(An Autonomous Research Institute of Department of Atomic Energy, Govt. of India)
PO, Sainik School, Bhubaneswar-751005, Odisha, India.
Pre-Doctoral and Ph.D.Programme-2012
Pre-Doctoral and Ph. D. Programme – 2012
Institute of Physics, Bhubaneswar is an autonomous research institution within the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), Government of India. The research activity in the Institute centers around the areas of theoretical and experimental condensed matter physics, nuclear physics, and high energy physics. The institute has a large number of experimental facilities such as the 3 MV Pelletron accelerator (and associated beam lines for carrying out RBS/Channeling, PIXE, AMS, Implantation etc.), low energy negative ion implantation facility, HRTEM, XPS, ARUPS, XRD, X-ray reflectometry & standing waves, I-V, C-V, micro-Raman, PL, FTIR, UV-VIS Spectrophotometer, SPM (in air), MBE, ion beam induced nanopatterning facility, a large area-high precision AFM with in-built nanoindentation & nanolithography, a high-resolution SEM system, focused ion beam (FIB) system, and a surface profilometer. In the area of thin film and nanomaterials growth new facilities such as UHV e-beam evaporation system, DC/RF sputtering system with glancing angle deposition facility to grow of 3-D nanostructures, and Pulsed Laser Deposition are being created. The Institute has been actively involved in international collaborations, notable among them are experiments in ultra-relativistic heavy ion collisions at CERN, Geneva and BNL, USA.
One of the important objectives of the Institute has been to train and guide young scholars for research in physics. For this, the Institute has regular one year Pre-doctoral (post-M.Sc.) course and Doctoral research program for those who successfully complete the Pre-doctoral course. The Institute campus has hostels for the Pre-doctoral and the Doctoral scholars.
The Pre-doctoral programme is designed to train fresh M.Sc. students for conducting research activities. It is aimed at imparting a broad based training in advanced physics and research methodology. The course work is planned with the view that it should help a student not only in doctoral research, but also enable him/her to become a good physics teacher irrespective of whether or not he/she takes up doctoral research. The Pre-doctoral course runs from August to June every year. The successful candidates are awarded certificates for “Post-M.Sc. Course in Advance Physics” which has been recognized by the Utkal University, Berhampur University, and Sambalpur University as equivalent to their M.Phil degree.
On completion of the Pre-doctoral course, the students are eligible to join for research under the supervision of faculty members of the Institute, leading to the Ph.D. degree awarded by Homi Bhabha National Institute (HBNI), a deemed-to-be University within the Department of Atomic Energy.
During the Pre-doctoral and the first year of the Ph.D. programme, students are paid a fellowship of Rs. 16,000/- p.m. On satisfactory performance after the first year of the Ph.D. programme, they are placed in Senior Research Fellowship (SRF) grade and paid Rs. 18,000/- p.m. fellowship. In addition, there is a contingency grant of Rs. 20,000/- per year to meet expenses on books and for domestic travel to attend conferences and workshops. The HBNI also supports the student for participating in an International conference once during the doctoral programme. The medical facilities are available at par with the regular employees.
The Institute invites application for the Pre-doctoral programme from Indian nationals having the following qualifications:
M.Sc. in Physics with a minimum of 55% marks (in aggregate).
A valid GATE score of 95 percentile or higher,
CSIR / UGC- NET qualifiers (for research fellowship) within last one year.
Candidates who have qualified JEST-2012 with a minimum score of 35 need not send any application. They will be contacted directly by the Institute. If a candidate has scored less than 35 in JEST-2012 but satisfies any of the criteria for GATE/NET as above, he/she may also send the application.
Candidates appearing for the final semester/year of M.Sc., who have already qualified in GATE or CSIR/UGC-NET can also apply. They should submit the relevant proof before joining the pre-doctoral programme. In case of non-availability of the M.Sc. results at the time of joining, the admission will be treated as provisional.
Application in prescribed format, should be sent only by E-mail as a PDF/DOC file latest by 10th May, 2012 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
All eligible candidates, whether through JEST-2012 or through application against this advertisement, will have to appear for a short written test on the morning of 11th June, 2012. Result of the written test will be published on the same day and short-listed candidates will have to appear for a personal interview between June 11–13, 2012. Final merit list will be prepared based on the scores of both the written test and the interview.
Travel and Accommodation
Candidates called for written test/interview will be reimbursed to & fro train fare by the shortest route in sleeper class including reservation charges. Accommodation would be provided to outstation candidates on request for the stay during the test/interview.
For more details visit: http://www.iopb.res.in/predoc-admin/