Monday, December 31, 2012

Fellowships In India

Fellowships In India - List Of Few Fellowships Available In India

Azim Premji Foundation Fellowship

The Azim Premji Foundation Fellowship started this year is a two-year programme where Felllows are expected to work on projects related to education and community development in Karnataka, Chattisgarh, Uttarkhand, Rajasthan and Andhra Pradesh.
Website :

Gandhi Fellowship

Gandhi Fellowship is a two-year residential programme that aims to create systemic changes in public schools, by working closely with five school principals in rural areas across the country. After this, they pursue their Research Assistantship in the last phase of their fellowship.
Website :

Indicorps Fellowship

This fellowship is meant for people of Indian origin and the fellows are required to implement projects defined by Indicorps and the local grassroot organisations to address community challenges for a duration of one or two years.
Website :

Legislative Assistant to Member of Parliament

The Legislative Assistants to Members of Parliament (LAMP) Fellowship places one legislative assistant to work with one MP for a period of 11 months
Website :

Prime Minister Rural Development Fellowship (PMRDF)

PMRDF is an Indian government programme, where fellows are deployed in 78 earmarked backward districts to assist the District Collector in implementation and monitoring of projects for two or three years.

Teach For India (TFI)

Fellows are required to commit two years to teach full-time in under-resourced schools in five urban cities of India.
Website :

Young India Fellowship (YIF)

It is a one-year multi-disciplinary programme with an experiential learning component


Thursday, December 27, 2012


Government of India
Bhabha Atomic Research Centre Training Schools (OCES/DGFS-2013)

   Training Schemes and Employment Description
1. One-year Orientation Course for Engineering Graduates and Science Post-Graduates for the year 2012-2013 (OCES-2013) is conducted at BARC Training Schools. Table-1 lists Eligible Disciplines. Table-2 lists the eligible disciplines and orientation of the training programme at each of the Training Schools along with the placement information on successful completion of training. A Trainee Scientific Officer (TSO) who scores a minimum of 50% aggregate marks on completion of the training programme is declared to have passed the course successfully. Successful TSOs will be posted as scientific officers in one of the following DAE units:
  1. Atomic Minerals Directorate of 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. Uranium Corporation of India Ltd(UCIL), Jaduguda*
  10. Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd(NPCIL), Mumbai*
  11. Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre (VECC), Kolkata.
*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 Scientific Officer (TSO) to a DAE unit is done based on performance in the OCES programme.

