SINP Kolkata Phd Admission 2016 | Phd Eligibility, Dates


Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics (SINP) Kolkata PhD Admission 2016

Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics (SINP) Kolkata has invited applications for admission to Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) Program in Physics and Biophysical Sciences starting from August 2016.

Eligibility Criteria

For PhD in Experimental Physics: Applicant should have masters’ degree in Physics.

For PhD in Biophysical Sciences: Applicant should have masters’ degree in Physics/Chemistry (with Life Science at 10+2 level) or masters’ degrees in Life Sciences (with Chemistry and Mathematics at 10+2 level).

Students appearing in the final examinations for their masters’ degrees during the current academic session may also apply.

Selection Procedure

A first screening will be done on the basis of past academic records.

A further shortlist of applicants will be prepared based on the performance in nation-wide screening test as mentioned below:

For Ph.D in Physics: Joint Entrance Screening Test (JEST), GATE in Physics, CSIR/UGC NET for JRF in Physics.

For PhD in Biophysical Sciences: Joint Graduate Entrance Exam for Biology & Interdisciplinary Life Sciences 2016 (JGEEBILS-2016) conducted by NCBS-TIFR, GATE in Life Sciences, Biotechnology, Physics & Chemistry, CSIR/UGC/DBT/ICMR NET for JRF, SINP Entrance Test for Biophysical Sciences: For those applicants with no rank/score in any of the above-mentioned national level qualifying tests.


The short-listed applicants for all streams will be called for the next level of selection procedure including an interview process to be held at SINP for the final selection.

How to Apply?

The eligible students can apply only through on-line application available here.

Applicants seeking admission to Biophysical Sciences stream can also apply for SINP Entrance Test for Biophysical Sciences through the same Online Application Portal.

Please select “NONE” option in “Students qualified in” field in the online application form.

Important Dates

Opening of Online Application Portal: March 01st 2016

Last Date of Submission of Application Form: May 01st 2016

Announcement of Shortlisted Applicants: 02nd week of May 2016

Date of Selection Procedure for PhD in Physics: May 30th 2016 to June 02nd 2016

Date of SINP written test: June 12th 2016 (Sunday)

Date of Interview: June 13th 2016 to June 16th 2016

Announcement of Selection List: 01st week of July 2016

Start of the Session: August 01st 2016