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University Grants Commission (UGC)

The University Grants Commission (UGC) of India is Apex Body to look of University Education in India. This organization comes under the purview of Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD) of Government of India.

Why these Indian Universities are Fake

The University Grants Commission (UGC) is the Apex Body of Government for administration of University Education in India. All the Universities operating in India need accreditation from UGC for conduct of courses and award of certificates. There are mainly 3 Types of Universities in India; Central Universities, Deemed Universities, State Universities and Private Universities.

IISER Bhopal Ph.D Admission January 2015

The Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Bhopal invites applications from Indian Nation for Ph.D Admission Commencing January 2015.

Available Disciplines: Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Sciences and Physics

Copy of UGC India Public Notice Regarding FYUP Admission 2014 University of Delhi

All students, parents and general public are hereby informed that the Four Year Under Graduate Programme (FYUP) introduced by the University of Delhi (DU) in academic session 2013-14 was not in consonance with the National Policy of Education (NPE) (1986) and 10+2+3 structure envisaged under it and the University of Delhi has not followed the procedure prescribed in the Delhi University Act, 1922.
After taking into consideration the larger interest of the students and the necessity of ensuring that they are not put under any undue hardship because of the introduction of FYUP, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has directed the University of Delhi , vide its order dated 20 June 2014 that admissions for the academic year 2014-15 to the General Degree Programmes in various colleges under the University of Delhi shall only be to the 3 Year Under Graduate Programme which were prevalent prior to the introduction of FYUP. The University of Delhi or any of the Colleges under it shall not admit students to the FYUP for academic year 2014-15. Any deviation from this directive either by the University of Delhi or any of the colleges under it shall be deemed to be in contravention of the UGC Act 1956. The University of Delhi and all the colleges under it have already been directed to comply with these instructions.

The UGC has also constituted a Standing Committee to advise the University of Delhi for migration from FYUP to the 3 Year Under Graduate Programme and for implementing the Directives of the UGC.

Students are hereby informed that they shall seek admission in a college of the University of Delhi only to the 3 Year Under Graduate Programmes which were prenvalent prior to the introduction of FYUP and not to FYUP and shall pay fees only for the 3 Year Programme.

Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology (RGCB) Ph.D Admission July 2014

The Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology invites application for Ph.D(Disease Biology & Biotechnology) Admission July 2014 Session

Eligibility Criteria

Post graduate degree in Life Sciences, Biotechnology, Agriculture Sciences, Medical Sciences, Veterinary Sciences, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Chemical Sciences.

General category applicants must have First Class or above in all examinations from 12th grade plus a valid Research Fellowship from UGC/CSIR/ICMR/DBT/DST- INSPIRE/KSCSTE and should be less than 28 years of age as on 01 January 2014.

SC/ST candidates with a valid fellowship need to have only 50% marks, will be eligible for age relaxation as per rules, and are exempt from processing fees.

Candidates with other fellowships are advised to contact the Dean to confirm eligibility
Candidates awaiting final exam results can also apply. However only those candidates with a valid pass certificate will be allowed to appear for the selection interview.

Candidates without valid fellowships need not apply.

Download RGCB Ph.D. Admission Application Form July 2014 Session

How to apply for Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology (RGCB) Ph.D Admission July 2014?

Completed applications along with the required fees may be submitted to the Director, Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology, Thycaud PO, Thiruvananthapuram 695014, Kerala, India on or before June 9, 2014.

Names of candidates called for the selection interview will be displayed on the RGCB website on June 11, 2014 and will also be notified by email the same day.

Short listing will be done after a selection interview on June 23, 2014 and final selection of candidates after Faculty Interaction, to be held from June 24 to 27, 2014.

The PhD program will begin on July 16, 2014.

