Thursday, December 30, 2010

Happy New Year 2011 Wishes

Happy New Year is the world's most celebrated festival.
In 'The Universal Bank of God', God stores his blessings & deposited 365 days full of love,
faith & happiness for you...
So, Enjoy spending...
Happy New Year.
***A Relaxed Mind, A Peaceful Soul,
A Joyful Spirit, A Healthy Body & Heart full of Love.
All these are my Prayers for You.
Wish a Happy New Year 2011.
Throughout the Coming Year may your life be filled with little celebration of Happiness...Wishes you a Bright, Happy and Prosperous New Year 2011 with God Bless.
Before the sun sets in this year, before the memories fade, before the networks get jammed.....Wish u and ur family Happy Sparkling New Year 2011
New Year begins, let us pray, that it will be a year with new Peace, New Happiness, and abundance of new friends. God bless you through out the new Year 2011.
Wishing you Happy New Year, May u always keep in ur heart the special beauty and cheer of New Year
New Year is the time to unfold new horizons & realize new dreams, to rediscover the strength & faith within u, to rejoice in simple pleasures & gear up 4 a new challenges. Wishin u a truly fulfilling 2011
When the midnight bell rings tonight...
Let it signify new and better things for you,
let it signify a realization of all things you wish for,
Let it signify a year of courage and believes,
Wishing you a very...very...very prosperous 2011
New is the year, new are the hopes and the aspirations,
New is the resolution, new are the spirits and
Forever my warm wishes are for u.
Have a promising and fulfilling in new year 2011.
For last year’s words belong to last year’s language
And next year’s words await another voice.
And to make an end is to make a beginning. Wish you Happy New Year 2011
Years come n go, but this year I specially wish 4 u a double dose of health n happiness topped with loads of good fortune. Have a gr8 year ahead! 2011 HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!
Nights are Dark but Days are Light,
Wish your Life will always be Bright.
So my Dear don’t get Fear
Coz, God Gift us a “BRAND NEW YEAR 2011”.
*Wish you Happy New Year 2011*
wecome happy new year 2011***
I wish U to have a …..
Sweetest Sunday,
Marvellous Monday,
Tasty Tuesday,
Wonderful Wednesday,
Thankful Thursday,
Friendly Friday,
Successful Saturday.
Have a great Year. HAPPY NEW YEAR 2011
May each day of the coming year be vibrant and New bringing along many reasons for celebrations. Wishing you Happy New Year 2011 , May u always keep in ur heart the special beauty and cheer of New Year.
Year’s end is neither an end nor a beginning
but a going on, with all the wisdom
that experience can instill in us.
Wish you Happy New Year 2011
Wishing you a fabulous 2011 with full of great achievements and experiences.
A meaningful chapter waiting to be written HAPPY NEW YEAR 2011!

Monday, December 27, 2010

The Top 10 Scams in India

This is the season of scams and the biggest ever corruption cases in India have been unearthed more recently. So, we decided to dig deep to see which scams were the biggest and most damaging to the country and its citizens alike.
In our daily life, most of us must have been a witness to or a victim of the corruption thriving in some or the other part of the country. It could be in the form of a taxi-driver manipulating the meter to jack-up the reading or a government officer taking bribery to promptly transfer your file to the next department or even yourself offering bribe to a traffic police on breaking a signal.

An average Indian citizen is hard working and diligent, but it is the people in charge of the system (The Babu’s) or with whom the power lays, that act as a cancer spreading the venom, slowing down progress and what all not. But, somewhere down the line, we ourselves are responsible for allowing and being taken for a ride by these people, aren’t we?
However, it is during a multi-thousand crore scam, that a tax-payer actually realizes the heartburn of being cheated from his valued contribution of funds towards the development and well-being of the nation. But, that’s what a scam, be it big or small, means – the act of swindling by some fraudulent scheme or action.

1) 2G Spectrum Scam

We have had a number of scams in India; but none bigger than the scam involving the process of allocating unified access service licenses. At the heart of this Rs.1.76-lakh crore worth of scam is the former Telecom minister A Raja – who according to the CAG, has evaded norms at every level as he carried out the dubious 2G license awards in 2008 at a throw-away price which were pegged at 2001 prices.

