Eligibility and Selection Procedure for Doctoral (PhD) in Physical Research Laboratory (PRL)
M.Sc. in one of the following subjects: Physics, Space Sciences, Atmospheric Sciences, Chemistry (Physical, Nuclear/ Analytical), Geology, Geophysics, Ocean Sciences.
Engineering students with M.E./M.Tech (in Electronics and Communication or Computer Engineering or information Technology or Mechanical Engineering) are also eligible to pursue the Ph.D. programme in Physical Sciences. They must have Physics and Mathematics at the B.Sc. level. A minimum of 60% marks at the Master’s level is required for all candidates.
Those appearing for Master’s Degree examination in 2009 may also to apply. Those who applied earlier and were not selected need not apply again. Age Limit: Not more than 25 years as on 31/12/2008.
Stipend & Facilities: Rs. 12,000/- per month, raised to Rs. 14,000/- per month after two years, subject to satisfactory review; a book grant of Rs. 5,000/- per year; and accommodation at a nominal charge. Students may also be partially supported for attending conferences abroad during their tenure.
Details of the research opportunities and facilities available at PRL can be found on our website.
Short-listed candidates called for written test/ interview will be paid II-class return train fare by the shortest route and per diem as per existing PRL rules.
Selection Procedure: Written test, followed by personal interview for those who qualify in the written test. These will be held at the PRL main campus at Ahmedabad. Written test may be waived for candidates who have qualified with exceptionally good rank in any of the following: (i) JEST-2009 (ii) GATE (In Physics) 2008/2009, (iii) UGC-CSIR NET in 2007/ 2008 in Subject Code—1: Chemical Sciences, or Subject Code-2: Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean & Planetary Sciences, or Subject Code-5: Physical Sciences. A photocopy of the GATE/NET result must accompany the application, lf applicable. If the NET certificate is not available a copy of the admit card and a print-out of the online results with the candidate’s roll number circled should be sent. Candidates who have qualified JEST-2009 should mention their roll number; rank and percentile.