JNCASR Summer Research Fellowships Programme 2010

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.

Detailed information about summer research fellowships
Download Application Forms for SRFP 2010

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

Only selected candidates will be intimated by 31st March-2010 and the list will also be available on the web site.

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.

11 comments to this article

  1. abhishek

    on November 20, 2009 at 5:29 pm - Reply

    pls can i ask what does the sentence "placed at centre or else where" means pls specify "else where"

  2. Web Master

    on November 21, 2009 at 8:13 am - Reply

    Hi Abhishek – The message is clear

    "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."

    This means you may be placed anywhere in India where the scientists are located. Locations are not known now. You may be given travel and accommodation support based on GOI guidelines.


  3. abhishek

    on November 21, 2009 at 8:44 am - Reply


  4. AARTI

    on January 2, 2010 at 3:20 pm - Reply

    Respected Sir…

    I am Aarti Sharma doing my M.Tech Nanoscience and nanotechnology from panjab university, chandigarh. we have full one year project that include our 3rd and 4th semester. sir, it would be of great help if you guide me the proceedure, that how can i apply to IISC. Sir, i just completed my first sem in december and i entered my second sem. my 3rd sem will start from june.

  5. murtaza

    on August 8, 2010 at 6:00 am - Reply

    sir im in sy be elex. is there any programme in 2010

  6. kallola pradhan

    on August 10, 2010 at 9:28 pm - Reply

    Sir, please can i be informed about any winter internships this year ..

  7. Himanshu

    on November 14, 2010 at 2:20 pm - Reply

    can you plz tell me the selection procedure?

  8. Kamal Saha

    on November 15, 2010 at 11:22 am - Reply

    I am kamal saha from JADAVPUR UNIVERSITY,BSC,MATHEMATICS,2nd year,a inspire(dst) scholarship holder,plz inform me about your 2months project,as i am interested to do my project work recquired by inspire section IN YOUR INSTITUTE

  9. sourav das

    on January 15, 2011 at 5:03 pm - Reply

    Hello sir, iam a 3rd year student from kiit university bhubaneshwar, persuing my Integrated
    msc in biotechnology course. I want to apply for a summer training programme at your institute. Could you please provide me with the details, along with a copy of the registration form. expecting a reply sir.
    thanking you

  10. Purnima

    on February 9, 2011 at 3:53 pm - Reply

    If I am US student, am I eligile for this program?


    on November 17, 2013 at 2:10 pm - Reply

    i have secured in +2 phy-77 chem-90 and maths-95 . AM I ELIGIBLE TO APPLY?

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