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►RMVU M.Sc Physics Admission 2015

RMVU M.Sc Physics Admission 2015
Ramakrishna Mission Vivekanada University officially declared the notification for full time MSc programme in physics for academic session 2015. The candidates who completed B.Sc with honors/Major in physics with minimum 60% marks are eligible to apply for RMVU M.Sc Physics Admission 2015. the candidates who are interested in taking admission need to face the entrance examination that is conducted by the university.

All the one who are interested can make download of the application form or can obtain from university during office hours on payment of Rs 300/- cash. candidates who fulfill the eligibility must submit their applications to the mentioned address on or before 28th February. The examination is expected to be held on 07th march 2015. Applications received incomplete or after the last mentioned date will be not taken in to consideration. For more details regarding the admission notification log on to offical portal. Details regarding RMVU M.Sc Physics Admission 2015 are mentioned below.

Organization : Ramakrishna Mission Vivekanada University
Website URL :

Educational Details : candidates who completed B.Sc with honors/Major in physics with minimum 60% marks are eligible to apply

Application Fee: Rs 300/-

How To Apply : Interested candidates can obtain the applciation form and can submit their dully filled in application along with the mandatory documents on or before last notified dates

Important Dates :
Last date for submission of applications: 28th February 2015
written test: 07th March 2015
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►Raman Research Institute, (RRI), applications for Admission to Ph.D. 2015

Raman Research Institute
The Raman Research Institute 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. It was funded personally by him and with donations from private sources.
In December 1934, the Government of Mysore gifted a plot of land in Bangalore to Professor Raman for the creation of a research institute. In the same year, the Indian Academy of Sciences was founded by Prof. Raman. Some years following the creation of the Raman Research Institute in 1948, Prof. Raman made a gift of various movable and immovable properties to the Academy for the use and benefit of the Raman Research Institute. After the Professor's demise in November 1970, the Academy created a public charitable trust: the Raman Research Institute Trust. The lands, buildings, deposits, securities, bank deposits, moneys, laboratories, instruments, and all other movable and immovable properties held by the Academy for the Raman Research Institute were transferred to the RRI Trust. The foremost function of the RRI Trust was to maintain, conduct and sustain the Raman Research Institute.
The Raman Research Institute is now an autonomous research institute engaged in research in basic sciences. In 1972, the RRI was restructured to become an aided autonomous research institute receiving funds from the Department of Science and Technology of the Government of India. A set of Regulations and Bye-Laws were framed for its administration and management. Today, the main areas of research at the Institute are Astronomy & Astrophysics, Light & Matter Physics, Soft Condensed Matter and Theoretical Physics. The research activities include work in Chemistry, Liquid Crystals, Physics in Biology, and Signal Processing, Imaging &Instrumentation.

Raman Research Institute (RRI) invites applications for admission to Ph.D. programme.

Raman Research Institute (RRI) is a premier research institution for advanced research. Applications are invited from motivated and qualified students for admission to the PhD programme 2015.
Format of the PhD programme
Research scholars undergo intensive course work during the first year. The medium of instruction is English. On successful completion of the course work and other requirements for confirmation of the candidature, they will be registered for a PhD degree with the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Students are paid a scholarship of Rs. 25,000/-per month for the first two years and Rs. 28,000/- thereafter for the next three years, subject to satisfactory progress. In addition, they are paid a book grant of Rs.5,000/- per annum for four years. Hostel accommodation, if available, or HRA in lieu of will be provided for a period of five years. RRI encourages and supports participation of students in national and international conferences.
RRI is also a participant in the Joint Astronomy Programme (JAP) with the Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru.
Who are eligible
Candidates seeking admission in Physics must have MSc degree in Physics/Mathematics with a minimum of 55% marks in aggregate or equivalent or first class B.E./B.Tech degree in Engineering. Candidates seeking admission in Chemistry/Nanotechnology or Nanoscience must have MSc degree in Chemistry with a minimum of 55% marks in aggregate. Students who expect to complete their final degree in the academic year 2014-2015 may also apply, provided they can produce their final score card at the time of admission. Reservations for SC/ST/OBC candidates will be as per norms.

