RRCAT jobs for Ph.D. Programme in Indore. Last Date to apply: 16 Apr 2020

Ph.D. Programme
Last Date 16 Apr 2020
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Date of posting: 12 Mar 20
Invitation to pursue Ph.D. programme in specialized areas of Physical, Life and Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) Sciences at Raja Ramanna Centre for Advanced Technology, Indore

RRCAT is a Constituent Institute of the "Homi Bhabha National Institute" (HBNI),, a Deemed to be University with NAAC “A” grade. RRCAT invites students with appropriate qualifications to pursue 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 Ph.D. thesis. The Ph.D. 2020 program will commence on 1st August 2020. DAE Research Fellowships will be offered to those selected for the pursuit of Ph.D. 

The present fellowship amount is Rs. 31,000/- per month for the first two years (as Junior Research Fellow) and Rs. 35,000/- per month for the subsequent three years (as Senior Research Fellow),subject to satisfactory yearly progress.

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-2020) and/or CSIR-UGC NET (December 2018 or June/December 2019: 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 2018 or June/ December 2019: JRF, not lecturership)/ BET-2019/ GATE (i.e., GATE-2018/ GATE-2019/ GATE-2020).

For Engineering Sciences: Master’s degree in Engineering/Technology or equivalent degree in Mechanical / 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-2018/ GATE-2019/ GATE-2020). The candidate must have Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical/ Production/ Materials Engineering.

Those applicants who are completing the qualifying degree in summer of 2020 can also apply, provided they have minimum of 60% overall marks in the completed semesters. If selected, the final degree mark sheet should be submitted by 1st November 2020. Continuation in the Ph.D. programme will be subject to the candidate obtaining minimum 60% marks overall (converted to percentage as per the concerned university’s rules). 5 year integrated M.S. (of IISERs) will be treated at par with 5 year integrated M.Sc.

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.
For Physical Sciences, the screening will be done on the basis of applicant's score/ rank in JEST and/or CSIR-UGC NET.

For Life Sciences, the screening will be done on the basis of applicant's score/ rank in CSIR-UGC NET/ BET/ GATE.

For Engineering Sciences, the screening will be done on the basis of applicant's score/ rank in GATE.

The short-listed candidates in Physical Sciences shall be called for interview to be conducted tentatively during 5th - 8th May & 10th - 13th June 2020 at RRCAT, Indore. The applicant must indicate the choice of their interview date in the application form, failing which they will have to appear for interview on one of the above dates assigned by RRCAT.

The short-listed Life Sciences candidates shall be called for interview to be conducted tentatively during 8th and 9th June 2020 at RRCAT, Indore.

The short-listed Engineering Sciences candidates shall appear for written examination. The written examination will comprise objective (multiple) type questions. There will be negative marking for the written examination for incorrect answers. Candidates should come prepared to stay in Indore for the written test/interview for minimum two days. The written examination and interview will be conducted tentatively during 5th - 6th June 2020 at RRCAT, Indore.

All the outstation applicants called for interview will be paid to and fro sleeper class train fare by the shortest route or the actual fare, whichever is less. This is subject to the verification of their eligibility from the original documents before the interview. Please note that the candidates appearing for interview will have to submit proof of overall ≥ 60% marks in the completed semesters. In absence of this, the candidate will not be interviewed and the travel cost will not be reimbursed.

The candidates selected in the interviews will be asked to report at RRCAT, Guest House and Hostels Complex on 13th July 2020 for Physics and 20th July 2020 for other disciplines. Next day to the date of reporting, they will be sent for medical examination. The Physics candidates will visit all the guides of the Ph.D. vacancies offered to get a thorough idea about the Ph.D. topics offered. This process and the assignment of Ph.D. topic to each candidate will be finalized by 29th July 2020. The Life Sciences candidates may be deputed to BARC Training School, Mumbai, for their one year course work, and the Physical Sciences candidates will carry out their one year course work at BARC Training School at RRCAT, Indore, from the first week of August 2020.

Job Summary

Job Type : Full Time
Job Role : Others
Job Category : Govt Jobs,Scholarships
Hiring Process : Face to Face Interview
Who can apply : Freshers


Raja Ramanna Centre for Advanced Technology (RRCAT), was established by the Department of Atomic Energy, India to expand the activities carried out at BARC, Mumbai, in two frontline areas of science and technology namely Lasers and Accelerators. On February 19, 1984 the President of India, Gyani Zail Singh, aid the foundation stone of the centre. Construction of laboratories and houses began in May 1984.
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