(Aided Institute under the Department of Atomic Energy, Government of India)

Block-AF, Bidhannagar, Kolkata 700064
Phone: (033) 2337-5345 to 49 (5 lines), Fax: (033) 2337-4637


Applications are invited for admission to the Post-M.Sc. Junior Research Fellowship programme in Physics of the Institute. The session will start in August. This page gives a general outline of the programme and describes how to apply for it.

About the programme: The Post-M.Sc. Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) programme in Physics constitutes the first year of the Ph.D. programme of the Institute. Any student striving for a Ph.D. in physics has to go through this programme. On successful completion of this programme, the student can select an advisor and pursue research work under him/her.

The Institute conducts both theoretical and experimental research in frontier areas of physics. The areas of research include:

Condensed Matter Physics, High Energy Physics, Microelectronics,
Nuclear & Atomic Physics, Plasma Physics, Surface Physics, Theoretical Physics.
For more details, see the Institute Homepage.

Fellowship and perquisites : Those admitted into the Course are designated as Junior Research Fellows (JRF) of the Institute and are entitled to stipends of Rs 16,000/- per month for the first two years and Rs 18,000/- per month thereafter. Medical reimbursement for self only as per CS(MA) Rules are also given. House Rent Allowance (HRA) at 30% of fellowship extra if he/she is not provided hostel accommodation. An annual book grant of Rs. 20,000/- is also available. Any student may enjoy external sources of fellowships (e.g., CSIR, UGC), in which case the amount of fellowship and other benefits depend upon the funding agency.

Admission procedure : The selection procedure will be based on academic records, written test & interview. The written test may be waived for some JEST/GATE/CSIR-NET-JRF qualified candidates. For details, see

Eligibility for applying : Physics and Mathematics at the Bachelor's level and Master's degree in Physics /Applied Mathematics /Electronics. Candidates currently in the final year of their Master's degree or Integrated Master's degree may also apply.

How to apply : Applications must be made online through the institute website. See for further details of the entrance examination and to access the application form.