► JEST ( Joint Entrance Screening Test ) - 2008 Admission to Ph. D. Programmes in Physics/ Theoretical Computer Science
JEST is conducted for selecting candidates to be interviewed for admission to Ph. D. Programmes in Physics/ Theoretical Computer Science in these institutions in india.
Applications are invited from motivated students, with consistently good academic record, for appearing in JEST leading to enrolment in a Ph. D. Programme in Physics (including various inter-disciplinary research areas in Physics)/ Theoretical Computer Science, at any of the 20 premier participating institutions.
JEST score forms an important component in the selection of candidates for the Ph.D. programmes in these institutions.
Minimum Qualifications & Selection Procedures
For Physics: M. Sc. in Physics or M. Sc. / M. E. / M. Tech. in related disciplines.
Candidates with M. Sc. in Mathematics will also be considered at IIA.
Graduates with a B. E. or B. Tech. will also be considered at IIA, IUCAA, NCRA, JNCASR, RRI, SNBNCBS and IMSc.
At IPR candidates should have a Masters degree in Physics, Engineering Physics, Applied Physics, etc. with at least 55% aggregate.
For Theoretical Computer Science: M. Sc. / M. E. / M. Tech. in Computer Science or related disciplines, and should be interested in the mathematical aspects of computer science. B. Tech. students are also eligible as per the list below.
At HRI, candidates with a Bachelor's degree will also be considered for the Integrated M. Sc. - Ph. D. programme in Physics.
At IMSc, graduates with B. Sc. / B. E. / B. Tech. degree will also be considered for admission to the M. Sc. (by Research) programme in Theoretical Computer Science / Physics, as part of an integrated Ph. D. programme in these disciplines.
At SNBNCBS, talented graduates with B.Sc(Physics) B.E./ B.Tech. degree will be considered for the Integrated M.Sc. - Ph.D. programme.
Students who expect to complete their final examination by August 2008 are also eligible to apply.
Mere qualifying in JEST does not entitle one to get a Research Fellowship. Using the JEST results, each institute will call a limited number of candidates for its further selection procedure depending on its requirements. All candidates selected after interview will receive Research Fellowship from the respective institutes.
H O W T O A P P L Y
Candidates for Physics / Theoretical Computer Science can apply for JEST-2008 ON-LINE by first registering themselves.
Following registration, one can Login and fill in details in the ON-LINE application form.
Although ON-LINE application is preferred, those who have difficulty in accessing internet may submit OFF-LINE (printed) application forms as follows:
For Physics as well as Theoretical Computer Science, Application forms can be obtained by writing to:
S. N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences,
Block - JD,
Kolkata - 700 098
(a) a demand draft of Rs. 60/- (encashable at par in 'Kolkata') in the name of "JEST-2008".
(b) address for correspondence.
The filled application form should be sent back by Registered Post, A.D. to the above address. E-MAIL APPLICATIONS AND XEROX COPIES OF PRINTED APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
Examination fees - NIL.
Last Date for requesting printed application forms: 08 December, 2007.
Last Date for submission of application forms (online & Offline): 31 December, 2007.
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I M P O R T A N T D A T E S
1 November, 2007 On-line submission of applications starts
08 December, 2007 Last date for request of printed application forms from "S. N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences, Kolkata - 700 098".
31 December, 2007 Last date for receipt of the filled applications, and for ON-LINE submission of applications.
25 January, 2008 # Hall tickets/ Admit cards will be available to be downloaded for on-line candidates.
17 February, 2008 Joint Entrance Screening Test-JEST 2008, 10.00 am to 1.00 pm.
12 March, 2008 JEST 2008 results will be out on this site. (Subject to change without prior notice)
# Admit cards will have to be downloaded after login (for online applicants) and will be sent by post (for offline applicants) from the last week of January, 2008.
S A M P L E Q U E S T I O N S
The syllabus for JEST Physics paper is the standard M.Sc. Physics syllabus. In particular, it presumes that the candidates have taken basic courses in Mathematical Physics, Classical Mechanics, Electromagnetic Theory, Quantum Mechanics, Statistical Mechanics and some special subjects such as Condensed Matter Physics, Electronics, Nuclear Physics etc.
THEORETICAL COMPUTER SCIENCE
The test will focus on the following areas: Analytical Reasoning and Deduction, Combinatorics, Data Structures and Algorithms, Discrete Mathematics, Graph Theory, Principles of Programming In each of these areas, familiarity with the basics (including the necessary simple mathematics) is assumed and will be tested. There will be questions of both varieties - some requiring short answers as well as some involving detailed problem solving.
Some text books which may help the candidate prepare for the test are listed in the sample question link. The candidate is not expected to read all the books. There is no specified 'syllabus' for the test; rather, the test is designed to check the applicant's understanding of foundational aspects of computing.
C O N T A C T A D D R E S S
For all correspondence relating to JEST 2008 - contact:
Satyendra Nath Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences (SNBNCBS)
Sector-III, Block JD, Salt Lake,
Kolkata - 700 098, West Bengal
Phone: 033-23355705/8, Fax: 033-23353477, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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