Wednesday, March 27, 2013

JNMF Scholarships 2013

Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Fund Scholarship

Administrative Secretary, Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Fund, Teen Murti House , New Delhi-110 011 Phone: +91-11-23013641 +91-11-23017173 +91-11-23018087 +91-11-23015897 Fax: +91-11-23011102

Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Fund 


The scholarships are available to the following categories of students:
1) Indian Nationals for Ph.D. study in India; and
2) Nationals of other Asian countries for Ph.D. study in India.


A candidate may apply for scholarship in any one of the following areas of specialisation:
1. Physical Sciences
2. Chemical Sciences
3, Mathematical Sciences
4. Biological Sciences
5. Computer Sciences
6. Engineering Sciences
7. Environmental Sciences
8. Comparative Studies in Religion and Culture
9. Indian History & Civilisation
10. Sociology
11. Economics
12. Studies on Jawaharlal Nehru


At the time of making the application for scholarship, a candidate should
1. Hold a FIRST Class Post-graduate degree with a minimum 60% marks in aggregate.
2. already be registered/admitted for Ph.D. degree with a recognized University/Institution in India. Those who have applied for registration and have not yet been registered at the time of submission of application, are not eligible to apply.
3. not be above 35 years of age at the time of applying.
4. be a full-time Ph.D. Scholar.
5. have valid GATE /NET score.


a) Maintenance allowance including Tuition fee - Rs.12,000 per month
b) Annual contingent expenses for study tours within India, purchase of books, stationery, etc. - Rs. 15,000 per annum

Completed application form together with all the necessary enclosures should reach
Administrative Secretary, 
Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Fund, 
 Teen Murti House, 
New Delhi-110 011
 during April and May. The candidates are advised to send their applications as soon as possible. The Fund will not be responsible for any postal delays in reaching the application by the due date.
The Selection Committee's decision to call a candidate for interview or select a candidate for scholarship will be final and no representation in this regard will be entertained.
1) A passport size photograph of the applicant to be pasted on the form.
2) A synopsis of not more than 1500 words or about 3 pages of 1.5 spaced text.
3) University Doctoral Monitoring Committee’s report or Supervisor/Guide’s report.
4) Postal Order/Demand Draft for Rs.100.
Incomplete and unsigned forms are liable to be rejected.

For more details please visit

Tuesday, March 12, 2013


(Established by Parliament by Notification No. 225 of 1916)
Office of the Controller of Examinations, Varanasi 221005


The Banaras Hindu University (BHU), founded in 1916,'is one of the most prestigious Central Universities in the country. Being a living embodiment of such visionaries as Mahamana Malaviyaji, Dr. Annie Besant and Dr. S. Radhakrishnan, this seat of learning epitomizes a synthesis of ancient wisdom and modern scientific temper. The University comprises of 3 lnstitutes (lnstitute of Medical Sciences, lnstitute of Agricultural Science and lnstitute of Environment and Sustainable Development), 15 Faculties (Modern Medicine, Ayurveda, Dental Sciences, Agriculture, Environment and Sustainable Development, Arts, Commerce, Education, Law, Management, Performing Arts, Sanskrit Vidya Dharma Vijnan, Science, Social Sciences and Visual Arts), 120 Departments, a Mahila Mahavidyalaya, 2 lnterdisciplinary Schools in its main campus at Varanasi and Rajiv Gandhi South Campus atBarkachha, Mirzapur. The University offers a full spectrum of teaching programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, ranging from oriental lndian subjects to modern disciplines of science and technology. With its multifaceted academic and infrastructural strength, the University is forging ahead towards creating spaces for interactive structures of knowledge through mutual collaborations across the divisions of natural sciences, technology, social sciences and humanities, across national boundaries.
The Banaras Hindu University invites applications for admission to its Under Graduate Programmes (14), Post Graduate Programmes (73) and Diploma/ Certificate programmes (57) for the Academic Session 2013-14.
The University has created its Entrance Test Portal with the domain name Candidates may note that lnformation Bulletin and Application Form will not be sold (as there will be no offline mode) and the candidates desirous of admissions shall be required to register on the Entrance Test portal of BHU and fill up the application form ONLINE as per procedure provided on the Portal. For further details visit the entrance
test portal of BHU (
Sufficient numbers of Help Desk for assisting/guiding needy candidates from rural/remote areas (only for Under Graduate Courses) will be available at designated places on the BHU Campus with effect from 11.03.2013. ln addition, telephonic, e-mail support will also be provided (details available on