2) Commonwealth Games Scam

Another feather in the cap of Indian scandal list is Commonwealth Games loot. Yes, literally a loot! Even before the long awaited sporting bonanza could see the day of light, the grand event was soaked in the allegations of corruption. It is estimated that out of Rs. 70000 crore spent on the Games, only half the said amount was spent on Indian sportspersons.
The Central Vigilance Commission, involved in probing the alleged corruption in various Commonwealth Games-related projects, has found discrepancies in tenders – like payment to non-existent parties, will-ful delays in execution of contracts, over-inflated price and bungling in purchase of equipment through tendering – and misappropriation of funds.

3) Telgi Scam

As they say, every scam must have something unique in it to make money out of it in an unscrupulous manner- and Telgi scam had all the suspense and drama that the scandal needed to thrive and be busted.
Abdul Karim Telgi had mastered the art of forgery in printing duplicate stamp papers and sold them to banks and other institutions. The tentacles of the fake stamp and stamp paper case had penetrated 12 states and was estimated at a whooping Rs. 20000 crore plus. The Telgi clearly had a lot of support from government departments that were responsible for the production and sale of high security stamps.

4) Satyam Scam

The scam at Satyam Computer Services is something that will shatter the peace and tranquillity of Indian investors and shareholder community beyond repair. Satyam is the biggest fraud in the corporate history to the tune of Rs. 14000 crore.
The company’s disgraced former chairman Ramalinga Raju kept everyone in the dark for a decade by fudging the books of accounts for several years and inflating revenues and profit figures of Satyam. Finally, the company was taken over by the Tech Mahindra which has done wonderfully well to revive the brand Satyam.

5) Bofors Scam

The Bofors scandal is known as the hallmark of Indian corruption. The Bofors scam was a major corruption scandal in India in the 1980s; when the then PM Rajiv Gandhi and several others including a powerful NRI family named the Hindujas, were accused of receiving kickbacks from Bofors AB for winning a bid to supply India’s 155 mm field howitzer.
The Swedish State Radio had broadcast a startling report about an undercover operation carried out by Bofors, Sweden’s biggest arms manufacturer, whereby $16 million were allegedly paid to members of PM Rajiv Gandhi’s Congress.
Most of all, the Bofors scam had a strong emotional appeal because it was a scam related to the defense services and India’s security interests.

6) The Fodder Scam


If you haven’t heard of Bihar’s fodder scam of 1996, you might still be able to recognize it by the name of “Chara Ghotala ,” as it is popularly known in the vernacular language.
In this corruption scandal worth Rs.900 crore, an unholy nexus was traced involved in fabrication of “vast herds of fictitious livestock” for which fodder, medicine and animal husbandry equipment was supposedly procured.

7) The Hawala Scandal

The Hawala case to the tune of $18 million bribery scandal, which came in the open in 1996, involved payments allegedly received by country’s leading politicians through hawala brokers. From the list of those accused also included Lal Krishna Advani who was then the Leader of Opposition.
Thus, for the first time in Indian politics, it gave a feeling of open loot all around the public, involving all the major political players being accused of having accepted bribes and also alleged connections about payments being channelled to Hizbul Mujahideen militants in Kashmir.

8) IPL Scam

Well, I am running out of time and space over here. The list of scandals in India is just not ending and becoming grave by every decade. Most of us are aware about the recent scam in IPL and embezzlement with respect to bidding for various franchisees. The scandal already claimed the portfolios of two big-wigs in the form of Shashi Tharoor and former IPL chief Lalit Modi.

9,10) Harshad Mehta & Ketan Parekh Stock Market Scam

Although not corruption scams, these have affected many people. There is no way that the investor community could forget the unfortunate Rs. 4000 crore Harshad Mehta scam and over Rs. 1000 crore Ketan Parekh scam which eroded the shareholders wealth in form of big market jolt.

So, can we live a scam-free life in India for a while now?

 Transparency International releases the list of most corrupt countries every year. The Corruption Perceptions Index or the CPI is “the degree to which corruption is perceived to exist in the public sector.”  
In this list India in 87th position in 2010. If corruption will go this type before 2020, India win the FIRST prize in the World's Most Corrupt Countries list and become a super power nation in corruption. 
Incredible India!

