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.