Availability of ONLINE Application Form on the Entrance Test portal: 05.03.2013
Last date for online submission of Application Forms: 05.04.2013.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Admissions @ Alagappa University

Fulbright-Nehru Doctoral Research Fellowships

The Fulbright-Nehru Doctoral Research Fellowships are designed for scholars who are registered for a Ph.D. at an Indian institution. These fellowships are for six to nine months.

Applications from all disciplines will be considered. Priority fields are: Agricultural Sciences; Economics; Education; Energy, Sustainable Development and Climate Change; Environment; International Relations; Management and Leadership Development; Media and Communications with focus on Public Service Broadcasting; Public Administration; Public Health; Science and Technology; Study of India with focus on contemporary issues; and Study of the United States. For Study of India or the Study of the United States (American Studies) the areas could include: language and literature, history, government, economics, society and culture, religion, and film studies.


You will be affiliated to one U.S. host institution for your grant. USIEF strongly recommends all applicants to identify institutions with which they wish to be affiliated and to correspond, in advance, with potential host institutions. If you have secured a letter of invitation from a U.S. institution, please include it as a part of your application.

Grant Benefits

The fellowships provide a monthly stipend, Accident and Sickness Program for Exchanges per U.S. Government guidelines, round-trip economy class air travel, applicable allowances and modest affiliation fees, if any. Selected scholars will have opportunities to audit non-degree courses, conduct research and gain practical work experience in suitable settings in the U.S. No allowances are provided for dependents. The grant is not sufficient to support family members.

Eligibility Requirements

In addition to the General Prerequisites, the applicants:
  • should have done adequate research in the relevant field, especially in the identification of resources in India and the U.S. They should be registered for their Ph.D.s at an Indian institution at least one year prior to the date of application and should enclose a certificate from their Ph.D. supervisor commenting on their research work and the usefulness of the fellowship, and indicating the Ph.D. registration date;
  • Your expected Ph.D. thesis submission date (Q. 9 D) should not be earlier than three months after your Fulbright-Nehru grant end date. For example, if May 2015 is your grant end date, you cannot submit your thesis before August 2015;
  • should apply through proper channel if employed; and
  • should enclose a 'writing sample' which could be a copy of an article or paper published/presented or extracts from the M.Phil. thesis.
Note: These fellowships are for pre-doctoral level research. Applications from scholars/professionals with Ph.D. degrees or at the final stage of thesis submission will not be considered.

How to Apply

Application Form
Confidential Letter of Reference
Application Procedure and Guidelines

Application Due Date: July 1, 2013


You can apply for only ONE Fulbright-Nehru fellowship category during a competition cycle.

Plagiarism in the application will lead to disqualification.

Transfer of visa sponsorship will not be permitted

For more info:


                                   EXAMINATION UNIT

                           C.S.I.R. Complex, H.R.D. Group, 
                                  Library Avenue, Pusa, 
                                    New Delhi-110012

The evaluation process for December, 2012 JRF-NET Exam is
under way. The results are likely to be declared around 20th
March, 2013. The last date for submission of application for
June, 2013 NET Exam shall be extended accordingly.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Conference on Perspectives in Nonlinear Dynamics

Perspectives in Nonlinear Dynamics
University of Hyderabad, HYDERABAD. 15 - 18 July, 2013.

(A Satellite meeting of the STATPHYS 25 Conference, Seoul, Korea.)

