Sunday, February 23, 2014

Symmetries and Integrability in Difference Equations (SIDE 2014)

June 16-21, 2014
Supported by National Mathematics Initiative
(Department of Science & Technology, Government of India)

SIDE is a series of biennial conferences devoted to the study of integrable difference equations and related topics, including the following
  • ordinary and partial difference equations,
  • analytic difference equations,
  • symmetries and reductions,
  • orthogonal polynomials and special functions,
  • difference geometry,
  • Lagrangian and variational aspects, 
  • integrable discrete systems on graphs,
  • integrable dynamical mappings,
  • multidimensional consistency,
  • discrete Painlevé equations,
  • ultra-discrete systems
  • discrete systems over finite field
  • singularity confinement, algebraic entropy (growth of complexity),
  • representations of affine Weyl groups,
  • quantum mappings and quantum field theory on the space-time lattice
Previous conferences were held in Canada, U.K., Italy, Japan, France, Finland, Germany, Australia, Canada, Bulgaria and China. For the web pages of the conference series, see

Registration fee: 100 Euros (International participants); Rs.1000 (Indian participants) . International participants should pay the fee onsite at the start of the Conference. Indian participants should send a DD in the name of IISc Mathematics Initiative payable at Bangalore.

The conference will feature invited lectures, general contributed sessions and poster sessions.

We are particularly keen to attract Ph.D. students and early-stage researchers to the conference and hope to be able to offer limited travel (to Indian participants) and accommodation support.

For more information visit:

Workshop on Discrete Integrable Sytems

June 09-14,2014
Supported by National Mathematics Initiative
(Department of Science & Technology, Government of India)

Lectures in the Workshop is devoted to the study of integrable difference equations and related topics, including the following:
  1. The Hirota-Miwa equation, its integrability and its reductions
  2. Soliton solutions to lattice equations
  3. Symmetries of discrete equations
  4. Discrete Painleve equations
  5. Difference equations in the complex domain
  6. Geometry and Asymptotic
  7. Ultra-discrete systems
  8. Discrete systems over finite field
  9. Singularity confinement, algebraic entropy (growth of complexity)
  10. Linearization and exact solutions of discrete systems

For more information visit:

Thursday, February 20, 2014

சர்வதேச தாய்மொழி தினம்

ஒவ்வொன்றுக்கும் ஒவ்வொரு நாள் கொண்டாடப்படுவது போல ஆண்டுதோறும் பிப்ரவரி மாதம் 21ம் தேதி, சர்வதேச தாய்மொழி தினமாகக் கொண்டாடப்பட்டு வருகிறது.  ஒரு நாட்டின் பண்பாடு மற்றும் கலாச்சாரம் பாதுகாக்கப்பட வேண்டும் என்றால் ஒவ்வொருவரும் தங்களது தாய்மொழியை பாதுகாக்க வேண்டும் என்பதற்காக ஐக்கிய நாடுகள் சபையின் கலாச்சார அமைப்பான யுனெஸ்கோ இந்த நாளை சர்வதேச தாய்மொழி தினமாக கொண்டாடி வருகிறது.

சர்வதேச தாய்மொழிகள் தினத்தில்
தனிச் சிறப்பு வாய்ந்த
தமிழ் மொழியினை
தமிழில் பேசவும்
தமிழில் வாழ்த்து கூறவும்

படைப்புகளை உருவாக்கவும்
அறிவியல் தொழில்நுட்ப நூல்களை
அழகிய தமிழில் உருவாக்கவும்
பிற மொழியில் உள்ள
சிறந்த படைப்புகளை
தமிழாக்கம் செய்யவும்
தமிழை தரணியில்
தலைசிறந்த மொழியாக்கிடவும்
 நல்வாழ்த்துக்களுடன் ...

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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

NIMCET-2014 (NIT MCA Common Entrance Test)



National Institutes of Technology (NITs) are Institutions of National Importance and are Centrally Funded Technical Institutes. The NIMCET is NIT MCA Common Entrance Test, a National Level Test conducted by NITs for admission in to their MCA programme. The admission to the MCA prgoramme in to NITs at Agartala, Allahabad, Bhopal, Calicut, Durgapur, Jamshedpur, Kurukshetra, Raipur, Surathkal, Tiruchirappalli and Warangal for the year 2014-15 is based on the Rank obtained in NIMCET-2014 ONLY. The Curriculum and Syllabi of Master of Computer Applications (MCA) programme offered by NITs are designed considering the needs of different Information Technology firms in India and abroad. MCA graduates have high potential for jobs in IT Sector. 

