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PREMIUM : Application Last Date Extended for NEST 2020

Published on : 19-Apr-2020 Powered by

Chief Coordinator, NEST (National Entrance Screening Test) 2020, University of Mumbai (UM-DAE CEBS) has extended the last date of application upto 6 May 2020. NEST is conducted for admission in the 5 year Integrated M.Sc in basic sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics) at

(a) National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER) Bhubaneswar and

(b) University of Mumbai - Department of Atomic Energy, Centre for Excellence in Basic Sciences (UM-DAE CEBS) Mumbai.

Both NISER and CBS are autonomous institutions established by Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), Government of India, in 2007. NISER is an off-campus centre of Homi Bhabha National Institute (HBNI) and all academic programmes of NISER are affiliated to HBNI. Although CEBS is a DAE institution, it is physically located on the Kalina campus of University of Mumbai and the degrees to students are awarded by Mumbai University.

Revised application dates for NEST

Last date to apply (extended) : 6 May 2020 (till midnight)

Availability of Admit Cards for download (tentative date) : 22 May 2020

Date of exam : 6 June 2020 (same as announced earlier)

Scholarship : The candidates admitted to the programme are eligible to receive annual scholarship of Rs 60,000 through DISHA program of Department of Atomic Energy, Government of India. In addition, the scholarship recipients receive grant of Rs 20,000 per annum for summer internship. Candidates selected by DST for the INSPIRE-SHE program are endorsed for INSPIRE scholarship by NISER and CEBS. Alumni of the programme are presently pursuing PhD at the reputed universities and institutes in India & abroad.

Opportunity in Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) : Top performers at NISER and CEBS, securing overall grades above certain threshold at the end of the programme, are eligible to appear directly for interview for admission to Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) training school.


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