Apart from the DAE units listed above, DAE reserves the right to place a small number of TSOs to any other unit under the Atomic Energy Commission(AEC) or the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB).
Performance above a specified threshold in course work at the Training School will entitle TSOs to Post-Graduate Diploma or could earn them credits towards MTech/ MPhil/ PhD Programmes of Homi Bhabha National Institute (HBNI), a Deemed to be University.
2. Two-year DAE Graduate Fellowship Scheme for Engineering Graduates and Physics Post-Graduates for the term beginning in 2013 (DGFS-2013). Under this scheme, Engineering Graduates and Physics Post-Graduates who are selected for the BARC Training School programme and who also have secured admission for MTech/ MChemEngg in select institutes and specializations as listed in Table-3, are paid stipend and tuition fee to pursue a MTech/ MChemEngg degree while retaining their employment in DAE. 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 MTech/ MChemEngg, they are posted as Scientific Officers in DAE. On joining, they are required to first undertake a four-month Orientation Course (OCDF) at the BARC Training School. The DGFS fellows are enrolled and posted in one of the following units of DAE:
a) BARC, Mumbai b) RRCAT, Indore c) IGCAR, Kalpakkam.
Allocation of a DGFS fellow to a DAE unit is done at the beginning of the MTech/ MChemEngg programme based on Selection Interview performance.
Selected candidates are required to execute an agreement and a Personal Indemnity Bond to serve DAE for at least three years after completion of training. Indemnity Bond is for
Rs. 2,45,000 for OCES trainees and Rs. 5,05,000 for DGFS fellows. No third party surety is required.
During Training: (i) Stipend and Allowances: OCES trainees as well as DGFS fellows are paid stipend of
Rs. 20,000 per month during the period of their training and a one-time book allowance of Rs. 5,000, (ii) Boarding and Lodging in DAE/Institute Hostel/Guest House is mandatory.
On Appointment: Appointment in DAE units shall be as a 'Group A' Gazetted Officer of the Government of India except in NPCIL, UCIL AND BHAVINI which are governed by the service rules of Corporations.
Grade And Pay Scale
Appointment in all the units shall be as a Scientific Officer ‘C’ (SO/C) in the pay band - III Rs. 15,600-39,100 with grade pay of Rs. 5,400. Appointment will be at the beginning of the pay scale with OCES TSOs getting two or three increments depending on their performance during the OCES programme and the DGFS fellows getting three or four increments depending on their performance in MTech and four-month Orientation Course for DGFS Fellows (OCDF). Emoluments (with three increments) at the time of joining including Dearness Allowance, House Rent Allowance, Transport Allowance at Present Mumbai rate will be approximately Rs. 47,000/-. In addition, other Allowances are also payable such as Professional Update Allowances & Leave Travel Concession by air. A comprehensive Contributory Health Service Scheme or equivalent for employees and their dependent family members is also available at all DAE Units.
Incentive scheme : With a view to promote excellence in all activities undertaken by the department, officers are also eligible for additional incentives upto 40% of their basic pay subject to fulfillment of the targets set and their performance in the periodic appraisals carried out as per the norms.
Selection process
Selection to OCES/DGFS-2012 is a two-step process: Screening to short-list candidates followed by selection interview of the short-listed candidates. Except for RSE discipline (code 44), there is a separate selection process for each of the other disciplines listed in Table-1. RSE is available only as an additional option to applicants for Physics and Chemistry disciplines (codes 41 and 42).
1) Screening for the Engineering disciplines (codes 21-29) is based on two alternative methods:
(a) Cut-off GATE Score for short-listing candidates for interview will be declared on the website whose address will be separately announced in advertisements which will appear in leading national dailies in February and March, 2012.
(b) Written Test: It will be conducted in each of the seven Engineering disciplines (codes 21-27) except in Civil Engineering (Code 29). Candidates who do not opt for GATE or who do not qualify on the basis of GATE Score may take the Written Test. Travel Allowance is not paid for appearing in it. Written Test, which is likely to be online, will be held in the end of April 2012.
2) Screening for Science disciplines (codes 41-43 & 45-46) is based on two alternative methods:
(a) Written Test: It is conducted in each of the above mentioned disciplines (codes 41-43 & 45-46). Travel Allowance is not paid for appearing in it. Written test is scheduled on Sunday, February 24, 2013.
(b) GATE Score: In this case, merit list in each of the Science disciplines (codes 41-43 & 45-46) is prepared on the basis of valid GATE Score of the applicants. Cut-off GATE score and Written Test marks for short-listing candidates for interview in each discipline are decided after the last date of receipt of applications.
(c) Science candidates have the option of utilizing either one or both of the screening avenues detailed above.
(d) Students graduating with Masters Degree from University of Mumbai – Department of Atomic Energy Centre for Excellence in Basic Sciences ( UM-DAE CBS) and National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER) , Bhubaneswar, and whose Cumulative Grade Performance Average (CGPA) is greater than or equal to 7.5 on a scale of 10 will directly be screened into the interview stage, provided they meet all other eligibility requirements of the OCES/DGFS-2012 programme. Such candidates should forward their applications through the Directors of their institutes in the forms provided by them.
Candidates applying for Science disciplines (codes 41-43 & 45-46) may opt to appear for Written Test and also apply for selection on the basis of valid GATE Score.