Top 10 World Most Corrupt Countries – 2010

The list of World’s most corrupt countries is out. Do you wish to know which is the most corrupt country?Somalia is the most corrupt country according to the survey conducted by Transparency International. Some of the other most corrupt countries of the world include Myanmar, Afghanistan, Iraq, etc.
The list of most corrupt countries in the world is out. An organization called Transparency International started conducting this survey from 1995 and gives the report about most corrupt countries every year. The Corruption Perceptions Index or the CPI is “the degree to which corruption is perceived to exist in the public sector.” Transparency International defines corruption as “the abuse of entrusted power for private gain.” They rate the countries based on 13 independent surveys; however, all the surveys is not valid for every country.

How Corruption Perception Index (CPI) is calculated by Transparency International: 

Step 1: Standardizing the data got from individual sources by translating them into a common scale. They use “Matching Percentile” technique to rank the countries.
Step 2: Beta-transformation of the standardized data is one.
Step 3: Determination of CPI scores by averaging all the standardized values for each individual country. CPI score ranges between 0 and 10 where 0 being the most corrupt and 10 being very clean.

Few facts about 2010 CPI: 
  1. Nearly 3/4th of the countries among the 178 countries surveyed have a CPI score below five (5).
2. 13 surveys were taken between January 2009 and September 2010.

Let us go to the list of most corrupt countries in the world for the year 2010.
1. Somalia: Somalia is the most corrupt country with a CPI score of 1.1. Somalia was in the same position and the same CPI in the last year (2009) survey too. They had a CPI score of 2.1 in the year 2005 and from then have dropped to a CPI score of 1.1 in the year 2010.
2. Myanmar: Myanmar is the next most corrupt country in the world with a CPI score of 1.4. Myanmar has moved from the 3rd most corrupt country last year to the 2nd most corrupt country this year.
3. Afghanistan: Afghanistan becomes the 3rd most corrupt country in the world with a CPI score of 1.4 as against last year’s CPI score of 1.3. They have moved from 2nd most corrupt country to the 3rd most corrupt country this year. 4. Iraq: Iraq is the 4th most corrupt country in the world with a CPI score of 1.5 as against last year’s CPI score of 1.3. They were the 5th most corrupt country last year.
5. Uzbekistan: Uzbekistan got a CPI score of 1.6 this year and is the world’s 5th most corrupt country. They were the 7th most corrupt country in the world last year and their CPI score was 1.8 which was dropped to 1.6 this year.
6. Turkmenistan: The CPI score of Turkmenistan too has dropped to 1.6 this year as opposed to last year’s score of 1.8. They are the world’s 6th most corrupt country.
7. Sudan: The CPI score of 1.6 of Sudan remains the same for last year and this year. They were the 4th most corrupt country in the world last year and have moved to the 7th position this year.
8. Chad: The CPI score of Chad has been improved from 1.6 in the year 2009 to 1.7 in the year 2010. They were the 6th most country in 2009 and the 8th most corrupt country in 2010.
9. Burundi: Burundi is the 9th most corrupt country in the world with a CPI score of 1.8 as against 1.9 in the year 2009.
10. Equatorial Guinea: This is the 10th most corrupt country in the world and has a CPI score of 1.9 as against 1.7 in 2009.

Be happy if your country is not in the least of top 10 world’s most corrupt countries. Do you wish to know where your country features in the list of corrupt countries? Check out the entire list of world’s most corrupt countries. 

Friday, December 24, 2010


Government of India
Bhabha Atomic Research Centre Training Schools (OCES/DGFS-2011) 

Department of Automic Energy invites applications for admission to Engineering Graduates and Science Post Graduates.

  • Who like challenges in frontline science and technology.
  • Who like to be part of expanding to its Programs.
  • Nuclear reactors
  • Accelerators and fuel cycle technologies.
  • Who enjoy pursuing interative.
  • Research in Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Geology
  • Geophysics
  • Engineering (or)
  • Biosciences
  • Apply to its training Programs.
OCES DGFS 2011 Written Test in Science Disciplines on Sunday February 27, 2011.
OCES DGFS 2011 Written Test in Engineering Disciplines on Sunday April 24, 2011.

