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Invitation to pursue Ph.D Programme in specialized areas of Physics, Chemistry, and Biology at the
Raja Ramanna Centre for Advanced Technology, Indore.

Raja Ramanna Centre for Advanced Technology (RRCAT), Indore, was founded in 1984 by the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) for dedicated pursuit of R&D in the areas of Accelerators, Cryogenics, Lasers, Plasma Physics, Vacuum Technology etc. Since then, the Centre has set up two Synchrotron Radiation Sources Indus-1 & Indus-2, which are national research facilities, and many smaller accelerators for radiation processing applications. The Centre has excellent cryogenic facilities as well as state-of-the-art equipments for low temperature physics measurements. A variety of laser systems, particularly high power lasers, have been built and are being used for a wide range of applications. These include gas lasers (like Copper Vapour lasers, CO2 lasers), solid state lasers (like diode pumped solid state lasers and semiconductor lasers). Lasers are deployed for the studies in the areas like biomedical applications of lasers and laser-plasma interaction. The Centre also has long standing programme in the areas of RF-superconductivity, low-temperature physics, material science, cold atom physics, non-linear optics, opto-electronics, nano-science etc.

RRCAT is a Constituent Institute of "Homi Bhabha National Institute" (HBNI), a Deemed University, and invites students with appropriate qualifications to pursue Ph.D. programme in various specialized areas of physics, chemistry and biology, listed above. As per the rules of HBNI, the Ph.D. programme consists of course work of one year duration and research work of up to 4 years duration. The Ph.D. programme will commence in September 2009. DAE Junior Research Fellowships will be offered to those selected for the pursuit of Ph.D. programme. The fellowship amount is Rs. 12000 per month for the first two years and Rs. 14000 per month for the next three years subject to satisfactory progress.

  1. Persons having M.Sc. degree in Physics/Chemistry/Biology with minimum 60% marks and who have cleared one of the national level screening tests listed in the 'Selection Process' described below, are eligible to apply. Those applicants whose final results of M.Sc degree are awaited can also apply. In the event of selection, mark sheet of the final result would have to be submitted by November 1, 2009. Continuation in the programme will be subject to the candidate obtaining minimum 60% marks.

  2. Age limit:The candidates desirous of availing DAE fellowship should have been born on or after September 1, 1983. Age limit is relaxable by three years for OBC and by five years for SC/ST applicants.

  3. Nationality: Applicant should be an Indian citizen.

The candidates appeared earlier in RRCAT Ph.D programme interview are not eligible for appearing again.

Selection process:

Selection of the students for the Ph.D. programme will be a two-step process: (1)Screening of short-list candidates followed by (2) Interview of the short-listed candidates. Short-list of candidates shall be prepared based on applicant's score in (i) the Joint Entrance Screening Test (JEST 2009) or (ii) GATE-2008/GATE-2009.

Short-listed candidates shall be called for interview to be conducted in May & July 2009, at RRCAT, Indore-452013. Outstation applicants called for interview will be paid to and fro sleeper class train fare by shortest route or actual fare, whichever is less.

How to Apply:

Fill up two copies of the accompanying application form, fix a passport-size photo on each and, along with copies of documents mentioned in the application, mail to the following address by Registered Post A/D or by Speed Post of Indian Postal Service.

Assistant Personnel Officer,
Recruitment Section,
Raja Ramanna Centre for Advanced Technology
PO: CAT, Indore 452013

Applicants are advised to preserve the dispatch receipt for future reference. They should also write down on the top of the envelope -"Application for RRCAT-Ph.D. Programme-2009".

Last date for receiving applications at RRCAT: March 30, 2009.
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