Selection Interviews of shortlisted candidates will be conducted in BARC Training School, Mumbai. Outstation applicants will be paid two-way second-class sleeper train fare by shortest route or actual fare whichever is less. Probable period of selection interviews is during May-June, 2012. Names of short-listed candidates in science disciplines will be declared on this website from April 5, 2013 onwards.  Short-listed candidates in Engineering disciplines, qualified on the basis of a valid GATE  score will be able to choose an interview slot based on availability from April 6, 2013 onwards whereas shortlisted Engineering candidates qualified on the basis of Written Test will be able to choose an interview slot based on availability from May 16, 2013 onwards. Engineering candidates must visit the website for Engineering online applications for this purpose.
Final Selection is solely on the basis of performance in interview subject to medical fitness. This selection process would also be used for selecting candidates for research based academic programmes and for Diploma in Radiological Physics programme of HBNI. Eligibility criteria and associated details will be advertised separately.
Eligibility criteria
Valid GATE score means score of GATE-2012/ GATE-2013
A. Qualifying Degrees and Other Academic Requirements for OCES/DGFS-2013
(a) For Engineering Disciplines (codes 21-29): BE/ BTech/ BSc(Engineering) with a minimum of 60%* aggregate marks in any of the engineering disciplines mentioned in Table-1 and valid GATE Score in the same engineering discipline as the qualifying degree discipline. Those having qualifying degree in branches like Aerospace, Automobile, Industrial Production, Reliability, Ceramics, Architecture, Geology, Mining, Bio-Medical Electronics/ Instruments, Communication, Information Technology, Master of Computer applications, Dyes & Dye Intermediates, Electrochemical, Energy Systems, Oils & Fats, Paints & Varnishes, Petrochemicals, Plastics, Paper, Sugar Technology, Textiles, etc, are NOT eligible.
(b) For Physics Discipline (code 41): MSc in Physics/ Applied Physics or BE/ BTech in Engineering Physics with minimum of 60%* aggregate marks. MSc applicants should have Physics and Mathematics up to BSc or at subsidiary and/or ancillary level in case of five year integrated MSc, with minimum of 60%* aggregate marks in MSc as well as in BSc. Applicants opting to be considered on the basis of GATE Score should have valid GATE Score in Physics. Applicants having BE/BTech (Engineering Physics) as qualifying degree with valid GATE Score in Engineering Science are also eligible.
(c) For Chemistry Discipline (code 42): MSc in Chemistry with Physics up to BSc or at subsidiary and/or ancillary level in case of five year integrated MSc and Mathematics up to Std. XII, with minimum of 60%* aggregate marks in MSc as well as in BSc. Applicants opting to be considered on the basis of GATE Score should have valid GATE Score in Chemistry.
(d) For Biosciences Discipline (code 43): MSc in Agriculture, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Biotechnology, Genetics, Botany, Zoology, Plant Science, Plant Breeding, Plant Pathology, Entomology, Food Technology, Animal Science, Life Sciences and Biosciences; or BE/BTech/BSc (Tech) only in Food Technology with minimum of 60%* aggregate marks. MSc applicants should have Physics or Chemistry or Biochemistry or Agriculture Chemistry upto BSc or at subsidiary and/or ancillary level in case of five year integrated MSc with minimum of 60%* aggregate marks in MSc as well as in BSc . Applicants opting to be considered on the basis of GATE Score should have valid GATE Score in Life Sciences or in Biotechnology. Those having MSc with specialisation in subjects like Fisheries, Horticulture, Forestry, Agronomy, Animal Husbandry, Marine Biology and Home Science etc and BE/ BTech/ MTech in Biotechnology/ Genetic Engineering are NOT eligible.
(e) For Radiological Safety Engineering (RSE, code 44): MSc in Physics or Chemistry with Physics and Chemistry up to BSc or at subsidiary and/or ancillary level in case of integrated MSc, and Mathematics up to Std. XII, with minimum of 60%* aggregate marks in MSc as well as in BSc. Those having MSc in Environmental Science are NOT eligible.
(f) For Geology Discipline (Code 45): MSc in Geology/ Applied Geology/ Applied Geochemistry with both Geology and Mathematics upto BSc. or at subsidiary and/ or ancillary level in case of five year integrated MSc, with minimum of 60%* aggregate marks in MSc as well as in BSc. Applicants opting to be considered on the basis of GATE Score should have valid GATE Score in 'Geology and Geophysics'.
(g) For Geophysics Discipline (Code 46): MSc in Geophysics/ Applied Geophysics with Mathematics up to BSc. or at subsidiary and/ or ancillary level in case of five year integrated MSc, with minimum of 60%* aggregate marks in MSc as well as in BSc. Applicants opting to be considered on the basis of GATE Score should have valid GATE Score in 'Geology and Geophysics'.
(h) Those having MSc (by research) or PhD are not eligible.
*A minimum of 60% marks means the marks as per the ordinance of the respective university.
B. Admission to DGFS
Candidates having qualifying degree in disciplines 21-29 or 41 and who meet the corresponding eligibility criteria listed above are eligible to apply for DGFS provided they secure admission for MTech/ MChemEngg starting in the academic year 2012 in Institutes in specializations listed in Table-3. Confirmation of MTech/ MChemEngg admission should be communicated by July 5, 2012, failing which offer of DGFS will be withdrawn retaining their options for OCES schemes if any.
DGFS is offered only to the most meritorious candidates as per Selection Interview performance.
C. Age Limit (Age as on August 1, 2013)
a) General Category - 26 years,
b) OBC-29 years,
c) SC/ST–31 years,
d) Dependents of those who died in the riots of 1984 (Dep1984) -31 years,
e) Persons domiciled in Kashmir Division of Jammu & Kashmir State from 01/01/1980 to 31/12/1989 (Dom Kashmir) –31 years.

