National Entrance Screening Test 2016 (NEST 2016) for Admission to 5-year M.Sc. (Integrated) Programmes at
UM-DAE CBS, Mumbai,
NISER, Bhubaneswar and
Institutes and Programmes in detail
UM-DAE Centre for Excellence in Basic Sciences (CBS), Mumbai
The Department of Atomic Energy, Government of India, has set up an autonomous Centre for Excellence in Basic Sciences (CBS) in Mumbai. CBS offers high quality teaching embedded in a vibrant post-graduate and research environment with some of the best teachers and scientists, from major institutions in the city (TIFR, BARC, IIT, HBCSE) and the University of Mumbai and its colleges, on its faculty. The Centre is
located in the Vidyanagari campus of the University of Mumbai. CBS offers a 5-year integrated M.Sc. Programme in biological, chemical, mathematical and physical sciences. The degrees at CBS are awarded by the 150-year old University of Mumbai.
Tentatively, there are 30 seats this year with reservations as per Government norms, including reservation for persons with disability (PD). Further details are on the CBS website (http://cbs.ac.in).
National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER), Bhubaneswar
NISER, established by the Department of Atomic Energy, strives to become a citadel for basic sciences and allied subjects, in terms of teaching and research. Its vision includes imparting high-quality science education in a vibrant academic ambiance to the bright, motivated students, by a faculty of distinguished scientists and teachers.
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2. Age limit:
General category and OBC candidates born on or after October 1, 1985 are eligible to apply. The age limit is relaxed by 5 years for SC/ST/PD candidates.
The National Entrance Screening Test (NEST-2016) will be conducted at 34 towns and cities all over India on Sunday, June 6, 2016. Selection of the candidates will be based on the results of the NEST-2016 examination, which will be available on June 30, 2016 at the NEST website given below.
The NEST-2016 examination will consist of five sections. Section 1 is general and compulsory for all candidates. Sections 2 to 5 will contain questions from biology, chemistry, mathematics and physics respectively. Candidates are required to attempt any two of these four sections. The NEST-2016 examination will have objective-type questions, designed to test the candidate's subject comprehension and analytic ability. (Please refer to the website / brochure for details of the scope of the NEST-2016 examination.) The duration of the examination will be three hours.
How To Apply:
Candidates may follow any of the following two channels to apply.
1. They may follow the instructions on the NEST website given below and fill up the application form on-line, take a print-out and send the same along with the application fee (in the form of a demand draft / postal order) to the address below.
2. They may send a letter to the Chief Coordinator, at the address below, requesting an application form and brochures which will be posted to them. On the receipt of the application form and brochures, the candidate may fill up the form and send the completed application form, along with the application fee (in the form of a demand draft / postal order), to the Chief Coordinator at the address mentioned below.
The application fee for male general category and male OBC candidates is Rs. 500/-. The fee for male SC/ST/PD candidates and all female candidates is Rs. 250/-. The fee is to be paid in the form of a demand draft / postal order in favour of 'NEST-2016', payable at Mumbai.
Last date for requesting application forms is February 16, 2016.
Last date for receipt of completed applications along with the requisite fee is March 16, 2016.
The on-line application process will also end on March 16, 2016.
Applications incomplete in any respect or not accompanied by the requisite fee will not be accepted.
Address for Correspondence:
The Chief Coordinator, NEST-2016,
UM-DAE CBS, Health Centre Building,
University of Mumbai - Vidyanagari Campus,
Santa Cruz (E), Mumbai, 400098.
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