Monday, January 6, 2014

NEST 2014 Admission Process

NEST 2014 Admission Process

National Entrance Screening Test-NEST 2014 Admission to5 year Integrated MSc Programme in Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics

National Entrance Screening Test (NEST) is a compulsory test for students seeking admission to National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER), Bhubaneswar and University of Mumbai - Department of Atomic Energy Centre for Excellence in Basic Sciences (UM-DAE CBS), Mumbai. Both NISER and UM-DAE CBS have been started by Department of Atomic Energy, Government of India in 2007. Their mandate is to train scientific manpower for carrying out cutting edge scientific research and for providing input to scientific programmes of Department of Atomic Energy and other applied science institutions in the country. The test is conducted in 37 centers across India.

Integrated Science Education and Research Center (ISERC), Visva Bharati, is also participating in NEST 2014 and will admit students for its Integrated MSc course from the Merit List of NEST 2014.

Eligibility :

* Candidates in General and OBC category should be born on or after July 22, 1994. The age limit is relaxed by 5 years for SC/ ST/ Physically Disabled (PD) candidates.

* Class XII qualifying examination should be passed in either 2012 or 2013. Candidates appearing in 2014 are also eligible. (Where only Letter Grade is given by the Board, a certificate from the Board specifying equivalent percentage marks will be required. In the absence of such a certificate the decision of the respective Admission Committees will be final.)

* At least 60% marks in aggregate (or equivalent grade) in Class XII (or equivalent) examination from any recognized Board in India. For Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST) candidates and for Persons with Disability (PD), the minimum requirement is 55%.

Students admitted to NISER & UM-DAE CBS are eligible for DST-INSPIRE (Govt.of India) fellowship of Rs 60000/ year and Rs 20000/- p.a. for summer internship.

Date of examination : May 31, 2014 (Saturday ) 10 am- 1 pm

Online submission of application starts : January 07, 2014

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