As long as I live so long will I learn - Sri Ramakrishna

PhD Programmes

Admission open for Academic Year 2020-21


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)
  • Cosmology
  • Experimental Condensed Matter Physics and Nano-structure Material Sciences

Eligibility Criteria:

  1. The applicant should have 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. The applicant must have qualified in CSIR-UGC NET (JRF)/GATE/JEST/equivalent national level examination with Research Fellowship and allowing entry into PhD or must be having the DST-INSPIRE fellowship.
  3. Age limit: Below 28 years on the date of application.

Number of vacancies:

8 in all, with the following breakup (areawise)

  • High Energy Physics (Phenomenology), Cosmology: 4
  • Experimental Condensed Matter Physics and Nano-structure Material Sciences: 4

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.

Apply online

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

New applicants have to first register on the Online Application Portal, then Login and Apply. The applicants need to upload scanned copies of their passport-sized photo and mark-sheets.

After successfully submitting the application form, an Application fee of INR 500.00 has to be paid online from the same portal.

Once Application form is successfully submitted and fees paid, Admit Card can be downloaded and printed from the Online Application Portal.

Applicants need to bring their Admit Card on the day of the viva-voce examination and/or the written test. Alternatively, they may carry their Admit Card (PDF) in their smart phone.

Last date to apply online: 22 August 2020

Dates of the written test and viva-voce examination will tentatively be during the last week of August or first week of September 2020—exact dates will be announced later.

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

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