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► Summer Training in Physics and Chemistry, STIPAC-2018 at IGCAR

Summer Training in Physics and Chemistry (STIPAC-2018): (28th May to 6th July' 2018), at IGCAR, Kalpakkam, Tamil Nadu-603102

Dear M.Sc Physics/ Chemistry students, this is to inform you, that Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR) is going to conduct a six week Summer Training Programme in Physics (STIP-18) and Chemistry (STIP-18) for students entering their final year of regular or integrated MSc (Physics/Chemistry).

This six-week long programme will comprise of both theoretical lecture courses and hands-on laboratory experience through projects. This programme is aimed at motivating the students to pursue a career in research. The theme for this year’s course is:
"Applications of Electromagnetic Radiation in Physics & Chemistry".

Twenty-five students will be selected in each discipline. The selected students will be provided a stipend of Rs. 4000/- per month and their travel expenses by sleeper class train will be reimbursed.

For further information, please visit the IGCAR website, or directly go to the link:

The deadline for submitting the application forms is 26th March' 2018.

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► LIGO-IndIGO Summer Students Program

LIGO Laboratory at California Institute of Technology hosts a 10-week summer student research program every year, called the LIGO SURF Program. In consideration of the upcoming LIGO-India project, LIGO has graciously agreed to host a few talented and motivated undergraduate students from Indian institutions, pre-selected by IndIGO, as part of this program.

The program encourages undergraduate students to participate in the development of gravitational-wave astronomy through the LIGO Project. Selected students will work on summer research projects either at the Caltech campus in Pasadena, California or at the LIGO Observatory sites in Washington or Louisiana. The program runs from June 19 through August 24, 2018. Considering the fact that the summer vacation period in major Indian undergrad institutions start early, LIGO/Caltech has agreed to host the Indian students during the period May 15 - July 30, 2018. The dates are non-negotiable.

Online applications should be submitted before the deadline of 4 February 2018. The applicants should also arrange two recommendation letters to be sent directly to the e-mail ligosurf (at) gw-indigo (dot) org prior to the deadline.

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► CSIR UGC NET, 2017 Dec 17, Question Paper, Download, Answer Key, Answers, solutions, Explanations, Comment Here

UGC CSIR NET 2017 December 17 Answer Key Comment here with explanation
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► RCC, Thiruvananthapuram, Post-M.Sc. Diploma, Radiological Physics, Dip.R.P Course 2017-18

Applications for admission to the Post-M.Sc. Diploma in Radiological Physics (Dip.R.P) Course 2017-18, conducted by Regional Cancer Centre, Thiruvananthapuram, can be submitted at latest by 3.10.2017.

The 2 years course, including one year mandatory internship in RCC in Radiodiagnosis, Radiotherapy and Nuclear Medicine, will commence on 1.11.2017, or as certified by the Director, RCC. Students will be provided a stipend of Rs.6000/-per month during the one year of internship.
Post M.Sc Diploma in Radiological Physics (Dip RP) will be awarded to the successful candidates by the Kerala University of Health Sciences (KUHS) only after successful completion of the course as detailed in the Prospectus available at

Applicants should be Indian Citizens having B.Sc. Degree, with Physics as one of the Main subject and also should also have a pass in Full time M.Sc. Physics, conducted by any of the UGC approved Universities in India with 60% marks in aggregate. In case of Grade System, conversion scheme of grade to percentage of marks, obtained from University should be submitted along with the application.
Upper age limit as on 1.1.2017 will be 26 years for General category, 29 years for OBC and 31 years for SC/ST.
For physically challenged candidates, there is a relaxation of age by 10 years. Only candidates with physical disabilities limited to the lower extremities, are able to stand and move and are physically able to carry out the course requirements will be considered. Persons with visual and hearing disability and loco-motor disability involving upper limb are not eligible for admission.

 There are 4 seats for the course.