DAE OCES 2011 and DGFS 2011 : On successful completion of training, they will join as Scientific Officers in one of the DAE units or AERB with attractive career progression opportunities up to the highest echelons.
DAE strives to have a workforce which reflects gender balance and women candidates are encouraged to apply.
OCES 2011 : One – Year Orientation Course for Engineering Graduates & Science Post – Graduates starting in August 2011 at BARC Training Schools at : AMD Hyderabad, Department of Atomic Energy BARC Mumbai, IGCAR Kalpakkam, NFC Hyderabad, RRCAT Indore, Nuclear Training Centres, Kaiga, Kalpakkam, Kudankulam, Rawatbhata and Tarapur.
Successful completion of course work at the Training School will entitle trainees to Post Graduate Diploma of Homi Bhabha National Institute (HBNI), a Deemed to be University.
This could also earn them credits towards M.Tech / MPhil / Ph.D. of HBNI provided their performance is above a specified threshold.
DGFS 2011 : Two – Year DAE Graduate Fellowship Scheme for Engineering Graduates and Post-Graduates in Physics for Joining M.Tech in specific specialisations commencing in 2011 at : Indian Institute of Technology – Bombay, Delhi, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras and Roorkee. National Institute of Technology, Rourkela DGFS fellows will get opportunities for pursuing Ph.D through HBNI. For DAE online application, visit :

Training Schemes and Employment Description :
1. One Year Orientation Course for Engineering Graduates and Science Post – Graduates for the Year 2011 – 2012 (OCES 2011) conducted at BARC Training Schools. Table – 1 lists Eligible Disciplines. Table – 2 lists the eligible disciplines and orientation of the training Program at each of the Training Schools along with the placement information after training.
A Trainee who scores a minimum of 50% aggregate marks on completion of the training program is declared to have passed the course successfully. Successful Trainees will be posted as scientific officers in one of the following DAE units :
  1. Atomic Minerals Directorate for Exploration & Research AMD Hyderabad.
  2. Bhabha Atomic Research Centre BARC Mumbai.
  3. Bharatiya Nabhikiya Vidyut Nigam Ltd BHAVINI Kalpakkam.
  4. Board of Radiation and Isotope Technology BRIT Mumbai.
  5. Raja Ramanna Centre for Advanced Technology RRCAT Indore.
  6. Heavy Water Board HWB Mumbai.
  7. Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research IGCAR Kalpakkam.
  8. Nuclear Fuel Complex NFC Hyderabad.
  9. Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd NPCIL Mumbai.
  10. Uranium Corporation of India Ltd UCIL aduguda.
  11. Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre VECC Kolkata.
1.  These units have their head office at the indicated locations. Placement can be at the Head Office or at other facilities of these units located in different parts of India.
Allocation of a successful OCES trainee to a DAE unit Is done based on merit at the end of the OCES Program. DAE reserves the right to place a small number of selected candidates / trainees to any other unit under the Atomic Energy Commission or the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) apart from those listed above.
Successful completion of course work at the Training School will entitle trainees to Post Graduate Diploma of Homi Bhabha – National Institute (HBNI), a Deemed to be University. This could also earn them credits towards M.Tech / M.Phil / Ph.D of HBNI provided their performance Is above a specified threshold.
2. Two – Year DAE Graduate Fellowship Scheme for Engineering Graduates and Physics Post Graduates for the term beginning in 2011 (DGFS 2011). Under this scheme, Engineering Graduates and Physics Post Graduates who are selected for the Training School Program and who also have secured admission for M.Tech in select institutes and specializations as listed in Table – 3, are paid stipend and tuition fee to study for M.Tech degree.