Physically Challenged persons of all categories are eligible for age relaxation of 10 years.
D. Nationality: Applicant must be a citizen of India.
E. Applicant working in Central/ State Government Units/ PSUs/ Aided Institutions should apply through proper channel.
F. Application Fee:
A non-refundable application-processing fee of Rs. 250 ( Rupees Two Hundred and Fifty) is chargeable from the applicants in General and OBC categories. Women candidates and the candidates belonging to SC/ST and Dependents of Defence Personnel Killed in Action (DODPKIA) and physically challenged candidates are exempted from payment of application fee.

Candidates, whose final results are awaited and/ or are appearing for GATE in 2012, but are otherwise eligible, can also apply. If selected, the mark-sheet of final result should be submitted by November 30, 2013 in case of OCES and as per the requirement of the concerned Institutes in case of DGFS.
How to apply:

Only online applications will be accepted.

 Science candidates are required to visit this website to submit their applications. Candidates may download the three fold challan from the website and make the payment of Application Processing Fee in any branch of the State Bank of India. After making the payment and getting the UNIQUE TRANSACTION NUMBER, the candidate has to enter the said number as response to the relevant query in the online application form.

b) Engineering candidates are required to visit the website whose address will be announced separately in future advertisements to appear in leading national dailies in the months of February and March 2013, for Online Applications. Instructions for payment of Application Fee for such candidates, will be specified on the website. A link to this website will also be provided on the website
Note: Candidates who have paid application fee at a branch of State Bank of India must produce original challan at the time of Selection Interview.
Some Guidelines for filling Application Form
(i) Under choice of different schemes in the application form, an OCES scheme is indicated by OCES followed by name of the training school from Table-2. Choices for DGFS are indicated by DGFS followed by name of the unit where MTech/ MChemEngg project is to be carried out and where the Fellow will be placed on appointment.
(ii) Allocation of scheme will solely be on the basis of selection interview merit and choices given by the applicant subject to available seats
(iii) Choices given for those schemes, which are not applicable as per Table-2, will be ignored.
(iv) Choices for DGFS will be cancelled (retaining the options mentioned for OCES) if information about MTech admission, with specialization mentioned, is not submitted by July 5, 2012.
Engineering Discipline Code Engineering Discipline Code Science Discipline Code
Mechanical 21 Electronics* 25 Physics † 41
Chemical 22 Computers 26 Chemistry ‡ 42
Metallurgy 23 Instrumentation 27 Biosciences 43
Electrical 24 Civil 29 Radiological Safety Engineering (RSE) 44

Geology 45

Geophysics 46
*Related degree disciplines such as Electronics & Communication, Electronics and Controls are also admissible.

† The candidates belonging to Physics discipline selected for the Training School at IGCAR will be allotted Reactor Physics (RP) or Material Science (MS) stream in the Training School based on merit.
‡ The candidates belonging to Chemistry discipline selected for the Training School at IGCAR will pursue Nuclear Fuel Cycle Chemistry in the Training School.
Training School Disciplines
Orientation of Training Probable Placement
after Training*#
BARC, Mumbai (Since 1957) 21 to 27, 29 & 41 to 44 Research & Development , Engineering and Operation & Maintenance related to Broad based Nuclear Science & Technology Mainly in BARC
IGCAR, Kalpakkam(Since 2006) 21, 22, 25, 27, 41 & 42 R&D and Engineering related to Fast Breeder Reactors Mainly in IGCAR
RRCAT, Indore (Since 2000) 24, 25 & 41 R&D and Engineering related to lasers, accelerators, plasma physics, cryogenics and superconductivity Mainly in RRCAT
NFC-HWB, Hyderabad (Since 2001) 21, 22, 24, 25 & 27 Operation & Maintenance and Engineering related to Nuclear Fuel Facilities & production plants Mainly in NFC & HWB
AMD, Hyderabad (Since 2010) 45, 46 Exploration Techniques for Uranium and other Atomic Minerals and related R&D activities Mainly in AMD
* Some trainee officers may be placed in Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited.
# DAE reserves the right to place a small number of TSOs to any other unit under the Atomic Energy Commission apart from those listed above.

Relevant MTech Programme or Name of Dept/ Centre at the MTech Institute Pre-MTech Degree (Disciplines) Institutes**
Mechanical Engineering BE (Mechanical) All but ICT
Cryogenic BE (Mechanical) Kh
Chemical Engineering BE (Chemical) All but Rkl
Applied Mechanics BE (Civil/ Mechanical) M
Civil Engineering BE (Civil) All but Rkl, ICT
Earthquake Engineering BE (Civil) K, R
Nuclear Hydrology BE (Civil/ Chemical) R
Metallurgical Engineering, Materials Science/ Engineering BE (Metallurgy/ Chemical) All but ICT
Electrical Engineering BE (Electrical/ Electronics) All but ICT
Reliability Engineering, Systems & Control Engineering, Energy Systems BE (Mechanical/ Electrical/ Chemical) B, D, Kh, R
Power/ Communication/ Control Engg, Integrated Electronics & Circuits BE (Electrical/ Electronics) D, R
Instrumentation BE (Electrical/ Electronics/ Instrumentation) Kh,M,R
Computer Science, Engineering & Technology BE (Computer/ Electrical/ Electronics) All but Rkl, Var, ICT
Applied Optics, Lasers & Optoelectronics BE (Electronics/ Optoelectronics) MSc (Physics/ Applied Physics) D
Nuclear Engineering & Technology BE (Mechanical/ Chemical/ Electrical/ Electronics) K
Solid State Materials/ Electronic Materials BE (Electrical/ Electronics) MSc (Physics/ Applied Physics) D, R
Electronics Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering BE (Electrical/Electronics) Rkl & Var
** Institutes where specified MTech/ MChemEngg courses are offered under this scheme: B = IIT Bombay; D = IIT Delhi; K = IIT Kanpur; Kh = IIT Kharagpur; M = IIT Madras; R = IIT Roorkee; Rkl = NIT Rourkela; Var = IT-BHU; Varanasi; Institute of Chemical Technology, ICT, Mumbai. Number of DGFS Fellows selected in each approved MTech/ MChemEngg Specialization at the Institute under the DGFS will depend upon the requirements of DAE.