Admission process: 
Admission will be made on the basis of an entrance test of 2 hours duration followed by an interview. Twenty candidates will be shortlisted for interview on the basis of rank for entrance examination.
The entrance examination shall have multiple choice type questions for a total of 100 marks from M.Sc Level Physics (60%), B.Sc. Subsidiary level Mathematics (20%), B.Sc. Subsidiary level Chemistry (10%), and Basic Human Physiology and Anatomy (10%). Interview will have 20 marks. Entrance test will be conducted only if the number of eligible candidates is more than five times (20) the number of seats. In such as case, selection will be made based on marks scored in qualifying examination (MSc) and Interview.

Applications: Applicants can register online and complete the application form at through the link ‘Application for Post-M.Sc Dip RP 2017-18’, latest by 3.10.2017.

Application fee is Rs.300/-. This has to be paid by way of a Demand Draft drawn in favour of ‘Director, Regional Cancer Centre’, payable at State Bank of Travancore, Medical College Branch, Thiruvananthapuram or any of its service branches payable at Thiruvananthapuram. Details of the payment of Application fee (Demand Draft) also needs to be entered in the application form.
The Prospectus and Annexure can also be downloaded from the website.

Once the candidate is sure that the data entered are correct in all respects, he/she has to click the ‘Submit’ button placed below the ‘Declaration’ by the candidate. Applicant will not be able to edit/modify/correct the application, once the ‘Confirm’ button is clicked. The ‘Application Number’ will be displayed on the page. A printout of the filled Application Form has to be taken and a passport size photograph (same photograph as the one uploaded), affixed in the space provided and the photo got attested by a Gazetted Officer.
Applicant has to attach to the printout of the application, self-attested photo-copies of (i) Proof of age (Passport/ Secondary School Leaving certificate showing date of birth/Tahsildar’s certificate) (ii) Community certificate for SC/ST/OBC candidates issued by Revenue Officer not below the rank of a Tahsildar (iii) Certificate of disability from the District Medical Board, certifying the degree of percentage of disability issued not earlier than 3 months prior to submission of application. No document/certificate other than those mentioned above will be accepted.
Duly completed signed application, along with the Demand Draft and all necessary enclosures should be sent to ‘The Director, Regional Cancer Centre, Medical College Campus, Thiruvananthapuram-695011’ by Registered/Speed Post only, in an envelope super scribed ‘Application for Post-M.Sc. Dip RP Course’, to reach there, latest by 4.30 pm on 9.10.2017.  

Applicant may keep a photocopy of the application (complete with photo and signatures) with him/her for reference.

Only those application forms submitted online as well as by post will be processed further.
Admit cards will have to be downloaded from from a date to be notified later. Admit cards should be printed in colour using inkjet/laser printer on A4 size paper. More instructions related to the conduct of the examination are available in the Prospectus. 
This PG Diploma will enable the successful candidate to perform Medical Physics related tasks, including Radiological safety of patients and staff, Site Plan preparation and obtaining permission from Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) for setting up diagnostic radiology, radiotherapy and nuclear medicine installations,  Commissioning of radiotherapy installations, Periodic Quality Assurance of Radiotherapy and diagnostic radiology equipment, Treatment Planning in Radiotherapy, Radiation Safety in Radio iodine therapy, Teaching Medical Radiation Physics to undergraduate, post graduate medical and paramedical students as well as  Undertaking research work related to use of radiation for diagnosis and therapy.
The Institution shall initiate steps to get Radiological Safety Officer (RSO) eligibility for all candidates. The examination for the same shall be conducted as directed by AERB or any other agency approved by AERB as per its regulations. Students qualifying this examination will be eligible for working as RSO.
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► IIT JAM 2018, Application Invited, Registration, Exam Dates, Eligibility, Syllabus

IIT JAM 2018 Application Form has been released from 5th September 2017. IIT JAM 2018 (Joint Admission Test for M.Sc) is a national level examination organized by the IITs and IISc on rotation basis. IIT-JAM 2018 will be conducted by IIT, Bombay. Through this exam, students can get admission in M.Sc (Four Semesters), Joint M.Sc.-Ph.D., M.Sc.-M.Tech., M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree & other courses. Top reputed colleges & institutions like IITs & IISc will offer admissions into these courses on the basis of IIT JAM 2018 exam. This exam came into existence from the year 2014. Here we are providing details about IIT JAM 2018 exam, including application form, eligibility, exam date, exam pattern, etc.