PhD Student Selection: July 2014 Guidelines for Candidates

  • Total number of PhD student vacancies does not in any way imply that all will be filled.
  • Short-listing as a potential PhD student at RGCB will depend on performance of the candidate at the selection interview
  • Only those students who in the opinion of the selection committee are eligible to work at RGCB as a PhD student will be shortlisted. To be shortlisted, candidates have to score at least 70% marks in the selection interview.
  • The selection committee will evaluate students in the following areas. Maximum mark distribution is given in brackets.
  • Knowledge in Subject/ Specialization (40)
  • General knowledge, awareness, research aptitude, ability to comprehend research questions, logical and creative thinking (30)
  • Research Methodology and Instrumentation (20)
  • Presentation and Communication skills (10)
  • Final selection as a PhD student will be decided only after consent is obtained from the above stated faculty scientists on suitability of shortlisted candidates to work in their research program.
  • RGCB's PhD Program is affiliated to Manipal University. The University expects the PhD program to be completed in three years although this is extendable by a year. The current university fee structure for the first year is Rs. 23,500 and then Rs. 12, 000 for subsequent years. There is a provision in RGCB to meet 70% of the fees from institute research funds The RGCB Director, may also sanction additional funds in specific deserving cases.
  • After candidates have been shortlisted by the selection committee, there will be presentations to all the shortlisted candidates by each one of the concerned faculty scientists who plan taking PhD students. The presentation will include profile of their laboratory, research programs, the scientist's ideology on implementation of a PhD in the laboratory, etc. The faculty member may use this meeting to discuss research interests and views of the shortlisted candidates.
  • The shortlisted candidates will then give options to visit all the laboratories taking PhD students for further interaction with faculty scientists and other laboratory personnel. The Dean's Office will allot specific times in consultation with concerned faculty scientists. This interaction can continue for a period up to June 27, 2014.
  • In these interactions, the candidate and the faculty member can have detailed discussions on the work that the faculty member is interested in, his/her philosophy of choosing the topic and guiding a PhD student including how much handholding the faculty member will provide.
  • The faculty member will explain the functioning of the laboratory and give a chance to the candidate to talk to other members and PhD students of the laboratory so that the candidate is given an opportunity to assess the working atmosphere of the laboratory. This is not expected to be a single interaction and the candidate may have to go back several times to the laboratory of interest.
  • After these discussions should the faculty scientist not be keen to work with the candidate, this will be appropriately informed. This will then allow candidate to talk to other faculty members whose work is also of interest to him/her.
  • The candidate will also tell the faculty member about his interest in the laboratory and also inform him/her of the candidate's first choice to join if the faculty member decides to opt for him/her.
  • In this system, it must be clearly understood that a faculty member may not find a candidate who is suitable just as it can also happen that a student may not find an appropriate laboratory. This is inevitable.
  • Candidates are encouraged to interact with as many different laboratories as possible before zeroing in on a particular individual.
  • In the few days of interaction, candidates should ask serious and incisive questions ranging from science, track record of the laboratory, chances of students getting peer reviewed publications, work habits, support systems and expectations. Candidates must keep in mind that a PhD program is a protracted one going on for at least 4 years and hence choice of a mentor is a decision that will influence permanently the candidate's future career.
  • Following these procedures, the student and the faculty member will sign a letter (format will be provided), which will clearly state that they accept each other. This letter will be forwarded to the Director/Dean to take appropriate decision. The decision of the Director/Dean will be final and binding on all concerned.
  • Details of laboratories taking PhD students and names of mentors will be made available to the candidates on the day of the selection interview.

Source: RGCB Website

MKU-DDE Launches Kolkata Academic Centre

Madurai Kamraj University (Directorate of Distance Education) Launches Kolkata Academic Centre at SMILE (St. Michael’s Institute of Leadership Education) (Under the Aegis of St. Michael’s Academy)

Courses Offered

  • Under Graduate
  • Post Graduate
  • PG Diploma
  • Diploma
  • Certificate Courses
  • Pre-Degree


  • Excellent Faculty
  • Well Equipped Library
  • Study Materials Provided
  • Examinations at Kolkata
  • Weekened Contact Classes
  • Wifi Campus

For more details visit university website

MKU Distance Education degrees are recognized by UGC, New Delhi and eligible for employment in Central & State Governments

For admission and other queries contact 
SMILE, 2B, Chittaranjan Avenue, Kolkata-700072
Phones: 8582920131, 9830626848; 033-30220891

Press meet & Seminar on Distance Education
Venue: SMILE; 2B, CR Avenue, Kolkata-72
Date: Saturday, 18 June 2014 (2PM to 5PM)

UGC Fellowship for SC/ST candidates

The University Grants Commission (UGC) invites Online applications for the award of Post Doctoral Fellowships for SC/ST candidates for the Year 2013-14 to undertake advance studies and research in Science, Engineering & Technology, Humanities, and Social Sciences on Full Time basis. For detailed terms visit

Dr B R Ambedkar National Institute of Technology

Admission to Ph.D., M.Tech. and M.Sc. Programmes

Applications are invited for admission to Ph.D., M.Tech. and M.Sc. programs in various disciplines for the academic session 2011- 2012

Eligibility Criteria

1) Ph D programmes (Regular): Engineering Departments: Master’s Degree in Engineering/ Technology in relevant area with first class or minimum 60% marks (55% for SC/ST candidates) or CGPA 6.5 on 10 point scale.

