Saturday, August 9, 2008

Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics (SINP) Undergraduate Associateship Programme

Undergraduate Associateship Programme at the Institute of Nuclear Physics (SINP), Kolkata.

Applications are invited from Indian nationals for selection of Undergraduate Associates under the auspices of the Centre for Advanced Research and Education (CARE) of Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics (SINP), Kolkata.


Candidates from the first or second year Science undergraduate programme (B.Sc./Integrated M.Sc. in Physics/ Chemistry/ Biological Sciences) in 2008 who have secured at least 80 per cent marks in Science and Mathematics and at least 75 per cent in aggregate in Class XII Board Examination are encouraged to apply.

Selection details

The final selection amongst the short listed candidates may involve an interview where the candidate needs to display resourcefulness, passion for scientific research as well as mastery of scientific concepts.

Selected Undergraduate Associates will be exposed to short term courses and laboratory training through short projects under the guidance of assigned mentors for a total period of about 60-90 days. During this period they will receive a stipend (@ Rs 150 day) along with a book grant of Rs 6,000 per annum. A travel allowance will also be given for outstation Undergraduate Associates. The programme is for the undergraduate years.

On successful completion of the programme, associates will be issued a certificate. A few of the Undergraduate Associates may be selected as Graduate Associates of SINP if they pursue Masters Programmes in Basic sciences. On successful completion of the MSc course with First Class or equivalent grades they may be considered for absorption as Research Fellows of SINP with the usual fellowship.

How to apply

Application forms for Physics and Biophysical Sciences can be downloaded from and sent along with supporting documents by post within August 31, 2008 to the following address: Undergraduate Associateship Programme in Physics/Biophysical Sciences, Centre for Advanced Research and Education, Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, 1/AF, Bidhannagar, Kolkata 700 064. The electronic address for correspondence is care[AT]

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