Areas of Research
Cosmology and Galaxy Formation, Normal and Active Galaxies, Clusters of Galaxies, The Galaxy & the Interstellar Medium, The Intergalactic Medium, Neutron Stars,  Pulsars and X-ray Binaries, Signal Processing in Astronomy
Synthesis and Study of Liquid Crystals, Nanomaterials and Soft Matter Chemistry
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, Quantum Information and Computation, Fundamental tests of Quantum Mechanics
Liquid Crystals, Amphiphilic Systems, Colloids, Nanomaterials, Surface Science, Granular Materials, Experimental Biological Physics
Condensed Matter & Statistical Physics, Classical & Quantum Gravity, Gravitational Waves, Physics in Biology, Differential Geometry in Physics

Selection procedure
The candidates seeking admission are called for interview based on:
PHYSICS: Performance in the Joint Entrance Screening Test 2015 (JEST 2015) to be held on Sunday 15th February 2015 at several centers throughout the country. 
Performance in UGC/-CSIR-NET for JRF (Physics) or with sufficiently high score in GATE (Physics) or in subject GRE (Physics).
CHEMISTRY: The candidates are selected for interview based on their performance in written test held at RRI or UGC/-CSIR NET (Chemistry) for JRF. The final selection for all the candidates is based on the performance in the interviews to be held at RRI in the first week of June 2015. Call letters for written test/interviews will be sent around mid-April, 2015.
How to apply
All candidates need to apply for admissions at RRI. Students can apply online. ONLINE applications are preferred. For those who have difficulty in applying online, hard copy of the application forms can be requested from the admissions office, by sending a self-addressed envelope (25 x 20 cm) to the following address:

Admissions 2015
Raman Research Institute
CV Raman Avenue, Sadashivanagar
Bengaluru 560 080
Phone : (080) 2361 0122 (Ext. 135)
Fax : (080) 2361 0492
E-mail :

Online submission of application starts from : January 10, 2015
Last date for requesting the printed application forms : March 15, 2015
Last date for receiving the completed application forms
(both online and hardcopy submission) : March 31, 2015
For more information and Online Application :CLICK HERE
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►IIT Gandhinagar, Ph.D. Admission Notification 2015

Indian Institute of Technology Gandhi nagar invited application for Admission to Ph.D.Programme. Currently the admissions are available for Ph.D. programmes in Biological Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Cognitive Science, Computer Science and Engineering, Earth Sciences, Electrical Engineering, History, Language & Literature, Materials Science and Engineering, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Social Epidemiology and Sociology.
Important Date
Last Date of Application: 20 February 2015
Details of Course
Name of the Course: Ph.D. Programme
  • Biological Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Cognitive Science
  • Computer Science & Engineering
  • Earth Sciences
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Materials Science & Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
Eligibility Criteria: At least 55% marks or 5.5 CPI marks in M.A./M.Sc./B.Tech./M.Tech. or equivalent degree in appropriate branches. Above mentioned eligibility criteria is minimum at Institute level.
How to Apply: Interested and eligible candidates are required to apply online through the institutes’ website.
For more informationClick Here
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►BARC, OCES, DGFS, 2015 Recruitment, Apply Online (Trainee Scientific Officer)

Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) Govt of India Recruitment of Engineering Graduates and Science Postgraduates as Scientific Officers. BARC DAE recruitment advertisement is to invite applications for the post of Trainee Scientific Officers for the 2015-16 academic session of the BARC Training Schools. The closing date for Online Registration is 6th February 2015.

