Joint Entrance Screening Test 2011 (JEST 2011)
The Institute of Mathematical Sciences
JEST Registration site wiil be up on December 3rd 2010 evening.
Examination will be held on 20th February, 2011.
For Ph.D. Programmes in Physics / Theoretical Computer Science
A common qualifying test for admissions to the Ph.D. Programmes in Physics in the below listed research institutions in India and Theoretical Computer Science in some of them. Qualifying in JEST does not entitle an applicant to get a Research Fellowship. Using the JEST results, each institute will call a limited number of candidates for its further selection procedure depending on its requirements. All selected candidates will receive Research Fellowships from the respective institutes.
Visit http://jest2011.imsc.res.in to apply and for more information
Students who expect to complete their final examination by August 2011 are also eligible to apply.
Minimum Qualifications and Selection Procedures
Ph.D. Programme Physics: M.Sc. in Physics or M.Sc. / M.E. / M.Tech. in related disciplines. Candidates with M.Sc. in Mathematics / Applied Physics / Applied Mathematics / Optics and Photonics / Instrumentation / Electronics will also be considered at IIA. Graduates with a B.E. or B.Tech. will also be considered at IISc, IMSc, IUCAA, JNCASR, NCRA-TIFR, RRI, IISER Mohali, IISER Pune and SNBNCBS.
BE/BTech/BCA/BSc students can also apply for the integrated MSc-PhD programme, see below. In addition, talented final year B.Sc. and first year M.Sc. (in Physics / Electronics / Astronomy / Applied Mathematics) students may also apply to be pre-selected for research scholarship at IUCAA. Similar pre-selection is open at SNBNCBS for candidates who also have specialization in Bio-Physics, Optics and Opto-Electronics. At IPR, candidates should have a Master's degree in Physics, Engineering Physics or Applied Physics. Visit websites of participating institutes for further details.
Theoretical Computer Science: M.Sc./ M.E. / M.Tech. / M.C.A. in Computer Science and related disciplines, and should be interested in the mathematical aspects of computer science. Visit website of IMSc
for further details.
Integrated M.Sc./M.Tech. – Ph.D. Programme
At HRI, IISER Pune, NCRA-TIFR and SNBNCBS, candidates with a Bachelor’s degree will also be considered for the integrated M.Sc. – Ph.D. programme in Physics. At IMSc, graduates with B.Sc. / B.E. / B. Tech. degree will also be considered for admission to M.Sc. (Research) programme in Physics and Theoretical Computer Science, as part of an integrated Ph.D. programme. At SNBNCBS, graduates with B.Sc. (Physics/Mathematics) / B.E. / B.Tech. degree will be considered for the integrated Post-B.Sc.-Ph.D. programme in subject areas mentioned above. At IIA, graduates with B.Sc. (Physics / Mathematics) / B.E. / B.Tech. in Electrical / Instrumentation / Engineering Physics / Electronics and Communications / Computer Science and Engineering / Optics and Photonics will be considered.
Integrated M.Tech– Ph.D. Programme at IIA : Graduates with M.Sc. (Physics / Applied Physics) / Post-B.Sc (Hons) B.Tech in Optics and Photonics, Radiophysics and Electronics / B.E. / B.Tech. degree in
subjects mentioned above will be considered. Visit IIA website for details.
How to apply
Candidates for Physics / Theoretical Computer Science can apply for JEST-2011 ON-LINE through http://jest2011.imsc.res.in. Although ON-LINE applications are preferred, for those who have difficulty in accessing internet, hard copy of the application form can be requested by writing to The Registrar, The Institute of Mathematical Sciences, CIT Campus, Tharamani, Chennai-600113, Tamil Nadu. Email applications and photocopies of printed applications will not be accepted. Details regarding the ongoing programmes at different institutions are available at JEST-2011 website.
Ahmedabad, Aligarh, Allahabad, Bangalore, Bardhaman, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Delhi, Goa, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Indore, Jaipur, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Kochi, Kolkata, Madurai, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nainital, Patna, Pune, Raipur, Roorkee, Sambalpur, Silchar, Siliguri, Thiruvananthapuram, Udaipur and Visakhapatnam.
Website opening and on-line submission of applications will be enabled at http://jest2011.imsc.res.in from December 1, 2010..
Request for printed application forms should reach IMSc by December 20, 2010.
Last date for receipt of the filled applications, and ON-LINE submission of applications, is January 3, 2011.
JEST - 2011 (written test) will be held on Sunday, February 20, 2011, from 10.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. Candidates seeking admission to any of the institutes for a Ph. D. Programme in Physics / Theoretical Computer Science may appear for JEST (written test in Physics or Theoretical Computer Science as applicable) at the test center chosen by the candidate.
The Institute of Mathematical Sciences (IMSc) is a research centre located at Chennai, India.
IMSc is a national institute for fundamental research in frontier disciplines of the mathematical and physical sciences: theoretical computer science, mathematics, and theoretical physics. It is funded mainly by the Department of Atomic Energy.
The Institute has an active graduate research program to which a select group of students are admitted each year to work towards a Ph.D. degree. IMSc hosts a large number of scientists at the post-doctoral level and supports a visiting scientist program. The Institute hosts several national and international scientific meetings every year.