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PREMIUM : NISER to conduct NEST 2020 in Sep

Published on : 27-Jul-2020 Powered by

Chief Coordinator, NEST (National Entrance Screening Test) 2020, University of Mumbai (UM-DAE CEBS) has notified the revised date for conduct of the entrance exam for 2020 admissions. 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 dates for NEST

Date of exam : 29 Sep 2020 (Tuesday)

Dates for other related tasks like availability of admit cards, declaration of result etc shall be announced in due course.

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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