Institute of Physics Pre-Doctoral and Ph. D. Programme

Name of Institute / University

Institute of Physics

Courses Offered

Pre-Doctoral and Ph. D. Programme – 2010

The Pre-doctoral program is designed to train fresh M.Sc. students for conducting research activities. It is aimed at imparting a broad based training in advanced physics and research methodology.

The course work is planned with the view that it should help a student not only in doctoral research, but also enable him/her to become a good physics teacher irrespective of whether or not he/she takes up
doctoral research.

The successful candidates are awarded certificates for “Post-M.Sc. Course in Advanced Physics” which has been recognized by the Utkal University, Berhampur University, and Sambalpur University as equivalent to their M.Phil degree.

On completion of the Pre-doctoral program, the students are eligible to join for research under the supervision of faculty members of the Institute, leading to the Ph.D. degree awarded by Homi Bhabha National Institute (HBNI), a deemed-to-be University funded by the Department of Atomic Energy.


The candidates must have the following qualifications:

M.Sc. Physics with minimum 55% marks (in aggregate).

(A) GATE qualifiers with minimum score of 95 percentile and having current validity OR CSIR / UGC- NET qualifiers (for research fellowship) within last one year.

Candidates who have qualified JEST-2010 with a minimum score of 95 Percentile need not send any application. They will be contacted directly by the Institute. If a candidate has scored less than 95 percentile in JEST-2010 but satisfies any of the criteria for GATE/NET as above, he/she should also send the application.

Candidates appearing for the final semester/year of M.Sc., who have already qualified in GATE or CSIR/UGC-NET can also apply. They should submit the relevant proof before joining the pre-doctoral
programme. In case of non-availability of the M.Sc. results at the time of joining, the admission will be treated as provisional.

How To Apply

Application in prescribed format, should be sent only by E-mail as DOC or PDF file latest by 20th April, 2010 to

Contact Details

Address: Sachivalaya Marg, Bhubaneswar, Orissa, INDIA – 751005
Phone: +91-674-2301058, 2300637, 2301171, 2301172
Fax: +91-674-2300142

Entrance Date


Admission Procedure

All eligible candidates, whether through JEST-2010 or through application against this advertisement, will have to appear for a short written test on the morning of 3rd May, 2010. Result of the written test will be published on the same day and short-listed candidates will have to appear for a personal interview between May 03–05, 2010. Final merit list will be prepared based on the scores of both the written test and the interview.

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