Friday, November 25, 2011

The Young India Fellowship

Eligibility :

This postgraduate programme is open to:

* Students who are in the final year of their undergraduate degree
* Students who have completed their undergraduate degree and have worked straight after that for not more than two years
* Students who are in the final year of their postgraduate programme - provided that they enrolled in the programme immediately after completing their undergraduate degree
* There is no restriction with respect to the area of specialization at the undergraduate level
* There is no restriction with respect to the medium of instruction (English, Hindi, regional language) that the student has been exposed to at the school level. However, she/he should be able to converse, read and write in English given that the medium of instruction at the YIF programme is English.
* All Indian Nationals.

Profile :

Given the unique nature of the programme there is no "one" kind of profile for a Young India Fellow. However, the following points are being presented to give a broad idea of what we are looking for. A Young India Fellow could be someone who has:

* A deep rooted ambition to make an impact and a passion for an idea or issue which could have wider social/business/academic implications
* The humility to believe that he/she needs to learn more and an appreciation of the limitations of his/ her specialised undergraduate degree
* The willingness to think differently and chart a new course
* A demonstrated ability to overcome challenges
* Qualities of integrity, self-awareness, energy, initiative and open mindedness
* An above average academic record


The deadlines for the class entering in May, 2012 are as follows:

SN Activity Deadline
1 Application opens for 1st round 19th october2011
2 Last date for submission of applications for 1st round 15th Dec 2011
3 In-person interviews for 1st round applicants 1st Jan to 21st Jan 2012
4 Application opens for 2nd round 16th Dec 2011
5 Final offers to 1st round applicants 1st to 10th Feb 2012
6 Last date for submission of applications for 2nd round 28th Feb 2012
7 In – person interviews for 2nd round applicants 1st Mar to 21st Mar 2012
8 Final offers to 2nd round interviewed applicants 1st April to 7th April 2012
9 Final offers to wait listed applicants 8th April to 14th April 2012.

For Downloading Brochure :
For more details and Apply please visit :

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Registration status of candidates for the Joint CSIR-UGC NET Exam Dec 2011

Human Resource Development Group
Council of Scientific & Industrial Research
CSIR Complex, Library Avenue, Pusa, New Delhi - 110 012 India

Registration status of candidates for the Joint CSIR-UGC NET Examination scheduled on
SUNDAY 18th December, 2011

Applied through bank

Applied through On-Line Application

Note : For any examination related queries please contact: Tele Fax: 011-25843305 EPABX Lines: 011-25841582, 011-25841492,011-25842493 Extn: 132, 413, 451, 452 E-mail address:

JEST 2012

Joint Entrance Screening Test (JEST) 2012:

The Joint Entrance Screening Test (JEST) is a common qualifying test for admissions to Ph.D. programmes in Physics at premier Indian research institutions (see Participating Institutes) and a Ph.D. programme in Theoretical Computer Science at the Institute of Mathematical Sciences.
Using JEST results, each institute will call a limited number of candidates for its own selection procedure depending, on its requirements.
All selected candidates will receive Research Fellowships from the respective institutes.
The JEST exam is used to shortlist candidates and does not automatically entitle an applicant to get a Research Fellowship.

Applicants must have a valid e-mail ID, which is used for log in to the website to submit online Application form. Please create a valid e-mail ID This ID should be kept active at least during the period from submission of JEST2012 application form, right up to the declaration of JEST2012 results.

Important change for JEST-2012: Application Fee of Rs. 100 (and Rs. 50 for SC/ST) is payable.

Important Dates:
  • Last date for ON-LINE submission is December 15,  2011.
  • Last date to request printed application form December 5, 2011..
  • Last date for receipt of the filled applications is December 15, 2011.
  • JEST - 2012 written test will be held on February 19, 2012.
Candidates seeking admission  for a Ph. D. Programme in Physics or Theoretical Computer Science in the Participating Institutes may appear for JEST-2012 at one of the Exam Centers.

Participating Institutes have their own eligibility criteria, as described below. Students who are expected to complete their final examinations by August 2012 are also eligible to apply.
A PDF copy of the POSTER will be uploaded here

Programmes and Eligibility Criteria
Ph.D. Programme
  • 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, IISER Thiruvananthapuram and SNBNCBS.
  • 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.
  • At IPR, candidates should have a Master's degree in Physics, Engineering Physics or Applied Physics.
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,  SNBNCBS, and NCRA-TIFR candidates with a Bachelor's degree will also be considered for the integrated M.Sc., Ph.D. programme in Physics. 
  • At IMSc, graduates with Bachelor’s degree in science/ mathematics/ /statistics /computer science/information technology/Engineering will also be considered for admission in Physics and in Theoretical Computer Science, as part of an integrated Ph.D. programme. All candidates successful in the course work of this programme shall be awarded an M.Sc. degree.
  • At SNBNCBS, graduates with B.Sc. (Physics) / 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) in Optics and Optoelectronics / Radio Physics and Electronics / B.E. / B.Tech. degree in subjects mentioned above will be considered. Visit IIA website for details.

Instructions for filling up of the ON-LINE form:

Please make sure you have read carefully the eligibility criteria of each of the institutes for various programmes by visiting their respective websites before filling up the forms.

