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Saha Institute PhD Biophysical Sc. & Experimental Physics Admission 2018

PhD Admission 2018

SINP Kolkata PhD Admission 2018

Saha Institute PhD Biophysical Sc. & Experimental Physics Admission 2018-Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics Kolkata invites application from eligible candidates for admission into Ph.D. program in Physics (Experimental and Theoretical) and Biophysical Sciences in 2018-19 session starting from August 2018

Available Research Topics: Biophysical Sciences and Physics (Experimental and Theoretical)

The program starts with a pre-Ph.D. course work, popularly known as Post M.Sc. program

Approximate number of Intake

  • Candidates with SINP Fellowship: 20
  • Candidates with Extramural Fellowship: 20


Important Dates

Last date of application for Physics: 16th April 2018

Last date of application for Biophysical Sciences: 07th May 2018

Eligibility Criteria

  • Physics: Masters’ degree in Physics
  • Biophysical Sciences: Masters’ degree in Physics / Chemistry (with Life Science at 10+2 level) or Masters’ degrees in Life Sciences (with Chemistry and Mathematics at 10+2 level)
  • Students appearing in the final examinations for their Masters’ degrees during the current academic session may also apply. However, their admission will be made provisional till they successfully pass their Masters’ degrees in compliance with the cut-off requirement for SINP screening procedure (to be announced later). Master’s degree marks-sheet should be submitted by 30 November 2018

Selection Procedure

  • A first screening will be done based on previous academic records of the applicants
  • Candidates interested in both the experimental and theoretical physics streams are encouraged to apply separately
  • A further shortlist of candidates will be prepared based on the performance in nation-wide screening test as mentioned below:

For Physics (Experimental and Theoretical)

  1. Joint Entrance Screening Test (JEST)
  2. GATE in Physics
  3. CSIR/UGC NET for JRF in Physics

For Biophysical Sciences

  1. Joint Graduate Entrance Examination for Biology and Interdisciplinary Life Sciences (JGEEBILS) conducted by NCBS-TIFR
  3. GATE in Life Sciences, Biotechnology, Physics and Chemistry

Note: No SINP Entrance Test Will Be Conducted

  • The short-listed candidates will be called for the next level of selection procedure including an interview process to be held at SINP (during May-June 2018)
  • The short-listed candidates will be informed by e-mail and also through announcement in our web page
  • The final selection of candidates will be done on the basis of their performances in all the above stages of screening and selection
  • The selected candidates will be informed by e-mail and also through announcement in our web page

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:
  1. SINP fellowships for candidates:
  1. 25,000/- p.m. for 1st two years
  2. 28,000/- p.m. for subsequent years
  3. Tenure:  4 years, extendable to 5th year subject to satisfactory performance
  4. Contingency, HRA etc. as per rule
  1. Extramural fellowships awarded by external funding authorities of Govt of India (UGC, CSIR NET, DBT and ICMR) for candidates who are selected through NET:
  1. The amount of fellowship, contingency grant, HRA etc. will be as per CSIR/UGC/DBT/ICMR rules (SINP will take no financial responsibility for students selected in this scheme)


  • For all candidates, Limited hostel accommodation will also be available


Application Process

Candidates seeking admission to SINP Ph.D. programs need to apply through on-line application portal (https://www.saha.ac.in/web/portal/applications/postMsc/postmsc-2018.php) with hall ticket number/rank/percentile marks of national level qualification tests like JEST, JGEEBILS, NET, GATE

For more details about admission, eligibility criteria and application procedure, candidates are advised to visit the Institute website www.saha.ac.in

SINP Kolkata

Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics (SINP) Kolkata (An Institution Research Institute under the Dept of Atomic Energy, Govt of India), Sector-1, Block-AF, Bidhanagar, Kolkata-700064, Phone No.: 2337-5345m Website www.saha.ac.in

For any query,  candidates are requested to check the official website  .

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