Friday, January 31, 2014

National Conference on Nanophotonics (NCNP – 2014)

National Conference on Nanophotonics (NCNP – 2014)

March 6-7, 2014

School of Physics, Bharathidasan University
Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu, India

 About the Conference

The use of "light" is reshaping our world. Nanophotonics, the new emerging paradigm where the technology of mastering light merges with nanoscience and nanotechnology has become an important aspect of human endeavour. The light based applications are of great importance to the society and hence a broad understanding is needed in the research and applications of the nanophotonics. The purpose of NCNP 2014 is to provide a forum to review the most important and latest developments in the field of photonics and to exchange updated research achievements and future trends in applied Physics. The meeting will also enable the participants to interact with some of the best scientists of this field and also present their work, in the form of orals and posters.

Topics to be Covered

  • Light and Matter Interaction at Nanoscale
  • Nanomaterials: Synthesis and Characterization
  • Photonic Materials: Crystal, Thin film and Nanostructure
  • Laser and Nonlinear Optics
  • Green Photonics and Solar Energy
  • Biomaterials and Biophotonics
  • Theoretical Aspects of Nanophotonics
  • High Energy Radiation and Medical Physics
  • Optoelectronics and Integrated Optics
  • Quantum Optics and Computation
The target group will be the young scientists, teachers, researchers and postgraduate students from the Universities, Colleges and other Research Institutions.

Abstract Submission

Authors are invited to submit the abstracts of original research paper for oral/poster presentations both in theoretical and experimental aspects on Nanophotonics. Abstract should not exceed 300 words in Times New Roman font with the following format. Title should be with the size of 14 pt bold. The authors and affiliation should be with the size of 12 pt italics. The content of the abstract should be in 12 pt with 1.5 pt line spacing. Abstracts and communication must be sent only through the e-mail id bduncnp@gmail.com

*for abstract template, please see Downloads
Full Paper Submission
Several funding agencies have been approached and based on the funding to be received, the selected papers will be published in a reputed journal as conference proceedings or as book volume with ISBN number. Details of full paper submission will be intimated to the selected participants at the time of the conference.

Important Dates

  • Abstract Submission -20th February , 2014
  • Notification of Acceptance -22nd February, 2014
  • Registration and Accommodation -28th February, 2014
  • Young Researcher Award Nomination -28th February, 2014.

Registration Details

The registration fees include conference materials, lunch and tea. One registered participant can present only one paper in the conference. However he/she can be a coauthor of any number of papers.

Spot registration will not be entertained and the participants are requested to send the filled in registration form along with a DD on or before 28 February, 2014.

The DD should be taken in favor of NCNP-2014, payable at the State Bank of India, Bharathidasan University Branch, Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu.


PG Students  : Rs. 400
Research Scholars : Rs. 600
Teaching Staff / Scienctists: Rs. 750



Several national funding agencies have been approached. Based on the funding, partial financial assistance will be provided to a few deserving participants. Accommodation

As Bharathidasan University is located 15 kms away from Tiruchirappalli, modest accommodation will be provided to the registered outstation participants on prior request at nominal charges. Details of accommodation, location and charges will be updated shortly.

Downloads

Abstract Template

Abstract Template

Registration Form
Registration Form
Young Researcher Award Form
Young Researcher Award Form

Contact 

Dr. T. C. Sabari Girisun
Convener - NCNP 2014
Assistant Professor
School of Physics
Bharathidasan University
Tiruchirappalli- 620 024
Phone +91 98657 83510
Email: sabari.girisun@gmail.com,  bduncnp@gmail.com

For queries

General & Abstract  : Ms. C. Babeela (+91 99525 69750)
Accommodation     :  Mr. C. Jeganathan (+91 90039 62745)
Registration             : Ms. N. Priyadharasini (+91 95663 29064).

DAE- BARC OCES/ DGFS 2014

 
BARC Training Schools provide two schemes of training to deserving candidates ambitious of pursuing a rewarding career in Nuclear Engineering and Technology. They are respectively called Orientation Course for Engineering Graduates and Science Post-Graduates (OCES) and DAE Graduate Fellowship Scheme for Engineering Graduates and Physics Post-Graduates (DGFS).

1. One-year Orientation Course for Engineering Graduates and Science Post-Graduates for the year 2014-2015 (OCES-2014) will be conducted at BARC Training Schools situated at Mumbai, Kalpakkam, Indore and Hyderabad. Table-1 lists Eligible Science Disciplines. Table-2 lists the eligible disciplines and orientation of the training program at each of the Training Schools along with the placement information on successful completion of training. A Trainee Scientific Officer (TSO) who scores a minimum of 50% aggregate marks on completion of the training program is declared to have passed the course successfully. Successful TSOs will be posted as Scientific Officers in one of the following DAE units:
  1. Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Mumbai*
  2. Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR), Kalpakkam
  3. Raja Ramanna Centre for Advanced Technology (RRCAT), Indore
  4. Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre (VECC), Kolkata
  5. Heavy Water Board (HWB), Mumbai*
  6. Nuclear Fuel Complex (NFC), Hyderabad*
  7. Board of Radiation and Isotope Technology (BRIT), Mumbai*
  8. Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL), Mumbai*
  9. Bharatiya Nabhikiya Vidyut Nigam Ltd (BHAVINI), Kalpakkam*
  10. Uranium Corporation of India Ltd (UCIL), Jaduguda*
  11. Atomic Minerals Directorate of Exploration & Research (AMD), Hyderabad*
*These units have their head office at the indicated locations. Placement can be at the Head Office or at other facilities of these units located in different parts of India.

