SINP Kolkata PhD Admissions 2021: Dates, Application Form

SINP Kolkata PhD Admissions

SINP Kolkata PhD Admissions 2021 – Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics (SINP) Kolkata invites applications for PhD admission in Physics and Biophysical Sciences, starting from August 2021 (2021-22).

Check more details like eligibility criteria, application process, selection process and more below here.

About SINP

Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics (SINP) Kolkata is a leading autonomous Institution under the Department of Atomic Energy, Govt of India, conducting basic research in frontiers of Physical and Biophysical Sciences.

About PhD Program

  • Students are invited to join the Ph.D. programme of SINP in Physics and Biophysical Sciences
  • The curriculum starts with a one-year pre-PhD course work (called Post-M.Sc. courses)
  • For the Physics stream, Post-M.Sc. courses are channelled through two streams: Theoretical Physics and Experimental Physics.

Number of Intake

Maximum number of intakes with SINP Fellowships: 20

Maximum number of intakes with Extramural Fellowship: 5

Eligibility Criteria for SINP Kolkata PhD Admissions 2021

PhysicsM.Sc. in Physics.
Biophysical SciencesM.Sc. in Physics / Chemistry (with Life Science at 10+2 level) or M.Sc. in Life Sciences (with Chemistry and Mathematics at 10+2 level) or M.Tech. in Biotechnology (with Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Life Science at 10+2 level).

Students appearing in the final exams for their M.Sc. degrees during the current academic session may also apply. However, their selection will be on a provisional basis and admission will be subject to successfully passing the final exam in compliance with the cut-off requirement for SINP.

SINP Kolkata PhD Admissions 2021 Important Dates

Application Form Available fromMay 2020
Last Date of Submission of Application15 June 2021
Short-listed candidates will be called for interviewJune-July 2021

Selection Procedure for SINP Kolkata PhD Admissions 2021

Screening will be done on the previous academic records of the applicants and the performance in nation-wide screening test as mentioned below –

For Physics

  • Joint Entrance Screening Test (JEST)
  • GATE Physics
  • CSIR/UGC NET for JRF in Physics

For Biophysical Sciences

  • Joint Graduate Entrance Examination for Biology and Interdisciplinary Life Sciences (JGEEBILS) conducted by NCBS-TIFR
  • GATE in Life Sciences, Biotechnology, Physics and Chemistry

Fellowships & Benefits

The selected students are admitted to Post M.Sc. as Junior Research Fellow (JRF).


₹31,000/- p.m. for 1st two years (JRF)

₹35,000/- p.m. for subsequent years (SRF)


4 years extendible to the 5th year. Yearly reneweals and 5thyear extensions are subject to satisfactory performances.

There is a possibility of selecting some JRFs carrying extramural funds. Extramural fellowships are awarded by external funding authorities of the Govt of India (UGC, CSIR, DBT and ICMR) to candidates who are selected through NET.

SINP Kolkata PhD Admissions 2021 Application Process

Candidates have to apply online on SINP website.

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