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PHYSICAL RESEARCH LABORATORY
Ahmedabad - 380 009
India Phone: +91 79 26314000, 26302129
Fax: +91 79 2631 4900
Physical Research Laboratory (PRL) is a premier national research institution under the aegis of the Department of Space, Government of India. Founded in 1947 by Dr. Vikram A. Sarabhai, PRL is known as the “cradle of space sciences” in India. The laboratory has four campuses, located at Ahmedabad, Mt. Abu and Udaipur.
A. M.Sc. and B.Sc. / Integrated M.Sc. in one of the following subjects:
Discipline-Wise Eligibility Conditions for Admission to JRF Programme
B.Tech/B.Sc. and M.Sc./M.Tech. in Physics, Applied Physics, Astronomy & Astrophysics, Optics, Laser Physics, Space Science and related subjects with 60% marks or a CPI/CGPA 6.0 out of 10.0
Geosciences and allied subjects:
B.Tech/B.Sc. and M.Sc./M.Tech. in Geology, Geophysics, Atmospheric Science, Environmental Science, Meteorology, Chemistry, Ocean Science and related subjects with 60% marks or a CPI/CGPA 6.0 out of 10.0
Nationality: Only candidates with Indian citizenship can apply.
Age Limit: 25 years as on 31.12.2015 (born on or after 31.12.1990).
B. Applicants should have qualified in any one of the following in subjects Physics/Physical Sciences/Geology/Geophysics/Chemistry/Chemical Sciences/Earth Sciences:
Please note if the applicant possesses more than one score in either GATE or NET then the best among them has to be provided in the application.
Application can be done online only.
All the students will be required to undergo two semesters of course work after joining PRL, and only after the successful completion of the course work, students will be allowed to join the various research groups.
Stipend and other financial Support:
1. Selected JRFs will be paid a fellowship of ₹ 25,000/- per month which will be raised to ₹ 28,000/- per month after two years, subject to a satisfactory academic review.
2. An academic allowance of ₹ 10,000/- per year will be given for five years.
3. Expenses connected with the registration for Ph.D. degree, such as, tuition fees and examination fees will be borne by PRL.
4. Students are offered financial support up to Rs. 1.0/- lakh (Rupees One lakh only) for participating in an international academic meeting during the Ph.D. tenure, excluding the duration of the course work and subject to fulfilling extent PRL norms.