Please make sure you have the payment details of Application Fee of Rs. 100 (and Rs. 50 for SC/ST) such as Transaction/Challan No., Bank.
    1. While filling up the form you will be asked to upload jpeg files of your passport size photograph and your signature. The size of the individual files should not exceed 100 Kilo bytes. In case the jpeg file of your photo taken with camera exceeds the limit, you should compress the file size using compression softwares available. There are websites, such as,, through which you can compress the jpeg file. Your signature can be scanned with a digital scanner, and saved as JPEG file for uploading. In case this file size produced by scanner also exceeds 100 kB limit, you can compress it using the same tools as above. Please make sure the image type is of JPEG by right click --> properties of the file being uploaded.
    2. You are strictly advised to retain an identical photograph to be pasted on the admit card in case if it is not printed for some reason.
    3. Please use black ball pen / sketch pen to do the signature which is to be uploaded.
    4. You can save and edit an incomplete form by clicking on "Save Draft" but no changes can be made after final submission (when you click on "Submit").
    5. Use your email address to login.
    6. You will receive an email with submitted data of your form at given email address. Please keep this email for communication purposes.
    7. Please make sure all data, photograph, signature are entered by LAST DATE.
    8. Please re-visit the site for downloading your Admit Card.

    How to apply

  • Register with a valid email address by clicking on Create new account (Registrations will open shortly). Upon successful registration, one can login to apply for JEST-2012 online.
  • Although online applications are preferred, for those who have difficulty in accessing the internet, a hard copy of the application form can be requested by writing to
The JEST Coordinator,
Department of Physics,
Indian Institute of Science,
Bangalore 560 012
For more details visit to :

Friday, November 18, 2011

Important Library Links

Indian Institute of Technology Bombay Central Library
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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

International Conference on Plasma Processing of Organic Materials and Polymers

We are extremely happy to inform you that we are organising the First International Conference on Plasma Processing of Organic Materials and Polymers(PPOMP 2011) on 25, 26 and 27 November 2011, Kottayam, Kerala, India.
This conference will be one of the big International meetings exclusively dedicated to Plasma Processing of Organic Materials. The conference will be extremely useful in the sense that it will be attended by hundreds of Chemists, Physicists, Technologists, Doctors and Engineers, making it a truly interdisciplinary conference. The goal of the conference emphasizes interdisciplinary research on plasma science, plasma based devices and plasma assisted processing of materials (nanomaterials, polymers, ceramics, semiconductors, composites, nanocomposites etc).
Conference on 25, 26 and 27 November 2011
Starts of Registration: 16th may 2011
Deadline for the Submission of Abstracts: 10th November 2011
Deadline for the Submission of Full Papers: 15th November 2011
Notification to Authors: 20th November 2011.
Mahatma Gandhi University
Priyadharshini Hills P. O
Kerala, India. 
Contact Address:
Prof.Dr.Sabu Thomas Ph.D, FRSC
Conference Secretary and 
Director Institute of Macromolecular Science and Engineering (IMSE)
Chathukulam Buildings
Parumbaikadu P.O,
Kerala, India, 686028
Conference E-mail:

International Conference on Advanced Materials


Nanomaterials, Semiconductors, High Energy Detector Materials, Polymers, Thin Films, Smart Materials, Non-Linear Optical materials, etc collectively referred to as advanced materials find applications in frontier areas of Science and Technology. Applications of such advanced materials include high-speed integration devices, quasi-phase matching devices, high reliability electronic applications, environment friendly lighting systems, etc. The demand for such special materials increases day by day. In view of the increasing global research in the area of advanced materials, this International Conference is being organized by the department of Physics, Loyola College, Chennai. The conference will provide an opportunity for scientists, researchers, technologists, entrepreneurs and students to interact with one another on the current developments and future trends in the multi-disciplinary area of advanced materials. 
Nanomaterials and Nanostructures
Thin films and Sensors
Ceramic materials
Semiconducting materials
Crystalline materials
Ferroic materials
Smart materials
Materials for energy and environment
Polymer materials 

Convenor - ICAM 2012
Department of Physics,
Loyola College,
Chennai 600 034, Tamilnadu, India
Tel : +91-44-28178200 (Ext : 327)
Fax : +91-44-28175566
E-Mail :

For more details visit:

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Summer Research Fellowships - 2012

(Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore,
in association with Dept. of Science and Technology and Rajiv Gandhi Foundation, New Delhi)
Fax: 080-22082980; Phone: 080-22082776 E-mail:

Minimum Academic requirements for applying : Students who have secured not less than 80% in Maths and Science subjects in their 10th and 12th or equivalent examinations and not less than first class in graduation and post graduation ( if applicable).

Students presently studying in I & II year of B.Sc, I, II & III year of B.E. / B.Tech.,I year of M.Sc and I - IV year of Integrated M.Sc can apply for Life Sciences and Mathematics.

Students presently studying in II year of B.Sc., II & III year of B.E. / B.Tech., I year of M.Sc., and II - IV year of Integrated M.Sc., can apply for Materials Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Physical Sciences, Engineering Sciences and Atmospheric Sciences.

The students selected under this programme are placed with scientists at the Centre or elsewhere in India, for 2 months with a stipend of Rs. 6000/- p.m and travel support as per Govt, of India norms.

Detailed information and application form can be downloaded from Click Here or may be obtained by writing to the address mention below with a self-addressed envelope of 16x25 cms with stamp of Rs. 10/-

The Assistant Coordinator
Summer Research Fellowship Programme
Jawaharlai Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research
Jakkur P.O., Bangalore 560 064.

Last date for request for application form : 15th November 2011

Last date for downloading application form from website : 01 st December 2011

Last dates for receipt of completed application : 2nd December 2011