Institute for Plasma Research Ph.D. Admissions – 2014

Near Indira Bridge, Gandhinagar Highway,

INSTITUTE FOR PLASMA RESEARCH (IPR) invites applications for Ph.D. program in Engineering Science from Candidates with M.E. /M.Tech (Nuclear Engineering / Nuclear Science & Technology) Degree

Institute for Plasma Research (IPR) is a premier scientific institute under the Department of Atomic Energy, Govt. of India devoted to research and development activities in the areas of Magnetic Confinement fusion, Basic Plasma Physics and Industrial applications of plasmas. IPR has initiated a new Ph.D. programme in Engineering Sciences, which is extremely challenging in view of interdisciplinary state of the art technologies. For the motivated candidates, it offers considerable scope to realize their potential while simultaneously contributing to the important task of nation building in this highly specialized area.

Applications are hereby invited from M.E./M.Tech (Nuclear Engineering / Nuclear Science & Technology) students for pursuing research in Engineering Science discipline leading to the award of Ph.D. degree under Homi Bhabha National Institute (HBNI). During PhD, students will get PhD fellowship. The terms and conditions of the PhD Fellowships are as under –

  1. The Ph.D. Fellowship is tenable for three years for doing Ph.D.
  2. The amount of Fellowship payable under the scheme is Rs.18,000/- per month for 1st two years and Rs.20000/- per month for the 3rd year. Book grant of Rs.10,000/- per year will also be paid. Besides fellowship, Hostel Accommodation or House Rent Allowance in lieu of it, Medical benefits under IPR’s CHSS scheme and subsidised Canteen facilities are also applicable as per IPR rules.

a. Qualifying Degree and Other Academic Qualifications: Candidates should possess M.E./M.Tech. or equivalent degree in Nuclear Engineering / Nuclear Science & Technology disciplines with minimum 60% marks OR equivalent CGPI (converted to % Marks by multiplying with 100/x if the CGPA is on x points scale) in M.E/M.Tech. Students should also have minimum 60% marks in their graduate/postgraduate degree prior to M.E./M.Tech.

Only those candidates who already have qualifying degree or are going to receive their final results by 1st August 2014 need apply.

b) Age limit: 28 years. Only those candidates who are born on or after August 1, 1986 need apply. Age relaxation is admissible to SC / ST / OBC / PHP / etc. as per Government of India orders on the subject.

Age limit is relaxable by five years for SC/ST and three years for OBC applicants. Physically Handicapped Persons (PHP) of all categories are eligible for age relaxation of 10 years.

c) Nationality: Applicant should be an Indian citizen.

SELECTION PROCESS: Applicants who fulfil the above mentioned eligibility criteria, will be called to IPR, Ahmedabad tentatively on 30th July 2014, for a written screening test for which no travelling allowance will be paid. Personal interview will be conducted of the shortlisted candidates on the same day. Interview may spill over next day from the written screening test date depending on the number of shortlisted candidates.

Outstation applicants shortlisted for personal interview after the written screening test will be paid, Sleeper Class / Second Class to and fro Rail / State Transport bus fare by direct and shortest route or the actual fare, whichever is less, on production of tickets or proof of journey such as Railway / Bus ticket or ticket no.

Final selection will be solely on the basis of performance in interview subject to medical fitness.

Please visit the website and read carefully all the instructions before filling the application.

HOW TO APPLY: Applications can be submitted online only from 10.00 am of 16th June 2014 to 5.00 pm of 27th June 2014. A non-refundable Application fee of Rs.200 (Rupees Two hundred only) in form of Demand Draft only payable at Gandhinagar in the name of Institute for Plasma Research is chargeable for General and OBC candidates.

Applicants working in Central/ State Government Units/ PSUs/ Aided Institutions may apply with due permission from their respective competent authorities. Such candidates if called for written screening test are required to submit No Objection Certificate at the time of written screening test.

Hard copy along with the Application ID obtained while filling online application from our web page at with one recent passport size photograph duly affixed on the right hand top corner of the application along with demand draft, copies of testimonials in support of Age, Qualification, caste, etc. should reach the “Chairman, Academic Committee”, Institute for Plasma Research at the above address on or before 5.30 pm of 4th July 2014. Hard copy should be sent strictly by Registered post/Speed Post and it should be sent sufficiently in advance to avoid postal delays. The “Address Slip with Bar code” obtained while submitting online application should be pasted on the envelope.

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