Appointment in DAE units shall be as a 'Group A' Gazetted Officer of the Government of India except in NPCIL, UCIL AND BHAVINI which are governed by the service rules of Corporations. Allocation of a successful OCES TSO to a DAE unit is done based on performance in the OCES program. Apart from the DAE units listed above, DAE reserves the right to place a small number of TSOs to any other unit under the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) or the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB).

Performance above a specified threshold in course work at the Training School will entitle TSOs to a Post-Graduate Diploma or could earn them credits towards M.Tech/ M.Phil/ PhD Programs of the Homi Bhabha National Institute (HBNI), a Deemed to be University.

2. Two-year DAE Graduate Fellowship Scheme for Engineering Graduates and Physics Post-Graduates for the session  beginning in July/August 2014 (DGFS-2014). Under this scheme, Engineering Graduates and Physics Post-Graduates who are selected for the BARC Training School program and who also have secured admission for M.Tech/ M.ChemEngg in select institutes and specializations as listed in Table-3, are paid stipend and tuition fee to pursue a M.Tech/ M.ChemEngg degree while retaining their employment in DAE. After successful completion of one-year course work at the institute, fellows undertake project work, which is assigned by DAE and supervised jointly by a DAE and an institute guide. On successful completion of M.Tech/ M.ChemEngg, they are posted as Scientific Officers in DAE. On joining, they are required to first undertake a four-month Orientation Course (OCDF) at the BARC Training School, Mumbai. The DGFS fellows are enrolled and posted in one of the following units of DAE:

a) BARC, Mumbai b) IGCAR, Kalpakkam c) RRCAT, Indore.

Allocation of a DGFS fellow to a DAE unit is done at the beginning of the M.Tech/ M.ChemEngg program based on Selection Interview performance.

Stipend and Allowances during Training: OCES Trainee Scientific Officers as well as DGFS fellows are paid stipend of Rs.20,000 per month during the period of their training and a one-time book allowance of Rs.10,000.

Boarding and Lodging in DAE/DGFS Institute Hostel/Guest House is mandatory during training.

Selected candidates are required to execute an agreement and a Personal Indemnity Bond to serve DAE for at least three years after completion of training. Indemnity Bond is for Rs.2,50,000 for OCES trainees and Rs.5,10,000 for DGFS fellows. No third party surety is required.

Table-1: Eligible Disciplines and their Codes
Code Discipline (to be selected in online application form) Subject in the Qualifying Degree as awarded by the
University / Institute of the Candidate
GATE Paper (for screening through GATE channel)
PH Physics M. Sc. in Physics/Applied Physics
Or
B.E./B.Tech. in Engineering Physics
M.Sc. applicants must take GATE in 'Physics' whereas applicants with B.E./B.Tech. in Engineering Physics may take GATE either in 'Physics' or in 'Engineering Science'
CY Chemistry M. Sc. in Chemistry 'Chemistry'
BS Bioscience M. Sc. in Agriculture, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Biotechnology, Genetics, Botany, Zoology, Plant Science, Plant Breeding, Plant Pathology, Entomology, Food Technology, Animal Science, Life Sciences and Biosciences Or B.E./B.Tech./B.Sc.(Tech.) in Food Technology 'Life Sciences' or 'Biotechnology'
GE Geology
M. Sc. or equivalent M. Tech. in Geology / Applied Geology / Applied Geochemistry
'Geology & Geophysics'
GP Geophysics
M. Sc. in Geophysics / Applied Geophysics
'Geology & Geophysics'
Table-2: Training Schools, Eligible Disciplines, Orientation of Training and Probable placements
Training School Disciplines (refer Table-1) Orientation of Training Probable Placement after Training
BARC, Mumbai (Since 1957) PH, CY, BS & RSE* -Engineering design, development, operation and maintenance of nuclear reactors. - Research in frontier areas of Basic and Engineering Sciences. Mainly in BARC
IGCAR, Kalpakkam (Since 2006) PH#, CY## -R&D and Engineering related to Fast Breeder Reactor programme
- Research in frontier areas of Basic and Engineering Sciences.
Mainly in IGCAR
RRCAT, Indore (Since 2000) PH R&D in Engineering and Science related to lasers, accelerators, plasma physics, cryogenics and superconductivity. Mainly in RRCAT
AMD, Hyderabad (Since 2010) GE & GP Exploration Techniques for Uranium and other Atomic Minerals and related R&D activities Mainly in AMD
*RSE(Radiological Safety Engineering)is not a separate discipline but an additional Training Scheme option at the BARC Training School, Mumbai for applicants in PH (Physics) and CY (Chemistry) who meet the pertinent Eligibility criteria.

# PH (Physics) applicants selected for  the BARC Training School at IGCAR will be allotted either Material Science or Reactor Physics as their Training Scheme.

