Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics

DAE, Govt. of India.

 ·  Students are invited to join the Ph D programme of the Institute in Physics and Biophysical Sciences starting from 2016-17 Session.
·  The programme starts with an pre-Ph D course work of one year duration, popularly known as Post M.Sc. programme.
·  For Physics stream, the Post M.Sc. programme is divided into two streams: Theoretical Physics and Experimental Physics.  No SINP written entrance test will be conducted for Physics streams.  Please look at the selection procedure below for more details.

·  Eligibility

Masters’ degree in Physics.

Biophysical Sciences: Masters’ degree in Physics / Chemistry (with Life Science at 10+2 level) or Masters’ degrees in Life Sciences (with Chemistry and Mathematics at 10+2 level).

Students appearing in the final examinations for their Masters’ degrees during the current academic session may also apply. However, their admission will be made provisional till they successfully pass their Masters’ degrees in compliance with the cut-off requirement for SINP screening procedure (to be announced later).

· Application procedure

The eligible students can apply through on-line application only (available from early March 2016).
Details will be announced soon in this web page.

·  Selection procedure

A first screening will be done based on previous academic records of the applicants.

A further shortlist of candidates will be prepared based on the performance in nation-wide screening test as mentioned below:

For Physics (Experimental and Theoretical):

i)   Joint Entrance Screening Test (JEST)To apply online, visit   Last date: December 10, 2015

ii)  GATE in Physics

iii) CSIR/UGC NET for JRF in Physics


For Biophysical Sciences:

i)    Joint Graduate Entrance Examination for Biology and Interdisciplinary Life Sciences (JGEEBILS) conducted by NCBS-TIFR.

Nationwide test done on Dec 13, 2015.
Candidates should enter the JGEEBILS hall ticket numbers during on-line application process (form available from early March 2016)

ii)    Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics (SINP) Entrance Test for Biophysical SciencesDetails including the dates and other information will be notified soon.


iv)   GATE in Life Sciences, Biotechnology, Physics and Chemistry
The short-listed candidates for all streams will be called for the next level of selection procedure including an interview process to be held at SINP.

The short-listed candidates will be informed by e-mail and also through announcement in our web page.

The final selection of candidates will be done on the basis of their performances in all the above stages of screening and selection.

The selected candidates will be informed by e-mail and also through announcement in our web page.

· Important Information

Please note that candidates seeking admission to SINP Ph.D. programmes need to apply through the on-line application portal with hall ticket number/rank/percentile marks of national level qualification tests like JEST, JGEEBILS, NET, GATE.

Candidates seeking admission to Biophysical Sciences stream can also apply for SINP entrance test for Biophysical Sciences through the same on-line application portal.

On-line application form will be available tentatively during March-April 2016.

· Fellowships and benefits

The selected students are admitted to Post M.Sc. as Junior Research Fellow (JRF). Depending on the selection procedure and eligibility in nation-wide screening tests, there are two kinds of fellowships the students can enjoy:
i) SINP fellowships for candidates who are selected through JEST, JGEEBILLS, SINP entrance test for Biophysical Sciences, GATE:

₹25,000/- p.m. for 1st two years
₹28,000/- p.m. for subsequent years
Tenure: 4 years, extendable to 5th year subject to satisfactory performance
Contingency, HRA etc. as per rule

ii) Extramural fellowships awarded by external funding authorities of Govt of India (UGC, CSIR NET, DBT etc.) for candidates who are selected through NET:  The amount of fellowship, contingency grant, HRA etc. will be as per CSIR/UGC/DBT rules (SINP will take no financial responsibility for students selected in this scheme).

For all candidates, Limited hostel accommodation will also be available.

·   Approximate number of Intake     To be announced later

Please visit this webpage regularly for updates

For queries, contact the respective coordinators at[AT], pmsc.exptphys[AT], pmsc.theophys[AT]

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