Vector Control Research Centre Pondicherry MSc PHE Admission 2016

Vector Control Research Centre Pondicherry Admission Notice - M.Sc., PHE (Academic year 2016-18)

Vector Control Research Centre (VCRC), Puducherry (Pondicherry) invites applications for admission to two years Master of Science (M.Sc) Program in Public Health Entomology affiliated to the Pondicherry University, Puducherry for the academic year 2016-18

Duration of the Course: Two years Master of Science (M.Sc) Program in Public Health Entomology

Eligibility Criteria

Category I: Open Competition
Candidates seeking admission under this category should have passed any one of the following exams of any university accepted by the Academic Council of Pondicherry University, Puducherry-B.Sc, in the discipline of Zoology/Botany/Life Sciences/Medical Laboratory Technology/Microbiology/Ecology/Environmental Science/Biochemistry, or B.V.Sc., or MBBS, or B.E/B.Tech, degree with Biotechnology as one of the subjects
Those who are appearing for the Under Graduate final Exams/waiting for the results of the above courses can also apply; however, they need to produce evidence for the successful completion of the course fulfilling the eligibility criteria at the time of admission

Category II: In-Service (Self supporting/Sponsored)

a) Indian Nationals: In-service candidates employed in either Govt. or Non-Govt. Agencies and sponsored by the employer should have passed the degree exam in any of the disciplines indicated under category I from a recognized university; the in-service candidates without sponsorship should send their application with a "No Objection Certificate" from their employer

b) Foreign Nationals: The applicants under this category possessing qualification as mentioned under the Category I or the qualification for which Equivalent Certificate obtained from Association of Indian Universities, New Delhi are eligible to apply; they will be required to produce Eligibility Certificate from Pondicherry University, Puducherry, subsequently for recognition of their qualification
Should be routed through the employer or sponsoring/nominating authority/organization; applicants with valid visa for the entire duration of the study, only, will be admitted

No. of Seats: 12
Category I: 08 (General 50.5%, OBC 27%; SC 15% & ST 7.5%); Category II-A: 2; Category II-B: 02

Method of Selection

Selection of the candidates under Category I will be based on their performance in the common entrance test (Objective type test of two hours duration). The common entrance test will be held only at Puducherry

Category II A: based on personal interview and; Category II B: based on a letter of recommendation/ reference from the Employer
The list of candidates selected for admission will be published in the Institutes’ website (

Scholarship Details

Candidates selected under Category-I will be paid a sum of Rs. 6000/- per month and candidates selected under Category-IIA will be paid a sum of Rs.3000/- per month, with the approval of the Admission Committee

How to Apply

The envelope containing the application form should be superscribed as "APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION TO M.Sc., PHE" and sent by Registered/Speed Post to "The Director, Vector Control Research Centre, Medical Complex, Indira Nagar, Puducherry-605006"

Applications From Indian Nationals should be accompanied by (i) a DD to the value of Rs.100/- (Rs.50/- in the case of SC/ST candidates) towards application fee, drawn in favour of "The Director, Vector Control

Research Centre", payable at Puducherry, and (ii) a self-addressed envelope stamped to the value of Rs.50/-

Foreign nationals can pay the application fee at the time of their admission

For more details, including the fee structure, please see the prospectus in the Institutes’ website

Important Dates

Last Date for the Submission of filled-in Application:

Category I: 06th May 2016

Category II: 13th May 2016

Common Entrance Test (Category I): 12th June 2016

Date of Personal Interview (Category IIA): 13th June 2016

Declaration of Results: 15th June 2016

Date of Admission: 16th to 22nd June 2016

Commencement of Classes: 04th July 2016

Vector Control Research Centre (VCRC), Pondicherry

(Indian Council of Medical Research), (Dept. of Health Research, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of India), Indira Nagar, Puducherry-605006, Website