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JEST 2021 Eligbility Criteria: Courses Wise Eligibility, Participating Institute

Updated On - December 09 2020 by Ganesh Wankhede

JEST 2021 Eligibility Criteria is released by the Science & Engineering Research Board (SERB). Joint Entrance Screening Test (JEST) 2021 will be conducted by the SERB (Science and Engineering Research Board) for admissions into PhD and integrated PhD in computer science, Physics, Computational Biology and Neuroscience. Also known as NET, JEST 2021 has particular eligibility criteria that have to be met by the applying candidates. Various institutes that participate in the JEST 2021 have their specific criteria. The article further gives details about the JEST 2021 Eligibility Criteria

JEST 2021 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must check their JEST 2021 Eligibility Criteria which mention below. The eligibility criteria for a few institutions may be different from the general eligibility requirement of all the institutions participating in JEST 2021.

PhD Programmes Eligibility Criteria 

Candidates must check the eligibility criteria according to courses and institute in which at course available given below:

IIAM.Sc in Mathematics, Applied Physics, Applied Mathematics, Optics and Photonics, Instrumentation, Electronics
B.E or B.Tech
IUCAAM.Sc in Physics, Electronics, Applied Mathematics and Astronomy
IPRM.Sc in Physics, Engineering Physics and Applied Physics
SNBNCBSM.Sc in Physics, Chemistry, Applied Mathematics, Biophysics or Biochemistry
TIFRB. Tech Engineering Physics
NISERM.E, M.Tech in Applied Physics
  • All institutes accept M.Sc in Physics.
Theoretical Computer Science at IMSc
  • M.Sc or M.E or M.Tech in computer science and related disciplines, focusing on the mathematical aspects of Computer Science are considered eligible at IMSc. 
Neuroscience at NBRC
  • M.Sc Physics or Mathematics and B.E, B.Tech or MCA in Computer Science are considered eligible for NRBC. 
Computational Biology at IMSc
  • M.Sc, M.E, M.Tech, MCA in any engineering or science stream with great interest in biological problems and exquisite mathematical skills are considered eligible for IMSc. 

Integrated Programmes Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must check the eligibility criteria according to courses and institute in which at course available given below:

SNBNCBSB.Sc Physics and Mathematics
IMScB.Sc Physics
IIAB.Sc Physics, Mathematics, B.E or B.TECH in Electrical, Instrumentation, Engineering Physics, Electronics and Communication, Computer Science and Engineering, Optics and Photonics
NISERB.Sc Physics or B.E/B. Tech in Engineering Physics with the minimum first class
Bose InstituteB.Sc Physics or Mathematics or B.E/B. Tech
Theoretical Computer Science at IMSc
  • B.Sc, B.E, B.Tech, MCA in Computer Science or related streams with a profound interest in the mathematical aspects of computer science shall be treated eligible for IMSc. 
M.Tech - Ph.D. Programme at IIA
  • M.Sc Physics, Applied Physics, Post B.Sc (Hons) in Optics and Optoelectronics, Radio Physics and Electronics shall be considered eligible for this particular program. 
 Ph.D. Programme at IISER IISER. Thiruvananthapuram
  • B.Sc Physics or B.E, B.Tech in any branch is considered as eligible for IISER Thiruvananthapuram. 

Important Details about JEST 2021 Eligibility Criteria 

  • The candidates appearing for JEST 2021 must be eligible compulsorily as per the above-mentioned criteria. No relaxation shall be made about eligibility. 
  • JEST 2021 does not have any specified age limit. Hence, candidates of any age can apply to this examination. 

JEST 2021 Participating Institute

The institute specific eligibility criteria could be changed by the institute itself all of a sudden. The institutions which are participating in JEST 2021 are mentioned below:
  • HBNI(Homi Bhabha National Institute, Mumbai)
  • HRI(Harish Chandra Research Institute, Allahabad)
  • ICTS(International Centre for Theoretical Science )Bangalore
  • IGCAR(Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Kalapakkam)
  • IIA(Indian Institute of Astrophysics
  • IISc Bangalore
  • IISER Kolkata
  • IISER Pune
  • IISER Mohali
  • IISER Thiruvananthapuram
  • IMSc (The Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai)
  • Institute of Physics, Bhubaneswar
  • IPR(Institute for Plasma Research, Gandhinagar)
  • IUCAA(Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics)
  • NBRC(National Botanical Research Institute, Manesar)
  • JNCASR, Bangalore
  • PRL(Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad
  • RRCAT(Raja Raman Centre for Advanced Technology, Indore
  • RRI (Raman Research Institute, Bangalore)
  • SINP(Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics)
  • VECC(Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre)
  • TIFR(Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai)
  • ARIES( AryabhattaReasearch Institute of Observational Sciences, Nainital)

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