For more details Visit:

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Science Academies' Summer Research Fellowship Programme for Students and Teachers 2013

 The three national Science Academies offer several two-month Summer Fellowships to enable students/teachers (studying/teaching in India) to work with scientists associated with the three Academies during 2013. A list of names of scientists/faculty who have consented to guide students/teachers to work on short-term projects is displayed online.
Applications are invited from interested students and teachers from all universities and colleges affiliated to UGC/AICTE/MCI/Accredited Institutions of State Universities for these Fellowships. The application should include: (a) the application form in the prescribed format; (b) a write-up (in about 250 words) as to what the applicant wants to learn and achieve;  (c) the guide with whom the applicant would like to work and (d) all other information sought in the online application. Student applicants should include a recommendation letter (in the prescribed format) from one of the teachers of their present institution familiar with their work, in a sealed envelope. The selected candidate may work with the assigned guide for two months any time during the calendar year, preferably during the summer.
Applications should be submitted Online through one of our websites, or; however a hard copy of the application submitted online together with enclosures must be sent by speed post or courier to The Coordinator, Science Education Programmes, Indian Academy of Sciences, CV Raman Avenue, Near Mekhri Circle, Sadashivanagar, Bangalore 560 080. The registration number assigned soon after online submission must be quoted both in the hard copy of the application to be sent and in the letter of recommendation to be forwarded by the teacher in the case of student applicants.

The last date for receipt of applications is 31 December 2012.
Information of selection along with concurrence of the guide will be despatched by early March 2013. The selected students/teachers will be provided appropriate round trip train fare and a monthly fellowship to meet their living expenses at the place of work.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Physics job @ NIT, Tiruchirappalli

Department of Physics
National Institute of Technology, 

Walk-in Interview for Recruitment of XRD operator: 27/11/2012

A walk-in interview will be conducted in Department of Physics for the following temporary
Name of Post: X-Ray Diffractrometer operator

Nature of Duties: To Operate and maintain X-Ray Diffractrometer machine

Essential Qualification: B.Sc. Physics

Desirable qualification: M.Sc. Physics and Basic computer knowledge

Stipend: Rs. 12,000/month (consolidated)

Date and Time of Interview: 13.12.2012 at 10.30 am

Venue: Department of Physics

The training period is six months from the date of appointment. Current B.Sc. students are
not eligible for this position. Interested candidates may appear for the walk-in-interview with
a full bio data and all original certificates on 13/12/2012. No TA/DA will be given for
attending the interview.





Total No. of posts : 139

i) Candidates with 60% marks in B.Sc. with Physics, Chemistry and Maths as subjects with equal weightage will also be  considered. However, they should clearly indicate their choice (Chemistry or Physics) in their Application forms.
[Applicable for Post No.7 (Chemistry) & Post No.8 (Physics) ].
ii) Mathematics at HSC (10+2) level is essential for the Post Nos. 7, 8 & 9.
iii) Post No. 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7 & 8 are NOT identified suitable for persons with disability.
Persons with disability in the category of one leg affected (OL), one arm affected (OA), Hearing impaired (Partially deaf)
can apply for the Post No.4 and 9 [ Note : Physical deformity should not be less than 40 percentage. “Hearing Impairment”
means loss of 60 decibels or more in the better ear in the conversational range of frequencies.]
iv) Total Duration of Training Period: Two years
v) Stipend During Training: 9300/- per month for the 1st year and ≈ 

10500/- for the 2nd year.

vi) Application will be accepted On-Line ONLY. Facility for On-line application will be available from 24/11/2012 to    18/12/2012.

vii) Persons working under the Central / State Government, Public Sector Undertakings, Autonomous bodies should submit
“NO OBJECTION CERTIFICATE” at the time of interview.
viii) For General conditions and online submission of application please visit the website


(A Deemed University)
Jakkur P.O., Bangalore - 560 064

In association with the Department of Science and Technology and the Rajiv Gandhi Foundation, New Delhi. For motivated and talented Indian students in Science and Engineering.


Life Sciences: Infectious and non-infectious diseases, bioinformatics, developmental biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, genetics, life-history evolution, immunology, circadian biology, animal behaviour, behavioural ecology, evolutionary genetics, experimental evolution, life-history evolution, population dynamics, phylogeography, behavioural neurobiology and behavioural genetics.
Materials Sciences: Including nano sciences, energy and green materials.
Chemical Sciences: Solid state chemistry, theoretical and computational chemistry, organic, physical and inorganic chemistry, organic and asymmetric synthesis, medicinal and bio-organic chemistry, polymer chemistry, supramolecular chemistry and chemistry of nanomaterials.
Physical Sciences: Condensed matter theory and experiment, statistical physics, semiconductor materials physics, biophysics, nano physics, polymer physics, organic electronics, computational material science, soft matter, semiconductor interfaces, heterostructures, physical metallurgy and transmission electron microscopy.
Engineering Sciences: Theoretical and computational fuid dynamics, fow of complex fuids, granular media, experimental fuid mechanics, thermal science, chemical engineering and non-linear dynamics.
Atmospheric Sciences: Atmospheric boundary layer, near-surface environment, radiation, solar-terrestrial relations, monsoon dynamics, modelling.

Minimum Academic Requirement 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 frst class in graduation and post graduation (if applicable).

Students presently studying in I & II year of B.Sc., II, III & IV year of B.S., 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 & III year of B.Sc., II, III & IV year B.S., II, III & IV 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 continous months with a stipend of Rs. 6000/- p.m and travel support as per Govt. of India norms.

The total number of fellowships offered will be around 80. About 15 students will be chosen as Rajiv Gandhi Science Talent Research Fellows based on the completed project reports Only selected candidates will be intimated by 1st April 2013 and the list will be also available on the web site.
Mailing address:

The Assistant Coordinator
Summer Research Fellowships Programme
Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientifc Research,
Jakkur P.O., Bangalore 560 064.

