National Entrance Screening Test (NEST 2011) is an entrance test for students those seeking admission to National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER), Bhubaneswar and University of Mumbai - Department of Atomic Energy Centre for Excellence in Basic Sciences (UM-DAE CBS), Mumbai. Both NISER and UM-DAE CBS were established by Department of Atomic Energy, Government of India. These are providing world calss training to encourage scientific manpower and carrying out cutting edge scientific research. The NEST 2011 will be conducted in 34 centers across India. Following are details of programmes, eligiblity and application procedure:
1. NISER, Bhubaneswar offers a 5 year integrated M.Sc. programme in Biological, Chemical, Mathematical and Physical sciences. There are 60 seats. Degrees at NISER, Bhubaneswar will be awarded by the Homi Bhabha National Institute (HBNI).
2. Centre for Excellence in Basic Sciences offers a 5 year integrated M.Sc. programme in Biological, Chemical, Mathematical and Physical sciences. The degrees at CBS are awarded by University of Mumbai. There are 35 seats in CBS.
Eligibility Requirements: Students with at least 60 percent marks in Class XII / Intermediate are eligible to apply. SC, ST and PD candiates need minimum 55 percent marks. Candidates who have passed the Class XII / Intermediate in 2009 or 2010 or are appearing in 2011 are eligible to apply.
Interested candidates can apply either online or offline. You can register and apply online through NEST website nestexam.in. You can also obtain application by post through sending a DD and self addressed envelope to the below mentioned address. Details of DD and application procedure available on the above website.
Address to send filled in forms/ queries: The Chief Coordinator, NEST 2011, National Institute of Science Education & Research, Institute of Physics Campus, Bhubaneswar - 751 005 . Phone: +91-9937098056.
1. Online submission of application starts: January 01- March 07, 2011
2. Last date for receiving request of application form (hard copy): February 21, 2011
3. Last date for receipt of completed applications with DD: March 07, 2011
4. Download of online admit cards: From March 20, 2011
5. Date of NEST 2011 examination : May 29, 2011 (Sunday), 2:00 - 5:00 pm
6. Announcement of NEST 2011 results: June 20, 2011