Ph.D at Raja Ramanna Centre for Advanced Technology, Indore
Raja Ramanna Centre for Advanced Technology (RRCAT), Indore, a constituent Institute of the ‘Homi Bhabha National Institute’ (HBNI), has invited applications for admission to its Ph.D. programme in specialized areas of Physical Science, Life Science and Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) Science for the January 2022 session.
The Ph.D. program consists of course work of one-year duration and research work leading to Ph.D. thesis. The Ph.D. 2022 program will commence classes on 1st January 2022. DAE Research Fellowships will be offered to those selected for the pursuit of Ph.D. The present fellowship amount is Rs. 31,000/- pm for the first two years (as Junior Research Fellow) and Rs.35,000/- pm for the subsequent three years (as Senior Research Fellow), subject to satisfactory yearly progress.
Physical Sciences: M.Sc. degree in Physics with a minimum of 60% overall marks and must have qualified Joint Entrance Screening Test (JEST-2021) and/or CSIR-UGC NET (June 2021 or June/December 2020: JRF- not lecturership).
Life Sciences: M.Sc. degree in Life Sciences/ Biotechnology/Biochemistry/Microbiology with a minimum of 60% overall marks, and must have qualified CSIR-UGC NET (June 2021 or June/ December 2020: JRF- not lecturership)/ BET-2021/ GATE-2019/2020/ 2021).
Engineering Sciences: Master’s degree in Engineering/Technology or equivalent degree in Mechanical / Thermal/ Production / Mechatronics Engineering / Manufacturing/ Material Science, with First class or at least 60% marks or at least 6.5 CGPA on a 10-point scale and must have qualified GATE (2019/2020/2021). Applicant must have Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical/ Production/ Materials Engineering.
Those completing qualifying degree in 2021 can also apply, provided they have minimum of 60% overall marks in the completed semesters. If selected, the final degree mark sheet should be submitted by 31st March 2022.
Selection process: Selection will include Screening of the applications on the basis of applicant's score/ rank in qualifying examination- Joint Entrance Screening Test (JEST-2021) and/or CSIR-UGC NET and/or GATE and/or BET as per the discipline, followed by an interview of the short-listed candidates. The screening will be done as indicated above.
Short-listed candidates shall be called for online interview to be conducted tentatively during 1st November 2021-12th November 2021. The applicant must indicate the choice of their interview date in the application form, failing which they will have to appear for interview on one of the dates assigned by RRCAT.
Application: Applications can be filled online at the link provided in the Admission Notification (announcements) link at https://www.rrcat.gov.in/ latest by 30.9.2021. Instructions for filling the application are available there.
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