sc. (by research - Biological Sciences).
Students who are alumni of the Centre have gone on to enjoy successful academic careers, and are currently spread out across the world. 
RESEARCH ADMISSIONS 2014-15
Importance notice for prospective applicants:
  • Interviews for admitting students in respective Units will be held subject to the vacanices available then. 
  • Selection to the degree programmes of JNCASR are subject to excellent academic background score/percentile/rank obtained in national fellowship exams and performance in the interview. Merely satisfying the minimum eligibility criteria for applying does not guarantee a call for interview or selection to the degree programme.

JNCASR invites applications for admission to its Integrated Ph.D/M.S / Ph.D programmes for the session commencing from 1 August 2014.

Eligibility

Ø  Integrated Ph.D (Int.Ph.D) Programme 
JNCASR invites applications for admission to the Integrated (Int.) Ph.D. programme in Materials Science, Chemical Science and Biological Sciences.
For all the above Int. Ph.D. programmes, candidates should have a minimum of 55% marks at the Bachelor’s level. Candidates appearing for the final examination this year can also apply. 
For more details on individual Int. Ph.D programmes, visit this site under Integrated Ph.D programmes.

Ø  M.S(Engg.)/ M.S.(Research)
Candidates with an M Sc., B E, B Tech, M E, M Tech or MBBS are eligible to apply. They should have at least 50% in their highest University examination, and should also have qualified in the GATE / UGC -/ CSIR - NET-JRF / ICMR - JRF / DBT-JRF/JEST / INSPIRE or any other equivalent national level examination. The certificate of such test should have the validity period for seeking admission to research programme as on 1 August 2014.
Ø  Ph.D
Candidates with an M Sc., B E, B Tech, M E, M Tech or MBBS are eligible to apply; the specific requirements for each Unit are listed below.  They should have at least 50% in their highest University examination, and should also have qualified in the GATE / UGC -/ CSIR - NET-JRF/ ICMR - JRF / DBT-JRF/JEST / INSPIRE or any other equivalent national level examination. The certificate of such test should have the validity period for seeking admission to research programme as on 1 August 2014. Generally ME/M.Tech students are required to qualify one of the exams mentioned above, however exceptional candidates without these exams may also be considered.

Application Form

The online application form for Integrated Ph.D programme……(click here)
The online application form for M.S./Ph.D programme……(click here)
The list of short listed candidates and other announcements regarding admission will be uploaded on www.jncasr.ac.in/admit website periodically.
 For receiving the information sheet and application by post, write to:
The Coordinator, Research Admissions,
Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research,
Jakkur, Bangalore-560064
with a self-addressed envelope of 16 x 25 cms with stamps of Rs 15/- .
The filled in application may be sent to the same address mentioned above so as to reach before the dates mentioned.

Important Dates

Last date for receipt of duly completed applications for M.S./Ph.D. programme is 10 April 2014.
Last date for receipt of duly completed applications for Int. Ph.D. programme is 1 April 2014.