##CY (Chemistry) applicants selected for the BARC Training School at IGCAR will be allotted Nuclear Fuel Cycle Chemistry as their Training discipline.
Table-3: M.Tech./M.Chem.Engg. Specializations and Admissible Pre- M.Tech./M.Chem.Engg. Degree-Disciplines for DGFS
Relevant M.Tech./M.Chem.Engg. Program or Name of Dept/ Centre at the M.Tech./ M.Chem.Engg. Institute Pre-M.Tech./M.Chem.Engg. Degree (Disciplines) Institutes**
Mechanical Engineering BE (Mechanical) All but ICT
Cryogenic BE (Mechanical) Kh
Chemical Engineering BE (Chemical) All but Rkl
Applied Mechanics BE (Civil/ Mechanical) M
Civil Engineering BE (Civil) All but Rkl, ICT
Earthquake Engineering BE (Civil) K, R
Nuclear Hydrology BE (Civil/ Chemical) R
Metallurgical Engineering, Materials Science/ Engineering BE (Metallurgy/ Chemical) All but G, ICT
Electrical Engineering BE (Electrical/ Electronics) All but G, ICT
Reliability Engineering, Systems & Control Engineering, Energy Systems BE (Mechanical/ Electrical/ Chemical) B, D, Kh, R
Power/ Communication/ Control Engg, Integrated Electronics & Circuits BE (Electrical/ Electronics) D, G, R
Instrumentation BE (Electrical/ Electronics/ Instrumentation) Kh, M, R
Computer Science, Engineering & Technology BE (Computer/ Electrical/ Electronics) All but Rkl, Var, ICT
Applied Optics, Lasers & Optoelectronics BE (Electronics) M.Sc. (Phy/ App Phy) D
Nuclear Engineering & Technology BE (Mechanical/ Chemical/ Electrical/ Electronics) K
Solid State Materials/ Electronic Materials BE (Electrical/ Electronics) M.Sc. (Phy/ App Phy) D, R
Electronics Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering BE (Electrical/Electronics) Rkl & Var
** Institutes where specified M.Tech./ M.Chem.Engg. courses are offered under this scheme: B = IIT Bombay; D = IIT Delhi; G=IIT Guwahati; K = IIT Kanpur; Kh = IIT Kharagpur; M = IIT Madras; R = IIT Roorkee; Rkl = NIT Rourkela; Var = IIT-(BHU)- Varanasi; ICT = Institute of Chemical Technology, ICT, Mumbai.  Number of DGFS Fellows selected in each approved M.Tech. / M.Chem.Engg. Specialization at the Institutes under the DGFS scheme will depend upon the requirements of DAE.

Eligibility Criteria 

 A. Qualifying Degrees and Other Academic Requirements for OCES/DGFS-2014
Candidates with a minimum of 60%* aggregate marks in the qualifying degree in any of the science disciplines mentioned in Table-1 , may apply. M. Sc. applicants, other than those with a 5-yr. integrated M. Sc, must have a minimum of 60%* aggregate marksat B.Sc. as well. Those wishing to be screened in on the basis of GATE must have a valid GATE Score in one of the eligible GATE disciplines, corresponding to the qualifying degree discipline of the applicant. Valid GATE score means score of GATE-2013 valid for GATE-2014/GATE-2015 or GATE-2014. Those having M Sc (by research) or PhD are not eligible.

*A minimum of 60% marks means the marks as per the ordinance of the respective university.

I. PH (Physics): M.Sc. applicants should have Physics and Mathematics up to B.Sc. or at subsidiary and / or ancillary level in case of five year integrated M.Sc. Physics postgraduate applicants opting to be considered on the basis of a GATE Score should have a valid GATE-2013 or GATE-2014 Score in 'Physics'. Applicants having B.E. / B.Tech. (Engineering Physics) as qualifying degree can apply on the basis of a valid GATE-2013 or GATE-2014 Score either in 'Physics' or in 'Engineering Science'.

II. CY (Chemistry): M.Sc. in Chemistry with Physics up to B.Sc. or at subsidiary and / or ancillary level in case of five year integrated M.Sc. and Mathematics up to Std. XII, with minimum of 60%* aggregate marks in M.Sc. as well as in B.Sc. Applicants opting to be considered on the basis of a GATE Score should have a valid GATE-2013 or GATE-2014 Score in 'Chemistry'.

III. BS (Bioscience): M.Sc. in Agriculture, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Biotechnology, Genetics, Botany, Zoology, Plant Science, Plant Breeding, Plant Pathology, Entomology, Food Technology, Animal Science, Life Sciences and Biosciences with a minimum of 60%* aggregate marks in M.Sc. as well as in B.Sc.; or B.E. / B.Tech. / B.Sc. (Tech) only in Food Technology with minimum of 60%* aggregate marks. M.Sc. applicants should have Physics or Chemistry or Biochemistry or Agriculture Chemistry at the B.Sc. stage or at subsidiary and / or ancillary level in case of five year integrated M.Sc. Applicants opting to be considered on the basis of a GATE Score should have a valid GATE-2013 or GATE-2014 Score in 'Life Sciences' or in 'Biotechnology'. Those having M.Sc. with specialisation in subjects like Fisheries, Horticulture, Forestry, Agronomy, Animal Husbandry, Marine Biology and Home Science etc and B.E. / B.Tech. / M.Tech. in Biotechnology / Genetic Engineering are not eligible.

IV. RSE (Radiological Safety Engineering): This is not an additional discipline but simply an additional option of Training Scheme at the BARC Training School Mumbai for M.Sc. applicants in PH (Physics) or CY (Chemistry). M.Sc. in Physics or Chemistry with Physics and Chemistry up to B.Sc. or at subsidiary and / or ancillary level in case of integrated M.Sc., and Mathematics up to Std. XII, with minimum of 60%* aggregate marks in M. Sc. as well as in B. Sc.. Those having M.Sc. in Environmental Science are not eligible.

