(Notification) Raman Research Institute - Ph.D Programme

Admission to the PhD Programme 2009

Format of the Ph.D. Programme
Research Scholars undergo intensive course work during the first year. The Medium of Instruction is English. On successful completion of the course work they will be registered For a Ph.D. degree with the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, Students are paid a scholarship of Rs. 12,000 per month For the first two years and Rs. 14,000 thereafter, subject to satisfactory progress. In addition, they are paid a book grant of Rs. 5,000 per annum for four years. Students are also provided hostel accommodation. RRI encourages and supports participation of students in national and international conferences.

RRI is also a participant in the Joint Astronomy Programme (JAP) with the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore and the Physics in Biology Programme with the National Centre For Biological Sciences, Bangalore.

Who are eligible & How to apply
Students must have a first class M.Sc. degree in Physics or Chemistry or a first class degree in Engineering. Students who expect to complete their degree in the academic year 2008-2009 may also apply.

Applicants for research in Physics are advised to appear for the Joint Entrance Screening Test 2009 (JEST 2009). JEST.2009 will be held at several centers throughout the country and is being administered by the Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre (VECC), Kolkata. Application forms and additional information may be obtained from the VECC website http://jestO9.veccal.ernet.in, or by writing to the Following address along with postage stamps of Rs.60/- affixed on a self-addressed slip of (approximate size of 20 cm x 1 5 cm), This will be used to mail the application form.

The Chairman, JEST-2009
Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre
1/AF Bidhan Nagar,
Kolkata - 700 064

Online submission of applications at : http://jest09 veccal.ernet.in starts From: November 1 5, 2008

Last date For receiving requests for printed application Forms: December 10 2008

Last date For receiving the completed applications, and for online submission:
December 31, 2008

JEST will be held on Sunday, February 15, 2009, From 10,00 am. to 1.00 p.m.

Students with outstanding performance in advanced GRE (in the relevant subject), GATE or NET examination may apply directly to RRI.

Call letters for interviews will be sent to the selected students by RRI around mid-April 2009.

Final selection will be made on the basis of the performance in the interviews to be held at RRI, Bangalore, around mid-June 2009.

For applicants For research in Chemistry and in Signal Processing, Imaging & Instrumentation, appearing in JEST is not mandatory. Selection will be based on a written test and interviews to be held at RRI around mid-June 2009. These students would have to apply directly to RRI, the application Forms (PRI 2009) may be obtained by a download From the RRI website http://www.rri.res.in, or by writing to the address below, along with a sell-addressed slip (size approximately 20 cm x 15cm).

Admissions 2009
Raman Research Institute, CV Raman
Avenue, Sadashivanagar, Bangalore 560 080
Phone: (080)2361 0122 (Ext. 301)
Fax: (080)2361 0492
Email: admissions@rri.res.in
Website: http://www.rri.res.in

Last date for receiving requests For RRI 2009 application Forms: March 31, 2009

    • Cosmology and Galaxy Formation
    • Normal and Active Galaxies
    • Clusters of Galaxies
    • The Galaxy & the Interstellar Medium
    • The Intergalactic Medium
    • Neutron Stars and Pulsars
    • Polarization and Geometric Phases

    • Synthesis and Characterization of Liquid Crystals
    • Chemistry of Surfaces and Interlaces

    • Bose Einstein Condensation
    • Laser Cooling & Trapping of Atoms
    • Ultra-cold Molecules
    • Propagation of Light in Random Media
    • Quantum Optics
    • Nonlinear Optics of Nanoinaterials
    • Ultrafast Phenomena
    • Intense Laser Field Interactions

    • Radio and X-ray Astronomy
    • Liquid Crystal Displays

    • liquid Crystals
    • Amphiphilic Systems
    • Colloids
    • Polymer Physics
    • Surface Science
    • Experimental Biological Physics

    • Condensed Matter & Statistical Physics
    • Classical & Quantum Gravity
    • Gravitational Waves
    • Physics in Biology
    • Differential Geometry in Physics

For more information visit http://www.rri.res.in