Other Departments: Master’s degree in appropriate branch of Science/ Humanities/ Management with a first class or minimum 60% marks (55% for SC/ST candidates) or CGPA 6.5 on 10 point scale

M Tech (Full-Time) programmes: A valid GATE score alongwith Bachelor’s Degree in appropriate branch of Engineering/ Technology with a first class or minimum 60% Marks or CGPA of 6.50 (on 10 point scale) or equivalent. However, if the seats remain vacant, candidates without GATE score shall be considered.

Candidates sponsored by UGC/AICTE approved technical institutes; industries/R&D organizations/national laboratories having same academic qualifications as required for M Tech (Full- Time) and preferably two-years experience of Full-Time job are eligible to apply for M.Tech programme.

A valid GATE score or UGC/CSIR fellowship is not required.

For a foreign national candidate who applies through Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India, or Indian Council of Cultural Relation, Govt. of India, are eligible to apply provided that they possess the same minimum qualifications as given for M Tech (Full-Time).

M Tech (Part-Time) programmes: Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/ Technology in relevant allied discipline with minimum 60% marks or CGPA of 6.5 (on 10 point scale) and preferably two years of experience.

M Sc (Full-Time) programme: Bachelor’s degree in relevant discipline with 60% aggregate marks or CGPA of 6.50 (on 10 point scale). For admission to M Sc in Physics, a pass in Mathematics at Bachelor’s level is compulsory.

Application Procedure

The application form can be downloaded from the institute website

Please submit separate application forms for any program, if applying for more than one program.

Application form duly filled accompanied by self-attested photo state copies of the relevant certificates / testimonials along with a crossed demand draft of Rs.600/- (Rs.300/- for SC / ST) towards application fee drawn in favour of “Director, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar”, payable at Jalandhar should reach the concerned Head of the Department by due date.
The envelope must be super-scribed as “Application for Admission to ------------ Programme (Full / Part Time)”.

Sponsored candidates should send their applications through proper channel.

Contact Details
GT Road Bye Pass, Jalandhar – 144011, Punjab

Last date for receipt of form: 23 May 2011

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Indian Institute of Forest Management

Applications are invited for admission to Fellow Programme in Management – 2010 – 2012
Eligibility: Masters degree (minimum two years prescribed duration after 10+2+3 years of formal education) in relevant discipline (relevancy has to be decided by the IIFM) with at least 60% marks in the Master’s degree and with good academic records.

For IIFM Graduates, who has done PGDFM and IIM graduates who have done PGDM, the minimum OGPA of 3.33 (equivalent to B+) in 4.33 maximum scale, is required.

For those qualifications where the above 4.33 scale is not available, the eligibility will be decided by the Equivalence Committee constituted by the Director, IIFM and its decision will be final.

Age Limit: Candidates must not be more than 45 years as on 30th June, 2010
Application procedure: Interested candidates are required to submit their applications in the prescribed application form: with all supporting documents mentioned in the form.

Application form and details about the programme are available at the website (or) can be obtained in person or by post by sending a request along with bank draft of Rs.200.

Completed application forms (accompanied by a demand draft of Rs.200 for forms downloaded from website) in favour of Director IIFM, payable at Bhopal, should be sent to Chairperson, FPM Admissions, Indian institute of Forest Management, Nehru Nagar, Bhopal 462 003, M.P. so as to reach llFM latest by 15th February 2010.
Email :
Tel: 91-755-2775998, 2768122
Fax : +91-755-2772878
Address: Chairperson, FPM Admissions, Indian institute of Forest Management, Nehru Nagar, Bhopal 462 003, M.P
Last date of submission of Forms: 15th February 2010.
Admission Procedure : Based on CAT or GMAT Score (not older than 2 years CAT 2008, 2009) or UGC-CSIR NET JRF. Candidates who have a PGDFM from IIFM or PGDM from IIM with minimum OGPA of 3.33 out of 4.33 can apply directly. Eligible candidates with 5 years work experience (4 years for engineering postgraduates) can also apply but will have to appear for a written test at IIFM.