Last date for requests for hardcopy application form: 10th December 2012
Last date for downloading application form from website: 12th December 2012
Last date for receipt of completed application form: 22nd December 2012.

NOTE: 1. Please ensure that your completed application includes:
(a) Two confdential reports sealed by the referee and with the referees’ signatures across the seals.
(b) Xerox copies of relevant mark sheets etc.
2.Students who have already completed this programme earlier need not apply.
3. your “Area of Research” on the left hand top corner of the mailing
4. mere applying to this programme does not warrant selection.  

Friday, November 30, 2012


List of Register Numbers of candidates selected provisionally for
appointment by direct recruitment to the POST OF VILLAGE
SERVICE FOR THE YEAR 2012-2013 based on the results of the Written
Examination held on 30.09.2012 FN and based on the details furnished
by them in the online application with reference to Commission’s Notification
dated 09.07.2012 are given below:-


Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Prime Minister’s Fellowship Scheme for Doctoral Research

Prime Minister’s Fellowship Scheme for Doctoral Research
Jointly promoted by Science & Engineering Research Board (SERB) &
Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)
In the Year of Science, to attract talent for Doctoral Research and to boost industrial research by academic institutions, the government and industry have jointly developed a scheme to provide double scholarships to PhD Fellows. Applications are invited from already registered PhD fellows for academic year 2012 in Science, Technology, Engineering, Agriculture and Medicine from any recognized IndianUniversityor Institute or research laboratory in Indiafor award of Prime Minister’s Fellowship for Doctoral Research for a maximum period of four years to do research on industry-relevant topics leading to awarding of PhD degree. Application format and necessary documents required are available on the website:
Amount and Duration of Fellowship
  1. 100 Fellowships will be awarded every year, starting from 2012
  2. Duration of Fellowships will be four years
  3. Fellowship Amount will be approximately Rs 6 lakh per annum (government scholarship of approximately Rs 3 lakh per annum being equivalent to the prevailing norms for JRF / SRF. Sponsoring industry will match government scholarship)
  4. If selected to receive the Prime Minister’s Fellowship for Doctoral Research, the candidate will cease to receive any other scholarship which he / she may be receiving at present
  5. Continuation of the Fellowship for once selected candidates will be based on satisfactory performance certified jointly by industry and institutions on an annual basis
  1. Only those who have already enrolled and registered for PhD in 2012 in any recognised university or institution or research laboratory will be eligible to apply
  2. The registered PhD Fellows should have already identified a broad area of research which has practical relevance and industrial application
  3. They should also have identified an industry partner who is willing to sponsor their research
  4. The candidate and the proposed research topic should qualify on criteria of excellence and relevance
  5. The candidate should have proven outstanding track record
  6. The candidate should be willing to work in / with industry on specific projects
  1. Applications will be submitted online
  2. A joint committee of SERB and CII, to be called Apex Council, will conduct transparent selection and monitoring of projects
  3. The availability of Prime Minister’s Fellowship Scheme for Doctoral Research will be advertised on the website of SERB and CII. Institutions may consider setting up appropriate mechanisms at their end to spread awareness among prospective candidates about this new Fellowship scheme

Way to Participate
To see the details and access application form, log on to
For more details, please visit
Mr S S Kohli
Scientist ‘F’
Department of Science & Technology
Ministry of Science and Technology
Government ofIndia
Technology Bhavan
NewMehrauli Road
New Delhi-110 016
Tel: +91-11-26590499

Ms Shalini S Sharma
Head--Higher Education
Confederation of Indian Industry
3rd Floor,IGSSSBuilding
28, Institutional Area,Lodi Road
New Delhi-110003
Tel +91-11-45772009
Fax: +91-11-45772014

Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship (RGNF) 2012-13

Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg
New Delhi-110 002




University Grants Commission invites applications for the award of 2000 fellowships for SC candidates and 667 fellowships for ST candidates for the year 2012-13 respectively under Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship for SC/ST Candidates to undertake advanced studies and research in Sciences, Engineering & Technology, Humanities and Social Sciences in Indian universities & colleges for pursuing full time studies leading to M.Phil/Ph.D degree. This fellowship would be available only to those SC/ST candidates who are not availing themselves of the benefit of JRF of UGC-NET or UGC-CSIR NET.
Selections will be made on the basis of merit. The guidelines of the scheme, detailed terms and conditions of the fellowship, eligibility, state wise distribution of 2000 fellowships for SC candidates and 667  fellowships for ST candidates
may be  seen by logging on to the UGC website:

Applications in the prescribed format may be submitted only through
on-line mode latest by 1 (One ) month’s time from the date of publication of the advertisement (non-extendable) by logging on to website:
The decision of the Commission with regard to selection of candidates for the award of fellowships shall be final.
1. Applications submitted only through online mode shall be entertained and no application submitted in hard copy shall be entertained or considered for award of fellowship under any circumstances whatsoever.
2. Record of the candidates, who have not been selected, shall not be preserved beyond three months from the date of declaration of results, which will be notified in the UGC website.

