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Entrance Examination- 2009
The University will hold Entrance Examination on May 15, 16, 17 and 18, 2009 for admission to various full-time programmes of study at the following 51 cities
A) M.Phil./PH.D. Programme is offered by the following Centres which have their curricular and research work organized on interdisciplinary basis with a focus on some major problems of study:
Centers: Economic Studies and Planning; Historical Studies; Political Studies; Regional Development (Geography, Economics and Population Studies); Social Systems (Sociology); Educational Studies (Psychology, Sociology, Economics and History of Education); Social Medicine and Community Health; Philosophy and Studies in Science Policy.
Eligibility: (a) For Centre for Studies in Science Policy: Masterâs degree in Social Science or Humanities or Law or Management with 55% marks or Masterâs degree in Natural Sciences or Bachelorâs degree in Engineering or Technology or Medicine with 60% marks. (b) For Centre of Social Medicine & Community Health: Masterâs degree in Sociology, Psychology and Anthropology, Economics, Political Science, History/Social Work, Geography, Population Studies, Public Administration, Nutrition and other relevant Applied Science and Social Science subjects with 50% marks. (c) For all other Centres: Masterâs degree in the subject concerned with at least 50% marks or Masterâs degree in allied subjects or Humanities with at least 55% marks or Masterâs degree in Natural Sciences with at least 60% marks.
(B) M.Phil./Ph.D. (Master of Public health)
Eligibility: MBBS Degree with at least 50% marks and atleast one yearâs work experience after internship; or M.Sc. Degree in Nursing with atleast 50% marks and atleast one yearâs experience in Community Health Nursing.
(C) M.A. in : Economics, geography, History, political science and sociology
eligibility : (a) For M.A. in History, Political Science, Geography and Sociology: Bachelorâs degree in any discipline under 10+2+3 pattern of education with at least 45% marks. (b) For M.A. in Economics: Bachelorâs degree in any discipline under 10+2+3 pattern of education with at least 50% marks, and Mathematics either at 10+2 level or at Bachelorâs level, either as subsidiary or as honours.
IV. School of Life Sciences
(A) M.PHIL./PH.D. in areas of interdisciplinary research in molecular Biology, genetic engineering, plant biotechnology, genetics, developmental biology, cell biology, immunology, neurobiology, microbiology, radiation and cancer biology, bio-physics and structural biology.
Eligibility: M. Sc. or equivalent degree, with at least 55% marks or equivalent grades, in Biological Sciences, Bioinformatics or Physical Sciences, as well as to those with M.B.B.S or M. Tech. or M. Sc. (Agriculture) or M. Sc. (Veterinary Sciences) degree with 55% marks. Candidates having the M. Sc. or equivalent degree in allied subjects of Life Sciences, including Biochemistry, Biophysics, Biotechnology, Botany, Genetics, Microbiology, Pharmacology, Physiology, Zoology, or in Chemistry or Physics are also eligible.
(B) M.Sc. in life sciences: An integrated interdisciplinary programme in Modern Biology.
Eligibility: Bachelorâs (B. Sc. or B Tech or equivalent) in Biological, Physical or Agricultural Sciences under the 10+2+3 pattern of education with at least 55% marks.
V. School of Environmental Sciences
(A) M.PHIL./PH.D. in environmental sciences including interdisciplinary areas of biology(Ecology, biotechnology, biophysics, bioremediation), chemistry (Air, Water, Soil pollution), geology and physics.
Eligibility: M.Sc. degree or equivalent in any branch of basic or applied science or MBBS or B.Tech./B.E. with minimum 55% marks.
(B) M.Sc. in environmental sciences: an interdisciplinary course with environmental orientation, drawn from relevant areas of biological, chemical, earth and physical sciences.
Eligibility: Bachelorâs degree in any branch of basic or applied science under 10+2+3 pattern of education with at least 55% marks.
VI. School of Computer & Systems Sciences
The school offers academic programmes leading to the degrees in computer science and technology
(A) M.Phil./Ph.d. & M.Tech/Ph.d.
Eligibility: Masterâs degree in Computer Science or Mathematics or Statistics or Operational Research or in any branch of Science or Bachelorâs degree in any branch of Engineering or Master of Computer Applications (MCA) with at least 55% marks.
(B) M.C.A. (master of computer applications) : 3 year programme open to candidates with adequate competence in mathematics.
Eligibility: Bachelorâs degree in any discipline with adequate competence in Mathematics under 10+2+3 pattern of education with at least 55% marks.
