PHYSICAL RESEARCH LABORATORY
NAVRANGPURA, AHMEDABAD 380 009
Doctoral (Ph.D.) Programme
PRL invites applications from highly motivated students to pursue doctoral research in the following areas : Theoretical Physics; Space and Atmospheric Sciences; Astronomy, Astrophysics, and Solar Physics; Planetary and Geosciences; and Experimental Laser and Atomic Physics.
Applications are to be made in the prescribed form which should be submitted online at their website http://www.prl.res.in . If you are unable to submit the form online, you may download the form and send it by email or post. In case you have no access to internet, printed application form may be obtained on request by post by enclosing a self-addressed envelope with postal stamps of Rs. 10/- affixed on it.
Eligibility: (i) M. Sc. in Physics/Space Sciences/Atmospheric Sciences, or (ii) M. Sc. in Chemistry (Physical, Nuclear or Analytical)/ Geology/Geo-physics/Oceanography/Marine Sciences. Candidates with M.Sc. in subjects covered in (ii) will only be eligible to pursue research in the field of Planetary and Geosciences. They must have Physics and Mathematics at the B.Sc. level. A minimum of 60% marks at the Master's level is required for all candidates. Those appearing for Master's Degree examination in 2008 are also eligible to apply.
Selection Procedure: Written test, followed by personal interview for those who qualify based on the written test. These will be held at the PRL main campus at Ahmedabad. Written test may be waived for candidates who have qualified in any one of the following three: (i) JEST-2008, with exceptionally good rank; (ii) GATE (in Physics) in 2007/2008, with exceptionally good rank; (iii) UGC-CSIR NET in 2006/2007 in Subject Code1: Chemical Sciences, or Subject Code2: Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean & Planetary Sciences, or Subject Code5: Physical Sciences. A photocopy of result of the GATE/NET certificate must accompany the application, if applicable. If the NET certificate is not available a copy of the admit card and a print-out of the online results with the candidate's roll number circled should be sent. Candidates who have qualified JEST-2008 should mention their roll number, rank and percentile.
Stipend & Facilities: Rs. 12,000/- per month, raised to Rs. 14,000/- per month after two years, subject to satisfactory progress; a book grant of Rs. 5,000/- per year; and accommodation at a nominal charge. Details of the research opportunities and facilities available at PRL can be found on our website. Short-listed candidates called for written test/interview will be paid II-class return train fare by the shortest route and per diem as per PRL rules.
Requests for application forms and completed applications, for those who do not have access to internet, may be sent to: Senior Administrative Officer, at the following address so as to reach on or before February 29, 2008.
Physical Research Laboratory, Navrangpura,
Ahmedabad 380 009. Fax: (079) 2631 4900
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