JAM 2018
Joint Admission Test for M.Sc. 2018
Organizing Institute: IIT Bombay

General information

(a)       JAM 2018 is open to all nationals (Indian/Foreign). Candidates seeking admission to the academic programmes covered under JAM 2018 need to appear in JAM 2018. There is no age restriction.

(b)       JAM 2018 is a Computer Based ONLINE Examination. It will be held on 11 February 2018 (Sunday).

(c)       For admission, foreign nationals are required to satisfy the rules and regulations of the admitting Institute(s) pertaining to foreign students. For further details, they are advised to contact the concerned Admitting Institute(s).

(d)       To apply for admission to a desired programme, a candidate is required to qualify in the relevant Test Paper and also satisfy the Minimum Educational Qualifications (MEQs) and Eligibility Requirements (ERs) of the respective Academic Programme.

(e)       The candidates who have either appeared or are due to appear in the final examination of their qualifying degree in 2018 are also eligible to appear in the test. By qualifying in JAM 2018, candidates can apply for provisional admission subject to the condition that: (a) all parts of their final examination shall be completed by the date of registration of the Admitting Institute, and (b) proof of having passed the qualifying degree with required eligibility, as specified by the Admitting Institute, will be submitted by 30 September 2018.

(f)        Admission to most of the Academic Programmes at various institutes will be made on the basis of merit in JAM 2018.

(g)       On the basis of performance in JAM 2018, for each test paper, separate merit lists will be prepared for General (GEN), OBC Non-Creamy Layer (OBC-NCL), SC, ST, and Persons with Disability (PwD) category candidates.

(h)       Requests for the change of category, if any, with proper documentation, should reach the Organizing Institute latest by 10 May 2018. Requests received after this date will not be accepted under any circumstances.

(i)         Candidates should note that mere appearance in JAM 2018 or being in the merit list of any test paper neither guarantees nor provides any automatic entitlement to admission. Qualified candidates will have to apply for admission as per the prescribed procedure. Admissions shall be made in order of merit in each category and depending on the number of seats available at the Admitting Institute(s).

(j)         The list of academic programmes, number of seats, eligibility requirement and minimum educational qualifications of each of the programmes mentioned in this Information Brochure are subject to change, as per the policy of Admitting Institute(s).

(k)       In this document, the phrases 'Un-Reserved' and 'General' are used interchangeably and they both mean the same.

(l)         With regard to the interpretation of the provisions on any matter not covered in this Information Brochure, the decision of the Organizing Institute shall be final and binding on all the parties concerned.

(m)     In all matters concerning JAM 2018, the decision of the Organizing Institute or the Organizing Chairman, JAM 2018 will be final and binding on all the applicants.
(n)       Although JAM 2018 is held at different centres across country, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay is the Organizing Institute, and has the overall responsibility of conducting JAM 2018.In case of any claims or disputes arising in respect of JAM 2018, it is hereby made absolutely clear that the Mumbai High Court alone shall have the exclusive jurisdiction to entertain and settle any such disputes and claims.

Commencement of ONLINE Registration and Application on JAM 2018 Website
September 05, 2017 (Tuesday)
Last Date for Online application Submission and Uploading of Documents on the Website
October 10, 2017 (Tuesday)
Last Date for Payment of Application Fee through Online process
October 10, 2017 (Tuesday)
Date of JAM 2018 Examination
February 11, 2018 (Sunday)
Announcement of the Results of JAM 2018
March 20, 2018 (Tuesday)
Submission of Application Form for Admission on the JAM 2018 Website
April 03 - 17, 2018
Last Date for receipt of request for change of category in proper format/ rectification of defective documents at IIT Bombay
April 17, 2018 (Tuesday)
Declaration of First Admission List
May 22, 2018 (Tuesday)
Declaration of Second Admission List
June 12, 2018 (Tuesday)
Declaration of Third and Final Admission List
June 29, 2018 (Friday)
Closure of Admissions through JAM 2018
July 05, 2018 (Thursday)