VII. School of Physical Sciences
(A) Pre-Ph.D. /Ph.D. in physical sciences/Pre-Ph.D./Ph.D. in Chemical sciences. the emphasis is on topics of Chemical Physics, Inorganic, Organic and Physical Chemistry, Computational Physics, Condensed Matter Physics, Disordered Systems, Granular Materials, Mathematical Physics, Non-equilibrium Statistical Mechanics, Nonlinear Dynamics, Probability Measure, Quantum Chaos, Quantum Optics, Statistical Nuclear Physics, and String Theory. Experimental areas include Complex Fluids, Supra-molecular Chemistry, Materials Science, Superconductivity, Magnestism, Nonlinear Optics, Semiconductors, Polymers and Nanoparticle Physics, and Ultrafast Photophysical Processes in Bio and Nano-materials.
Eligibility: M.Sc. degree in Physics, Chemistry or Mathematics, with at least of 55% marks. Candidates having majored in Physics or Chemistry should have had Mathematics at least up to the B.Sc. level. Candidates majoring in Chemistry should have specialization in Organic/Inorganic/Physical Chemistry/Chemical Physics at the Masterâs level. Exceptions can be made in case of applicants with B.Tech. (Electronics/Electrical) degrees provided they successfully qualify the entrance examination.
(B) M.Sc. in Physics
Eligibility : Bachelorâs degree (with Physics as one of the subjects) under the 10+2+3 pattern of education with 55% marks in the aggregate (or in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics combined), or in Physics Honours.
VIII. School of Arts & Aesthetics
(A) M.Phil./Ph.D.: The School offers M.Phil./Ph.D. programme in three different streams - Visual Studies, Theatre and Performance Studies and Cinema Studies. (Admission to the M.Phil./Ph.D. is through a separate entrance examination for each discipline followed by a viva-voce.)
Eligibility: Masterâs degree in any discipline with at least 50% marks.
(b) M.A. in Arts & Aesthetics: The School offers M.A. programme with cross disciplinary study of the Visual, Cinematic and Performing Arts.
Eligibility: Bachelorâs degree under 10+2+3 pattern of education with at least 50% marks.
IX. School of Information Technology
(A) Pre-Ph.D/Ph.D in Computational Biology and Bioinformatics
Eligibility: (a) Masterâs Degree in any branch of Sciences such as Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics, Computer Science/MCA. (b) MBBS or BHMS or equivalent degree as recognized by Government Council such as MCI. (c) B.Tech or B.E. or equivalent degree in any branch of Engineering, B.Pharm degree or equivalent. Common to all three categories is a minimum requirement of 55% marks.
(B) M.Tech. in computational and systems biology
Eligibility: (a) Masterâs Degree in any branch of Sciences including Biological, Chemical, Mathematical, Physical, Statistics, Computer Sciences/MCA. (b) MBBS or BHMS or equivalent degree as recognized by Government Council such as MCI. (c) B.Tech. or B.E. or equivalent degree in any branch of Engineering, B.Pharm degree or equivalent. Common to all three categories is a minimum requirement of 55% marks and Mathematics till class XII is compulsory.
X. SCHOOL OF Biotechnology
Pre-Ph.D./ph.d. in areas of Gene Transfer and Expression in Eukaryotic system, Transcription Control and Gene Regulation, Protein Engineering, Molecular Biology of Infectious Diseases, Molecular Immunology, Protein folding and Stability, Optimization of Recombinant Protein Production, Structural Biology & Molecular Bioinformatics, and Biochemical Engineering, Molecular virology, cancer biology, molecular cell biology.
Eligibility: Masterâs Degree in Biotechnology, Biochemical Engineering, and Biochemistry, Chemistry or ny branch of Biological Sciences with at least 55% marks.
XI. Centre for Sanskrit Studies
(A) M.Phil./Ph.D. in Sanskrit
Eligibility: Masterâs degree in Sanskrit or in an allied subject (with Sanskrit up to B.A. level) with at least 55% marks.
(B) M.A. in Sanskrit
Eligibility: Bachelorâs Degree in Sanskrit or in any other subject under 10+2+3 pattern of education with at least 45% marks.
XII. Centre for Molecular Medicine
Pre-Ph.D/ Ph.D in Areas of Metobolic Disorders, Infectious and non-infectious Diseases, Diagnostics and MOLECULAR ENDOCRINOLOGY
Eligibility: Masterâs degree of recognized University/Institution in any branch of biological sciences/MBBS/BVSc./B.Pharm. with at least 55% marks.
XIII. Centre for the Study of Law and Governance
M.Phil./Ph.d. in Law and Governance
Eligibility : Masterâs degree in Political Science, Public Administration, Economics, Sociology, History, Philosophy or Law with 50% marks; or 60% in any branch of natural science.