V. GE(Geology): M.Sc. or equivalent M.Tech. in Geology / Applied Geology / Applied Geochemistry with Geology at B. Sc. and at least two subjects out of Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry up to B.Sc. or at subsidiary and / or ancillary level in case of five year integrated M.Sc., with minimum of 60%* aggregate marks in M.Sc. / M.Tech. as well as in B.Sc. Eligible candidates must have passed Mathematics in Std. XII. All applicants opting to be considered on the basis of a GATE Score should have a valid GATE-2013 or GATE-2014 Score in 'Geology and Geophysics'.

VI. GP(Geophysics) : M.Sc. in Geophysics / Applied Geophysics with Mathematics up to B.Sc. or at subsidiary and / or ancillary level in case of five year integrated M.Sc., with a minimum of 60%* aggregate marks in M.Sc. as well as in B.Sc. Applicants opting to be considered on the basis of a GATE Score should have a valid GATE-2013 or GATE-2014 Score in 'Geology and Geophysics'.

B. Additional Criteria for Admission to DGFS
Physics post-graduates who meet the above eligibility criteria are eligible to apply for DGFS provided they secure admission for M.Tech starting in the academic year 2014 in select Institutes and in select specializations listed in Table-3. Confirmation of M.Tech admission should be communicated by July 4, 2014, failing which offer of DGFS will be withdrawn retaining the candidate’s options for OCES schemes if any.

DGFS is offered only to the most meritorious candidates as per Selection Interview performance.

C.Age Limit (Age as on August 1, 2014)
a) General Category - 26 years,
b) OBC-29 years,
c) SC/ST–31 years,
d) Dependents of those who died in the riots of 1984 (Dep1984) -31 years,
e) Persons domiciled in Kashmir Division of Jammu & Kashmir State from 01/01/1980 to 31/12/1989 (Dom Kashmir) –31 years,
f) Dependents of Defense Personnel Killed in Action (DODPKIA) – 26 years.
Physically Challenged persons of all categories are eligible for age relaxation of 10 years.

D. Nationality:
Applicant must be a citizen of India.

E. Applicants working in Central/ State Government Units/ PSUs/ Aided Institutions:
Applicants working in Central/ State Government Units/ PSUs/ Aided Institutions may apply with due permission from their respective competent authorities. Such candidates if called for interview are required to submit No Objection Certificate at the time of interview.

Candidates, whose final results are awaited and / or are appearing for GATE in 2014, but are otherwise eligible, can also apply. If selected, the mark-sheet of final result should be submitted by November 30, 2014 in case of OCES and as per the requirement of the concerned Institutes in case of DGFS.

Important Dates

Launching of Online Application Portal for OCES/DGFS-2014 15th January, 2014
Last date for Online Application 14th February, 2014
Last date for candidates to upload their GATE score 28th March, 2014
Online Test 19th - 24th March, 2014
Display of List of candidates short-listed for Interview 2nd week of April, 2014
Availability based option to select Interview Slot for qualified candidates 2nd week of April, 2014
Selection Interviews 19th May - 19th June, 2014
Display of List of Candidates finally selected for OCES-2014 on Online Portal 26th June, 2014
Last Date for Selected OCES-2014 Candidates desirous of DGFS to give details of M.Tech/ M.Chem.Engg. admission in a DGFS institute 4th July, 2014
Declaration of List of Persons Selected for DGFS-2014 2nd week of July, 2014
Note :
The dates will be announced shortly. Candidates are advised to check this website periodically for more information on dates.

Candidates must carry a hardcopy of the admit card and other documents (as mentioned on the admit card) while reporting for the examination.

How To Apply?

ONLY ONLINE APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED.
  1. Candidates have to fill up the online Application form provided on this website.
  2. A new candidate needs to register through ‘Apply Online’ link by providing essential information like name, mother’s name, date of birth,
    e-mail id and a preferred login id. It may be noted that the details provided at this stage cannot be modified later on, and hence the candidates are advised to be careful in entering the details.
  3. Upon successful registration, an automatically generated password will be communicated to the candidate’s e-mail id.
  4. The candidate may subsequently log in multiple times through ‘Candidate's login’ link to fill in the online application form.
  5. While filling the form, the candidates are required to upload their recent passport sized photograph (3.5x4.5cm) in JPG format (of size not more than 50 kb) and a scanned copy of their signature (2x4.5cm, in JPG format with size not exceeding 20 kb).
  6. After filling in all the required details, the candidates who are required to pay the application fee should download the three fold challan from the website and make the payment of Application Processing Fee in any branch of the State Bank of India. After making the payment and getting the UNIQUE TRANSACTION NUMBER, the candidate has to enter the said number as response to the relevant query in the online application form.
  7. Finally the candidate needs to submit the filled form by clicking the ‘Final Submission’ button. Please note that no modifications/alterations would be permitted in the application form after final submission, hence the candidates are advised to verify the correctness and adequacy of the information filled by them before the final submission.
  8. A unique Registration Number will be generated for every candidate, which can be used for all future correspondence.
  9. The candidates who wish to apply for screening on the basis of GATE score are required to fill in their GATE details after publishing of the GATE results. They may register and fill in the remaining details prior to the publishing of GATE results, however, they are advised to do the final submission before the last date of online application.
  10. Application Fee:
    A non-refundable application-processing fee of Rs.250 (Rupees Two Hundred and Fifty Only) is chargeable from the applicants in General and OBC categories. Women candidates (all categories) and the candidates belonging to SC/ST and Dependents of Defense Personnel Killed in Action (DODPKIA) and physically challenged candidates are exempted from payment of application fee.

