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Joint Entrance Screening Test, 2004

November 06, 2003 20:09 IST

Joint Entrance Screening Test

Applications are invited for enrollment to PhD programmes in Physics (including Theoretical & Observational Astronomy, Astrophysics, Biological Physics, Plasma Physics and Technology, Atmospheric & Space Sciences, Condensed Matter Physics, and Materials Science), Mathematics, and Theoretical Computer Science, at any of the following institutes:

Harish-Chandra Research Institute, Allahabad: Theoretical Physics, Mathematics, and Astrophysics. Web site:

Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Bangalore: Astronomy and Astrophysics (with thrust on Observational Astronomy), Physics (Astronomical Instrumentation, Optics, Non-Accelerator Particle Physics, and Atomic Physics). Web site:

Indian Institute of Geomagnetism, Mumbai: Geomagnetism, Atmospheric and Space Sciences, Plasma Physics. Web site:

The Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai: Theoretical Physics, Mathematics, and Theoretical Computer Science. Web site:

Institute of Physics, Bhubaneswar: Physics (Condensed Matter, Atomic, Nuclear, and Particle Physics), and Accelerator-based Research. Web site:

Institute for Plasma Research, Gandhinagar: Physics (Experimental and Theoretical). Web site:

Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Pune: Physics, Astronomy, and Astrophysics. Web site:

Inter-University Consortium for DAE Facilities, Indore: Physics (Experimental Condensed Matter, and Synchrotron Radiation). Web site:

Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore: Experimental and Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics, Statistical Mechanics, and Materials Science. Web site:

National Centre for Radio Astrophysics, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Pune: Physics, Astronomy, and Astrophysics. Web site:

Raman Research Institute, Bangalore: Astronomy and Astrophysics, Optics, Soft Condensed Matter Physics (Liquid Crystals, and Biological Physics), and Theoretical Physics. Web site:

S N Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences, Kolkata: Physics and Mathematics. For the Doctoral Research Programme in Mathematics at SNBNCBS, applications are to be made to SNBNCBS directly. Web site:

State Observatory, Nainital: Astronomy and Astrophysics. Web site:


Physics: MSc in Physics/MSc/ME/MTech in related disciplines. Candidates with MSc in Mathematics will also be considered at IIA and IIG. At IPR, a Masters degree in Physics, Engineering Physics, Applied Physics, etc is necessary. Graduates with BE or BTech will also be considered at IIA, IUCAA, NCRA, JNCASR, RRI, and IMSc.

Mathematics: MSc in Mathematics/MSc/ME/MTech in related disciplines. Candidates with a strong Bachelors degree will also be considered.

Theoretical Computer Science: MSc/ME/Mtech/BSc/BE/BTech in Computer Science or related disciplines, and an interest in the mathematical aspects of computer science.

At IMSc: Exceptionally talented graduates with a BSc/BE/BTech degree will also be considered for admission to the MSc (by Research) programmes in Mathematics, Theoretical Computer Science, and Physics, as part of an integrated PhD programme in these disciplines.

At SNBNCBS: BSc graduates will also be considered for the Integrated PhD programme.

In all disciplines, students who expect to complete their final examination by August 2004, are also eligible to apply.

Details about the various Institutes, their PhD and related programmes, and the minimum requirements are given in the booklet, which will be mailed with the application form.

Application Procedure:

Candidates applying for PhD programmes in Physics, or in Theoretical Computer Science, will have to appear for the JEST at any one of the following centres: Ahmedabad, Allahabad, Bangalore, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Delhi, Goa, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Indore, Jaipur, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Kochi, Kolkata, Madurai, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nainital, Patna, Pune, Raipur, Roorkee, Shillong, Silchar, Vishakhapatnam, and Udaipur.

Using the JEST results, each institute will call a limited number of candidates for its further selection procedure depending on its requirements. Traveling allowance will be provided to candidates called for interviews.

Admission for the PhD programmes in Mathematics at IMSc and HRI will be on the basis of an At-Home examination, for which the question paper will be sent along with the application form. Subsequently, separate interviews will be held at IMSc and HRI.

Selected candidates will receive Research Fellowship from the respective institutions.

How to Apply:

Physics: Application forms can be obtained by writing to The Coordinator, JEST-2004, Institute for Plasma Research, Bhat, Gandhinagar 382428, along with a self-addressed slip of 20cm x 15cm with postage stamps for Rs 60 affixed on the slip.

Application forms can also be downloaded from the IPR web site but completed application forms must be sent back by post to The Coordinator, JEST-2004, Institute for Plasma Research, Bhat, Gandhinagar 382 428. Email applications will not be accepted.

Mathematics at IMSc and HRI: Application forms can be obtained from the Registrar, Harish-Chandra Research Institute, Chhatnag Road, Jhunsi, Allahabad 211019 by sending a self-addressed envelope of 19cm x 27cm affixed with postage stamps for Rs 25. The application forms will be mailed in early December 2003.

Application forms can also be downloaded after 10 December, 2003 from the HRI web site

Theoretical Computer Science at IMSc: Application forms can be obtained from the Registrar, The Institute of Mathematical Sciences, CIT Campus, Chennai 600113 by sending a self addressed envelope of 25cm x 30cm affixed with postage stamps for Rs 15. Application forms can also be downloaded from the IMSc web site

Important Dates:

Physics and Theoretical Computer Science:

Last date for request for application form: November 30, 2003.

Last date for submission of completed application form: December 15, 2003.


Last date for receipt of completed application form: January 15, 2004.

JEST for Physics and Theoretical Computer Science: February 15, 2004.

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