Eligibility Criteria to appear for NIMCET-2014

  • Indian Nationals securing@  at least 60% marks in aggregate or 6.5 CGPA on a 10 point scale (55% marks or 6.0 CGPA on a 10 point scale in case of SC, ST) in

    1. BSc / BSc (Hons) / BCA / BIT of minimum three years full-time
    2. OR
    3. B E / B Tech or equivalent
    from a recognized University are eligible to appear for NIMCET-2014.

  • Candidates who are appearing for final year/semester of BSc / BSc(Hons) / BCA / BIT of minimum 3 years or BE/BTech in the academic year 2014-15 are also eligible to apply for NIMCET-2014. Such candidates shall have to furnish the proof (in the form of a certificate issued by the head of institution where the candidate has studied) that he/she is appearing for the examinations during the academic year 2014-15 and can submit the proof of fulfilling the eligibility criteria of NIMCET-2014 preferably at the time of Counseling/Admission but not later than 15th September, 2014, failing which their admission is liable to be cancelled by the respective NITs. NIMCET-2014 will not reserve a seat to a candidate due to any reason claimed for not fulfilling the eligibility criteria including the delay in publishing the results by the concerned University/institute.
    Students who have completed/completing degree BSc / BSc(Hons)/BCA/ BIT of 3 years from Open Universities are also eligible to apply provided their programme is approved by UGC / AICTE and Distance Education Council (DEC) of Govt. of India.

  • The percentages of marks in qualifying degree are to be calculated on the basis of marks obtained in all the subjects studied in all the years including languages, optional and additional subjects studied, if any. The aggregate of all the subjects in all the years computed using this method of calculation alone be considered by NIMCET-2014 for deciding eligibility.

 Important Dates

Registration Commences : 17th February, 2014.
Last date of Registration : 3rd April, 2014.
Last date of Online Submission : 3rd April, 2014.
Exam Date : 25th May, 2014.


The Chairman/Secretary
National Institute of Technology Agartala
Jirania,Tripura (West)
PIN - 799046

Ph.D Programme @ JNCASR

Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research,
Jakkur P.O., Bangalore - 560064,

E-mail :
Phone : 91-80-22082900
JNCASR has a bright and diverse student body. At present, there are 282 students registered in the various academic programmes of the Centre. While the majority of these students are pursuing Ph. D. degree, we also have students enrolled in  our   Integrated  Ph. D., M. S. / M. S. (Engg.) programmes. The student population at JNCASR is drawn from across the length and breadth of the country; in addition, we frequently have foreign students visiting the Centre under various exchange programmes.
The majority of new students joining the Centre during the August semester each year are admitted, based on their performance in interviews carried out in the early summer. Certain programmes also consider admitting students halfway through the academic year (i.e., at the start of the January semester). In order to be eligible for consideration in these interviews, students have to meet various academic criteria, as specified below. Admission in these programmes is fairly competitive.
All students who are admitted to the Centre’s programmes receive stipends that are more than adequate to cover their tuition and living expenses, including hostel fees, etc
We generally expect students to take less than five years to complete a regular Ph. D. programme. Students who are admitted to the Integrated Ph. D. programme also get an M. S. degree, typically three years into their programme of study.
In addition to carrying out research, students take a combination of required and elective courses. The majority of courses are held on-campus, and taught by the Centre’s faculty members. However, students can also choose to attend a few courses at other scientific institutes in the Bangalore area. In addition to regular academic courses, there are also seminar courses, and we have recently introduced a course on scientific writing.  After completing two years in their Ph. D. programmes, students have to pass an oral comprehensive examination, where they present and are quizzed about their research, as well as the material covered in their coursework.
Since 2002, the Centre is recognized as a “Deemed to be University” by the University Grants Commission, and students’ degrees are awarded directly by JNCASR. Since the inception of the Centre, 114 degrees have been awarded; these include 127Ph. D.’s, 47 M. S. degrees (Integrated Ph. D.), 37 M. S. (Engg.) and 1 M. Sc. (by research - Biological Sciences).
Students who are alumni of the Centre have gone on to enjoy successful academic careers, and are currently spread out across the world. 
Importance notice for prospective applicants:
  • Interviews for admitting students in respective Units will be held subject to the vacanices available then. 
  • Selection to the degree programmes of JNCASR are subject to excellent academic background score/percentile/rank obtained in national fellowship exams and performance in the interview. Merely satisfying the minimum eligibility criteria for applying does not guarantee a call for interview or selection to the degree programme.