Shortlisted candidates will be called for Group Discussion and Interview.
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University Grants Commission - UGC - NET - 2010

The University Grants Commission announces holding of the National Eligibility Test (NET) on 27th December, 2009 (Sunday) for determining the eligibility of Indian nationals for the Award of Junior Research Fellowships (JRF) and eligibility for Lectureship in Indian universities and colleges. UGC will conduct NET in 77 (seventy seven) subjects (listed under item no. 9) at 66 (sixty six) selected University Centres (listed under Item no. 10) spread across the country.

The candidates who qualify for the award of Junior Research Fellowship are eligible to pursue research in the subject of their post-graduation or in a related subject and are also eligible for Lectureship. The universities, institutions, IITs and other national organizations may select the JRF awardees for whole time research work in accordance with the procedure prescribed by them. The award of JRF will depend on the performance of the candidate in all three papers of NET.

However, the candidates qualifying exclusively for Lectureship will not be considered for award of JRF.

Candidates appearing in NET should clearly specify in the prescribed Application Form whether they are applying for both JRF & eligibility for Lectureship OR only for eligibility for Lectureship. Candidates who qualify the Test for eligibility for Lectureship will be governed by the rules and regulations for recruitment of Lecturers of the concerned universities/colleges/state governments, as the case may be.

Scheduled Caste (SC)/Scheduled Tribe (ST)/Visually Handicapped (VH)/ Physically Handicapped (PH) candidates will be given such special concessions as may be decided by the Commission.


Candidates qualifying for the award of Junior Research Fellowship will be eligible to receive fellowship of UGC under various schemes, subject to finding their placement in universities/IITs/institutions. The validity period of the offer is two years w.e.f. the date of issue of JRF Award Letter. However, in case the candidates have already joined M.Phil/ Ph.D., the date of commencement offellowship shall be from the date of declaration of NET result or date of their joining, whichever is later.


i) Candidates who have secured at least 55% marks (without rounding off) in Master’s Degree OR equivalent examination from universities/ institutions recognised by UGC in Humanities (including languages) and Social Sciences, Computer Science & Applications, Electronic Science etc. are eligible for this Test. The Scheduled Caste (SC)/ Scheduled Tribe (ST)/Physically Handicapped (PH)/Visually Handicapped (VH) category candidates who have secured at least
50% marks (without rounding off) in Master’s degree or equivalent examination are eligible for this Test.

ii) Candidates who have appeared OR will be appearing at the qualifying Master’s degree (final year) examination and whose result is still awaited OR candidates whose qualifying examinations have been delayed may also apply for this Test.

However, such candidates will be admitted provisionally and shall be considered eligible for award of JRF/Lectureship eligibility only after they have passed their Master’s degree examination or equivalent with at least 55% marks (50% in case of SC/ST/PH/VH category candidates). Such candidates must complete their P.G. degree examination within two years from the date of NET result with required percentage of marks, failing which they shall be treated as disqualified.

iii) The Ph.D. degree holders whose Master’s level examination had been completed by 19th September, 1991 (irrespective of date of declaration of result) shall be eligible for a relaxation of 5% in aggregate marks (i.e., from 55% to 50%) for appearing in NET.

iv) Candidates are advised to appear in the subject of their post-graduation only. The candidates whose post-graduation subject is not covered in the list of subjects, may appear in a related subject.

v) Candidates seeking concession in fee are required to submit attested copy of their OBC/SC/ST/PH/VH certificate along with their Application Forms.

