IUCAA NCRA Admission Test 2016 | IUCAA NCRA Exam Dates
Application has been invited from highly motivated students for a Research Scholarship to do a PhD program at the Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA), Pune or the National Centre for Radio Astrophysics (NCRA), Pune of the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR).
Eligibility for IUCAA NCRA Admission Test
Applications are invited from students who expect to complete their M.Sc., Integrated M.Sc., B.Sc., or B.E./B. Tech./M.E./M. Tech. degrees by July 2017 with 55% marks or more.
Students in any branch of the B.E., B. Tech., M.E. or M. Tech. degrees, or in the Physics, Electronics, Astronomy or Applied Mathematics branches of the B.Sc. or M.Sc. degrees, are eligible to apply for INAT-2016. Students who have already completed any of the above degrees are also eligible.
In addition, talented final-year B.Sc., 1st year M.Sc., 4th year Integrated M.Sc. and 2nd/3rd year B.E./B. Tech students may also apply to be pre-selected for the PhD program at IUCAA.
Students who complete their M.Sc./Integrated M.Sc./M.E./M. Tech degrees by July 2017 will be eligible for selection to the PhD Program of both IUCAA and NCRA-TIFR; students who complete their B.E./B. Tech degrees by July 2017 are eligible for selection to the Ph.D. program at IUCAA and to the Integrated Ph.D. program at NCRA-TIFR (except for Engineering Physics students, who will be eligible for selection to the Ph.D. program at NCRA-TIFR). Students who complete their B.Sc. degrees by July 2017 will be eligible for selection to the Integrated PhD Program at NCRA-TIFR and for pre-selection to the PhD program at IUCAA.
We are looking for highly motivated students with a consistently good academic record. While we strongly encourage students from engineering backgrounds to apply for INAT-2016, we emphasize that we are looking for students who are interested in carrying out doctoral research in Physics, or Astronomy and Astrophysics. We hence expect prospective applicants to have a good understanding of basic Physics.
Based on the applications and referee assessments, a subset of the applicants will be short-listed and invited to take the written test, to be held in Pune on December 08th 2016.
Applicants with 55% or more marks in the qualifying examination may walk-in for the written test by producing a valid photo identification and a copy of their most recent marksheet. They should report at the Chandrasekhar Auditorium, IUCAA by 09:00 am for verification of these documents, to ensure that there are no logistical problems.
The final selection to the research scholarship will be based on the results of the written test (on December 08th 2016) and two interviews (on Thursday, December 08th and/or Friday, December 09th 2016), both to be held in Pune.
Note that, for both IUCAA and NCRA-TIFR, the selection through INAT is in addition to the selection through the Joint Entrance Screening Test (JEST).
How to Apply?
Applicants must apply online at http://inat.ncra.tifr.res.in/INAT2016. More details, including eligibility for selection to the different programs at IUCAA and NCRA-TIFR as well as information for walk-in applicants, are available at the same URL.
Applicants must first register by entering their name and valid e-mail address in the appropriate registration boxes below. An application password will then be automatically sent to the applicants’ e-mail address; the e-mail address and the password must be entered in order to fill out the Online Application Form.
The Application Form also requires the names and e-mail addresses of two referees.
When the form is submitted, the applicant will receive an e-mail containing his/her Online ID, an account password, and confirmation that s/he has applied for INAT-2016.
Important Dates for IUCAA NCRA PhD Admission Test 2016
Last date for the Online Submission of INAT-2016 Applications is September 15th 2016
Last date for the Online Submission of the Assessment Forms is September 19th 2016
The Selection for the Research Scholarship will be through a Written Test on December 08th 2016 (at 09.00 am)
Short-listed Applicants will be interviewed on 08th and 09th December 2016 (Thursday & Friday), both to be held at IUCAA, Pune
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