JNCASR invites applications for admission to its Integrated Ph.D/M.S / Ph.D programmes for the session commencing from 1 August 2014.


Ø  Integrated Ph.D (Int.Ph.D) Programme 
JNCASR invites applications for admission to the Integrated (Int.) Ph.D. programme in Materials Science, Chemical Science and Biological Sciences.
For all the above Int. Ph.D. programmes, candidates should have a minimum of 55% marks at the Bachelor’s level. Candidates appearing for the final examination this year can also apply. 
For more details on individual Int. Ph.D programmes, visit this site under Integrated Ph.D programmes.

Ø  M.S(Engg.)/ M.S.(Research)
Candidates with an M Sc., B E, B Tech, M E, M Tech or MBBS are eligible to apply. They should have at least 50% in their highest University examination, and should also have qualified in the GATE / UGC -/ CSIR - NET-JRF / ICMR - JRF / DBT-JRF/JEST / INSPIRE or any other equivalent national level examination. The certificate of such test should have the validity period for seeking admission to research programme as on 1 August 2014.
Ø  Ph.D
Candidates with an M Sc., B E, B Tech, M E, M Tech or MBBS are eligible to apply; the specific requirements for each Unit are listed below.  They should have at least 50% in their highest University examination, and should also have qualified in the GATE / UGC -/ CSIR - NET-JRF/ ICMR - JRF / DBT-JRF/JEST / INSPIRE or any other equivalent national level examination. The certificate of such test should have the validity period for seeking admission to research programme as on 1 August 2014. Generally ME/M.Tech students are required to qualify one of the exams mentioned above, however exceptional candidates without these exams may also be considered.

Application Form

The online application form for Integrated Ph.D programme……(click here)
The online application form for M.S./Ph.D programme……(click here)
The list of short listed candidates and other announcements regarding admission will be uploaded on website periodically.
 For receiving the information sheet and application by post, write to:
The Coordinator, Research Admissions,
Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research,
Jakkur, Bangalore-560064
with a self-addressed envelope of 16 x 25 cms with stamps of Rs 15/- .
The filled in application may be sent to the same address mentioned above so as to reach before the dates mentioned.

Important Dates

Last date for receipt of duly completed applications for M.S./Ph.D. programme is 10 April 2014.
Last date for receipt of duly completed applications for Int. Ph.D. programme is 1 April 2014.

Dynamics Days Asia-Pacific 08 (8th International Conference on Nonlinear Science)

Dynamics Days Asia-Pacific 08

Indian Institute of Technology - Madras, Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai. 21 - 24 July, 2014.
The Conference: We invite you to join us at Dynamics Days Asia Pacific 08 (DDAP 08), a major international conference with a long-standing tradition in nonlinear dynamics. This  event will be co-hosted by the Indian Institute of Technology-Madras (IIT-M) and Institute of Mathematical Sciences (IMSc.), in the Port city of Chennai, India. The Conference will be held in the premises of IIT-Madras and start in the morning of Monday 21st July and will end in the afternoon of Thursday 24th July 2014. This meeting will be the eigthth such.

    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.

We look forward to an exciting programme and to welcome you in Chennai!


The main aim of this meeting is to focus on the open issues in nonlinear science and to identify the directions in  which the field is developing. The themes we aim to explore at the meeting will include (but not be restricted to):

  • Recent developments in nonlinear dynamical systems: Theoretical and Mathematical aspects

  • Engineering aspects of nonlinearity, and applications.

  • Complex networks: network of networks, multilayer networks

  • Active fluids, collective phenomena.

  • Biological and Medical Aspects and applications such as Public Health (Disease spreading).

  • Pattern formation.

  • Transport properties in dynamical systems.

  • Climate modeling.

  • Extreme Events.
  • Dynamics of Kuramoto oscillators in complex networks
       Organisers: Hilda Cerdeira (IFT, Sao Paolo) and Cristina Massoler (Barcelona).

  • Covariant Lyapunov Vectors
       Organisers: H. Chate (Saclay) and K. Takeuchi (Univ. of Tokyo).

