Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Junior Research Fellowships @ Physical Research Lab
PRL is a premier national research institution under the aegis of the Department of Space, Government of India. Founded in 1947 by Dr. Vikram A. Sarabhai, PRL is known to be the “cradle of space sciences” in India.
Institute: Physical Research Laboratory (PRL)
Programme: Junior Research Fellowships
Junior Research Fellowships leading to a Ph.D. degree in the following broad scientific areas:
  • Astronomy & Astrophysics
  • Solar Physics
  • Geosciences
  • Planetary Sciences & Exploration
  • Space and Atmospheric Sciences
  • Theoretical Physics
EligibilityM.Sc. in one of the following subjects:
  • Physics, Space Sciences, Atmospheric Sciences, Chemistry (Physical / Nuclear / Analytical), Geology, Geophysics, Ocean Sciences and Climate Sciences.
  • The candidate must have taken Physics and Mathematics at the Under Graduate level.
  • A minimum of 60% marks at Bachelor’s and Master’s level are required for all candidates.
Age: Not more than 25 years as on 31st December 2011 (i.e., born on or after 31.12.1986).
Fellowship and other relevant facilities being provided by PRL:  Selected JRFs will be paid a fellowship of ' 16,000/- per month which will be raised to ' 18,000/- per month after two years, subject to a satisfactory academic review. A book grant of ' 7,500/- per year will be given for five years to purchase books that are relevant to the research work being carried out by the Research Fellow.

Selection process:
  • All the invited candidates will appear in a written test. The level of test will be based on the Post Graduate syllabi of Indian Universities. Performance in the written test and the latest scores in JEST/ GATE/ UGC-CSIR NET - JRF, if available, will be considered for qualifying for personal interview that will follow.
  • All the candidates are required to fill-in the PRL application form.
  • Those who qualify in the interview will be selected as JRFs at PRL. Candidates whose results are awaited at the time of interview will be admitted provisionally. They will be confirmed admission in PRL subject to their securing at least 60% marks in the qualifying examination i.e. M.Sc.
How to apply: Online submission for JRF 2012 programme will start from January 5, 2012
Application deadline: February 15, 2012
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Physical Research Laboratory
Ahmedabad - 380 009, India.
Phone: (079) 2631 4000

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