How to Apply :
Reservation of seats: Up to 22.5 per cent (15% for SC and 7.5% for ST) of seats are reserved for SC/ST candidates respectively in all programmes of study. 3% seats are reserved for Physically Challenged (Handicapped) candidates (with a minimum of 40% disability) in each category i.e. General, SC, ST and OBC. All SC, ST and Physically Challenged (Handicapped) candidates who have passed and/or are appearing in the qualifying examination are eligible to appear in the entrance examination irrespective of their percentage of marks. 27% seats are reserved for OBC candidates (non creamy layer) subject to availability of sufficient infrastructure.
Besides, all candidates who have passed qualifying examination prescribed for admission to the concerned programme of study from the identified backward districts will be eligible for deprivation points. All Kashmiri migrants and wards/widows of certain categories of Defence Personnel will be eligible for deprivation points subject to their submitting a documentary evidence of their status (For details, refer to Chapter V of Prospectus). All female candidates are also eligible for deprivation points. Only those candidates will be eligible for deprivation points as stated above who seek admission through Entrance Examination.
Please note that: There is a different Application Form for each Category i.e. Category âAâ and Category âDâ (Admission through Entrance Examination), Category âBâ (Direct Admission to Ph.D. programmes) and Category âCâ (Admission of JRF holders). Candidates should therefore clearly indicate on the self addressed envelope, the Category for which the Application Form is required by them.
For admission through Entrance Examination under Category-A above and Certificate of Proficiency (Part-Time Programme) under Category-D above, candidates can opt upto a maximum of three Fields of Study in a single Application Form for the same level of Programmes i.e. COP(Part-Time) or B.A. (Hons.) (1st Year) or M.A./M.Sc./ MCA or M.Phil/Ph.D., Pre-Ph.D./ Ph.D., M.Tech./ Ph.D., M.P.H./ Ph.D., and are not required to submit separate Application Forms. In case a candidate submits more than one Application Form for the same level of programmes of study, his/her candidature will be rejected. However, this restriction will not apply to candidates who apply for Direct Admision to Ph.D. programme under Category-B above, JRF holders to M.Phil./Ph.D. and Pre-Ph.D./Ph.D. programmes under Category-C above and Diploma/Advanced Diploma of Proficiency (Part-Time Programmes) under Category-D above. Candidates are required to submit separate Application Form for each Field of Study for admission to B.A. (Hons.) 2nd Year under category A above, Direct Admision to Ph.D. programme under Category-B above, JRF holders to M.Phil/Ph.D. and Pre-Ph.D./Ph.D. under Category-C above and for Diploma and Advanced Diploma (Part-Time) programmes under Category-D above.
Sets of Application Form and Prospectus can be obtained (i) either personally from the Counter in the Administrative Block of the Univeristy on cash payment of Rs. 200/- per set from 10.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. and from 2.00 p.m. to 4.00 p.m. on all working days (Monday to Friday); or (ii) through post by sending crossed Bank Draft (valid for six months) for Rs. 300/- drawn in favour of Jawaharlal Nehru University payable at New Delhi alongwith a self-addressed (unstamped) envelope of the minimum size of 30 cms X 25 cms. clearly indicating the Category for which the Application Form is required on the self-addressed envelope to the Deputy registrar (admissions), Room No. 28, Administrative Block, jawaharlal Nehru university, new delhi-110067. Candidates seeking Application Form and Prospectus from Nepal are required to send a bank draft of Indian Rs.400/- or equivalent in US Dollars. Money Orders and Cheques are not accepted. Please do not send your request through private courier services
Issue of application forms from : February 2, 2009
Last date for issue of application forms :By Post: March 6, 2009
At Cash Counter: March 16, 2009
Last date for receipt of completed application forms: March 16, 2009
Examination Centers: Agartala, Ahmedabad, Aizawl, Allahabad, Amritsar, Bangalore, Bareilly, Bhubaneshwar, Calicut, Chandigarh, Chennai, Coimbatore, Dehradun, Delhi, Gangtok, Guwahati, Goa, Gorakhpur, Gwalior, Hyderabad, Imphal, Indore, Itanagar, Jaipur, Jammu, Katihar, Kohima, Kolkata, Lucknow, Madurai, Mumbai, Nagpur, Noida, Pant Nagar, Patna, Pondicherry, Pune, Raipur, Ranchi, Sambalpur, Secunderabad (A.P.), Shillong, Shimla, Silchar, Siliguri (Distt. Jalpaiguri), Srinagar, Thiruvananthapuram, Udaipur, Varanasi, Vijayawada and Visakhapatnam. In addition, the University will hold entrance examination at Kathmandu (Nepal).
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