Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Directorate of Medical Education & Research, Govt. of Maharashtra

PGM-CET 2010 Entrance Exam for Medical PG Programmes in Maharashtra

Directorate of Medical Education & Research, Govt. of Maharashtra announces PGM-CET 2010 Entrance Examination for Admission to Medical Postgraduate Courses (MD/MS/Diploma).

The Exam will be held on Sunday, 24th January, 2010 from 10.00 a. m. to 1.30 p. m.

The cost of application form along with the Information Brochure of PGM-CET 2010 and Examination fee is Rs. 1800/- to be payable by Demand Draft / Pay Order drawn on any Nationalised or Scheduled commercial Bank in favor of "Director, Medical Education and Research, Mumbai" payable at Mumbai. The Brochure and Application Form will be available at the following Government Medical Colleges from 18/12/2009 to 02/01/2010 (Excluding Sundays and State Government Holidays). Aspiring candidates should go through the eligibility criteria as per the PGM-CET-2010 brochure, before purchasing the application form.

1. Grant Medical College, Byculla, Mumbai
2. B.J. Medical College, Pune
3 Dr. V.M. Medical College, Solapur
4. Government Medical College, Miraj
5 Shri Bhausaheb Hire Govt. Medical College, Dhule
6. R.C.S.M. Government Medical College, Kolhapur
7 Government Medical College, Nagpur
8. Shri Vasantrao Naik Govt. Medical College, Yavatmal
9. Govt. Medical College, Akola
10. Government Medical College, Aurangabad
11. Government Medical College, Nanded
12. Swami Ramanand Teerth Rural Medical College, Ambajogai, Dist
13. Government Medical College, Latur

Duly filled Application form should be submitted in person from 18/12/2009 to 02/01/2010 (Excluding Sundays and State Government Holidays), at any of the above centers. The application form should not be sent by post/Courier, such forms will be rejected without any intimation.

Eligibility Criteria

A candidate must be an Indian National.

Candidates who have passed final M.B.B.S. examination and completed one year internship training from recognised medical college included in the schedule of the Indian Medical Council Act, 1956 and situated in Maharashtra, affiliated to Non-Agricultural Universities established under Maharashtra Universities Act, 1994 or the Maharashtra University of Health Sciences Act, 1998 and who have obtained registration either from the Medical Council of India or Maharashtra Medical Council (MMC) will be eligible to appear for PGM-CET 2010. The candidates who have passed final MBBS examination completing internship by 30th April 2010 are also eligible.

Eligibility for In-service candidates will be as per criteria laid down by the Public Health Department for M.M.&H.S. Medical Officer candidates and E.S.I.S. candidates; and Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation for BMC candidates.

The candidates who are domiciled in Maharashtra and who have obtained admission under 15% quota for All India Entrance Examination (AIEE) for MBBS course and who have obtained the degree from a University situated outside the State of Maharashtra will also be eligible for PGM-CET-2010. (Refer Rule No. 7.7 of PGM-CET-2010 brochure)

The candidate who has obtained MBBS degree from Deemed University is not eligible to appear for PGM-CET-2010. For more details regarding eligibility and other rules, please refer to the PGM-CET-2010 Information Brochure, which is available on website

Indian Institute of Technology Madras

Entrance Exam for Integrated MA Programmes at IIT Madras

Indian Institute of Technology Madras announces admission tio the following programmes
Integrated M.A. in Development Studies
Integrated M.A. in Economics
Integrated M.A. in English Studies

Admission is solely through Humanities and Social Sciences Entrance Examination (HSEE 2010). The programme has a total of 46 seats in all the three disciplines put together. Allocation of seats to individual disciplines will be made at the end of the third semester, based on the student's preference, performance (CGPA over the first three semesters) and availability of seats under each discipline.

The examination will be held on Sunday, 2 May 2010 between 10.00 and 13.00 hrs in all centres throughout India.