The scheme has been initiated keeping in view the social background of the candidates for the deprived section of the society and to provide them opportunity to undertake advanced studies and research. The objective of this award is to provide fellowships in the form of financial assistance to students belonging to SC/ST to pursue higher studies leading to M.Phil and Ph.D degrees in Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences and Engineering & Technology.

The candidate should belong to SC/ST and should have passed the Post Graduate examination. The selection will be made on the basis of merit of the candidates. The candidate must get himself/herself registered for M.Phil./Ph.D at the first available opportunity but not later than within a period of two years from the receipt of award letter. This period is not extendable.However, the actual payment of fellowship will be made with effect from the date of approval of fellowship or date of joining whichever is later.

The tenure of fellowship is initially for two years under the RGNF Scheme. Before expiry of this period, the work of the Fellow will be evaluated by a Committee of three members comprising of Head of the Department, Supervisor and one outside subject expert to be constituted by the concerned Department of the /University/Institution/College. If the research work is found satisfactory, his/her tenure will be extended further for a period of three years under the enhanced emoluments of the Rajiv Gandhi National Senior Research Fellowship (RGNSRF). The recommendation of the Committee shall be submitted to the UGC for upgradation to the level of RGNSRF. The work done and the time spent on scholarships or fellowships of any agency other than the UGC will not be taken into account while considering the proposals for enhancement in the value of fellowship. The fellowship may be withdrawn if the work is not considered satisfactory or the candidate fails in any of the examinations related to Ph.D. In case the work for the first two years is not found satisfactory, an additional year will be given to him/her for improvement. However, during this period he/she will be designated as Rajiv Gandhi National Junior Research Fellow. In such cases work will be evaluated again before third year of the tenure, and if improvement is found, the Fellow will get two more years under the RGNSRF. Thus, the total period of fellowship (RGNJRF and RGNSRF) is for five years, with no further provision of extension.
The candidate would be eligible for following financial assistance:  
Fellowship in Humanities, Social Sciences, Sciences, Engineering & Technology @Rs.16000/-p.m. for initial two years
@Rs.18000/-p.m. for remaining tenure
Contingency A @Rs.10000/-p.a. for initial two years
@Rs.20500/-p.a. for remaining tenure
Humanities &
Social Sciences
Contingency B @Rs.12000/-p.a. for initial two years
@Rs.25000/-p.a. for remaining tenure
Sciences, Engg.
& Technology
Departmental Assistance @Rs. 3000/- p.a. per student to the host
institution for providing infrastructure
For all disciplines
Escorts/Reader assistance @ Rs. 2000/- p.m. in cases of physically
handicapped & blind candidates
For all disciplines
HRA As per rules of the University/ Institutions For all disciplines
  For more details :


Monday, November 26, 2012


Tamilnadu State Eligibility Test 2012 - Answer Key

The SET 2012 answer key is hereby released for the paper - I (common for all subjects). In order to conduct the SET2012 exam in a systematic way, the booklets have been shuffled with different questions and answers.
Hence, the candidates who have taken the SET 2012 exams are advised to verify their respective answer keys as follows for Paper-I.
Candidates whose OMR sheets ending with the digits 1 or 6 are advised to verify the answer keys in 'A' Set of kets.
Similarly OMR sheets ending with the digits
2 or 7 'B'Set ,
3 or 8 candidates with 'C' Set,
4 or 9 candidates with 'D' Set and
5 or 0 candidates with 'E' set.
  • OMR Ends with Digit 1 or 6 -> A - SET
  • OMR Ends with Digit 2 or 7 -> B - SET
  • OMR Ends with Digit 3 or 8 -> C - SET
  • OMR Ends with Digit 4 or 9 -> D - SET
  • OMR Ends with Digit 5 or 0 -> E - SET

Subject Code Subject Paper 2 Paper 3
1 Chemical Sciences
2 Commerce
3 Computer Science and Application
4 Economics
5 Education
6 Electronics
7 English
8 Geography
9 Hindi
10 History
11 Home Science
12 Journalism & Mass Communication
13 Law
14 Library and Information Science
15 Life Sciences
16 Management
17 Mathematical Science
18 Music
19 Philosophy
20 Physical Education
21 Physical Sciences
22 Political Sciences
23 Psycology
24 Public Administration
25 Social Work
26 Sociology
27 Tamil

Saturday, November 17, 2012

TNPSC GROUP I Services 2013

Applications are invited only through online mode upto 06.12.2012 for Direct
Recruitment to the vacancies in the following posts included in Group-I Services:-

A Date of Notification 16.11.2012
B Last date for submission of applications 06.12.2012
C Last date for payment of Fee through Bank 10.12.2012
  or Post Office
D Date of Preliminary examination 30.12.2012
    Time:  10.00 A.M. to 1.00 P .M.

