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Physical Research Laboratory Ahmedabad Opens JRF (PhD) Admission 2024

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Ahmedabad, 16 April 2024: Physical Research Laboratory (PRL), Ahmedabad, is a National Research Institute for space and allied sciences, supported mainly by Department of Space, Government of India. PRL has announced Research (Admission Junior Research Fellowships (JRFs)  for 2024.

JRFs at PRL will be encouraged to register for a Ph.D. degree at an Institute/University with which PRL has an MoU.


For Junior Research Fellows (JRF): Rs. 37,000/- pm and for Senior Research Fellows (SRF): Rs. 42,000/- pm (as governed by Dept. of Space guidelines). On the completion of two years, the JRFs will be reviewed, and based on the recommendations of the review committee and the approval of the Director, PRL, the JRF may be awarded the position of SRF with an enhanced fellowship as per rules. The performance of the Research Fellows shall be reviewed on a yearly basis for the continuation of the fellowship.

List of Departments where PhD Admission is Available:

Astronomy & Astrophysics

Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics


Planetary Sciences and Space Exploration

Solar Physics

Space and Atmospheric Sciences

Theoretical Physics

Key Dates:

Online Application Starts: 15 March 2024

Last date for online Application: 26 April 2024 (till 23:59 hrs. IST) **

Interview dates at PRL, Ahmedabad: 27-31 May 2024.

Eligibility criteria for applying to the JRF Programme

Bachelor’s and master’s degrees in science or engineering with at least a first-class (60%) or equivalent grades at both Bachelor’s and master’s levels.

Candidates expecting their master’s degree by August 2024 are also eligible to apply, subject to having secured at least a first-class (60%) or equivalent grade(s) up to the last semester.

Candidates from disciplines of any branch of Physics, Chemistry, Engineering Physics, Photonics, Space Physics, Atmospheric Science, Environmental Science, Oceanography, Meteorology, Geology, Geophysics, Earth Science and Remote Sensing are eligible to apply.

Candidates should be interested in pursuing a research career in the current research areas at PRL, as mentioned above.

Applicants must have qualified in any one of the following exams:

CSIR-UGC-NET JRF/AP not before 2022 in Physical Sciences/Chemical Sciences/Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean, and Planetary Sciences,

GATE not before 2022 in Physics/Geology and Geophysics/Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences/Chemistry,

JEST [2024] in Physics,

UGC-NET JRF/AP not before 2022 in Environmental Sciences (applicable for candidates applying in Geosciences, Space & Atmospheric Sciences, Planetary Sciences & space exploration. Physics at UG and PG level is mandatory for candidates applying for Space & Atmospheric Sciences research preference.

Applicants whose All-India ranks are in the range of 1-500 in any of the CSIR-UGC-NET/UGC-NET/GATE/JEST tests are likely, but not assured, to be called for an interview at PRL subject to their fulfilling other eligibility criteria mentioned above and online application through PRL’s website.

Prospective candidates are expected to have good proficiency in fundamental physics and mathematics.

For exact eligibility criteria, how to apply and other details, candidates should refer the official website of  Physical Research Laboratory (PRL), Ahmedabad.


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