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PhD Programmes

Applications invited for Academic Year 2021-22


Department of Physics, Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda Educational and Research Institute (Deemed-to-be-University under section 3 of UGC Act 1956) is inviting applications for admission to PhD programme in Physics.

Areas of Research:

  • High Energy Physics (Phenomenology) and Cosmology
  • Experimental Condensed Matter Physics and Nano-structure Material Sciences

Eligibility Criteria:

  1. The applicant should have a good academic record throughout, with at least 60% marks in both B.Sc. (Physics Major/Hons.) and M.Sc. (Physics) examinations from any recognized University or Institute of the country. SC/ST candidates will enjoy a 5% concession in the minimum eligibility of marks.
  2. Age limit: Below 28 years on the date of application.
  3. Preferably the applicant must have either qualified in CSIR-UGC NET(JRF) /GATE /JEST /equivalent national level examination with Research Fellowship allowing entry into PhD or must have the DST-INSPIRE fellowship.

Number of vacancies:

5 in all, with the following breakup (areawise)

  • High Energy Physics (Phenomenology): 2
  • Experimental Condensed Matter Physics and Nano-structure Material Sciences: 3

Selection Procedure:

  1. Applicants with PhD fellowships under CSIR-UGC NET (JRF)/DST-INSPIRE or other Governmental Schemes will be selected on the basis of a rigorous viva-voce examination to be conducted by the Department online.
  2. Those with no fellowships will have to appear for a written test (Research Eligibility Test) to be conducted by the Department. Candidates qualifying in the written test will be further screened through a rigorous viva-voce examination. While the University will not be able to provide any fellowship for candidates selected for PhD, it will make efforts to help them obtain fellowships from sources such as ‘Swami Vivekananda Merit-cum-Means Fellowship’ awarded by the Government of West Bengal. However, there will be no commitment from the University in this respect.

Note: Only full-time scholars will be admitted for the PhD programme. No application for part-time PhD will therefore be entertained.

Entrance Exam : 5 August, 2021 (Tentative)

How to Apply

Online Application Portal : https://isr.rkmvu.ac.in/admission

New applicants have to first register on the Online Application Portal, then Login and Apply.

After successfully submitting the application form, pay the Application fee (INR 500.00) online through the same Portal.

(While applying online, attach the scan copies of your passport size photo and mark-sheets)

Once the application form is successfully submitted and the fee is paid, admit card for the entrance examination can be downloaded and printed from the Online Application Portal.

Applicants may download and save a PDF copy of admit card.

Last date to apply online : 2 August, 2021 (Tentative)

Fee Structure:

Fees structure is given on the page: PhD Fee Structure

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