Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Joint Entrance Screening Test (JEST-2016) for PhD Admissions 2016

 The Institute of Mathematical Sciences, CIT Campus
 Taramani, Chennai-600113, Phone No.: 044-2254-3100
Joint Entrance Screening Test (JEST) 2016 is being conducted for admission to PhD, Integrated PhD Programme in Physics, Theoretical Computer Science and Neuroscience or Computational Biology in one of the Participating Institutes may appear for the Joint Entrance Screening Test (JEST)
The Science & Engineering Research Board (SERB) (statutory body established through an Act of Parliament) recognizes JEST as a National Eligibility Test (NET) in their office Memo vide OM No.SB, S9, Z-01,2015
Visit the individual institute pages to view the programmes and subject areas being offered:
·         ARIES Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences Nainital)
·         HBNI (Homi Bhabha National Institute, Mumbai)
·         HRI (Harish-Chandra Research Institute, Allahabad)
·         ICTS (International Centre for Theoretical Sciences (TIFR), Bangalore)
·         IGCAR (Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Kalpakkam)
·         IIA (Indian Institute of Astrophysics), IISc Bangalore
·         IISER Bhopal
·         IISER Kolkata
·         ISER Pune
·         IISER Mohali
·         IISER Thiruvananthapuram
·         IMSc (The Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai)
·         IOP (Institute of Physics, Bhubaneswar)
·         IPR (Institute for Plasma Research, Gandhinagar)
·         IUCAA (Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Pune)
·         NBRC (National Brain Research Centre, Manesar)
·         JNCASR Bangalore
·         NCRA-TIFR – Pune
·         NISER Bhubaneswar
·         PRL (Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad)
·         RRCAT (Raja Ramanna Centre for Advanced Technology, Indore)
·         RRI (Raman Research Institute, Bangalore)
·         SINP (Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Kolkata)
·         SNBNCBS (Satyendra Nath Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences, Kolkata)
·         TIFR-TCIS (TIFR Centre for Interdisciplinary Sciences, Hyderabad)
·         TIFR (Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai)
·         UGC-DAE CSR (UGC-DAE Consortium for Scientific Research, Indore)
·         VECC (Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre), Kolkata
For PhD Program in Physics:
a     Candidates should hold an M.Sc in Physics or M.Sc, M.E, M.Tech in related disciplines
b     Applicants should hold an M.Sc in Mathematics, Applied Physics, Applied Mathematics, Optics & Photonics, Instrumentation, Electronics will also be considered at IIA
c      BE or B.Tech will also be considered at IISc, IMSc, ICTS-TIFR, IUCAA, JNCASR, NCRA-TIFR, TIFR-TCIS, RRI, IISER Mohali, IISER Pune, IISER Thiruvananthapuram and SNBNCBS
d     Talented final year B.Sc and first year M.Sc in Physics, Electronics, Astronomy, Applied Mathematics students may also apply to be pre-selected for research scholarship at IUCAA
e     M.Sc in Physics, Engg Physics or Applied Physics will also be considered at IPR; at TIFR, only B.Tech Engg Physics & M.Sc Physics are eligible
Candidates must have an M.Sc, ME, M.Tech, MCA in Computer Science and related disciplines (visit website of IMSc for further details)
M.Sc, ME, M.Tech, MCA in any Engg or Science discipline, with good mathematical skills and strong interest in biological problems for PhD in Computational Biology at IMSc
For at HRI, IISER-Pune, ICTS-TIFR, SNBNCBS, NCRA-TIFR & TIFR-TCIS candidates with a Bachelor's degree will also be considered for the Integrated M.Sc, PhD Program in Physics
At IMSc, graduates with Bachelor’s degree in Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Sci., IT, Engg will also be considered for admission in Physics and in Theoretical Computer Science, as part of an integrated PhD Program; all candidates successful in the course work of this program shall be awarded an M.Sc degree
Candidates should hold Graduates with M.Sc (Physics, Applied Physics),Post-B.Sc (Hons) in Optics and Optoelectronics, Radio Physics and Electronics, BE, B.Tech degree in subjects mentioned above will be considered (visit IIA website for details)
Candidates should hold Graduates with Bachelor’s degree in Physics, Technology, Engineering will be considered for the Integrated PhD Program in Physics
No of Attempts: There is no restriction on the number of times one can appear for the JEST examination
Age: There is no restriction on age for appearing in JEST examination; however, each participating institute has its own eligibility criteria
Exam Test: The questions for JEST 2016 will be based on the general syllabii of graduation and post-graduation level courses offered by various Indian universities and institutions; some questions from previous year's examinations are available at website
 Syllabus of Physics and Sample questions of Physics and Theoretical Computer Science are available at the website
Exam Centers: There will be multiple test centres at Ahmedabad, Aligarh, Allahabad, Bangalore, Bardhaman, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Delhi, Goa, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Indore, Jaipur, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Kochi, Kolkata, Madurai, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nainital, Patna, Pune, Raipur, Roorkee, Sambalpur, Silchar, Siliguri, Srinagar, Trivandrum, Udaipur and Vishakhapatnam
Candidates for Physics, Theoretical Computer Science, Neuroscience can apply for JEST-2016 Online through Email applications and photocopies of printed applications will not be accepted
Details regarding the on-going programmes at different institutions are available at JEST-2016 website Applications for JEST-2016 can be submitted On-line Only; before filling the online application form, candidate is requested to read the following instructions carefully
For any further details regarding application, eligibility criteria and admission procedure, candidates are requested to visit the university website 
An Application Fee of Rs. 300/- (Rs.150/- for SC, ST applicants only) is required to be paid along with the application which can be paid online using Debit, Credit cards and Net-banking. Payment by any other mode will not be accepted
Online Applications will be Available for Submission from 02nd November 2015
Last Date of Online Submission of Applications is 10th December 2015
JEST 2016 will be held on Sunday, 21st February 2016
To know more Information about JEST 2016 please click here

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