More about the programmes

Development Studies:
This stream addresses questions of "order and change" in a globalizing world. A multi-disciplinary approach is adopted in the first two years of the programme, which sets the base for higher-level understanding. It attempts to include issues related to "development" across countries over a long period of time. At present, the programme is designed to include three thematic modules on i) Gender ii) Science, Technology and Development, and iii) Urbanization. Students will have scope to further specialize in any of these three themes through dissertation and elective courses. Overall, this stream, with a mixture of taught courses and field research/training, attempts to mould students to act as effective agents of social change. Students of this stream are expected to be placed in national and international development institutions and academia.

The Economics stream will provide a rigorous training in economic theory and applications and relevant quantitative, statistical and computing skills. Further, an exposure to other areas of inquiry, such as psychology, sociology, philosophy, history, languages, communication and literary skills, the programme will provide the much-needed breadth and multi-disciplinary perspectives. Through dissertation and elective courses, students will have scope to specialize in areas such as education, healthcare, environment, banking, international trade and finance. Students who complete the master's in economics would be suitable for a career in academia, government, industry, and national and international organizations of repute.

English Studies:
The English Studies stream has been designed for students who have the aptitude and the sensitivity for literary and linguistic analyses. This stream will provide a comprehensive understanding of literatures in English with special emphasis on current debates in literary theory, lesser-known literatures and the importance of an interdisciplinary approach. Courses in linguistics will give students an insight into the structure and function of natural languages as a system of cognition and communication. Students will also be exposed to other disciplines such as Economics, Sociology, History, and Philosophy that will widen their horizon and equip them with basic quantitative and analytical skills. Students will have a range of career options open to them from academics and editing to journalism and language training.


Qualifying Examination:
Candidates applying for HSEE-2010 should have either completed or be appearing in 2010 in any one of the following qualifying examinations:
• The final examination of the 10+2 system, conducted by any recognized Central/State Board, such as Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi; Council for Indian School Certificate Examination, New Delhi; etc.
• Intermediate or two-year Pre-University Examination conducted by a recognized Board/ University.
• Final Examination of the two-year course of the Joint Services Wing of the National Defence Academy.
• General Certificate Education (GCE) Examination (London/Cambridge/Sri Lanka) at the Advanced (A) level.
• High School Certificate Examination of the Cambridge University.
• Any Public School/Board/University Examination in India or in any foreign country recognized by the Association of Indian Universities as equivalent to 10+2 system.
• H.S.C. Vocational Examination.

• Senior Secondary School Examination conducted by the National Open School with a minimum of five subjects.
In case the relevant qualifying examination is not a public examination, the candidate must have passed at least one public (Board or Pre-University) examination at an earlier level.

Eligibility Criteria for Candidates:
The candidates belonging to the general category must secure a minimum of 60% marks in aggregate in their Qualifying Examination. Candidates belonging to SC, ST and PD categories must secure a minimum of 55% in aggregate in the qualifying examination. If any Board awards only letter grades without providing an equivalent percentage of marks on the grade sheet, the candidate should obtain a certificate from the Board specifying equivalent marks, and submit it at the time of joining. In case, such a certificate is not provided by the candidate, the decision of the HSEE Admission Committee regarding his/her eligibility shall be final.

Important Notes:
(i) All provisional admissions to candidates will stand cancelled, if the proof of having passed
the qualifying examination, as per the eligibility criteria specified in Section 11.2, is not submitted to the Institute latest by September 30, 2010.
(ii) All admissions will be subject to verification of facts from the original certificates/documents
of the candidates. If an applicant is found ineligible at a later date even after admission, his/ her admission will be cancelled. The decision of the HSEE Admission Committee regarding the eligibility of any applicant shall be final.

Date of Birth:
Only those candidates, whose date of birth falls on or after October 01, 1985, are eligible for HSEE-2010. However, in the case of SC, ST and PD candidates, upper age limit is relaxed by 5 years, i.e., such candidates, who were born on or after October 01, 1980, are eligible. Only the date of birth as recorded in the High School (10th std.)/(12th Std.) first Board/Pre-University Certificate will be taken as authentic. Candidates must produce a copy of this certificate along with the completed Application Form as a proof of their age and at the time of admission original certificate has to be produced failing which they will be disqualified.

