National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER), Bhubaneswar, Orissa is inviting applications for admission to Ph.D. Program in Science. NISER is a reputed institute for education and research in Biological, Chemical and Physical Sciences. All the candidates should have qualified in CSIR-NET/ GATE/ JEST/ NBHM/ INSPIRE or equivalent examination valid for the present year in the relevant area of research. UGC-CSIR or any JRF qualified candidates can avail the fellowship directly from UGC or CSIR or any other organisation. Students selected for Ph.D. based on GATE/ GPAT/ JEST are eligible for financial aid (Assistantship / Scholarship) from NISER, Bhubaneswar. The Ph.D. Program is scheduled to commence from December 2011 in the following schools of basic sciences:
1. School of Biological Sciences; Eligibility: Applicants should have 60 percent marks in Masters Degree in any branch of Biology, life sciences and bioinformatics. Candidates with masters in any branch of natural or computer sciences with interest in pursuing career in biology are also eligible. Main research area of the school are Bioinformatics, Cancer Biology, Cell Biology, Plant biology, Molecular and Developmental Genetics, Molecular Microbiology and Neurogenetics.
2. School of Chemical Sciences: Candidates should have 60 percent marks in M.Sc. or its equivalent degree in Chemistry, Physics, Biochemistry, Material Science, Applied Chemistry or any one of the subject. Main research area for this School are Organic Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry and Physical Chemistry.
3. School of Physical Sciences: Applicants should have 60 percent in M.Sc or 60 percent in an equivalent degree in Engineering. For all disciplines, applicants age should not be more than 28 years on December 01, 2011.
Interested candidates can obtain application forms from the Academic Section, NISER Bhubaneswar. Those candidates intending to apply for more than one Ph.D. program should use separate application forms for each program. They should enclose appropriate enclosures for each application. There is no entrance fee for Ph.D. program. Candidates should enclose two letters of reference also. Completed application forms along with relevant documents should be sent to 'Administrative Officer-III (Academic and Student Affairs), National Institute of Science Education and Research, Institute of Physics Campus, P.O. Sainik School, Bhubaneswar – 751005 , Orissa. Phones : +91 (674) 2304000. website: http://www.niser.ac.in . Last date for the receipt of completed applications is 28th November 2011.