Wednesday, May 20, 2015


(Indian Council of Medical Research)
Department of Health Research, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare,
Govt. of India Indira Nagar, Puducherry 605 006, INDIA.


Applications are invited in the prescribed format (downloadable from the website  for
admission to the TWO year Post-Graduate Degree Course in Public Health Entomology affiliated to the Pondicherry
University, Puducherry.

Category I: Open Competition
Candidates seeking admission under this category should have passed any one of the following examinations of any University accepted by the Academic Council of Pondicherry University, Puducherry: B.Sc, in the discipline of Zoology / Botany / Life Sciences / Medical Laboratory Technology/ Microbiology / Ecology / Environmental Science / Biochemistry, or B.V.Sc, or M.B.B.S., or B.E., / B.Tech,, degree with Biotechnology as one of the subjects. Those who are appearing for the Under Graduate final examinations / waiting for the results of the above courses can also apply. However, they need to produce evidence for the successful completion of the course fulfilling the eligibility criteria at the time of admission.

Category II: In-service (Self supporting / Sponsored)
A. Indian Nationals
In-service candidates employed either in Government or Non-Government organizations and sponsored by the employer should have passed the Degree examination in any of the disciplines indicated under Category I from a recognized University accepted by the Academic Council of Pondicherry University, Puducherry. The in-service candidates should send their application with a "No Objection Certificate" from their employer.
B. Foreign Nationals
The applicants under this category possessing qualificat on as mentioned under the Category I or the qualification for which Equivalent Certificate obtained from Association of Indian Universities, New Delhi are eligible to apply. They will be required to produce Eligibility Certificate from Pondicherry University, Puducherry, subsequently for recognition of their qualification. Applications should be routed through the employer or sponsoring/nominating authority/organization. Applicants with valid visa for the entire duration of the study, only, will be admitted.

Category I: 8 (General 50.5%, OBC 27%; SC 15% & ST 7.5%); Category IIA: 2; Category IIB: 2

Selection of the candidates under Category I will be based on their performance in the common entrance test (Objective type test of two hours duration). The common entrance test will be held only at Puducherry. Category II A: Based on personal interview and Category II B: Based on a letter of recommendation/ reference from the Employer, marks obtained in graduation and experience in the relevant fields. The list of candidates selected for admission will be published in the Institutes’ website (

Candidates selected under Category-I will be paid a sum of Rs.6,000/- per month and candidates selected under Category-IIA will be paid a sum of Rs.3,000/- per month, with the approval of the Admission Committee.

The envelope containing the application form should be superscribed as: "APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION TO M.Sc., PHE" and sent by Registered / Speed Post to: The Director, Vector Control Research Centre, Medical Complex, Indira Nagar, Puducherry 605 006. Applications from Indian Nationals should be accompanied by (i) a Demand Draft to the value of Rs.100/- (Rs.50/- in the case of SC/ST candidates) towards application fee, drawn in favour of "The Director, Vector Control Research Centre", payable at Puducherry, and (ii) a self addressed envelope stamped to the value of Rs. 39/-. Foreign nationals can pay the application fee at the time of their admission. For more details, including the fee structure, please see the prospectus. Incomplete application in any respect will be rejected and no communication in this regard will be entertained.

Please note the following important dates:
i) Last date for the submission of filled-in application
(a) Category I: 15 th June 2015; (b) Category II: 22 nd June 2015

 ii)Common Entrance Test (Category I): 12 th July 2015
iii) Date of Personal Interview (Category IIA): 13th July 2015
iv) Declaration of Results : 14th July 2015
v)Admission: 15 th to 31st July 2015
vi) Commencement of Classes : 3rd August 2015

Candidates are required to familiarize themselves with the rules and regulations of the Pondicherry University (  


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