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PRL Invites Applications for Junior Research Fellowship – 2011
Applications are invited from highly motivated students to pursue doctoral research in the broad areas of Astronomy, Astrophysics, Solar Physics, Planetary Sciences, Geosciences, Space and Atmospheric Sciences, Experimental Laser and Atomic Physics and Theoretical Physics. Further details about research and facilities available at PRL can be found on the website (www.prl.res.in).
Eligibility: M.Sc. in one of the following subjects: Physics, Space Sciences, Atmospheric Sciences, Chemistry (Physical, Nuclear/Analytical), Geology, Geophysics and Ocean Sciences. A minimum of 60% marks at the Bachelor's and Master's levels are required for all candidates. Candidate must have Physics and Mathematics as the subjects at the under graduate level.
Age limit: Not more than 25 years as on 31 December 2010 (born on or after 31.12.1985).
Candidates desirous of applying are requested to visit the website: www.prl.res.in (Opportunities → Doctoral Programme) to register their applications on-line. Only students from remote areas who do not have access to internet may send their request for application form along with a self-addressed envelope.
Selection procedure: Written test, followed by personal interview for those who qualify in the written test. Written test may be waived for candidates who satisfy eligibility criteria and have qualified in any of the following: (i) JEST- 2011, (ii) GATE (in Physics/Geophysics) 2010/2011, (iii) UGC-CSIR NET-JRF in June or December 2010 in Subject Codes – 1, 2 and 5.
Stipend and facilities: Rs 16,000 per month, raised to Rs 18,000 per month after two years, subject to satisfactory academic review; a book grant of Rs 7500 per year; and accommodation and medical facility at a nominal charge. Students may also be supported for attending conferences abroad, once during their tenure. In addition, all expenses connected with registration for Ph.D., tuition fees, etc. will be borne by PRL.
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