    Note: Candidates need not send any documents such as proof of age, proof of category, application fee payment etc or hard copy application now.


  11. In addition, candidates not exempted from payment of application fees may note the following:
    1. Only those applications for which the application fee receipt is confirmed from the bank, will be processed further. The status of receipt of application fee will be displayed on the website.
    2. Those candidates who have qualified for the interview must produce original bank challan at the time of Selection Interview.
For more info visit: http://barconlineexam.in

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Introductory Summer School in Astronomy and Astrophysics @ IUCAA, PUNE

The Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics, 

Pune, India 

The summer school for students will be held for five weeks during May-June of every even-numbered year. It is designed to introduce students to the exciting fields of astronomy and astrophysics (A+A). No previous knowledge of A+A is necessary, though familiarity with the basic principles of mathematics and physics is required.

We expect to have about 35 students in the programme. The school will consist of lectures covering the fundamentals of A+A as well as recent developments in the field. In addition, participants will take part in individual projects under suitable guidance. The lecturers for the school will be drawn from the leading A+A centres in India. There is a possibility for a few motivated students to spend an additional week at IUCAA after the school.

Students completing their first year of MSc or third year of BTech may apply. Exceptionally bright and motivated students completing their BSc in physics may also apply.

Please click here to apply online.

The last date for applying is February 15, 2014. The selected candidates will be informed by the first week of March 2014 for the programme to be held during May 5 - Jun 6, 2014.

Selected candidates will be informed by the third week of February. They will be provided with travel, boarding and lodging for the duration of the school.

Note: The summer school is conducted only in even-numbered years. In 2014 it will be held during May 5 - June 6.
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For questions, send email to Mr. Santosh Khadilkar at aocp followed by @iucaa.ernet.in



For more info : http://www.iucaa.ernet.in/Stu-Prog-ISSIA.html

Vacation Students' Programme @ IUCAA

The Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics, 

Pune, India 

IUCAA invites applications for the annual Vacation Students' Programme (VSP). Students selected under the VSP will spend seven weeks at IUCAA working on specific research projects under the supervision of IUCAA faculty. The programme will conclude with seminar presentations of the projects by the participants, a written test and interview. Those who perform well will be pre-selected to join IUCAA as research scholars to do a PhD after the completion of their degree and other requirements.

Students who will enter the final year of M.Sc. (physics / applied mathematics / astronomy / electronics) / B.Tech. / B.E. courses in the academic year 2014-2015 are eligible to apply. Exceptionally bright students with academically proven track record of third year B.Sc. (physics / electronics) or second year B.Tech. / B.E. or students of integrated MSc - PhD courses (during the first two years) may also apply.

Please click here to apply online.

The last date for applying is February 15, 2014. The selected candidates will be informed by the first week of March 2014 for the programme to be held during May - July 2014.

For questions, send email to Mr. Santosh Khadilkar at aocp followed by @iucaa.ernet.in
The participants will be paid a stipend of Rs.10,000/- and provided with free lodging on the IUCAA campus during the programme. They will also be paid second-class (non-A/C) return railway fare between the place of their residence or education and Pune.


For more info : http://www.iucaa.ernet.in/Stu-Prog-VSP.html

PhD Programme 2014 @ Raman Research Institute

Raman Research Institute (RRI) is a premier research institution for advanced research. Applications are invited from motivated and qualified students for admission to the PhD programme 2014.


Poster of the PhD Programme 2014

Click here to apply ONLINE





Important dates :

  • Online submission of application starts from : January 15, 2014
  • Last date for requesting the printed application forms : March 15, 2014
  • Last date for receiving the completed application forms : March 31, 2014

 For more info visit  http://www.rri.res.in/phd_programme.html

INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON ELECTRONIC MATERIALS TECHNOLOGY (MARCH 13 -15, 2014)

INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON ELECTRONIC MATERIALS TECHNOLOGY
(MARCH 13 -15, 2014)
 The workshop is open to researchers working in Universities, Colleges and R&D organizations. Interested participants need to send a brief bio-data and write up of their research work for considering their application. Applications will be restricted to maximum of 100 participants only. Applicants are encouraged to apply with necessary fee as early as possible.
 


LAST DATE FOR APPLICATION : 17 February 2014.
For more info: http://www.annauniv.edu/pdf/WORKSHOP%20POSTER%20CGC.pdf

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Admissions 2014-2015 @ South Asian University



South Asian University

Last date of Application : March 3, 2014

South Asian University (SAU) is an international university established by the governments of the eight member nations of South Asian Association for Regional Co-operation (SAARC) viz. Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. SAU started its operations from the academic year 2010. The university, established with an aim to evolve a South Asian consciousness, now offers Master and M.Phil./Ph.D. level programmes in Development Economics, Computer Science, Biotechnology, Applied Mathematics, Sociology, International Relations and Law. SAU attracts students from all member nations and its degrees are recognized by all the eight SAARC countries.

The university is currently functioning from its Akbar Bhawan campus in Chanakyapuri, New Delhi. It will eventually move to its 100 acre campus in Maidan Garhi, South Delhi which is expected to be ready by the year 2016.

Admission to Master level programmes

The following Master level programmes are available at SAU. The figures in brackets show the number of seats available in each programme.