 The Conference: 
We invite you to join us at Perspectives in Nonlinear Dynamics 2013 (PNLD 2013), a major international conference with a long-standing tradition in nonlinear dynamics. This  event will be co-hosted by the University of Hyderabad (UoH) and Tata Institute of Fundamental Research-Center for Interdisciplinary Sciences (TCIS), in the historic city of Hyderabad, India. The Conference will be held in the premises of UoH and start in the morning of Monday 15th July and will end in the afternoon of Friday 18th July. This will be a satellite meeting to STATPHYS25, which is being held in Seoul, Korea.
    The meeting highlights nonlinear science research, and has proved to be a useful forum for the exchange of ideas, for presenting research, and for catalysing collaborative research. The scientific program for the earlier meetings consisted of invited and submitted talks, as well as posters, and typically attracted over 100 participants from about 20 countries and many leading researchers in the field. We hope to attract similar participation in this upcoming conference.
Conference Theme: 
  •  Theoretical and Mathematical aspects: Synchronization, Bifurcations, Time- delay systems, Chaos,etc.
  •  Nonlinear Phenomena in Engineering Sciences and Applications
  •  Nonlinear Phenomena in Biological and Medical Sciences
  •  Nonequilibrium phenomena: Pattern formation, Collective dynamics, Active fluids, Abrupt phase transitions,
     Extreme events, etc.
  •  Complex and Multilayer Networks and their Applications: Communications, Traffic, Economics, Social  
     phenomena, etc.
  •  Nonlinear phenomena in Earth Sciences
  •  Quantum chaos
  •  Integrability
  • For registration and on campus accommodation request click here.

  • Registration is mandatory for every participant.

  • Please send abstracts, if you plan to give either an oral or a poster presentation, via email to and keep the subject to be "(poster/oral)_pnld13 -your name". Please rename your abstract file according to your name: "your name_(oral/poster).doc/tex".

  • The abstract should be either in tex or doc format in not more than 250 words.
The following deadline should be noted:
  • Deadline for registration - 15th June, 2013.
  • Deadline for abstracts submission for oral/poster - 1st June, 2013.
  • Expected date for announcement of accepted abstracts - 11th June, 2013.
  • Deadline for on-campus accommodation requests - 1st May, 2013.
  • Conference Website:

Tuesday, March 5, 2013


                Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research
                            Kalpakkam -603 102, Tamilnadu
                                 MAY-27 TO JULY-05, 2013

Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research is conducting a six week Summer Training Programme in Physics (STIP-13) and Chemistry (STIC-13) for students entering their final year of regular or integrated MSc (Physics/Chemistry). (Students completing MSc in 2013 need not apply.)

This six week long programme will comprise of both theoretical lecture courses and hands-on laboratory experience through projects. This programme is aimed at motivating the students to pursue a career in research. The theme for this year’s course is Materials: Structure And Properties.

Twenty students will be selected in each discipline. The selected students will be provided a stipend of Rs.4000/- per month and their travel expenses by sleeper class train will be reimbursed.

Accommodation on payment basis will be arranged.
 A consistent good academic track record with a First Class in BSc and First Semester of MSc and with a strong desire to take up Research career.
How to Apply:
(1) Please apply in the attached format.
(2) Please send a write-up, in your own words, printed on a separate sheet
(hard copy, one page only) on “ The impact of Structure on Physical & Chemical
Properties” accompanying the filled in application form.
Both the application form in the above format as well as the printed write-up should be sent by post to the respective Course Director.
The Course Director, STIP-13
Materials Science Group
IGCAR, Kalpakkam – 603 102

The Course Director, STIC-13
Chemistry Group
IGCAR, Kalpakkam – 603 102

Please bring this notice to the attention of all colleges, having M.Sc.
Programmes in Physics and / or Chemistry, affiliated to your University.
See web site:

For more information and application Click Here.

Deadline for receipt of application and the write-up at IGCAR : 11-03-2013.