Kolkata: Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics (SINP), Kolkata, has announced PhD Admission schedule for August 2020. The application window will open in early March 2020.
SINP), Kolkata is a leading autonomous Institution under the Department of Atomic Energy, Govt of India, conducting basic research in frontiers of Physical and Biophysical Sciences.
PhD programmes are offered by the institute in Physics and Biophysical Sciences starting from August 2020.
Candidates with SINP Fellowship: 20
Candidates with Extramural Fellowship: 20
Physics: M.Sc. in Physics.
Biophysical Sciences: M.Sc. in Physics / Chemistry (with Life Science at 10+2 level) or M.Sc. in Life Sciences (with Chemistry and Mathematics at 10+2 level).
Students appearing in the final examinations for their M.Sc. degrees during the current academic session may also apply. However, their selection will be on provisional basis and admission will be subject to successfully passing the final examination in compliance with the cut-off requirement for SINP.
Application procedure: The eligible students can apply for the programmes only through online application (available from early March 2020)
Selection procedure: A first screening will be made based on previous academic records of the applicants.
A further shortlisting of candidates will be made based on the performance in nation-wide screening test as mentioned below:
For Physics :
i) Joint Entrance Screening Test (JEST)
ii) GATE in Physics
iii) CSIR/UGC NET for JRF in Physics
For Biophysical Sciences:
i) Joint Graduate Entrance Examination for Biology and Interdisciplinary Life Sciences (JGEEBILS) conducted by NCBS-TIFR
ii) CSIR/UGC/DBT/ICMR NET for JRF
iii) GATE in Life Sciences, Biotechnology, Physics and Chemistry
The short-listed candidates will be called for interview to be held at SINP (during May-June 2020).
The final selection of candidates will be done on the basis of their performances in all the above stages of screening and interview.
Fellowships and benefits:
The selected students are admitted to Post M.Sc. as Junior Research Fellow (JRF). Depending on the selection procedure and eligibility in nation-wide screening tests, there are two kinds of fellowships the students can enjoy:
i) SINP fellowships for candidates who are selected through JEST, JGEEBILLS, GATE:
₹31,000/- p.m. for 1st two years
₹35,000/- p.m. for subsequent years
Tenure: Fellowships are awarded for a maximum of 5 years. These fellowships are renewed yearly, subject to satisfactory performance.
ii) Extramural fellowships awarded by external funding authorities of Govt of India (UGC, CSIR, DBT and ICMR) for candidates who are selected through NET.
For extramural fellowships, the amount of fellowship, contingency grant, HRA and other benefits will be as per CSIR/UGC/DBT/ICMR rules (SINP will take no financial responsibility for students selected in this scheme).
For exact eligibility criteria, how to apply and other details, candidates should refer the PhD Admission page of official website of SINP, Kolkata.