Entrance Exams - Ph.D. Integrated M.Sc.

JEST is conducted for selecting candidates to be interviewed for admission to Ph. D. Programmes in Physics/ Theoretical Computer Science in these institutions in the country.

Applications are invited from motivated students, with consistently good academic record, for appearing in JEST leading to enrolment in a Ph. D. Programme in Physics (including various inter-disciplinary research areas in Physics)/ Theoretical Computer Science, at any of the 20 premier participating institutions.

Minimum Qualifications & Selection Procedures

For Physics: M. Sc. in Physics or M. Sc. / M. E. / M. Tech. in related disciplines.

Candidates with M. Sc. in Mathematics will also be considered at IIA.

Graduates with a B. E. or B. Tech. will also be considered at IIA, IUCAA, NCRA, JNCASR, RRI, SNBNCBS and IMSc.

At IPR candidates should have a Masters degree in Physics, Engineering Physics, Applied Physics, etc. with at least 55% aggregate.

For Theoretical Computer Science: M. Sc. / M. E. / M. Tech. in Computer Science or related disciplines, and should be interested in the mathematical aspects of computer science. B. Tech. students are also eligible as per the list below.

Special Programmes:

At HRI, candidates with a Bachelor's degree will also be considered for the Integrated M. Sc. - Ph. D. programme in Physics.

At IMSc, graduates with B. Sc. / B. E. / B. Tech. degree will also be considered for admission to the M. Sc. (by Research) programme in Theoretical Computer Science / Physics, as part of an integrated Ph. D. programme in these disciplines.

At SNBNCBS, talented graduates with B.Sc(Physics) B.E./ B.Tech. degree will be considered for the Integrated M.Sc. - Ph.D. programme.

Students who expect to complete their final examination by August 2008 are also eligible to apply.

Mere qualifying in JEST does not entitle one to get a Research Fellowship. Using the JEST results, each institute will call a limited number of candidates for its further selection procedure depending on its requirements. All candidates selected after interview will receive Research Fellowship from the respective institutes.

Participating Institutes

  • ARIES, Nainital
  • IIA, Bangalore
  • IISc, Bangalore
  • IISER PUNE, Pune
  • IUCAA, Pune
  • JNCASR, Bangalore
  • NCRA, Pune
  • PRL, Ahmedabad
  • RRI, Bangalore
  • SNBNCBS, Kolkata
  • BARC, Mumbai
  • UGC-DAE CSR, Indore
  • HRI, Allahabad
  • IGCAR, Kalpakkam
  • IMSc, Chennai
  • IOP, Bhubaneswar
  • IPR, Gandhinagar
  • RRCAT, Indore
  • SINP, Kolkata
  • VECC, Kolkata


Satyendra Nath Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences (SNBNCBS)
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Kolkata - 700 098, West Bengal
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