After successful completion of one Year course work at the institute, fellows undertake project work, which is assigned and supervised jointly by a DAE and an institute guide. On successful completion of M.Tech, they are posted as Scientific Officers in DAE. Oh joining, they are required to first undertake a four – month Orientation Course (OCDF) at the BARC Training School, which is meant to Introduce them to specific academic requirements of the DAE Programs. The DGFS fellows are enrolled and posted in one of the following units of DAE :
  • BARC Mumbai.
  • RRCAT Indore.
  • IGCAR Kalpakkam.
  • NPCIL Mumbai.
Allocation of a DGFS fellow to a DAE unit is done at the beginning of the M.Tech Program. Selected candidates are required to execute an agreement and a personal Indemnity Bond to serve DAE or AERB for at least 3 Years after completion of training. Indemnity Bond is for Rupee 2,45,000/- for OCES trainees and Rupee 5,05,000/- for DGFS fellows. No third party surety Is required.
During Training for DAE OCES DGFS 2011 :
  1. Stipend and Allowances : OCES trainees as well as DGFS fellows are paid stipend of Rupee 20000/- per month during the period of their training and a one – time book allowance of Rupee 5,000/-.
  2. Boarding and Lodging in DAE / lnstitute Hostel / Guest House is mandatory.
On Appointment : Appointment in BHAVINI and NPCIL is governed by the service rules of Corporations, whereas appointment in other units shall be as a Group A Gazetted Officer of the Government of India.
Grade and Pay Scale : Appointment in all the units shall be as a Scientific Officer.
In the pay band Rupee 15600 – 39100/- with grade pay of Rupee 5400. Appointment will be at the beginning of the pay scale with OCES trainees getting two or 3 increments depending on their performance during the OCES Program and the DGFS fellows getting 3 or four Increments depending on their performance in M.Tech and four – month Orientation Course.
Emoluments (with 3 increments) at the time of joining including Dearness Allowance at the present rate will be approximately Rupee 24000/-.
In addition, other Allowances are also payable such House Rent, Transport and Professional Update Allowances, & Leave Travel Concession.
A comprehensive Contributory Health Service Scheme for employees and their dependent family members is also available at all DAE Units.

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Thursday, December 16, 2010

Muharram Wishes Greetings 2010

Wish you a Happy Muharram to all.

Muharram moves from year to year when compared with the Gregorian calendar. Muharram is so called because it is unlawful to fight during this month; the word is derived from the word haram, meaning “forbidden”. It is held to be the most sacred of all the months, excluding Ramadan. Some Muslims fast during these days. The tenth day of Muharram is called Yaumu Ashurah, which is known by Shia Muslims as ‘the day of grief.
May all of us be blessed in this new year. Lets forgive and seek forgiveness of all mistake that we made . May all of us be given all the great things in life in the coming year.

Some Sunni Muslims fast during this day, because Prophet Musa and his people obtained a victory over the Egyptian Pharoah on this 10th day of moharram,according to them Prophet Muhammad asked Muslims to fast on this day, and also a day extra either before or after, so that they are not similar to Jews.Fasting differs among the Muslim groupings,mainstream Shia Muslims stop eating and drinking during sunlight hours and do not eat until late afternoon. Sunni Muslims also fast during Muharram for the first 10 days of Muharram, just the tenth day or on both the ninth and tenth days; the exact term depending on the individual.




Saturday, December 11, 2010

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Wednesday, December 1, 2010


                                       JEST 2011

                         A common qualifying test for admissions to the Ph.D. Programmes in Physics in the below listed research institutions
in India and Theoretical Computer Science in some of them. Qualifying in JEST does not entitle an applicant to get a Research Fellowship. Using the JEST results, each institute will call a limited number of candidates for its further selection procedure depending on its requirements. All selected candidates will receive Research Fellowships from the respective institutes.