First Announcement (2015-16)
Post Name Scale of Pay
Trainee Scientific Officers After successful completion of the Training Program, the selected candidates will be absorbed as Scientific Officers in Group-A Post of Government of India in the PB-III Rs. 15,600-39,100 with Grade Pay Rs. 5,400 with additional increments. Total Emoluments, with three increments at the time of joining, will be approximately Rs. 61,000 p.m. at the present Mumbai Rate.
Eligible Disciplines: Mechanical, Chemical, Metallurgy, Electrical, Electronics, Computer Science /Computer Engineering, Instrumentation and Civil.
Recruitment Schemes:
OCES-2015 (Scheme-I) -> This is a one-year Training Program for Engineering Graduates (B.E. / B. Tech. / B.Sc. - Engg. / 5 - year Integrated M.Tech.) or Science Postgraduates (M.Sc). The Training Program is conducted in the BARC Training Schools located at BARC, Mumbai / Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Kalpakkam / Raja Ramanna Centre for Advanced Technology, Indore / Nuclear Fuel Complex, Hyderabad / Atomic Minerals Directorate, Hyderabad. Trainee Scientific Officers (TSOs) will be paid a stipend of Rs. 20,000 p.m. and a one-time Book Allowance of Rs. 10,000 during the Training period.
DGFS-2015 (Scheme-II) -> Under this scheme, Engineering Graduates (B.E. / B.Tech. / B.Sc. - Engg.) or Physics Postgraduates (M.Sc.) who have secured M.Tech. / M.Chem.Engg. admission in 2015 in one of the following Institutes, in specified disciplines, will be offered a two-year DAE Graduate Fellowship. DGFS Fellows will be reimbursed their tuition fee during M. Tech. / M. Chem. Engg. and additionally be paid a stipend of Rs. 20,000 p.m., a one-time Book Allowance of Rs. 10,000 and a Contingency grant of Rs. 25,000 towards M.Tech / M. Chem. Engg. project-related expenses.
DGFS Institutes -> NT - Bombay, Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras, Roorkee and BHU - Varanasi, NIT-Rourkela and Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT)-Mumbai.
Training Program: Trainee Scientific Officers who successfully complete the Training Program and whose performance meets a minimum eligibility criterion may enroll for M. Tech. / M. Phil, in Homi Bhabha National Institute (HBNI), a Deemed to be University. The Scientific Officers of DAE are also provided with an opportunity to pursue Ph.D. under the aegis of HBNI any time during their professional career, provided their academic performance is above a specified threshold.
Selection Process: An initial screening will be done either by a valid GATE-2014 / GATE-2015 Score or by performance in an Online Test to be conducted in March, 2015. As cut-off GATE scores for screening into Selection Interviews will be decided only after the Online Test has concluded, candidates are advised to maximize their chances of being screened into the Selection Interview stage. Selection Interviews of short-listed candidates will be conducted in Mumbai.
Educational Qualifications: A minimum of 60% aggregate, as per the ordinances of the respective university, in the qualifying degree is an essential eligibility requirement. Science postgraduates are further required to have secured a minimum of 60% aggregate in B.Sc, to make them eligible. The eligible disciplines and degrees are as follows:-
(A) For Engineering Disciplines -> B.E. / B. Tech. / B. Sc. (Engg.) / 5-year Integrated M.Tech. in Mechanical, Chemical, Metallurgical, Civil, Electrical, Electronics, Instrumentation Engineering, Computer Science / Computer Engineering.
(B) For Science Disciplines ->
(a) M. Sc. in Physics, Applied Physics, Chemistry, Biosciences, Geophysics, Applied Geophysics.
(b) M. Sc. / equivalent M. Tech. in Geology, Geochemistry, 5-year Integrated M. Tech. Geophysical Technology.
(c) B.E. / B. Tech. in Engineering Physics or B.E. / B.Tech. / B.Sc. (Tech.) in Food Technology.
Application Fee: A non-refundable fee of Rs.250/- is chargeable from the applicants in General and OBC categories. Women candidates (all categories) and the candidates belonging to SC/ST and Dependents of Defense Personnel Killed in Action (DODPKIA) and physically challenged candidates are exempted from payment of application fee.
How To Apply: Eligible Engineering Graduates and Science Postgraduates Apply Online through Online Application Portal on or before 06/02/2015.
Important Dates:
Last date for Online Application -> 6th February, 2015
Online Test -> 12th - 20th March, 2015
Last date for candidates to upload their GATE score -> 30th March, 2015
Display of List of candidates short-listed for Interview on Online Application Portal -> 2nd week of April, 2015
Availability based option on Online Application Portal to select Interview Slot for qualified candidates -> 2nd week of April, 2015
Selection Interviews -> 18th May - 18th June, 2015
Display of List of Candidates finally selected for OCES-2015 on Online Portal -> 24th June, 2015
Last Date for Selected OCES-2015 Candidates to upload their preferences vis-a-vis different Training Schemes -> 28th June, 2015
Display of Training Schemes Allotted to selected OCES-2015 Candidates on Online Application Portal -> 30th June, 2015
Last Date for Selected OCES-2015 Candidates desirous of DGFS to give details of M.Tech/ M.Chem.Engg. admission in a DGFS institute -> 3rd July, 2015
Declaration of List of Persons Selected for DGFS- 2015 on Online Application Portal -> 2nd week of July, 2015

