Wednesday, August 20, 2014

IUCAA-NCRA Admission Test (INAT-2014)

Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA), Pune
National Centre for Radio Astrophysics (NCRA), Pune
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR).

IUCAA-NCRA Admission Test (INAT-2014)

Applications are invited from highly motivated students for a research scholarship to do a Ph.D at the Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA), Pune or the National Centre for Radio Astrophysics (NCRA), Pune of the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR).

Applications are invited from students who expect to complete their M.Sc. or B.E./B.Tech./M.E./M.Tech. degrees by August 2014 with more than 55% marks. In addition, talented final-year B.Sc., 1st year M.Sc. and 2nd/3rd year B.E./B.Tech. students may also apply to be PRE-SELECTED for a research scholarship towards a Ph.D. at IUCAA for Physics or Astronomy and Astrophysics or at NCRA-TIFR for Astronomy and Astrophysics. Students in any branch of the B.E., B.Tech., M.E. or M.Tech. degrees, or in the Physics, Electronics, Astronomy or Applied Mathematics branches of the B.Sc. or M.Sc. degrees, are eligible to apply for INAT-2014. Students who have already completed any of the above degrees are also eligible.

Students in the final year of the B.Sc. or the first year of the M.Sc. degrees (in the above branches) may also apply for selection to NCRA's integrated Ph.D. programme. Such students would attend one year of courses (taught in collaboration with IISER-Pune) before joining the IUCAA-NCRA graduate school.

There are TWO steps in the application procedure. Candidates must first register by entering their name and e-mail address in the appropriate registration boxes available on link:
An Online ID number and a password will then be automatically sent to the candidates e-mail address; these must both be entered in order to fill out the Online Application Form. The Application Form also requires the names and e-mail addresses of two referees. When the form is submitted, e-mails will be automatically sent to the two referees requesting them to fill and submit the online Confidential Assessment Form. The candidates should inform their referees about the Confidential Assessment Form. Note that each applicant must submit his/her Application Form before the referee fills the Confidential Assessment Form.

Last date to apply online:  Monday, 22 September 2014

For details, logon to the website link:  

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