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National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER) Bhubaneswar and University of Mumbai - Department of Atomic Energy, Centre for Excellence in Basic Sciences (UM-DAE CEBS) are autonomous institutions established by Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), Government of India, in 2007. They conduct 5 Year Integrated M.Sc programme in basic sciences (Biology, Chemsitry, Physics, Mathematics).
These institutes have started with the mandate to provide high quality teaching in basic sciences by a faculty of distinguished scientists embedded in a vibrant research environment and to create a national pool of scientists ready to take up research challenges in the frontiers of basic and applied sciences. The Integrated MSc programme at these institutes follows a semester–based course structure and continuous assessment within a flexible and innovative academic
curriculum, exposing the students to research early in their programme. The placements of the graduated students from NISER and CEBS provide testimony of success to this initiative.
Course(s) offered : 5 year Integrated M.Sc in basic sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics)
Admission procedure : Through NEST (National Entrance Screening Test)
Scholarship : The 5–year integrated MSc programme at NISER and CEBS offers a limited number of merit based INSPIRE (by the Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India) scholarships of Rs.5,000/– per month and an additional ?20,000/– per year for carrying out summer projects. For the students entered into the MSc programme through NEST–2016 the numbers of such scholarships were 60 for NISER and 25 for CEBS.
Besides, top performers at NISER and CEBS, securing overall grades above certain threshold at the end of the programme, are eligible to appear directly for the interview for admission to Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) training school.
Last date to apply : 6th March 2017
Date of exam : 27th May 2017
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