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Physical Research Laboratory - PRL Fellowship 2010

Physical Research Laboratory - PRL Fellowship 2010

Navrangpura,
Ahmedabad - 380 009.

Research Opportunities for Exceptionally Talented and Strongly Motivated Students.

PRL invites applications for Junior Research Fellowship 2010.

Applications are invited from highly motivated students to pursue doctoral research in the following areas:

Planetary Exploration, Astronomy, Astrophysics, Solar Physics, Planetary & Geosciences, Space and Atmospheric Sciences, Experimental Laser & Atomic Physic and Theoretical Physics. Further details about research and facilities available at PRL can be found on our website.

Applications should be submitted online at our website: www.prl.res.in (Opportunities -> Doctoral (Ph.D) Program) Only students from remote areas who have no access to internet may send their request for application form along with a self addressed envelope (25 cm x 17 cm) superscribed by PRL JRF 2010 (Subject) to the address given below.

Eligibility:

M.Sc. in one of the following subjects: physics, Space Sciences, Atmospheric Sciences, Chemistry (Physical, Nuclear/Analytical), Geology, Geophysics and Ocean Sciences. A minimum of 60% marks at the Bachelor's and Master's level is required for all candidates. Those appearing for Master's Degree examination in 2010 may also apply.

Age Limit:

Not more than 25 years as on 31.12.2009. This may be relaxed for exceptional candidates.

Selection Procedure:

Written test, followed by personal interview for those who qualify in the written test. These will be held at the PRL main campus at Ahmedabad. Written test may be waived for candidates with good academic record and who have qualified and in any of the following:

  1. JEST - 2010
  2. GATE (in Physics / Geophysics) 2009/2010
  3. UGC-CSIR NET in 2008/2009 in subject code-1: Chemical Sciences, or subject Code-2: Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean & Planetary Sciences, or Subject Code-5: Physical Sciences.

A photocopy of the JEST/GATE/NET result must accompany the application, If applicable, If the NET certificate is not available a copy of the admit card and a print-out of the online results with the candidate's roll number circled should be sent.

Stipend & Facilities: Rs.12,000/- per month, raised to Rs.14,000/- per month after two years, subject to satisfactory academic review: a book grant of Rs.7500/- per year; and accommodation at the nominal charge. Students may also be supported for attending conferences abroad, once during their tenure. In addition, all expenses connected with registration for Ph.D., Viva, application fees, registration fees, tuition fees, examination fees etc. are to be borne by the institute.

Short-listed candidates called for written test/interview will be paid II - class return train fare by the shortest route and perdiem as per existing PRL rules.

Requests for application form from those with no internet access should reach us on or before 15.02.2010 and completed applications, may be sent by post to: Head, Academic Services, at the following address so as to reach on or before 31.03.2010. Last date for online submission is 31.03.2010.

Physical Research Laboratory,
Navrangpura,
Ahmedabad-380 009,
Tel: 079-26314869,
Fax: (079) 26314912,
E-mail: headas@prl.res.ln.

Physical Research Laboratory - PRL Fellowship 2010

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