PhD in Science and engineeringApplications are invited from scholars to a pursue Ph.D. programme in specialized areas of Physical, Life and Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) Sciences at Raja Ramanna Centre for Advanced Technology (RRCAT), Indore.

About the Centre:

Raja Ramanna Centre for Advanced Technology (RRCAT), Indore, was founded in 1984 by the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) for the pursuit of R&D in the areas of Accelerators, Lasers, and related technologies.

The Centre has excellent cryogenic facilities as well as state-of-the-art equipment for low-temperature physics measurements. A variety of laser systems, particularly high power lasers, have been built and are being used for a wide range of applications.

About the Program:

RRCAT invites students with appropriate qualifications to pursue a Ph.D. program in various specialized areas of Physical, Chemical, Life and Engineering Sciences as listed above. As per the rules of HBNI, the Ph.D. program consists of course work of one-year duration and research work leading to the Ph.D. thesis.

The Ph.D. 2019 program will commence on 1st August 2019.

Benefits:

DAE Research Fellowships will be offered to those selected for the pursuit of Ph.D. The present fellowship amount is ₹ 31,000/- per month for the first two years (as Junior Research Fellow) and ₹ 35,000/- per month for the subsequent three years (as Senior Research Fellow), subject to satisfactory yearly progress.

Eligibility:

Qualification :

  • For Physical Sciences: M.Sc. degree in Physics with a minimum of 60% overall marks, and must have qualified Joint Entrance Screening Test (JEST-2019) and/or CSIR-UGC NET (December 2017 or June/December 2018: JRF, not lecturership).
  • For Life Sciences: M.Sc. degree in Life Sciences/Biotechnology/biochemistry/ microbiology with a minimum of 60% overall marks, and must have qualified CSIR-UGC NET (December 2017 or June/ December 2018: JRF, not lecturership)/ BET-2018/ GATE (i.e., GATE-2017/ GATE-2018/ GATE-2019).
  • For Engineering Sciences: Master’s degree in Engineering/Technology or equivalent degree in Mechanica /Thermal/ Production/Mechatronics Engineering/Manufacturing/ Material Science, with First class or at least 60% marks or at least 6.5 CGPA on a 10-point scale and must have qualified GATE (i.e., GATE-2017/ GATE-2018/ GATE-2019). The candidate must have a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical/ Production/ Materials Engineering.
  • Those applicants who are completing the qualifying degree in summer of 2018 can also apply, provided they have a minimum of 60% overall marks in the completed semesters. If selected, the final degree mark sheet should be submitted by 1st November 2019.
Selection Process:

The selection of the students for the Ph.D. programme will be a two-step process:

  • Screening of the applications, followed by
  • An interview of the short-listed candidates by the Selection Committees.
How to Apply:
  • Registration will start online on 16th March 2019.
  • The last date for online submission is 18th April 2019.
Contact:

Email: rrcat_phd[at]rrcat.gov.in

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