1.  ARIES: Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences, Nainital: Astronomy and Astrophysics, and Atmospheric Physics.
2.  HBNI: Homi Bhabha National Institute, Mumbai, a Deemed University.
3.  HRI: Harish-Chandra Research Institute, Allahabad: Theoretical Physics, Astrophysics.
4.  IGCAR: Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Kalpakkam: Materials Science, Condensed Matter (Experimental and Theoretical), Radiation Damage and Accelerator-based Research, Sensors and
    Applications, Science and Technology of Nanomaterials, Computational Materials Science, Reactor Physics, Radiation Physics and Atmospheric Science.
5.  IIA: Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Bangalore: Astronomy and Astrophysics, Astronomical Instrumentation, Optics, and Atomic Physics.
6.  IISc: Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore: Condensed Matter Physics (Experiments and Theory), Astronomy and Astrophysics (Theoretical), Atomic and Optical Physics (Experimental), Bio-
    crystallography and Bio-informatics, and High Energy Physics (Theoretical).
7.  IISER MOHALI: Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Mohali: Quantum Theory, Quantum Information Processing, NMR-Methodology, Optics, Statistical Mechanics, Quantum
    Thermodynamics, Non-linear Dynamics, String Theory, Ultrafast Physics, and Low Temperature Mesoscopic Physics.
8.  IISER PUNE: Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Pune: Field Theory, Theoretical Particle Physics, Condensed Matter Physics, Non-linear Dynamics, Complex Systems and Networks,
    Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy, Quantum Information Processing, Radio Astrophysics, Atomic Physics and Quantum Optics, Energy Studies, Solar and Plasma Physics, Nanosciences,
    Scanning Probe Techniques, and Semiconductor Physics and Devices.
9.  IISER THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Thiruvananthapuram: Experimental Condensed Matter: Magnetic and Superconducting materials,
    Nanoscience and Energy materials, Photonics, Soft Condensed Matter, Semiconductor Physics and Devices, Surface Sciences and Nano-scale Plasmonics, Terahertz and Ultrafast Spectroscopy; Theory:
    Cosmology, Classical and Quantum Gravity, Gravitational Wave Physics, Quantum Information Theory, Quantum Field Theory, and Statistical Physics.
10. IMSc: The Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai: Theoretical Physics, and Theoretical Computer Science.
11. IOP: Institute of Physics, Bhubaneswar: Physics (Condensed Matter, Nuclear and High Energy Physics) and Accelerator-based Research.
12. IPR: Institute for Plasma Research, Gandhinagar: Physics (Experimental and Theoretical).
13. IUCAA: Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Pune: Physics, Astronomy and Astrophysics.
14. JNCASR: Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore: Experimental and Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics, Statistical Mechanics, and Materials Science.
15. NCRA-TIFR: National Centre for Radio Astrophysics, TIFR, Pune: Astronomy and Astrophysics.
16. NISER: National Institute of Science Education and Research, Bhubaneswar: Theoretical High Energy Physics and Lattice QCD, Experimental High Energy Physics, Condensed Matter Physics (Theory
    and Experiment), Optics and Metamaterials.
17. PRL: Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad: Theoretical Physics, Astronomy and Astrophysics, Solar Physics, Space and Atmospheric Sciences, Planetary Science and Geo-Sciences.
18. RRCAT: Raja Ramanna Centre for Advanced Technology, Indore: Lasers and their Applications, Laser Plasma Interaction, Cold Atom Physics, Condensed Matter Physics (Superconductivity and
    Magnetism, Crystals and Thin Films), Nanomaterials and Applications, Non-linear and Ultrafast Optical Studies, Beam Physics, and Free Electron Laser.
19. RRI: Raman Research Institute, Bangalore: Astronomy and Astrophysics, Light and Matter Physics, Soft Condensed Matter Physics (Liquid Crystals, Physics in Biology), and Theoretical Physics.
20. SINP: Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Kolkata: Condensed Matter Physics (Theory and Experiments), Nuclear Physics (Theory and Experiments), High Energy Physics (Theory and Experiments),
    Astroparticle Physics, Quantum Gravity, String Theory, Mathematical Physics, and Materials Sciences (Surface Science and Plasma Physics).
21. SNBNCBS: Satyendra Nath Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences, Kolkata: Astrophysics and Cosmology, Chemical and Biological Physics, Condensed Matter Physics and Material Science, High
    Energy Physics and Quantum Field Theory, Mathematical Physics, Nanosciences, Quantum Optics and Quantum Information, Statistical Physics, and Complex Systems.
22. UGC-DAE CSR: UGC-DAE Consortium for Scientific Research, Indore: Surfaces, Interfaces, Thin Films and Nanomaterials, Physics at Low Temperatures and High Magnetic Fields, X-ray, Optical and
    Electron Spectroscopic Studies Using Synchrotron and Laboratory Sources; Electrical, Magnetic and Thermal Properties of Condensed Matter; Condensed Matter studies using Magnetic Neutron
    Diffraction, Nuclear Technique Based Condensed Matter Physics-Positron Annihilation Spectroscopy, Mossbauer Spectroscopy, Experimental Nuclear Physics, Gamma Ray Spectroscopy of Nuclear
    High Spin States, and Nuclear Reactions.
23. VECC: Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre, Kolkata: Accelerator Physics, Condensed Matter Physics and Materials Science, Nuclear Physics (Experiments and Theory), Relativistic Heavy Ion Collisions
    (Experiments, Theory, QCD and QGP), and Physics of Neutrinos (Experiments).