Details about the faculty, admission procedure and the format of entrance tests can be seen by clicking on appropriate links below:

Eligibility criteria for admission to Master level programmes:

  • For admission to the Master level programmes in SAU, a minimum of 15 years of education under 10+2+3 (i.e., 12 years schooling and 3 years Bachelor’s degree) pattern is needed. Applicants who have completed 4 years of Bachelor degree after 10+2 (12 years of schooling) are also eligible though, the Master-level programme will be of two years’ duration for them. Applicants who have obtained Bachelor’s degree in less than 15 years (e.g., under 10+2+2 pattern) will not be eligible for admission to SAU’s Master level programmes. However, students who have completed two years Bachelor degree and thereafter have also completed one year of M.A./M.Sc., can apply for admission to a Master level course at SAU subject to their fulfilling other prescribed eligibility conditions including percentage of marks which will be average of marks obtained in Bachelor degree and 1st year of M.A./M.Sc. course.
  • For admission to the LL.M. Programme of study in SAU, a minimum of 17 years of education (12 years of schooling + 5 years Integrated B.A./LL.B. degree with prescribed percentage of 50% marks) is the minimum prescribed eligibility. Candidates who have completed 12 years of schooling + 3 year Bachelors’ degree + 3 year LL.B. degree or 12 years' schooling and 4 years’ LL.B. degree with prescribed percentage of 50% marks are also eligible.
  • For admission to M.A. (Development Economics), M.A. (Sociology) and M.A. (International Relations) programmes of study, the minimum prescribed eligibility percentage in Bachelor’s degree, is 50%. For LL.M., the minimum prescribed eligibility percentage in LL.B. degree is 50%.
  • For M.Sc. (Applied Mathematics), M.Sc. (Biotechnology) and M.Sc. (Computer Science) programmes of study, the minimum eligibility percentage in Bachelor’s degree is 55%.
  • Applicants who have not yet completed the Bachelor’s degree, and shall be appearing for their last year / semester exam for Bachelor’s degree, may also apply for admission to Master degree programmes and appear in the entrance examination provisionally. If qualified in the admission test, their admission will be confirmed only if they fulfill the minimum eligibility criteria of aggregate percentage of marks in Bachelor’s degree. Please note such candidates are given a provisional chance in anticipation of their qualifying degree examination with prescribed percentage of marks/grades and they will not have any claim to admission.
  • All students who are offered admission will be required to produce original copies of their final results including mark sheet/grade sheet of their qualifying degree examination at the time of admission. Master level students in all programs of SAU shall be full-time students and shall not be permitted to take full or part-time jobs.

Admission to M.Phil. / Ph.D. programmes

The following M.Phil./Ph.D. programmes are available at SAU. The figures in brackets show the number of seats available in each programme.

Details about the faculty, admission procedure and the format of entrance tests can be seen by clicking on appropriate links below:

Eligibility criteria for admission to M.Phil./Ph.D. programmes

  • For admission to M.Phil./Ph.D. level Programmes of study in SAU, a minimum 17 years of education (12 years of schooling + 3 year Bachelor’s degree + 2 year Master’s degree with prescribed percentage of marks as indicated below) is the minimum prescribed eligibility.
  • For M.Phil./Ph.D. (Legal Studies) those who have done LL.B. followed by a one-year LL.M. degree with the prescribed 50% marks are also eligible.
  • For admission to M.Phil./Ph.D. programmes in Economics, Sociology, International Relations, and Legal Studies, the minimum prescribed eligibility percentage in Master’s degree is 50%; and for M.Phil./Ph.D. programmes in Applied Mathematics, Biotechnology and Computer Science, the minimum prescribed eligibility percentage in Master’s degree is 55%.
  • Applicants who have not completed their Master’s degree and shall be appearing for their last year/semester exam for Master’s degree may also apply for admission to M.Phil./Ph.D. Programmes and appear in the Entrance Examination. If selected, their admission will be subject to their fulfilling the minimum eligibility criteria of aggregate percentage of marks in Master’s degree.

 

M.Phil./Ph.D. Programme:

  • The assigned pre-M.Phil./Ph.D. course work will be spread over the first two semesters and will carry 16 credits including credits for course work (14 credits), seminar and term papers (1 credit each). Distribution of the credits between the first two semesters will be decided by individual Departments / Faculties. Beyond this minimum requirement, some Faculties and Departments might have a slightly higher credit requirement depending on specific needs. It is advised that candidates carefully look through Faculty and Department-specific requirement online.
  • At the end of first year students with CGPA less than 5.5 will be deemed to have failed and shall leave the university. There is no provision for a repeat test for improving the grades in any pre-M.Phil./PhD course.
  • Students with CGPA (Cumulative Grade Point Average) of 6.5 and above will be offered direct confirmation to Ph.D. programme. Candidates with CGPA between 5.5 to less than 6.5 can go to M.Phil. programme and carry out a one-year thesis work (8 Credits). After completion of M.Phil., students with total M.Phil. CGPA of 6.5 or more will be allowed to register for PhD programme. Candidates with M.Phil. CGPA less than 6.5 will leave the university with an M.Phil. degree.

Duration:

Total duration for M.Phil.: 2 years including first year of course work (16 credits) and one year of thesis work (8 credits).
Minimum residency requirement for Ph.D.: 2 years after confirmation (3 years including one year of pre-PhD course work). Students pursuing M.Phil./Ph.D. degree at SAU will be full-time students and will not be permitted to take full or part-time jobs.

Candidates with Fellowship support

Up to 30% of M.Phil./Ph.D. seats in each programme may be filled by candidates who have already cleared National Competitive examinations (like UGC / CSIR / ICMR / DBT etc., or equivalent programmes in other SAARC countries) and have secured a Fellowship support for the duration of the M.Phil./Ph.D. programme at SAU.