IISc Bangalore
Bengaluru, Hubli, Hyderabad, Kannur, Kozhikode, Mangalore, Palakkad, Trissur
IIT Bombay
Ahmedabad, Goa, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nanded, Nasik, Pune, Vadodara
IIT Delhi
Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Greater Noida, Gurugram, Hisar, Indore, Jaipur, Jammu, Jodhpur, New Delhi
IIT Guwahati
Asansol-Durgapur, Dhanbad, Dibrugarh, Guwahati, Jorhat, Kalyani, Patna, Siliguri
IIT Kanpur
Agra, Allahabad, Bareilly, Bhopal, Kanpur, Lucknow, Varanasi
IIT Kharagpur
Bhubaneswar, Kharagpur, Kolkata, Raipur, Ranchi, Vijaywada, Visakhapatnam
IIT Madras
Chennai, Coimbatore, Ernakulam, Kollam, Kottayam, Madurai, Thiruvananthapuram, Tiruchirapalli, Tirunelveli, Warangal
IIT Roorkee
Dehradun, Jalandhar, Kurukshetra, NOIDA, Mohali, Moradabad, Roorkee

Note: The JAM 2018 Committee may add and/or drop any place as an examination city at its discretion


Application Procedure

Candidates can apply for JAM 2018 only through JAM Online Application Processing System (JOAPS) link available at website The facility for Online Registration and Application will be available through the website from September 05, 2017. A candidate has to first register on JOAPS website, by providing his/her name, a valid E-mail address, a working mobile number and a password. The candidate must give an E-mail address that he/she uses and checks frequently, as all communications to the candidate from JAM 2018 will be sent to this E-mail address. The candidate must not use somebody else's E-mail address and only one candidate can be registered with one E-mail address. Similarly, the candidate should provide his/her personal mobile number because most of the communications may also be sent via SMS. The password that the candidate provides should be chosen so that it cannot be guessed easily by others and this password must not be forgotten by the candidate as he/she will require it to login to the online application website. Upon successful registration, an E-mail containing candidate's Enrolment ID will be sent to the E-mail address provided by the candidate. The Enrolment ID will also be sent to the mobile number provided by the candidate. The candidate needs to use this enrolment ID along with the password for all JAM 2018 related communications or website operations. Keep your ID along with the password information safe, and confidential.

JOAPS also provides an online interface to the candidate for interacting with the JAM Administration. With this interface, a candidate can:

o    Apply for the examination online.

o    Upload photograph, signature and other documents like category certificate (if applicable), PwD certificate (if applicable), etc.

o    Pay the application fee through any of the electronic payment modes.

o    Check the Status of the application form: Received, Under scrutiny, Accepted, Defect status, Status after rectification, Rejected with valid reasons, Admit card ready for download, etc.

o    Download Admit Card.

o    View your answers, marks and JAM score.

o    Download JAM scorecard.

o    Submission of application for Admission

Candidates are discouraged from making application through a third person. If someone else (friend or Internet cafe person) is filling the application on behalf of the candidate, the candidate must ensure that the data submitted are correct. It has been noticed during earlier occasions that the information filled by other person on behalf of the candidate was wrong, since they did not have correct information about the candidate. Hence, we strongly discourage such practice while filling the online application form.

