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.
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.
- 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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