Physical Research Laboratory Junior Research Fellowship-2010

Name of Institute / University

Physical Research Laboratory

Courses Offered

Applications are invited from highly motivated students to pursue doctoral research in the following areas:

Planetary Exploration, Astronomy, Astrophysics, Solar Physics, Planetary & Geosciences, Space and Atmospheric Sciences, Experimental Laser & Atomic Physics and Theoretical Physics. Further
details about research and facilities available at PRL can be found on our website.


M.Sc. in one of the following subjects: Physics, Space Sciences, Atmospheric Sciences, Chemistry (Physical, Nuclear / Analytical), Geology, Geophysics and Ocean Sciences. A minimum of 60% marks at the Bachelor’s and Master’s level is required for all candidates.

Those appearing for Master’s Degree examination in 2010 may also apply.

Age Limit: Not more than 25 years as on 31.12.2009. This may be relaxed for exceptional candidates.

How To Apply

Applications should be submitted online at our website (Opportunities-->Doctoral (Ph.D.) Program). Only students from remote areas who have no access to internet may send their request for application form along with a self addressed envelope (25 cm x 17 cm) superscribed by PRL JRF 2010 (Subject) to the address given.

Contact Details

Tel: 079-2631 4869
Fax: (079) 2631 4912

Selection Procedure

Written test, followed by personal interview for those who qualify in the written test. These will be held at the PRL main campus at Ahmedabad. Written test may be waived for candidates with good academic record and who have qualified and in any of the following:

(i) JEST-2010 (ii) GATE (in Physics / Geophysics) 2009/2010, (iii) UGC-CSIR NET in 2008/2009 in Subject Code–1: Chemical Sciences, or Subject Code–2: Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean & Planetary Sciences, or Subject Code–5: Physical Sciences.
A photocopy of the JEST/GATE/NET result must accompany the application, if applicable. If the NET certificate is not available a copy of the admit card and a print-out of the online results with the
candidate’s roll number circled should be sent.

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