  • Dynamical Transitions, Chaos and Control in Physiology: Towards nonlinear theories of health & disease
       Organiser: Sitabhra Sinha (IMSc, Chennai).

  • Title to be announced
       Organiser: C.K. Hu, (Academia Sinica, Taipei).

Registration & Abstracts

Registration Fees:
Registration is mandatory for every participant. Registration fees are INR 1000  for students from India, and  INR 2000 for faculty from India. The registration fees for international participants are US $ 300.

Mode of Payment: Payment link to be updated soon.

Abstract Submission:
Abstract submission for oral and poster presentation is open.
The abstract should be either in tex or doc format in not more than 250 words.
Download the abstract format: Tex version  Doc version
Online interface for registration, abstract submission and  accommodation request:  Register here!

The following dates should be noted:
  • Deadline for registration - 21st July, 2014.
  • Deadline for abstracts submission for oral/poster - 5th May, 2014.
  • Expected date for announcement of accepted abstracts - 21st May, 2014.
  • Deadline for on-campus accommodation requests - 21st June, 2014.
  • Conference Dates - 21 - 24 July, 2014.


  • A limited amount of accommodation is available on campus (IITM/IMSc) on first-come, first-served basis. Accommodation requests should be sent by 21st June, 2014. Request can be made on the registration page.
  • You can also book rooms in Hotels on your own. These are close to the Institute and are reasonably priced - Hotels in Adyar.
  • No requests for off-campus accommodation will be accepted on this website.
  • Typical temperatures in Chennai during the month of July range from 35° to 38° C.


Conference email:

Contact persons: 
IIT Madras
Arul Lakshminarayan :
Neelima Gupte :
Gautam Menon :
Sitabhra Sinha :


Institute for Plasma Research
Bhat, Near Indira Bridge
Gandhinagar -382 428, Gujarat (India)
T: +91-79-23962000 F: +91-79-23962277
Students who have completed their 1st Year M. Sc.  or 4th Year Integrated M. Sc
in Physics or Applied Physics And Students who have completed their 3rd
Year B.E./B.Tech/B.Sc(Engineering) in Mechanical, Electrical, Electronics,
Instrumentation, Metallurgy and Chemical Engineering.
The Summer School Programof the Institute for Plasma Research (IPR) will be held
from 2nd June 2014 to 11th July 2014. 
If you are interested in pursuinga research career in Physics and Technology after your M. Sc /
 B.E. / B.Tech,here is an opportunity to spend a six weeks of yoursummer vacation at IPR. 
In this program you can learn about Plasma (matter in an ionized state) and its
 applications in nuclear fusion and industries. The course comprises of lectures on
 plasma science, fusion and industrial technologies, and a short project
related to Plasma Science/Technology. The participants will have to work on a
specific project in association with a faculty member of the institute. This will
present them a huge opportunity of interacting with the scientists at IPR. 
If selected, you will be paid a stipend of Rs.10,500/- for the entire period and a to and fro
 train fare (3rd AC) by the shortest route. You will also be provided with a free hostel
accommodation (limited seats are available) during this period.

How to apply:
Visit our website and fill out the online application available
under Online Applicationicon. On successful submission of the online form,
you will receive an email with your filled up application form as an attachment.
Take a print of that attached document. Send us the hard copy of the same, duly
forwarded by the head of your institution, and along  with all the photocopies
of required mark sheets and supporting documents relevant to your honors and
medals through postal mail on or before 21March 2014 to the following address:
The SSP-2014 coordinator,
Institute for Plasma Research,
Near Indira Bridge, Bhat,
Gandhinagar – 382 428, Gujarat.
For more details visit:


(An Autonomous Institution)
Melathediyoor, Tirunelveli – 627 152.
Applications are invited for the Stipendiary Research Scholars in Physics and Chemistry. 
PG degree in the respective discipline with consistent and good  academic background  from SSLC onwards.
Rs. 8,000/- p.m.
 Free hostel accommodation & No mess charges.
 3 years 
Other Features:
The college has good academic ambience, 24 hour online library and state-of-the art research facilities for pursuing research. All the selected candidates will be provided free accommodation.
Selected candidates have to appear for an interview. No TA will be given to the candidates for attending the interview.
Candidate with the prescribed eligibility conditions shall sent their Bio-data along with the testimonials on or before 03.03.2014  to the following address.
Dean (SOBES)
Centre for Scientific and Applied Research
PSN College of Engineering and Technology,
Melathediyoor, Tirunelveli – 627 152. Tamilnadu

For more details log on to:

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Workshop on Recent Advances in Materials Chemistry

Workshop on Recent Advances in Materials Chemistry
March 7-8, 2014
Organized by
Department of Chemistry

About the Lecture Workshop:

The theme of the workshop is to emphasize the significance of the advanced materials preparations, characterizations and their potential applications. This would be a great multidisciplinary platform for the interaction with reputed scientists, academicians and industrialists. It also opens up avenues by bringing the recent researches for industrial applications for the societal development and human well being.