 Deadline for receiving Application Forms: 3 March 2014

Application Fee and Date and Centres of Entrance Test

An Entrance Test will be conducted simultaneously throughout the SAARC Region on April 6, 2014. Application fee for appearing in the entrance test is US $ 10 or Indian Rupees 600/-. Applicants, who can pay the application fee by credit/debit cards or Net Banking, have the option to apply online. For other applicants, there is an option to download the application form, fill it and mail it to SAU along with a bank-draft for US $10 or Indian Rupees 600/- drawn in favor of "South Asian University" payable at New Delhi.

Venues of Entrance Test:

The venues where the entrance test will be conducted on April 6, 2014 in main cities of all SAARC countries are: Kabul (Afghanistan), Chittagong and Dhaka (Bangladesh), Thimphu (Bhutan), Male (Maldives), Kathmandu (Nepal), Karachi and Lahore (Pakistan), Colombo (Sri Lanka) and (India): Bangalore, Chandigarh, Chennai, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, New Delhi, Patna (Khagol) and Thiruvananthapuram. Admit Cards will be sent to the applicants by email for taking the Entrance Test. Please fill the center of your choice in the application form.

On Sunday, 6 April 2014, the entrance tests will be held in two shifts as shown below:
Morning Session
M.A. (Development Economics)
M.A. (Sociology)
M.Sc. (Biotechnology)
M.Sc. (Applied Mathematics)
M.Phil./Ph.D. (Economics)
M.Phil./Ph.D. (Sociology)
M.Phil./Ph.D. (Biotechnology)
M.Phil./Ph.D. (Applied Mathematics)
Afternoon Session:
M.A. (International Relations)
M. Sc. (Computer Sciences
LL.M.
M.Phil/Ph.D. (International Relations)
M.Phil./Ph.D. (Computer Science)
M.Phil./Ph.D. (Legal Studies)

Country-Wise Quota of Seats

  • Not more than 50% seats for Indian applicants in any master level programme;
  • 4% seats for applicants from each of the following five countries: Afghanistan, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal and Sri Lanka;
  • 10% seats for applicants each from: Pakistan and Bangladesh;
  • 10% seats will be kept for applicants from outside the SAARC region;
  • Merit lists will be prepared country-wise and the competition will only be amongst candidates within each country; and
  • Seats left unfilled for any country may be filled by students from other countries as per SAU rules.

For M.Phil./Ph.D. admissions, available seats in each programme will be divided as follows: Fifty percent seats will be for Indian students and the other 50% seats for all other seven SAARC countries together. Two merit lists will be prepared, one for Indian applicants and the other combined merit list for the remaining SAARC countries. In view of the small number of available seats in each programme, seat reservation will not be available for individual countries. Up to 30% of the M.Phil./Ph.D. seats in each subject may be filled by candidates from the South Asian region who have already secured through a National Competitive examination, a Research Fellowship for the duration of their M.Phil. / Ph.D. programme.

 

Tuition and other Fee

Tuition fee at SAU is highly subsidized. The fee structure payable by students is as under:
Fee SAARC Students Non-SAARC Students
Tuition Fee
  • US$ 440 per semester (US$ 880 per year) for day scholars, payable in July & January
  • US$ 500 per semester (US$ 1000 per year) for boarders, payable in July & January
  • US$ 4500 per semester (US$ 9000 per year) for day scholars, payable in July & January
  • US$ 5100 per semester (US$ 10200 per year) for boarders, payable in July & January
Admission Fee (Non-Refundable) US$ 100 (payable only once at the time of entering SAU) US$ 100 (payable only once at the time of entering SAU)
Security Deposit
(Refundable)*
US$ 100 US$ 100
Students' Aid Fund INR50 per semester INR50 per semester
*Security deposit will not be refunded in case a student leaves the university mid-way without completing the course.

 

Hostels and Medical Facilities

Hostel Facilities: Hostel accommodation (on sharing basis) is provided only to those students who come from outside Delhi. Hostel accommodation is NOT provided for spouse/children or other family members of the admitted students. All students staying in hostel will have to strictly adhere to hostel rules. Hostel Fee will be US $ 60 per academic semester for students from SAARC region. Overstaying in hostel will not be allowed after the completion of the course.
Mess charges shall be extra and are likely to be in the range of US$ 50 to 75 per month.
Medical Facilities: All admitted students are covered under Medical Group Insurance Scheme up to INR 1,50,000 for which full premiums are paid by the University. In addition, the University has its own Health Centre where limited OPD facilities are provided to all students. Expenses incurred by students on purchase of medicines (prescribed by the University doctors) are reimbursed to them as per SAU rules.

 