Physical Fitness:
All qualified candidates will have to submit a Physical Fitness certificate from a Registered Medical Practitioner in the prescribed format that will be made available to them along with offer of admission letter. They will be admitted only if they are physically fit for pursuing a course of study at this Institute.

Centres for HSEE 2010
The entrance examination will be conducted in the following cities:
New Delhi


You can apply for the entrance examination only through "On-line mode". The procedure is given in the website

If you follow the procedure in the above webpage an application form shall be generated at the end that you can download. You need not have access to a credit/debit card to apply online. The payment can be made through bank challan that shall be generated online along with your application. The application fees can be remitted at all branches of State Bank of India and Indian Bank in India.

The online application website shall be open from 7.00 AM of December 21, 2009 to 5.00 PM of January 21, 2010. The completed hardcopy of the downloaded application form should reach IIT Madras on or before 1700 Hrs on Feb 1, 2010.

Important Dates
Online Application starts at 0700 Hrs on - 21st December 2009
Last date for applying through online is 1700 Hrs on 21st January 2010
Downloaded and completed application form should be sent to "The Chairman, HSEE 2010, JEE Office, IIT Madras, Chennai 600036" on or before 17.00 hours of- 1st February 2010
Entrance Examination - 2nd May 2010
Announcement of Results in HSEE website- 1st June 2010

The Chairman, HSEE
JEE Office, IIT Madras
Chennai - 600 036.
Telephone : 044 - 2257 8220
Fax : 2257 8224
E-Mail :
Url :

The Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS) Pilani

BITSAT 2010 – BITS Pilani Admission Test for Integrated First Degree Programmes

The Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS) Pilani is an all India Institution declared as Deemed to be University under Section 3 of the UGC Act. Admissions to all the Integrated First Degree programmes of BITS, Pilani, at Pilani campus, Goa campus, and Hyderabad Campus for the academic year 2010-11 will be made on the basis of a Computer based Online Test conducted by BITS, Pilani. This test will be referred to as ‘BITS Admission Test – 2010’, in short as BITSAT-2010 hereafter in this document.

1. Integrated First Degree Programmes to which admissions will be made on the basis of BITSAT-2010:

(i) at BITS, Pilani – Pilani Campus
B.E.(Hons.): Chemical, Civil, Computer Science, Electrical and Electronics, Electronics & Instrumentation, Mechanical, Manufacturing .
M.Sc.(Hons.): Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Economics, Mathematics, Physics and
M.Sc.(Tech.): General Studies, Finance, Information Systems.

(ii) at BITS, Pilani – Goa Campus:
B.E.(Hons.): Chemical, Computer Science, Electrical and Electronics, Electronics & Instrumentation, Mechanical.
M.Sc.(Hons.): Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Economics, Mathematics, Physics. and
M.Sc.(Tech.): Information Systems.

(iii) at BITS, Pilani – Hyderabad Campus :
B.E.(Hons.): Chemical, Civil, Computer Science, Electronics & Communication, Electrical and Electronics, Mechanical.
M.Sc.(Hons.): Biological Sciences, Chemistry; Economics, Mathematics, Physics and
M.Sc.(Tech.): Information Systems.

Note: All students admitted to M.Sc(Hons.) programmes are given an option to work for a second degree for one of the B.E. (Hons.)/B.Pharm.(Hons.) programmes under the dual degree scheme, assignment being made by competition on their performance at BITS at the end of first year, separately in Pilani, Goa and Hyderabad campuses. Under this scheme, a student normally requires five years to complete both the degrees and is awarded both the degrees, namely M.Sc.(Hons.) and B.E.(Hons.)/B.Pharm.(Hons.)