 Visit to apply and for more information.

               Students who expect to complete their final examination by August 2011 are also eligible to apply.
Minimum Qualifications and Selection Procedures:

Ph.D. Programme
Physics: M.Sc. in Physics or M.Sc. / M.E. / M.Tech. in related disciplines. Candidates with M.Sc. in Mathematics / Applied Physics / Applied Mathematics / Optics and Photonics / Instrumentation / Electronics will also be considered at IIA. Graduates with a B.E. or B.Tech. will also be considered at IISc, IMSc, IUCAA, JNCASR, NCRA-TIFR, RRI, IISER Mohali, IISER Pune and SNBNCBS.
BE/BTech/BCA/BSc students can also apply for the integrated MSc-PhD programme, see below. In addition, talented final year B.Sc. and first year M.Sc. (in Physics / Electronics / Astronomy / Applied Mathematics) students may also apply to be pre-selected for research scholarship at IUCAA. Similar pre-selection is open at SNBNCBS for candidates who also have specialization in Bio-Physics, Optics and Opto-Electronics. At IPR, candidates should have a Master's degree in Physics, Engineering Physics or Applied Physics. Visit websites of participating institutes for further details.

Theoretical Computer Science:
M.Sc./ M.E. / M.Tech. / M.C.A. in Computer Science and related disciplines, and should be interested in the mathematical aspects of computer science. Visit website of IMSc for further details.

 Integrated M.Sc./M.Tech. – Ph.D. Programme:
At HRI, IISER Pune, NCRA-TIFR and SNBNCBS, candidates with a Bachelor’s degree will also be considered for the integrated M.Sc. – Ph.D. programme in Physics. At IMSc, graduates with B.Sc. / B.E. / B. Tech. degree will also be considered for admission to M.Sc. (Research) programme in Physics and Theoretical Computer Science, as part of an integrated Ph.D. programme. At SNBNCBS, graduates with B.Sc. (Physics/Mathematics) / B.E. / B.Tech. degree will be considered for the integrated Post-B.Sc.-Ph.D. programme in subject areas mentioned above. At IIA, graduates with B.Sc. (Physics / Mathematics) /
B.E. / B.Tech. in Electrical / Instrumentation / Engineering Physics / Electronics and Communications / Computer Science and Engineering / Optics and Photonics will be considered.

Integrated M.Tech– Ph.D. Programme at IIA :

Graduates with M.Sc. (Physics / Applied Physics) / Post-B.Sc (Hons) B.Tech in Optics and Photonics, Radiophysics and Electronics / B.E. / B.Tech. degree in
subjects mentioned above will be considered. Visit IIA website for details.

How to apply:

Candidates for Physics / Theoretical Computer Science can apply for JEST-2011 ON-LINE through . Although ON-LINE applications are preferred, for those who have difficulty in accessing internet, hard copy of the application form can be requested by writing to The Registrar, The Institute of Mathematical Sciences, CIT Campus, Tharamani, Chennai-600113, Tamil Nadu. Email applications and photocopies of printed applications will not be accepted. Details regarding the ongoing programmes at different institutions are available at JEST-2011 website.

 Test Centres:
    Ahmedabad, Aligarh, Allahabad, Bangalore, Bardhaman, Bhopal,  Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Delhi, Goa, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Indore, Jaipur, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Kochi, Kolkata, Madurai, Mumbai,  Nagpur, Nainital,  Patna, Pune, Raipur, Roorkee, Sambalpur, Silchar, Siliguri, Thiruvananthapuram, Udaipur and Visakhapatnam.

Important Dates:
Website opening and on-line submission of applications will be enabled at from December 1, 2010..

Request for printed application forms should reach IMSc by December 20, 2010.                                              
Last date for receipt of the filled applications, and ON-LINE submission of applications, is January 3, 2011.

 JEST - 2011 (written test) will be held on Sunday, February 20, 2011, from 10.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m.