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Admissions to the M.Sc. and Ph.D. programs in physics


HRI conducts an M.Sc. and a Ph.D. program in physics. The M.Sc. program is open to students with a Bachelor's degree in science or engineering, while the Ph.D. program is open to students with an M.Sc. degree in physics. For further details about the graduate programs in physics at HRI, click on the links given above.

Candidates for these programs will be selected through the Joint Entrance Screening Test (JEST) , followed by a written test and an interview at HRI. In addition, students who have qualified the National Eligibility Test (NET) under the CSIR - UGC JRF category in June or December 2017 would be considered for the written test and interview at HRI. Cutoff for both categories of candidates this year are given below. Students who expect to complete their final examination by August are eligible for these programs. Please bring the relevant mark sheet/certificate with you.

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Admissions to the M.Sc. and the Ph.D. programs - 2018

Appearing for the written test and interview

For the M.Sc. program in Physics at HRI, candidates with rank up to 96 (i.e., percentile 87.50 and above) in JEST 2018 are eligible to attend the written test and interview. Students seeking admission to the M.Sc. program should have at least 60% aggregate marks at the bachelors degree level. For PhD program in HRI, candidates with rank up to 73 (i.e., percentile 90.86 and above) in JEST 2018 are eligible to attend the written test and interview. Those who are seeking admission to the Ph. D. program should have at least 60% aggregate marks at the masters and at least 55% aggregate marks at the bachelors degree level.

Students who have qualified the NET examinations held during 2017 (i.e., either June 2017 or December 2017) and have become eligible for a CSIR - UGC JRF fellowship in Physics, with rank up to 121, are also eligible to attend the written test and interview for admission to the Ph.D. program in physics at HRI. CSIR-UGC JRF qualified candidates are expected to write to us (by email) mentioning their NET Roll Numbers. Please carry a proof of qualifying the NET when you come to attend the interviews.

The interviews will be held in two rounds, first during April 20–22 and again during May 17–19. The eligible candidates can choose to attend either round of interviews, based on their convenience. If you are eligible, we would suggest that you go ahead and make the travel plans to attend the interview. Please ensure you arrive at HRI by 9 AM on April 20 or May 17 for the written test and carry a photo ID with you. We will be paying you train fare by AC-3 for attending the interview. We do not have space to accommodate candidates on campus. However, we will make all efforts to accommodate female candidates coming alone, or candidates who are physically challenged. Others should make arrangements for their own stay in Allahabad. We would request you to confirm your participation in the interviews (mentioning which round you will come for) by sending an e-mail to physjest[at]hri.res.in

You must bring your mark-sheets/grade cards when you attend the test and interview.

If you have any queries, we suggest that you go through our answers to frequently asked questions.


Created: 2018-04-22 Sun 10:10

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