2. Eligibility for BITSAT 2010:
For admission to any of the above Integrated First Degree Programmes, candidates should have passed the 12th examination of 10+2 system from a recognized Central or State board or its equivalent with Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics. Further the candidate should have obtained a minimum of aggregate 80% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics subjects in 12th examination, with at least 60% marks in each of the Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics subjects and should have adequate proficiency in English.

Students who are appearing for 12th examination in 2010 or who have passed 12th Examination in 2009 only are eligible to appear in the BITSAT-2010 test. If a candidate has taken more than one attempt in 12th class or its equivalent, only his latest performance is considered, provided this attempt has been for the full component of subjects/courses prescribed. Students who have passed 12th examination in 2008 or earlier are NOT eligible to appear in BITSAT-2010. Students who are presently studying in BITS at any of its campuses are not eligible to appear in BITSAT-2010
Admissions will be made purely on merit.

The merit position of the candidate for admission will be based on the score obtained by the candidate in the BITSAT-2010. However, their eligibility for admission is subject to fulfilling the requirement of minimum marks in 12th examination, as mentioned above.

Direct Admission to Board Toppers:
In the past, admission process of the Institute always ensured guaranteed admission to all the students who obtained first ranks in their respective board examinations. This has given a very vital input of highly meritorious students from all over India. First rank students of all the central and state boards in India for the year 2010 will be given direct admission to the program of their choice, irrespective of their BITSAT-2010 score as per the eligibility criteria mentioned above. Further details about this scheme will be available at BITS website by 20th May, 2010.

3. Details of BITSAT-2010:
‘Computer Based Online test’ means the candidate sits in front of a computer and the questions are presented on the computer monitor and the candidate answers the questions on the computer through the use of keyboard or mouse. Each computer is connected to a server, which prepares the question set and delivers it to the candidate on the computer. This is unlike the traditional paper-pencil based test, which is generally offered on a single day to all candidates. BITSAT-2010 will be offered over a period of time and the candidate can choose the Center, the Day and Time of his/her convenience to take the test, as described in the later sections.

BITSAT-2010 Test Format:
BITSAT-2010 will be of total 3-hour duration (without break). The test consists of four parts:

Part I : Physics
Part II : Chemistry
Part III : (a) English Proficiency and (b) Logical Reasoning
Part IV : Mathematics

All questions are of objective type (multiple choice questions); each question with choice of four answers, only one being correct choice. Each correct answer fetches 3 marks, while each incorrect answer has a penalty of 1 mark (-1mark). No marks are awarded for questions not attempted. While the candidate can skip a question, the computer will not allow the candidate to choose more than one option as correct answer. There will be 150 questions in all. The number of questions in each part are as follows:

Part I Physics 40
Part II Chemistry 40
Part III
(a) English Proficiency - 15
(b) Logical Reasoning - 10
Part IV Mathematics 45
Total: 150

There is no time limit for individual parts of the test. The candidate can go back and change any of his/her answers among the 150 questions.

If a candidate answers all the 150 questions (without skipping any question), the candidate will have an option of attempting 12 (twelve) extra questions, if there is still time left. These extra questions will be from Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics only; four questions from each part. Further, once the candidate has opted for extra questions, he cannot go back for correction of any of the earlier answered 150 questions.

The questions are so designed that a good student will be able to answer 150 questions in 180 minutes. The extra questions (a maximum of 12) will give a chance to highly meritorious candidates to score higher. However, candidates should keep in mind the fact that there is negative marking for wrong answers and any attempt to answer the questions by pure guessing of the answers is not likely to have any advantage, but may result in a reduction in the total score.

The questions will be selected at random from a large question bank. Different candidates will get different question sets. An expert committee will ensure that the question sets are of comparable difficulty level, content, question type etc. In this matter, the decision of the expert committee will be final and binding on the candidate.

All the questions and instructions of the test will be in English only. Candidates should bring a pen for the purpose of rough work, signing etc. Blank sheets for rough work will be provided, if required. Calculators and logarithmic tables are not allowed in the test centers. Candidates are not allowed to bring any other personal belongings such as mobiles.