Scholarships and Financial Support

Following types of Scholarships / Financial Aid are available to students admitted to SAU:
  • President's Scholarship (For M.A./M.Sc. and LL.M. students only) : Any candidate who secures first position in his/her country's merit list drawn on the basis of candidates' performance in the entrance test, in any academic program, is straight away offered, along with admission letter, full scholarship, called President's Scholarship, provided he/she falls within top 10 percentile of the combined all country merit list of that academic program. The President's Scholarship will grant full tuition,hostel fee waiver and a living allowance of INR 7000 per month. The President’s scholarship is not granted to subsequent position holders if the first position holder does not join SAU.
  • SAARC India Silver Jubilee Scholarships for Masters and M.Phil./Ph.D. Programmes: SAARC-India Silver Jubilee Scholarships instituted by Government of India are offered for Masters and Doctoral level studies to the deserving and needy students coming from Least Developed Countries (LDCs) of the region i.e., Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, and Nepal. This Scholarship includes full Tuition Fee waiver + Hostel Fee waiver + living allowance ofINR 7000 per month (Master level programmes) or INR12,000 per month (M.Phil./Ph.D. programmes). Applications are invited from the students from LDC countries after they are admitted to SAU and scholarships are distributed according to the recommendation of a High Powered Committee of SAU faculty members that interviews all applicants. If the number of applicants is more than the number of available Silver Jubilee scholarships, the left-out students may support themselves or apply for partial financial aid as described below. Students from India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka are not eligible for the Silver Jubilee Scholarship.
  • Financial Aid from SAU for Masters and Doctoral Programmes: A liberal financial aid is available for students who come from economically weak families and do not have means to support their study at SAU. Applications for financial aid are invited from the students soon after they join their chosen course. Students applying for financial aid are called for a personal interview before a High Power Committee of SAU teachers. The extent of scholarship/financial support to be granted to each student will be decided by the Committee, taking a composite view of the family income of the student and other relevant factors. The Committee may decide not to give any financial support or provide financial assistance ranging from INR 3000 to INR 10,000 per month. The decision of the Committee shall be final and no requests for a review of the decision will be entertained.
  • Applying for Silver Jubilee Scholarship and Financial Aid: Application form for the Silver Jubilee scholarships and financial aid may be downloaded here. Students who are offered admission to SAU and who intend to apply for scholarship / financial aid from SAU should fill this application form and bring it with them along with the required supporting documents. The application form and supporting documents must be submitted to the Deputy Registrar (Admissions & Examinations) at the time of admission.
  • Duration of Scholarships / financial aid: To begin with, any scholarship or financial aid is granted for one year. Scholarships / financial aid are extended for the subsequent year(s) subject to satisfactory academic performance, maintenance of hostel / university discipline and good conduct to be reviewed at the end of first year. Poor academic performance may result in down-gradation of the scholarships / financial aid to a lower level. All recipients of scholarships and financial aid must therefore be regular in attending classes and make full efforts in sustaining and improving their academic performance. First year scholarships and financial aid will cover the summer vacation period at the end of first year. In the second year of all master level programmes, the scholarships and financial aid would cease at the end of the academic session i.e. end of May (of the passing out year) and will not cover the summer vacation period at the end of second year.
  • M.Phil. / Ph.D. fellowships from external agencies: M.Phil./Ph.D. students who have qualified for JRF support from agencies like the Indian UGC / CSIR / DBT and ICMR, may avail of the fellowship at SAU as per the terms and conditions of the granting agencies.
While the SAU has a liberal policy for giving Financial Aid to students from economically weaker families, it is not guaranteed that all applicants would necessarily receive some scholarship or financial aid. It is possible that students from relatively well-off families may not receive any aid from the University. Students must be prepared to meet the deficit from their own sources.

STUDENT VISA : The Govt. of India has instituted a special category Visa called "SAU VISA" which is issued to overseas students who will be coming to India to pursue studies at South Asian University. All selected students will be issued Admission Letter. Upon receipt of Admission Letter, students will be required to approach Indian Embassy/High Commission in their respective countries and apply for SAU (Student) Visa. Students belonging to Bhutan and Nepal do not require VISA.

For more info: http://sau.ac.in

Awardees (Republic Day, 2014)

Awards & Recipients

Awards & Recipients Soldiers, who have performed outstanding deeds of bravery and selfless sacrifice, are awarded the bravery medals, Param Vir Chakra, Vir Chakra and Maha Vir Chakra. Children are also honoured with National Bravery Awards for the highest degree of valour and selfless sacrifice.

National awards for bravery were started in 1957 by the Indian Council for Child Welfare (ICCW) (External website that opens in a new window). Every year the ICCW confers these awards to children between 6 to 18 years of age.


Friday, January 24, 2014

POST DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP FOR SC/ST CANDIDATES FOR 2013-14

 
UNIVERSITY GRANTS COMMISSION
BAHADUR SHAH ZAFAR MARG
NEW DELHI – 110 002.
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POST DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP FOR SC/ST CANDIDATES FOR 2013-14
 
University Grants Commission invites applications for the award of 100 Fellowships under the scheme of “Post Doctoral Fellowship for Scheduled Caste & Scheduled Tribe Candidates” for the year 2013-2014. The objective of the scheme is to provide an opportunity to SC/ST candidatesto undertake advanced studies and research in Science, Engineering & Technology, Humanities and Social Sciences in Indian Universities/Institutions/Colleges on full time basis.
 
Selection will be made on the basis of merit through Interface Modeby an Expert Committee constituted especially for the purpose. The guidelines of the scheme, detailed terms and conditions of the Fellowship, eligibility etc. may be seen by logging on the UGC website at (www.ugc.ac.in).
 
The University Grants Commission has recently revised the rate of fellowship, contingency & tenure under the scheme of Post Doctoral Fellowship for SC/ST candidates.
 
*The Selected candidates for the year 2010-11 onwards are not eligible for Departmental Assistance.
The applications in the prescribed format may be submitted only through on line mode latest by 21February, 2014 (non extendable) by logging on to the website: www.ugc.ac.in/pdfss
On-line submission can be done from the date of uploading of the detailed advertisement.
The decision of the Commission with regard to selection of candidates for the award of
Fellowships shall be final. 
 
For more info:  www.ugc.ac.in/pdfss

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