Other candidates are not required to submit any certificates/ documents in support of their eligibility along with the Application Form. Therefore, the candidates, in their own interest, must satisfy themselves about their eligibility for the Test. In the event of any ineligibility being detected by the Commission at any stage, their
candidature will be cancelled and they shall be liable for legal action.


i) Junior Research Fellowship : Not more than 28 years as on 01.12.2009. A relaxation upto 5 years is provided to the candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC/PH/VH categories and to women applicants. Relaxation will also be provided to the candidates having research experience, limited to the period spent on research in the relevant/ related subject of post-graduation degree, subject to a maximum of 5 years, on production of a certificate from appropriate authority.
Three years’ relaxation in age will be permissible to the candidates possessing L.L.M. Degree. Total age relaxation on the above ground(s) shall not exceed five years under any circumstances.

ii) Lectureship : No upper age limit.


i) NET/SET shall remain the minimum eligibility condition for recruitment and appointment of Lecturers in Universities/ Colleges/ Institutions. Provided, however, that candidates, who are or have been awarded Ph.D Degree in compliance of the “University Grants Commission (minimum standards and procedure for award of Ph.D. Degree), Regulation 2009, shall be exempted from the requirement of the minimumeligibility condition of NET/SET for recruitment and appointment of Assistant Professor or equivalent positions in Universities/Colleges/Institutions.” The candidates who have passed the UGC/CSIR JRF examination prior to 1989 are also exempted from appearing in NET.

ii) For SET Candidates: The candidates who have cleared the State Eligibility Test (SET) accredited by UGC for eligibility for Lectureship held prior to 1st June 2002, are exempted from appearing in NET, being eligible to apply for Lectureship anywhere in India. For SET held from 1st June 2002 onwards, the qualified candidates are eligible to apply for the post of lecturer only in the universities/ colleges belonging to the state from where they have cleared their SET. All SET qualified candidates are also eligible to appear in NET, if they so desire.


The Test will consist of three papers. All the three papers will be held on 27th December, 2009 in two separate sessions as under :

First- I Paper (100 Marks)- 1¼ Hours: (09.30 A.M. to 10.45 A.M.)
First - II Paper (100) - 1¼ Hours: (10.45 A.M. to 12.00 NOON)
Second – III Paper (200) - 2½ Hours: (01.30 P.M. to 04.00 P.M.)

How to apply

i) Candidate seeking admission to the Test must apply in the prescribed Application Form in DUPLICATE as given in the Notification. Application Form may be neatly typed or photocopied on white paper (A-4 size) on one side of the paper only. The application not in the prescribed format will be rejected. Request forApplication Form from UGC will not be entertained.

ii) The Candidate should fill the Application Form legibly and carefully in their own handwriting with ballpoint pen. Two Copies Of The
Application Form Along with Admission Card, Attendance Slip And Demand Draft Should Be Sent To The Registrar Of The University From Where The Candidate Has Opted To Appear For The Test. Applications Addressed To UGC Office Will Not Be Entertained.

The envelope containing the Application Form should be superscribed “UGC National Eligibility Test For Junior Research Fellowship and Eligibility For Lectureship, December, 2009”

The candidates must affix their recent passport size photographs from the same negative at the places indicated in the Application Form and must sign across the photograph after it is affixed so that a part of the signature spreads over the Application Form beyond the photograph. Besides, it should be duly attested by the Head of the University Department/Principal of the College/Class-I Gazetted Officer.


For General candidates, the examination fee is Rs.450/-; for Other Backward Classes (OBC), the fee is Rs. 225/- and for SC/ST/PH/VH candidates, it is Rs.110/-. The fee should be paid in the form of a single crossed demand draft from any Government of India Bank/ Scheduled Government Bank payable at their Service Branch, New Delhi/Delhi only with six months’ validity drawn in favour of the Secretary, U.G.C., New Delhi. Fee once paid, will not be refunded under any circumstances.

Enclosures to be Sent With the Application

Candidates should send the following documents with their application:-

i) A crossed Bank Draft towards examination fee payable to Secretary, University Grants Commission, New Delhi. Candidates should mention their name, Subject Code and Centre Code on the reverse of the Demand Draft.

ii) SC/ST/Visually Handicapped/Physically Handicapped/ OBC certificates, in case applicable, duly attested by a Gazetted Officer.

iii) Two self addressed unstamped envelopes of 10” X 4” size.

