Monday, January 16, 2012

PhD (Astronomy, Astrophysics, Matter, Chemistry)@ Raman Research Institute, Bangalore
Raman Research Institute (RRI) was founded in 1948 by the Indian physicist and Nobel Laureate, Sir C V Raman, to continue his studies and basic research after he retired from the Indian Institute of Science. Sir C V Raman served as its director carrying on his personal research until his demise in 1970.

Institute: Raman Research Institute, Bangalore

Programme: PhD

Research areas:

Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Cosmology and Galaxy Formation
  • Normal and Active Galaxies
  • Clusters of Galaxies
  • The Galaxy & the Interstellar Medium
  • The Intergalactic Medium
  • Neutron Stars, Pulsars & X-ray Binaries
  • Signal Processing in Astronomy
Light and Matter Physics
  • Bose Einstein Condensation
  • Laser Cooling & Trapping of Atoms
  • Ultra-cold Molecules
  • Propagation of Light in Random Media
  • Quantum Optics
  • Nonlinear Optics
  • Ultrafast Phenomena
  • Intense Laser Field Interactions
  • Synthesis and Characterization of Liquid Crystals
  • Nanomaterial and Soft Matter
  • Chemistry of Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Chemistry
Soft Condensed Matter
  • Liquid Crystals
  • Liquid Crystals Displays
  • Amphiphilic Systems
  • Colloids
  • Nanomaterials
  • Surface Science
  • Granular Materials 
  • Experimental Biological Physics
Theoretical Physics
  • Condensed Matter & Statistical Physics
  • Classical & Quantum Gravity
  • Gravitational Waves
  • Physics in Biology
  • Differential Geometry in Physics
Medium of instruction: English
  • On successful completion of teh course work and other requirements for a confirmation of the candidature, they will be registerd for a PhD degree with the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi.
  • Students are paid scholarship of Rs.16000 per month for the first two years and Rs.18000 thereafter for the next three years, subject to satisfactory progress.
  • They are paid book grant of Rs.5000 per annum for four years.
  • Students are also provided hostel accomodation for a period of five years.
  • RRI encourages and support participation of students in national and international conferences.
  • RRI is also a participant in the Joint Astronomy Programme (JAP) with the Insdian Institute of Science, Bangalore and the Physics in Biology programme with the National Centre for Biological Sciences, Bangalore. 
Eligibility: Candidates must have a first class MSc degree in Physics or first class BE / BTech degree in Engineering. Students who expect to complete their final degree in the academic year 2011-12 may also apply. Reservations for SC/ST/OBC candidates will be as per norms.
Admission criteria: Candidates will be selected on the basis of their performance in interviews based on:
  • Their performance in the Joint Entrance Screening Test 2012 (JEST 2012). These students need not apply separately to RRI. JEST-2012 will be held at several centres throughout the country and is being administered by the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.
  • Students qualified in CSIR-NET for JRF or with GATE or Advanced GRE (in the relevant subject) score need to apply directly to RRI using the application form that can be downloaded from RRI website or can be requested from the Admissions office of RRI
How to applyClick here to download application forms (RRI 2012)

Forms can be requested from the admission office 'Admissions 2012, Raman Research Institute, C.V. Raman Avenue, Sadashivanagar, Bangalore 560 080.'
Click here to view details

Important dates:
  • Last date for requesting the application forms - March 15, 2012
  • Last date for receiving the completed application - March 31, 2012
Raman Research Institute
C V Raman Avenue
Bangalore 560 080. India.
Phone: 080-23610122 (Extn 301)

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