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Announcement : Joint Entrance Screening Test JEST 2016

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JEST Screening Test JEST

** JEST 2016 will be held on Sunday, February 21, 2016.
** Online applications will be available for submission from November 1, 2015

Related / Similar Exam : TIFR JEST 2021 Joint Entrance Screening Test

** Last date for submitting online applications and payments is December 10, 2015.
** All Unpaid applications and accounts will be deleted.

Eligibility :
Ph.D. Programme :
Physics :
** M.Sc. in Physics or M.Sc. / M.E. / M.Tech. in related disciplines.
** M.Sc. in Mathematics / Applied Physics / Applied Mathematics / Optics and Photonics / Instrumentation / Electronics will also be considered at IIA.

** B.E. 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.
** 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.
** MSc in Physics, Engineering Physics or Applied Physics will also be considered at IPR. At TIFR, only B.Tech Eng. Phys. and M.Sc. Physics are eligible.

Theoretical Computer Science/Neuroscience/Computational Biology :
** M.Sc./ M.E. / M.Tech. / M.C.A. in Computer Science and related disciplines, and should be interested in the mathematical aspects of computer science. Visit website of IMSc for further details. M.Sc (Physics/ Mathematics), B.E/ B.Tech/ M.C.A in Computer Science for Ph.D. in Neuroscience at NBRC.

** M.Sc./ M.E. / M.Tech. ?/ MCA ? in any engineering or science discipline, with good mathematical skills and strong interest in biological problems for Ph.D. in Computational Biology at IMSc.

Integrated M.Sc. / M.Tech – Ph.D Programme :
** At HRI, IISER-Pune, ICTS-TIFR, SNBNCBS, NCRA-TIFR, and TIFR-TCIS candidates with a Bachelor’s degree will also be considered for the integrated M.Sc., Ph.D. programme in Physics.
** At IMSc, graduates with Bachelor’s degree in science/ mathematics/ /statistics /computer science/information technology/Engineering will also be considered for admission in Physics and in Theoretical Computer Science, as part of an integrated Ph.D. programme. All candidates successful in the course work of this programme shall be awarded an M.Sc. degree.
** At SNBNCBS, graduates with B.Sc. (Physics) / B.E. / B.Tech. degree will be considered for the integrated Post-B.Sc.-Ph.D. programme in subject areas mentioned above.
** At IIA, graduates with B.Sc. (Physics / Mathematics) / B.E. / B.Tech. in Electrical / Instrumentation / Engineering Physics / Electronics and Communications / Computer Science and Engineering / Optics and Photonics will be considered.
** At NBRC, B.Sc. (Physics/ Mathematics) & B.E./ B.Techi (Computer Science) will be considered for integrated M.Sc-Ph.D in Neuroscience.

Integrated M.Tech – Ph.D. Programme at IIA :
** Graduates with M.Sc. (Physics / Applied Physics) / Post-B.Sc. (Hons) in Optics and Optoelectronics / Radio Physics and Electronics / B.E. / B.Tech. degree in subjects mentioned above will be considered. Visit IIA website for details.

Integrated Ph.D. Programme at IISER, Thiruvananthapuram :
** Graduates with Bachelor’s degree in Physics/Technology/Engineering will be considered for the Int. Ph.D. programme in Physics.

Exam Centers :
JEST will be held at the locations indicated below :
** Ahmedabad
** Aligarh
** Allahabad
** Bangalore
** Bardhaman
** Bhopal
** Bhubaneswar
** Chandigarh
** Chennai
** Delhi
** Goa
** Guwhati
** Hyderabad
** Indore
** Jaipur
** Kanpur
** Kharagpur
** Kochi
** Kolkata
** Madurai
** Mumbai
** Nagpur
** Nainital
** Patna
** Pune
** Raipur
** Roorkee
** Sambalpur
** Silchar
** Siliguri
** Srinagar
** Trivandrum
** Udaipur
** Vishakhapatnam

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