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►Workshop 3 / Series 1 of APT (Academy of Physics Teachers) Workshop Series in Theoretical Physics

Workshop Series in Theoretical Physics
organized by APT

Series I : Mathematical Physics
The third workshop in the Mathematical Physics series is scheduled on 14th and 15th February at Union Christian College, Aluva. The topic is Tensor Analysis. Resource person : Dr. S V M Satyanarayana from Pondicherry Central University. 

Last date for registration : January 20.
The registration fee for APT life-members (for non-members, there is Rs.300/- extra in each category) :

Resident Participant : Rs.1100/-
Non-Resident Participant : Rs.700/-

For registration, kindly transfer the amount to the following SB account :

Account holder : SHAJU K Y
SB account number : 33518390497
Bank & Branch : SBI, Irinjalakuda
IFSC code : SBIN0008618

After transferring the amount, kindly send an e-mail notifying the trnasfer to ghkphysics or shajuky You may choose to send the cheque for the amount to  ShaJu K Y, Associate Professor, Department of Physics, Christ College, Irinjalakuda, Thrissur, Kerala 680125 (Ph : 9446721949). Those who would like to take APT life-membership may contact Dr. Shaju K Y, Secretary of APT (Academy of Physics Teachers). Those who have not registered for the APT Workshop Series in Theoretical Physics need to fill up the attached registration form and send the e-copy (.docx /.doc / .pdf format) to ghkphysics This is to ensure that you will receive the news of all the future workshops in this series.  

The local organizer of Workshop 3 is : Dr. Anila E I, Associate Professor, Dept. of Physics, U.C.College, Aluva.
Ph : 9645730534, E-mail : anilaei@
Kindly cntact her with your requirements of accommodation.

Suggested Reading material : "Tensors" in Mathematical Methods for Physics and Engineering by Riley, Hobson and Bence [Chapter 26 in 3rd edition (2006), Cambridge University Press; chapter 19 in Cambridge low-price 1st edition (1999).] 

Details of classes :

Lecture 1: Multilinear Functionals

Linear, Bilinear and Multilinear functions, tensors, rank of a tensor, Cartesian tensors, Transformation properties, Tensor notation: free indices, repeated indices, Einstein summation.
Lecture 2: Tensor Algebra
Contravariant and Covariant tensors, Metric tensor, Mixed tensors, Symmetric and Antisymmetric tensors, Algebra of tensors, Contration, Quotient law, Kronicle delta and Levi Civita tensors, Isotropic tensors, Psuedo tensors,  Dual Tensors,

Lecture 3: Physical Applications of Tensors
Moment of Inertia tensor, dielectric constant tensor of a birefringent material, electrical conductivity tensor of a crystal, Maxwell stress tensor, Four vectors and Covariant form of (i) Charge continuity equation (ii) Maxwell's equation (iii) Klein Gordon equation and (iv) Dirac equation.
Lecture 4: Tensor Calculus
Tensor fields, Differentiation of tensor fields, Tensor fields in Curvilinear coordinates, Derivatives of basis vectors and Christoffel symbols, Covariant differentiation, Gradiant, Divergence and Curl in tensor notation, Geodesics.

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