Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR) the Centre offers summer fellowships for two months to bright undergraduate and MSc students (renewable for a second year for selected students). This programme has proved to be popular and competitive; each year, about 5000 students from all over India apply for the 120 fellowships awarded. Fifty fellowships are supported by the Department of Science & Technology, Government of India, fifteen by the Rajiv Gandhi Institute for Contemporary Studies, New Delhi, and the rest by the Centre.
Research Areas :
Life Sciences: Infectious and non-infectious diseases, bioinformatics, developmental biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, genetics, life-history evolution, immunology, circadian biology, animal behaviour, behavioural ecology, evolutionary genetics, experimental evolution, chronobiology, behavior.
Material Sciences: Including Nano Sciences, energy and green materials.
Chemical Sciences: Solid state chemistry, theoretical/computational chemistry, inorganic, physical, organic chemistry.
Physical Sciences:Condensed matter theory and experiment, statistical physics, semiconductor materials physics, biophysics, nano physics, polymer physics, organic electronics, computational material science, soft matter.
Engineering Sciences:Theoretical and computational fluid dynamics, flow of complex fluids, granular media, experimental fluid mechanics, thermal science, chemical engineering and physical metallurgy, non-linear dynamics including planetary dynamics.
Mathematics: Fundamental Groups, Simplicial Homology and Triangulations.
Atmospheric Sciences:Atmospheric boundary layer, near-surface environment, radiation, solar-terrestrial relations, monsoon dynamics, modelling.
Eligibility for applying:
Academic requirements: * Students who have secured not less than 80% (science and maths subjects only) in their 10th , 12th(10 +2) and not less than first class in graduation and post graduation(if applicable).
Only students presently studying :
- I and II year of B.Sc.
- I, II and III year of B.E / B.Tech. / B.V.Sc./ MBBS / B.Pharm.
- I year of M.Sc.
- I – IV year of Integrated M.Sc with the above mentioned academic requirements should apply.
The students selected under this programme are placed with scientists at the Centre or elsewhere in India, for 2 months with a stipend of Rs. 5000 /- p.m and travel support as per Govt. of India norms.
Application Forms can also be obtained by writing to the address mentioned below with a self-addressed envelope of 16×25 cms with stamp of Rs. 10/-
*Those not fulfilling the criteria are advised not to apply.
About 15 students will be chosen as Rajiv Gandhi Science Talent Research Fellows based on the completed project reports
Contact Information :
The Assistant Coordinator
Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research,
Jakkur P.O., Bangalore 560 064.
Additional guidelines for Summer Fellows placed in the JNCASR ONLY.
All summer students should inform the JNCASR well in advance about the exact duration of their visit. The Fellowships section will then request the appropriate authority for accommodation, and let the Fellow know where he/she will be staying.
In special cases where a student needs to visit the Centre for a period in addition to that covered by the Fellowship, the guide may send in a request to this effect. The Centre will try to make their stay possible and fruitful. It is important that such students should inform the Fellowships section about the exact dates of their stay well in advance. Only students who receive an e-mail confirmation of accommodation being reserved for them can expect to be housed by the Centre. The student should carry money required for security deposit.