University Grants Commission

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CSIR UGC JRF NET, December - 2008

Joint CSIR-UGC Test for Junior Research Fellowship and Eligibility for Lectureship December, 2008

Date of Examination:
Schedule for sale of Information Bulletin through Bank
(i) Start of sale of Information Bulletin: 12.08.2008
(ii) Date of close of sale of Information Bulletin by post only: 01.09.2008
(iii) Date of close of sale of Information Bulletin by cash at all branches/ stations: 04.09.2008

Schedule for On-Line Application
(i) Start of On-Line Submission of Application Form and Fee deposit Through Bank Challan: 12.08.2008
(ii) Date of close of On-Line Submission and deposit of fee (at All stations): 04.09.2008

Last date of receipt of completed application forms (including duly completed hard copy of on line application in the Examination Unit, CSIR, New Delhi: 11.09.2008

Last date of receipt (both kind) of Completed application forms (from remote areas): 18.09.2008

Last Date for receipt of written request for change of Examination Centre only on merit basis: 10.10.2008

1. CSIR will hold the above national level test on 21st December, 2008 for determining the eligibility of the Indian national candidates for the award of Junior Research Fellowships (JRF) NET and for determining eligibility for appointment of Lecturers (NET) in certain subject areas falling under the faculty of Science. The award of Junior Research Fellowship (NET) to the successful eligible candidates will depend on their finding admission/ placement in a university/ national laboratory/ institution of higher learning and research, as applicable.

1.1 A candidate may apply either for ‘JRF + Lectureship’ both or for ‘Lectureship (LS) only’ He/she may indicate his/her preference in col.3 of the application, as the case may be. CSIR may consider candidates applying for ‘JRF + LS’ for ‘Lectureship only” depending on number of fellowships available. If a candidate is found to be over-age for JRF (NET) he/she will automatically be considered for Lectureship (NET) only.

1.2 Two separate merit lists, one comprising the candidates qualifying for the award of Junior Research Fellowship (JRF - NET) and the second, of those candidates qualifying the Eligibility Test for Lectureship (NET), will be made on the basis of their performance in the above Test. Candidates qualifying for JRF (NET), will also be eligible for Lectureship (NET). The candidates qualifying for Lectureship will be eligible for recruitment as Lecturers as well as for JRF-ship in a Scheme/Project, if otherwise suitable as per the eligibility criteria of that Scheme/Project. However they will not be eligible for Regular JRF-NET Fellowship. They will be eligible to pursue Ph.D. programme with or without any fellowship other than JRF-NET. Candidates qualifying for the award of JRF (NET) will receive fellowship either from CSIR or UGC as per their assignment or from the Schemes with which they may find association.
2.1 Subjects of The Test
The Test will be held in the subjects as given under:
1. Chemical Sciences 2. Earth Atmospheric Ocean and Planetary Sciences 3. Life Sciences 4. Mathematical Sciences 5. Physical Sciences

The Test will be held in two sessions on Sunday, the 21st December, 2008 with the revised syllabus of paper I & II, with the revised scheme of Examination as under: -
Paper - I 10.00AM-12.30 PM Duration: 2-1/2 hrs
Paper - II 2.00PM-4.30 PM ; Duration: 2-1/2 hrs

M.Sc. or Equivalent degree under the subjects mentioned, with minimum 55% marks for General & OBC candidates; 50% for SC/ST candidates, Physically and Visually Handicapped candidates and Ph.D. degree holders who had passed Master`s degree prior to 19th September 1991.

A candidate can also apply for the Test under RA (Result Awaited) category, if he/she is appearing or has appeared in his/her final year (III/IV Semester where Semester system is there) of M.Sc. OR equivalent Degree Examination in subjects mentioned in para 2.1 above during the academic Session 2008-2009. Such candidates will have to submit the attestation format (given at the reverse of the application form) duly certified by the Head of the Deptt./Institute over his/her signature and rubber stamp (with address and name) from where the candidate is appearing or has appeared in the final year M.Sc. or equivalent degree examination. However, such candidates shall be admitted to the Test provisionally. They shall only be considered eligible for JRF-(NET)/LS-(NET), if they are able to produce the proof of having passed the Master’s Degree examination in the relevant or related subject with the requisite percentage of marks and within the stipulated time frame(30 April, 2010).

For JRF (NET):
Minimum 19 Years and maximum 28 years as on 01-07-2008 (upper age limit may be relaxed up to 5 years as in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC, Physically handicapped/Visually handicapped and female applicants).
For LS (NET): Minimum 19 years, as on 01.07.2008.
No upper age limit.