For more details and apply online  visit:

JEST 2013

Joint Entrance Screening Test 2013

Applicants seeking admission  for a Ph.D / Integrated Ph.D Programme in Physics or Theoretical Computer Science in  one  of the Participating Institutes may appear for the Joint Entrance Screening Test (JEST) at one of the Exam Centers.
Participating Institutes have their own eligibility criteria. Applicants who are expected to complete their final examinations by August of each year are also eligible to appear for the JEST exam of that year.
Applicants must pay an application fee and register to appear for the exam.
To prepare for the exam, applicants should see the syllabi and sample question papers.
Download JEST 2013 Poster from here.
Last date for online Form Submission is December 10, 2012.


Ph.D. Programme
  • M.Sc. in Physics or M.Sc. / M.E. / M.Tech. in related disciplines.
  • M.Sc. in Mathematics / Applied Physics / Applied Mathematics / Optics and Photonics / Instrumentation / Electronics will also be considered at IIA.
  • 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.
  • MSc  in Physics, Engineering Physics or Applied Physics will also be considered at IPR.
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.
Integrated Ph.D. Programme at IISER, Thiruvananthapuram.
  • Graduates with Bachelor’s degree in Physics/Technology/Engineering will be considered for the Int. Ph.D. programme in Physics.

Participating Institutes

Visit the individual institute pages to view the programmes and subject areas being offered.
Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences, Nainital: Astronomy and Astrophysics, and Atmospheric Physics.
Homi Bhabha National Institute, Mumbai
Harish-Chandra Research Institute, Allahabad: Theoretical Physics, Astrophysics
Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Kalpakkam: Solid State Phase transformations, Superconductivity, Structure and dynamics of soft condensed matter, Band structure studies, Accelerators based Irradiation induced phenomena, Low-dimensional systems, Physics of interfaces, Nano-materials, Thin films technology and Theoretical physics
Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Bangalore: Astronomy and Astrophysics, Astronomical Instrumentation, Optics, and Atomic Physics.
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore: Condensed Matter Physics (Experiments and Theory), Astronomy and Astrophysics (Theoretical), Atomic and Optical Physics (Experimental), Biocrystallography and Bio-informatics, and High Energy Physics (Theoretical).
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.
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.
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.
The Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai: Theoretical Physics, and Theoretical Computer Science.
Institute of Physics, Bhubaneswar: Physics (Condensed Matter, Nuclear and High Energy Physics) and Accelerator-based Research.
Institute for Plasma Research, Gandhinagar: Physics (Experimental and Theoretical).
Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Pune: Physics, Astronomy and Astrophysics.
Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore: Experimental and Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics, Statistical Mechanics, and Materials Science.
National Centre for Radio Astrophysics, TIFR, Pune: Astronomy and Astrophysics.
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.
Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad: Theoretical Physics, Astronomy and Astrophysics, Solar Physics, Space and Atmospheric Sciences, Planetary Science and Geo-Sciences.
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.
Raman Research Institute, Bangalore: Astronomy and Astrophysics, Light and Matter Physics, Soft Condensed Matter Physics (Liquid Crystals, Physics in Biology), and Theoretical Physics.
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 Science (Surface Science and Plasma Physics).
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.
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.
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).

Exam Centers :

JEST  will be held at the locations indicated below. There will be multiple test centers at Kolkata and Delhi.
  • Agartala (to be confirmed)
  • Ahmedabad
  • Aligar
  • Bangalore
  • Bardhaman
  • Bhopal
  • Bhubaneswar
  • Chandigarh
  • Chennai
  • Delhi
  • Goa
  • Guwhati
  • Hyderabad
  • Indore
  • Jaipur
  • Kanpur
  • Kharagpur
  • Kochi
  • Kolkata
  • Madurai
  • Mumbai
  • Nagpur
  • Nainital
  • Patna
  • Pune
  • Raipur
  • Roorkee
  • Sambalpur
  • Silchar
  • Siliguri
  • Srinagar
  • Trivandrum
  • Udaipur
  • Varanasi (to be confirmed)
  • Vishakhapatnam

How to Apply: 

Applications for the JEST exam can be made online or by ordinary post.
To apply by post, please send a request for printed application along with a self-addressed stamped envelop with postage of Rs 40 (Rupees forty only) affixed on it, by post to the following address:
Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics
I/AF  Bidhannagar, Kolkata 700064
Requests for application received after November 30, 2012 will not be considered.
To apply online, applicants must create an account using a valid e-mail ID. This account will remain valid from the time of account creation till one month after the date of declaration of results, for that year. Email ids are locked to the created account and to the application, and will be used for all communications with the applicants. Therefore, the email id should be active and must not be changed during this period.
To submit online application,  applicants must login to the created account and complete the application form. After submission,  an unique submission number will be issued. This number must be quoted by the applicant for any communication with the JEST authorities.
An Application Fee of Rs. 100 (Rs 50 for SC/ST applicants) is required to be paid into the Bank Account details provided here. 
The fee can be paid either before or after the online submission. The payment receipt/counterfoil/challan, including the applicants name and unique submission number, must be returned to the JEST authorities, before (date will be announced soon). ,  by either of the following means:
  1. scanned copy of counterfoil/challan/receipt, with name and unique submission number, emailed to
  2. hard copy of counterfoil/challan/receipt, with name and unique submission number, sent by post to:  address will be given soon.