Data Requirement for Filling the Application form: The following data will be required while filling the form at JOAPS:

o    Personal information (name, date of birth, personal mobile number, parent's name, parent's mobile number, etc.). Please note that the name of the candidate in the application form must exactly be the same as per the qualifying degree certificate. JAM 2018 Score Card will be issued as per the name entered in the application form. Prefix/title such as Mr/Shri/Dr/Mrs/Smt, etc. should NOT be used before name.

o    Address for Communication (including PIN code)

o    Eligibility degree details

o    College name and address with PIN code

o    JAM paper/s

o    Choice of JAM Examination cities

o    High-quality image of candidate's photograph conforming to the requirements specified

o    Good-quality image of candidate's signature conforming to the requirements specified

o    Scanned copy of Category (SC/ST) Certificate (if applicable) in pdf format

o    Scanned copy of PwD Certificate (if applicable) in pdf format

o    Details of the valid Identity Document (ID) (This ID proof, in original, should be carried by the candidate to the examination hall)

o    Net-banking/debit card/credit card details for fee payment

The JOAPS allows you to enter the data, "Save" partially filled form, "Logout", and "Resume Filling" by logging in again. The JOAPS portal is self-explanatory and user-friendly. Additional help information required in filling various fields in the JOAPS portal will be made available.

Upon logging into the JAM 2018 application processing website, the candidate needs to fill in information, such as parent/guardian's name and mobile number, city choices, the number and choice of test paper(s) that he/she wishes to appear, date of birth, gender, address for communication, category and PwD status. The candidate's application fee will get determined based on this information. The candidate should also fill his/her other details, such as information on qualifying degree, percentage of marks/CGPA, details of valid personal ID information, etc. It may be noted that the candidate can specify any one of the following photo ID cards for the personal ID information: Aadhaar ID, College ID, Driving License, Employee ID, PAN Card, Passport, or Voter ID.

The JAM 2018 application requires that your photograph and signature are uploaded electronically at JOAPS. Uploading photograph and signature that does not meet the specifications can result in disqualification of the application without any refund of the application fee.

Photograph Requirements

o    Please pay attention to upload only good quality photograph. The JAM Score Card will be printed with the photograph you submit.

o    The photograph must match with your appearance on the day of the examination.

o    A passport size (3.5 cm Width x 4.5 cm Height) photograph of the face of the candidate is required for application form.

o    The photograph must be in COLOR and taken after 01 August 2017 in a professional studio. Photographs taken using a mobile phone and other self-composed portraits may result in the rejection of application.

o    Request photo studio to provide the image of your photo in a JPEG format and also on a standard 3.5 cm X 4.5 cm (Width X Height) print.

o    Maximum size of the JPEG image can be 480�640 in pixels (0.3 Mega pixel) (Request photo studio to reduce it to this size if it is larger). Minimum pixel size of the JPEG image can be 240 X 320. File size of the image should be in the range of 5KB to 200KB.

o    Background of the photograph must be white or a very light colour.

o    The face should occupy at least 50% of the area of the photograph with a full-face view looking into the camera directly.

o    The main features of the face must not be covered by hair of the head, any cloth or any shadow. Forehead, eyes, nose and chin should be clearly visible.

o    If you normally wear spectacles, a photograph with glare on glasses is not acceptable in your photo. While you may wear spectacles for the photo shoot, if glare cannot be avoided, then remove the spectacles.

o    You must not wear spectacles with dark or tinted glasses, only clear glasses are permitted.

o    Poor quality of the photograph submitted will lead to rejection of your JAM application, without any refund of the application fee.

Table 1 shows samples of acceptable good quality photographs and poor quality unacceptable photographs

Signature Requirements

o    Please draw a rectangular box of size 2 cm X 7 cm (Height X Width) on an A4 white paper. Sign with black or dark blue ink pen within this box.

o    The signature with all CAPITAL LETTERS, Initials or in any other colour (other than black and blue) shall NOT be accepted.

o    Get the digital image of the rectangular box (with your signature inside) scanned by using a professional scanner. Crop it to the border of the box. Table 2 shows sample signatures that are acceptable and unacceptable.

o    Only JPEG image format will be accepted.

o    The maximum image size of the signature can be 160 X 560 in pixels.

o    The minimum image size of the signature can be 80 X 280 in pixels.
o    File size of the image should be in the range of 5KB to 100KB.

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