The test will be held at 25 Centres spread all over India, specified below:
Bangalore, Bhavnagar, Bhopal, Bhubaneshwar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Cochin, Delhi, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Imphal, Jammu, Jamshedpur, Karaikudi, Kolkata, Lucknow, Nagpur, Pilani, Pune, Raipur Roorkee, Srinagar, Thiruvananthapuram, Udaipur and Varanasi.

A candidate may opt for any of the above centres. No request for change of centre would ordinarily be granted. However, a request in writing for change of Centre may be entertained on merits, if received in this unit latest by 10.10.2008.

Candidates applying for the Test may obtain the Information Bulletin and Application forms (inclusive of fee payable) through the branches of the Bank notified below in para 5.2 (within the prescribed dates) by paying the following fee in cash:
1. General: Rs.400/-
2. Other Backward Classes (OBC): Rs. 200/-
3. SC/ST/Physically or visually handicapped: Rs. 100/-
The information Bulletin and Application form may also be obtained through Value Payable Post (V.P.P.) from the Indian Bank, 3/1, West Patel Nagar, New Delhi - 110 008, by sending a crossed Demand draft for Rs. 400/-, Rs. 200/- or Rs.100/-(as the case may be) drawn in favour of “Indian Bank, West Patel Nagar, New Delhi” payable at New Delhi. For this purpose, the candidate should send a request to the Bank with TWO self-addressed slips clearly mentioning the address at which he/she desires the Information Bulletin & Application Form to be sent by Value Payable Post (V.P.P.) The above mentioned Bank will entertain the request for forms through post from Tuesday the 12th August, 2008 till Monday, the 1st September, 2008 only.
The candidate should write his/her name, Date Of Birth, address, date of Examination (21.12.2008) and subject code on the back of the Demand Draft so that it can be located easily, if it gets detached accidentally from the letter of request for supply of Information Bulletin. However, before attaching the draft with letter of request, the candidates should check that it bears the code number of the issuing bank and drawee bank and also amount and signatures of issuing authority.
Only online applications followed by hard copy will be entertained, as per terms and conditions including eligibility criteria, as notified in the notification. Detailed advertisement to be seen at Candidates after successfully submitting application online are required to take print out of the Application Form, paste his/her recent black & white photograph, put his/her signature at the required places, attach required certificates and send alongwith CSIR marked copy of fee deposited Bank Challan in an envelope to Sr. Controller of Examinations, Human Resource Development Group, Examination Unit, CSIR Complex, Library Avenue, Pusa, New Delhi-110012 on or before 11.09.2008 (18.09.2008 for remote areas).

Examination fee paid along with the Bulletin or through Bank Challan for a particular examination will neither be adjusted for any subsequent examination nor refunded under any circumstances. Similarly, candidates should also check all the column of Bank Challan, online application, which are to be filled in properly to avoid cancellation of application.

Candidates seeking admission to the Test must apply in the prescribed application form supplied along with the Information Bulletin. Please handle this form carefully while filling up. The completed application should be sent only Under Certificate of Posting (U.P.C). in the prescribed envelope supplied with Information Bulletin.

Candidate should check that the Serial number printed on the Information Bulletin, Application form, Certificate of Postage card and on the envelope are the same. The application form should be filled-in by the candidate legibly and carefully, in his/her own handwriting with Black INK pen. Candidate should super-scribe the SUBJECT CODE, APPLICATION FORM NO. and CENTRE CODE in the boxes provided on the envelope containing the application form (with enclosures).

The application form (through Bank or online), duly completed with requisite enclosures should be sent Under Certificate of Posting (U.P.C) to the Sr. Controller of Examinations, Examination Unit, Human Resource Development Group, CSIR Complex, Opposite Institute of Hotel Management, Library Avenue, Pusa, New Delhi 110012 so as to reach Examination Unit CSIR on or before 11.09.2008.

For candidates applying from Mizoram, Manipur, Nagaland, Tripura, Sikkim, Ladakh Division of J&K State, Lahaul and Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh, Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Lakshdweep, the application form must reach the Controller of Examination CSIR on or before 18.09.2008.
The candidates are advised in their own interest to apply early enough to ensure timely receipt of their applications by the Examination Unit on or before the closing date.

Council of Scientific & Industrial Research
Sr. Controller of Examinations, Examination Unit, HRDG, CSIR Complex, Library Avenue, Pusa, New Delhi - 110 012