Each candidate who registers for BITSAT-2010 will be instructed to download a ‘Hall Ticket’. Candidates with the hall ticket only will be allowed inside the Test centers. All centers are closely monitored for security and candidates’ identity and activities will be recorded using web cameras and/or closed circuit TV cameras. Anyone violating the rules of the test center will not be allowed to continue with the test and will automatically be disqualified.

Syllabus for BITSAT-2010:
The BITSAT-2010 test will be conducted on the basis of NCERT syllabus for 11th and 12th class. The detailed syllabus is given in the Annexure. Candidates may refer to the NCERT textbooks for the contents. A sample test will be made available to the registered candidates at the BITS website on which he/she can practice as many times as desired.

4. BITSAT score report:
At the completion of the test, the computer will announce the result to the candidate in terms of number of total correct answers and wrong answers, with the score. The candidate can also check and print his score report at the BITS website after all the tests are completed. No student will be allowed to repeat the test in the same year.

5. Merit List for Admission:
As explained earlier, a candidate who has appeared in BITSAT-2010 will be eligible for admission only if he/she gets the required minimum marks in the Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics subjects of 12th examination as per the eligibility criteria described already. All candidates who have appeared in BITSAT-2010 and are interested in admission will be required to submit Admission application with 12th marks and preferences to different degree programmes offered, on or before 30th June 2010.

The merit position of such eligible candidates (i.e., those who have appeared in BITSAT-2010 and who have submitted the application for admission in the prescribed form with 12th marks, preferences and the required fees) will be prepared on the basis of their scores in BITSAT-2010. The cases of bracketing, if any, will be dealt with as described below.

When the score of two candidates are the same, first their scores obtained in Mathematics in BITSAT will be considered for separating them, If the tie still exists, then their scores in Physics in BITSAT will be considered for separating them. Further tie is eliminated using their scores in Chemistry. Finally, their PCM total marks in 12th examination will be considered for their separation.

6. Test Centers for BITSAT-2010:
In order to facilitate a large number of students all over India to participate in this test, apart from Pilani, Goa and Hyderabad campuses of BITS where it is expected that a large number of students will take the test, the Institute is also planning to offer the tests at dedicated test centers in several cities. The planned test centers are in the following cities.

1. Pilani
2. Goa
3. Hyderabad City
4. Ahmedabad
5. Bangalore
6. Hyderabad Campus of BITS
7. Chandigarh
8. Chennai
9. Bhubaneswar
10. Delhi
11. Gurgaon
12. Coimbatore
13. Indore
14. Kolkatta
15. Lucknow
16. Mumbai
17. Nagpur
18. Noida
19. Visakhapatnam
20. Vijayawada
21. Gwalior
The final list of centers and the operating days at each center will depend on the number of applicants and their preferences and will be announced only after all the applications are received and candidates will be informed of the same through BITS website, so that the candidates can choose their date for the test as per their convenience and availability of slots in any of these centers.

7. Important dates and deadlines:
Deadline to apply for BITSAT-2010 : 30th January 2010
Test center allotment and announcement to candidates : by 15th February 2010
Candidates to reserve Test dates : 18th Feb. – 10th March 2010
Candidates to download the Hall tickets with instructions : 10th April – 30th April 2010
BITSAT Online tests : 10th May – 10th June 2010
Candidates to apply for admission with 12th marks and
preferences to Degree programmes : 20th May – 30th June 2010
Admit List and Wait List announcement : 1st July 2010

8. How to Apply:
Interested candidates should register their names for BITSAT-2010 by applying in the prescribed application form online. Complete the application form Online at and take the print out of the filled form. The completed application form alongwith the prescribed fees of Rs. 1000/- (Rs. 500/- for female candidates) should be sent to Admissions Officer, BITS, Pilani – 333 031. Details for payment of fees are available at the website while applying online.

Special provision for Female candidates: The BITSAT application fee for female candidates is Rs. 500/- only instead of Rs. 1000/-. Further, the Institute will try its best to accommodate all female candidates at their first preference of test centers.

Application form can also be obtained by post from the Admissions Office, BITS, Pilani by sending a request on plain paper giving the candidate’s name and gender with complete postal address, accompanied by a crossed demand draft for Rs. 1100/- (Rs. 600/- for Female candidates). This amount includes the prescribed fees and Rs. 100/- towards postal and handling charges. The form will be sent by Speed Post / Registered Post. Requests by post will be accepted only till 21st January 2010. Demand drafts should be drawn in favour of ‘Birla Institute of Technology & Science’ payable at State Bank of India, Pilani (code: 11309) Or State Bank of Bikaner & Jaipur, Pilani (Code: 10398) or UCO Bank, Vidya Vihar, Pilani (Code: 0150) Or ICICI Bank, Jhunjhunu (Code: 0799)

Deadline to apply for BITSAT-2010 by submitting the completed form to the Admissions Office, BITS Pilani is 5.00 PM on 30th January 2010.
Those who register for the test and reserve test dates have to download the ‘Hall ticket’, alongwith instructions, from BITS website as per the schedule given earlier. The tests will be conducted during 10th May – 10th June 2010.

Procedure for Applying for admission:
In addition to applying for and appearing in BITSAT-2010, candidates have to also apply for admission to BITS giving details of their 12th marks and preferences to different degree programmes offered. The prescribed application form for admission, the detailed application procedure and the final list of Degree programmes offered will be available at the BITS website, by 20th May 2010. The completed form with the required application fee has to be submitted so as to reach the under-mentioned on or before 5.00 PM on 30th June 2010.
Completed application forms for BITSAT-2010 and for admission are to be sent by registered post/speedpost or personally submitted to the under-mentioned so as to reach him before the announced deadlines:

The Admissions Officer,
Pilani – 333 031

Important Note:
(i) The tests are generated from a large question bank and different candidates will get different question sets. An expert committee will ensure that the question sets are of comparable difficulty level, content, question type etc. In this matter, the decision of the expert committee will be final and binding on the candidate.
(ii) The test assumes that the candidate has basic familiarity with computers, keyboard and mouse operation. It is the responsibility of the candidate to acquire these skills before appearing in the test and the Institute cannot take responsibility for the same.
(iii) The Institute is planning to operate test centers in different cities other than Pilani, Goa and Hyderabad campuses of BITS as previously stated. The final list of centers and actual days of operation will be announced to candidates through the BITS website . The Institute cannot guarantee that test centers will be set up in all these cities. Further, the Institute reserves the right to cancel any test center if such a situation arises. In such cases, those candidates allotted to these centers will be accommodated in alternate test centers including Pilani/Goa/Hyderabad campuses of BITS.
(iv) The candidate must fully obey the rules of the test centers; otherwise he/she will be automatically debarred from the test.
(v) In all matters in the conduct of BITSAT-2010, the decision of the Vice Chancellor of BITS will be final.
(vi) All disputes pertaining to BITSAT-2010 shall fall within the jurisdiction of Pilani only.
(vii) As already mentioned, information on various aspects such as center allocation, Instructions, Hall ticket downloading etc. is announced through the BITS website The candidates are advised to view the BITS website regularly for all related information on BITSAT and BITS Admissions.

National Institute for Research in Reproductive Health, (NIRRH) Mumbai

Ph.D in Reproductive Health Admissions in of 2010

National Institute for Research in Reproductive Health, (NIRRH) Mumbai, a premier institute of the Indian Council of Medical Research, conducts basic, clinical and operational research in different areas of Reproductive Health. The thrust areas of research include: Fertility Regulation, Infertility and Reproductive Disorders, Reproductive Tract Infections, Maternal and Child Health, Menopause, Genetic Disorders, Stem Cell Biology, Structural Biology, Bioinformatics, Reproductive Toxicology, Pharmacogenomics and Proteomics. Institute is affiliated to the University of Mumbai for the award of Ph.D. degree in Applied Biology, Biochemistry, Life Sciences and Biotechnology

Candidates who are interested in pursuing Ph.D. programme at this Institute may submit their application provided if they fulfill the following criteria.

• Should have qualified in ICMR-JRF or CSIR/UGC NET examination and the fellowship certificate should be valid at the time of joining this Institute, in case selected.

• Should have a M.Sc. degree in any area of Biological Sciences and should have scored 60% or more marks in the M.Sc. examination

• Age not exceeding 28 years at the time of joining (upper age limit relaxable upto 5 years in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST, physically handicapped (PH) and female candidates, 3 years in the case of OBC category.

Interested candidates may submit their application in the prescribed format through e-mail to before 31 st December 2009 . All the eligible candidates who fulfill the criteria mentioned above may appear for the interview, to be held on 12th January 2010 from 10.00 am onwards. Please note that no TA/DA will be paid to attend the interview.

Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST)

Ph. D Admissions 2010

Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST), Asia's first Space University was established under the Department of Space, Govt, of India in September 2007. The institute provides a vibrant research environment supported by highly qualified faculty members, excellent infrastructure and facilities and also shares the state-of-art facilities of ISRO.

Applications are invited for admission to the Ph.D. Programme starting in February 2010 in the areas of
Aerospace Engineering,
Earth and Space Sciences,
Mathematics and Physics.

Details of current research areas are given in the website:

ELIGIBILITY for IIST PhD: Minimum Qualifications: Master's degree in the relevant area with first class or equivalent. However, outstanding candidates with Bachelor's degree in Engineering with an excellent academic record and aptitude for research may be considered fordirect admission to the Ph.D. Programme.

Nationality: Open only for Indian citizens. Age Limit: Below 28 years as on 1 -1 -2010

RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP AND PLACEMENT for IIST PhD: IIST-Ph.D. Research Fellowship will be Rs. 35,000/- pm (all inclusive). Ph.D. Scholars will be required to assist in the academic activities of the Department, normally limited to 8 hours per week. No tuition / registration fee will be payable by the Ph.D. candidates. However, the candidates will have to pay for the boarding/ lodging, etc., wherever applicable. The candidates will be required to execute a bond to serve ISRO / IIST for a minimum period of three years on successful completion of Ph.D. in a position appropriate for doctoral degree holders.

SELECTION PROCEDURE for IIST PhD: Selection will be based on a written test followed by an interview to be conducted during the 3"7 4* week of January 2010 in Thiruvananthapuram. Outstation candidates will be paid to and fro sleeper class train fare by shortest route.

HOWTO APPLY for IIST PhD: For downloading application form and other details please refer to 11ST website Duly filled in application form along with attested copies of documents mentioned in the application form should be sent to The Administrative Officer, IIST, ISRO Post, Thiruvananthapuram - 695022 with the superscription "Application for IIST Ph.D. Programme". Application form should be accompanied by a fee of Rs. 250/- in the form of Demand Draft drawn in favour of The Registrar, IIST payable at SBI, Thiruvananthapuram.

Last date for receipt of applications for IIST PhD:31st December 2009.

Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST) , Trivandrum, Kerala

B.Tech Admission Test for Space Institute Programmes

Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST) , Trivandrum, Kerala, a Deemed to be University under Section 3 of the UGC Act 1956 announces admissions to the undergraduates B Tech programmes in Avionics, Aerospace Engineering and Physical Sciences.

The admissions to the Undergraduate Programmes ( B.Tech) at IIST are made through the Space Institute Admission Test (ISAT 2010).

B.Tech Avionics:
The programme covers what is covered in typical Electronics and Communications programmes and in addition, provides exposure to Advanced Electronics in digital and communication, control systems and computer systems used in aerospace systems. People with B.Tech Avionics degree can later specialize in areas like DSP, RF & Communication, Antenna, Power electronics, micro electronics, control system etc.

B.Tech Physical Sciences:
This programme is oriented towards application of basic sciences in Space Science, Space Technology and Space Application. The programme lays a strong foundation in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and gives exposure to important applications of space technology such as Remote Sensing and GIS, Astronomy and Astrophysics, and Earth System Sciences. People with B.Tech degree in Physical Science can later specialize in areas like Atmospheric and Ocean sciences, Solid Earth Science, Astronomy and Astrophysics, Remote Sensing & GIS, and Chemical Systems. The curriculum will have the best blend of basic science and engineering.

B.Tech in Aerospace Engineering:
It is similar to programmes of the same title available in many reputed Institutions in India and abroad. The programme in IIST is oriented towards the needs of space technology, and has significant overlap with Mechanical Engineering including Mechanical Design and Manufacturing Science and Space Dynamics. People with B.Tech degree in Aerospace Engineering can further specialize in Flight Mechanics, Aerodynamics, Thermal and Propulsion, Structure and Design, and Manufacturing Science.

Schedule of ISAT-2010
The examination will be held on Friday, the April 16, 2010 as per the schedule given below:
Paper-I: 10:00 AM - 12:00 Noon (IST)
Paper-II: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM (IST)
The schedule will remain unaltered even if the above date is declared a public holiday.

Type of Examination
There will be two question papers, each of two hours duration. Both the question papers will be of objective type and will consist of three separate sections on Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. The detailed syllabi based on which ISAT-2010 will be conducted, for the three subjects, namely, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics will be included in the ISAT - 2010 Brochure which will be available in ISAT-2010 webpage from 21st December, 2009.

Cities/Towns of ISAT-2010 Centres
ISAT-2010 is planned to be conducted in about thirty major cities of India. The list is given below:


Application Fee
Student desirous of taking entrance test ISAT-2010 shall have to pay application fee as under:
Male GEN/OBC candidates : Rs.500
SC/ST/PD and for all female candidates : Rs.250

Candidates must make sure that they satisfy all the eligibility conditions given below for appearing in ISAT-2010:

Candidates have to be Indian citizens to be eligible to write ISAT-2010.

Date of Birth
The date of birth of candidates belonging to GEN, OBC categories should be on or after October 1, 1985, while the date of birth of those belonging to SC, ST and PD categories should be on or after October 1, 1980.

The date of birth as recorded in the high school/first Board/ Pre-University certificate/or its equivalent will be accepted. If the certificate does not mention the date of birth, candidate must submit at the time of counseling/admission an authenticated document indicating the date of birth.

Year of passing Qualifying Examination (QE)
A candidate must have passed the QE for the first time, in the calendar year 2009 or 2010, provided the results are available before 1 July 2010. Those who are going to appear in the QE or expecting the results of QE later than July 1, 2010 are not eligible to apply for ISAT-2010.

Minimum Percentage of Marks in Class X or equivalent examination.
Candidates belonging to GEN and OBC categories must secure at least 70% marks in aggregate in their Class X or equivalent examination, while, those belonging to SC,ST and PD categories must secure at least 60% marks in aggregate in their in their Class X or equivalent examination.

Minimum Percentage of Marks in 10 + 2 or equivalent examination
Candidates belonging to GEN and OBC categories must secure at least 70% marks in the aggregate in their Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics (PCM) papers in their QE, while, those belonging to SC,ST and PD categories must secure at least 60% marks in the aggregate in their PCM papers in their QE.

As per Government of India rules candidates belonging to certain categories are admitted to seats reserved for them based on relaxed criteria. These categories are:
Scheduled Castes (SC)
Scheduled Tribes (ST)
Other Backward Castes (OBC) belonging to Non-Creamy Layer (NCL)
Physically Disabled (PD) candidates.

Benefit of reservation shall be given only to those castes/ tribes which are recognized by the Government of India and are included in the respective central list published by the Department of Personnel and Training.


Candidates can apply on-line only. The online application form will be available from 10:00 AM on 21st December 2009 to 11:30 PM on 31st January 2010 in the IIST website and the alternate link

For further information contact:
Phone: 0471 - 2564831, 0471 – 2564832