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Raman Research Institute
The Raman Research Institute was founded in 1948 by the Indian physicist and Nobel Laureate, Sir C V Raman, to continue his studies and basic research after he retired from the Indian Institute of Science. Sir C V Raman served as its director carrying on his personal research until his demise in 1970. It was funded personally by him and with donations from private sources.
In December 1934, the Government of Mysore gifted a plot of land in Bangalore to Professor Raman for the creation of a research institute. In the same year, the Indian Academy of Sciences was founded by Prof. Raman. Some years following the creation of the Raman Research Institute in 1948, Prof. Raman made a gift of various movable and immovable properties to the Academy for the use and benefit of the Raman Research Institute. After the Professor's demise in November 1970, the Academy created a public charitable trust: the Raman Research Institute Trust. The lands, buildings, deposits, securities, bank deposits, moneys, laboratories, instruments, and all other movable and immovable properties held by the Academy for the Raman Research Institute were transferred to the RRI Trust. The foremost function of the RRI Trust was to maintain, conduct and sustain the Raman Research Institute.
The Raman Research Institute is now an autonomous research institute engaged in research in basic sciences. In 1972, the RRI was restructured to become an aided autonomous research institute receiving funds from the Department of Science and Technology of the Government of India. A set of Regulations and Bye-Laws were framed for its administration and management. Today, the main areas of research at the Institute are Astronomy & Astrophysics, Light & Matter Physics, Soft Condensed Matter and Theoretical Physics. The research activities include work in Chemistry, Liquid Crystals, Physics in Biology, and Signal Processing, Imaging &Instrumentation.

Raman Research Institute (RRI) invites applications for admission to Ph.D. programme.

Raman Research Institute (RRI) is a premier research institution for advanced research. Applications are invited from motivated and qualified students for admission to the PhD programme 2015.
Format of the PhD programme
Research scholars undergo intensive course work during the first year. The medium of instruction is English. On successful completion of the course work and other requirements for confirmation of the candidature, they will be registered for a PhD degree with the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Students are paid a scholarship of Rs. 25,000/-per month for the first two years and Rs. 28,000/- thereafter for the next three years, subject to satisfactory progress. In addition, they are paid a book grant of Rs.5,000/- per annum for four years. Hostel accommodation, if available, or HRA in lieu of will be provided for a period of five years. RRI encourages and supports participation of students in national and international conferences.
RRI is also a participant in the Joint Astronomy Programme (JAP) with the Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru.
Who are eligible
Candidates seeking admission in Physics must have MSc degree in Physics/Mathematics with a minimum of 55% marks in aggregate or equivalent or first class B.E./B.Tech degree in Engineering. Candidates seeking admission in Chemistry/Nanotechnology or Nanoscience must have MSc degree in Chemistry with a minimum of 55% marks in aggregate. Students who expect to complete their final degree in the academic year 2014-2015 may also apply, provided they can produce their final score card at the time of admission. Reservations for SC/ST/OBC candidates will be as per norms.

Areas of Research
Cosmology and Galaxy Formation, Normal and Active Galaxies, Clusters of Galaxies, The Galaxy & the Interstellar Medium, The Intergalactic Medium, Neutron Stars,  Pulsars and X-ray Binaries, Signal Processing in Astronomy
Synthesis and Study of Liquid Crystals, Nanomaterials and Soft Matter Chemistry
Bose Einstein Condensation, Laser Cooling & Trapping of Atoms, Ultra-cold Molecules, Propagation of Light in Random Media, Quantum Optics, Nonlinear Optics, Ultrafast Phenomena, Intense Laser Field Interactions, Quantum Information and Computation, Fundamental tests of Quantum Mechanics
Liquid Crystals, Amphiphilic Systems, Colloids, Nanomaterials, Surface Science, Granular Materials, Experimental Biological Physics
Condensed Matter & Statistical Physics, Classical & Quantum Gravity, Gravitational Waves, Physics in Biology, Differential Geometry in Physics

Selection procedure
The candidates seeking admission are called for interview based on:
PHYSICS: Performance in the Joint Entrance Screening Test 2015 (JEST 2015) to be held on Sunday 15th February 2015 at several centers throughout the country. 
Performance in UGC/-CSIR-NET for JRF (Physics) or with sufficiently high score in GATE (Physics) or in subject GRE (Physics).
CHEMISTRY: The candidates are selected for interview based on their performance in written test held at RRI or UGC/-CSIR NET (Chemistry) for JRF. The final selection for all the candidates is based on the performance in the interviews to be held at RRI in the first week of June 2015. Call letters for written test/interviews will be sent around mid-April, 2015.
How to apply
All candidates need to apply for admissions at RRI. Students can apply online. ONLINE applications are preferred. For those who have difficulty in applying online, hard copy of the application forms can be requested from the admissions office, by sending a self-addressed envelope (25 x 20 cm) to the following address:

Admissions 2015
Raman Research Institute
CV Raman Avenue, Sadashivanagar
Bengaluru 560 080
Phone : (080) 2361 0122 (Ext. 135)
Fax : (080) 2361 0492
E-mail :

Online submission of application starts from : January 10, 2015
Last date for requesting the printed application forms : March 15, 2015
Last date for receiving the completed application forms
(both online and hardcopy submission) : March 31, 2015
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