Energy Materials - including all aspects of Materials Chemistry related to energy generation, conversion and storage. Environmental Materials - the design, synthesis and applications of materials that facilitate processes to provide a sustainable environment. Biomaterials - materials for tissue engineering and healthcare, green biomaterials and advanced synthesis methods of biomaterials. Electronic, Magnetic and Optical Materials – encompassing inorganic, organic, hybrid and nano materials, soft matter and interfaces.

The materials chemistry research work carried out in our country with a chemistry perspective will be presented by eminent academicians. The Workshop will also provide a common platform for interaction of the young students with the following galaxy of learned academicians from Central Universities, IIT’s, IISc and leading CSIR Institutions in India.


Duly filled-in registration form is to be sent to the Coordinator of the Workshop
on or before February 25, 2014. Spot registration may kindly be avoided. Only 200
participants will be selected based on the applications received. Selected participants will be intimated by March 1, 2014. Workshop kit, lunch and refreshments will be provided. No Registration Fee.

Travel and Accommodation
No TA/DA will be provided to outstation participants. Requests for
accommodation will not be entertained.

Dr. K. Jothivenkatachalam
Dept. of Chemistry
Bharathidasan Institute of Technology
Anna University, Tiruchirappalli 620 024
Ph: +91-9443215423
e-mail: &

Website: &

To download the brochure and registration form click here.

JOINT CSIR-UGC JRF/NET June 2014 Exam Notification

Council of Scientific and Industrial Research
Human Resource Development Group
Examination Unit, CSIR Complex, HRD Group, 
Library Avenue, Pusa, New Delhi-110012

Joint CSIR-UGC Test For Junior Research Fellowship And Eligibility for Lectureship
Tentatively on 22nd June, 2014

Important dates:





Click Here below for 
Main Notification for Joint CSIR-UGC NET June 2014.

For more information:

Workshop on Advances in Nanotechnology

Workshop on Advances in Nanotechnology: Fabrication, Processing and Applications 
February 28 – March 1, 2014

Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

School of Physics

Bharathidasan University

Tiruchirappalli – 620 024

Tamil Nadu

About the Workshop
This workshop is being organized by the Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, School of Physics, Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli which covers the topics on Advances in Nanotechnology: Fabrication, Processing and Applications to the benefit of the students of interdisciplinary. Eminent speakers from reputed institutions namely Central institutes and the Universities are being invited as resource persons for this workshop. The Research scholars and PG students of Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science, life sciences and nanotechnology are encouraged to utilize this opportunity.

Topics to be discussed
Physics and Chemistry of  Nanomaterials
Synthesis, Processing and Applications
Nanomedicine: Drug Delivery and Cancer Therapy

Registration Fee:

Students/Research scholars    :     Rs. 300/-
Faculty/ Industrial Person      :       Rs. 500/-

The registration fee includes workshop materials and refreshments during the workshop period. Fee should be paid in the form of Demand Draft drawn in favor of “Coordinator, Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Bharathidasan University”, payable at Tiruchirappalli-24.
Participants are requested to make their own arrangement for accommodation
No TA/DA will be provided for participants

Poster Abstract submission
Participants interested to present their research work in the workshop are encouraged to submit their abstract in prescribed format. Selected contributions will be notified in advance for poster presentation

Laboratory Visit
An exclusive laboratory visit to the research facilities at Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology has been arranged.

Important Dates

Submission begins :  10th Feb 2014
Submission ends    :  20th Feb 2014
Notification of acceptance: 23th Feb 2014
Since the number of participants is limited, pre-registration is requested.

Dr. K. Jeganathan
Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
School of Physics
Bharathidasan University
Tiruchirappalli – 620 024
Tamil Nadu

Mobile: 09894546936

Click here to register online 

For more information: