DESCRIPTION OF PROGRAMME
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. Students are placed with research groups at the Centre or with scientists else where in India.
They are paid travel expenses and a monthly stipend of Rs. 5000. Selected students get the opportunity to participate in cutting-edge research, and several summer projects have led to publications in leading journals.
A random sample of projects pursued in past years is: Preparation of La0.5Sr0.5Co03 by Sol-Gel spin coating method; Study of correlated response to selection on faster development and early reproduction in Drosophila melanogaster; A study of the chaotic nature of flow in the neighborhood of vortices; Statistical analysis of fatal mining accidents in eight companies of Coal India Ltd. Many of the summer students of past years have gone on to pursue graduate studies and a research career, at the JNCASR or at another leading university.
Eligibility for applying:
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 in 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. and 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 and application forms can be downloaded from above mentioned site or may 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 above mentioned date and the list will also be available on the web site.
Selected Students will be intimated by:
March 31, 2010
The Assistant Coordinator
Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research,
Jakkur P.O., Bangalore 560 064.