RAMAN RESEARCH INSTITUTE Ph.D ADMISSION NOTIFICATION 2013

RAMAN RESEARCH INSTITUTE Ph.D ADMISSION NOTIFICATION 2013

RAMAN RESEARCH INSTITUTE
C.V. Raman Avenue, Sadashivanagar, Bangalore 560 080.
Phone   : (080) 2361 0122 (Ext. 301); Fax       : (080) 2361 0492
E-mail   : admissions@rri.res.in
Ph.D ADMISSION NOTIFICATION 2013
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. 16,000/-per month for the first two years and Rs. 18,000/- thereafter for the next three years, subject to satisfactory progress. Students are also provided hostel accommodation for a period of five years depending on availability or additional 30% of the stipend as House Rent Allowance in lieu of hostel accommodation. In addition, they are paid a book grant of Rs. 5,000/- per annum for four 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, Bangalore and the Physics in Biology Programme with the National Centre for Biological Sciences, Bangalore.
WHO ARE ELIGIBLE
Candidates must have a first class MSc degree in Physics or Chemistry or a first class B.E./ B.Tech degree in Engineering. Students who expect to complete their final degree in the academic year 2012-2013 may also apply. Reservations for SC/ST/OBC candidates will be as per norms.
SELECTION PROCEDURE
The selection of candidates for the PhD program is based on the performance in the interviews to be held at RRI, Bangalore around second week of June 2013. There are about 17 vacancies in physics and 1 in chemistry.
FOR PHYSICS:  candidates are selected for interview based on
(a) Their performance in the Joint Entrance Screening Test 2013 (JEST-2013). These students need not apply separately to RRI. JEST-2013 will be held on Sunday February 17, 2013 from 10.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. at several centers throughout the country.
Application forms and additional information about JEST may be obtained from the JEST website http://www.jest.org.in
(b) Students qualified in CSIR-NET for JRF or with good score in GATE or in Advanced GRE (in the relevant subject) are also considered. These students will have to apply directly to RRI.
FOR CHEMISTRY: JEST qualification is not mandatory. Selection will be based on a written test and interviews to be held at RRI around second week of June 2013. These students will have to apply directly to RRI.
Call letters for written test/ interviews will be sent to the selected students by RRI around mid-April, 2013.
HOW TO APPLY
Candidates can apply online through http://www.rri.res/phd_programme.html  link. 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 selfaddressed envelope (25 x 20 cm) to the following address:
Admissions 2013
Raman Research Institute
C.V. Raman Avenue, Sadashivanagar, Bangalore 560 080.
Phone   : (080) 2361 0122 (Ext. 301)
Fax       : (080) 2361 0492
E-mail   : admissions@rri.res.in
Areas of Research
ASTRONOMY & ASTROPHYSICS
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
CHEMISTRY
Synthesis and Study of Liquid Crystals
Nanomaterials and soft matter chemistry
Chemistry of Surfaces and Interfaces
LIGHT AND MATTER PHYSICS
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
SOFT CONDENSED MATTER
Liquid Crystals
Liquid Crystal Displays
Amphiphilic Systems
Colloids
Nanomaterials
Surface Science
Granular Materials
Experimental Biological Physics
THEORETICAL PHYSICS
Condensed Matter & Statistical Physics
Classical & Quantum Gravity
Gravitational Waves
Physics in Biology
Differential Geometry in Physics
Online submission of application starts from : January 1, 2013
Last date for requesting the printed application forms : March 15, 2013
Last date for receiving the completed application forms (both online and hardcopy submission) : March 31, 2013
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