National Brain Research Centre (NBRC) is a premier
institution engaged in research in the frontier areas of Neuroscience to
understand the function of healthy and diseased brain. With the goal to
provide seamless transition from classroom training to high-quality
research in challenging areas of Neuroscience, NBRC offers Ph.D. and
Integrated Ph.D. programmes in Neuroscience for exceptionally
meritorious and motivated students. Admissions for the year 2011 will
be through a written test followed by a 2-tier interview.
Sample Questions Paper for Integrated Ph.D.
- Master's degree or equivalent in any
branch of Science such as Life Science / Physics/ Chemistry /
Mathematics / Statistics / Computer application / Pharmacy / Veterinary
- A minimum of four-year bachelor's degree or equivalent in Engineering / Technology / Medicine.
INTEGRATED Ph.D. (NEUROSCIENCE)*, #
Bachelor's degree or equivalent in any
branch of Science such as Life Science / Physics / Chemistry /
Mathematics / Statistics / Computer applications / Pharmacy / Veterinary
Science / Psychology / Engineering / Technology / Medicine.
*Candidates appearing for final year of the qualifying examination are also eligible to apply.
# On successful completion of the Integrated Ph.D. programme the students will be awarded both an M.Sc. and a Ph.D. Degree.
the candidates with a track record of at least 55% (For SC/ST/PH
candidates 50%) marks (No rounding off; candidates should mention their
percentage calculated up to two decimal points) or equivalent grade from
secondary (10th) examination onwards will be considered to be called
for the written test.
2. Mere fulfillment of minimum requirement will not entitle a candidate to be called for the interview.
the candidates called for the interview will be paid ordinary sleeper
class train fare from the nearest railway station, on production of
written test will consist of 2 sections. Section 1 will have questions
on General Knowledge or General Awareness related to Science. Sections 2
will have questions on the subjects - Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics
and Biology. In section 2, the candidates are required to attempt
questions on any 3 subjects. All the questions will be “multiple choice”
type. The candidates will have to attempt both the sections and be in
the required merit to be considered to be called for the interview.
difficulty level of questions on the subjects Physics, Chemistry and
Mathematics will be of Higher Secondary (10 + 2) level for both written
tests for Integrated Ph.D. and Ph.D. programmes. However, the difficulty
level of questions on the subject Biology for Integrated Ph.D. will of
B.Sc. (Pass) level for Integrated Ph.D. programme and it will be of
B.Sc. (Hons.) i.e. slightly higher than B.Sc.(Pass) level for Ph.D.
candidates who have qualified for JRF in CSIR/ UGC/ICMR/ICCSR/DBT or
any other equivalent national examination will also need to appear for
the entrance test.
appearing for final year of the qualifying examination will be required
to submit the proof of having passed in the examination latest by 15th
July, 2011. If selected, their selection will be provisional and subject
to production of proof of qualifying in the respective examination with
the required cut-off percentage.
claiming equivalence to any of the degrees mentioned in this
advertisement will have to furnish satisfactory proof from appropriate
authority. NBRC reserves the right to accept or reject it. No
correspondence will be entertained in this regard.
/ Reservation to SC / ST and PH candidates will be as per Government of
India / UGC / NBRC policy. Candidates belonging to SC / ST /PH
categories are required to submit an attested copy of the certificate in
support of their claim for reservation, at the time of appearing for
the written test failing which they will not be permitted to appear for
the written test.
who are interested to pursue Integrated Ph.D. or Ph.D. programme at
NBRC, are required to apply by giving details as per the application
form available online and also a declaration to that effect as required
there in. No scanned copies of documents in respect of student’s
qualifications etc. need to be sent at the written test stage. (Please
refer to below, point ‘D’ given under the sub-head ‘Application
candidates after the written test will be called for a two-tier
interview at NBRC. The final selection will be based on the performance
in the interview. The dates for the interview will be intimated later,
and will also be posted on NBRC website.
decision of the screening / selection committee will be final and no
correspondence in this regard will be entertained. Canvassing in any
form will disqualify the applicant. The candidates finally selected for
the Ph.D. or Integrated Ph.D. programmes will be eligible for
scholarship as per NBRC rules and will be provided hostel accommodation
on a sharing basis.
The written test for
Integrated Ph-D programme will be conducted during forenoon from 10 A.M.
to 12 Noon and for Ph-D programme it will be conducted during afternoon
from 2 PM to 4 PM on 13th March, 2011, at Allahabad,
Bengaluru, Bhopal, Delhi, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Mumbai (any
test centre may be cancelled or altered at the discretion of NBRC). The
applicants who have opted cancelled centre will be allotted alternate
test centre and intimated in the admit card. Detailed information in
this regard will be placed on NBRC website and such applicants will be
informed accordingly by e-mail for downloading the admit cards from 25th
February, 2011 onwards for the written test.
Integrated PhD (Neuroscience)