Admission Notice - 2010 Physical Research Laboratory (PRL) Junior Research Fellowship-2010


Physical Research Laboratory (PRL) invites applications from eligible and interested candidates to join their Junior Research Fellowship Program 2010.

Courses Offered

Applications are invited from highly motivated students to pursue doctoral research in the following areas:
Planetary Exploration, Astronomy, Astrophysics, Solar Physics, Planetary & Geosciences, Space and Atmospheric Sciences, Experimental Laser & Atomic Physics and Theoretical Physics.

Last date for receipt of form : 31 March 2010.



M.Sc. in one of the following subjects: Physics, Space Sciences, Atmospheric Sciences, Chemistry (Physical, Nuclear / Analytical), Geology, Geophysics and Ocean Sciences. A minimum of 60% marks at the Bachelor’s and Master’s level is required for all candidates.
Those appearing for Master’s Degree examination in 2010 may also apply.

Age Limit: Not more than 25 years as on 31.12.2009. This may be relaxed for exceptional candidates.

How To Apply

Applications should be submitted online at our website (Opportunities-->Doctoral (Ph.D.) Program). Only students from remote areas who have no access to internet may send their request for application form along with a self addressed envelope (25 cm x 17 cm) super scribed by PRL JRF 2010 (Subject) to the address given.

Contact Details

Tel: 079-2631 4869 Fax: (079) 2631 4912 E-mail: Website:

Selection Procedure

Written test, followed by personal interview for those who qualify in the written test. These will be held at the PRL main campus at Ahmedabad. Written test may be waived for candidates with good academic record and who have qualified and in any of the following:
(i) JEST-2010 (ii) GATE (in Physics / Geophysics) 2009/2010, (iii) UGC-CSIR NET in 2008/2009 in Subject Code–1: Chemical Sciences, or Subject Code–2: Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean & Planetary Sciences, or Subject Code–5: Physical Sciences.
A photocopy of the JEST/GATE/NET result must accompany the application, if applicable. If the NET certificate is not available a copy of the admit card and a print-out of the online results with the
candidate’s roll number circled should be sent.


PRL is an autonomous institution under the Department of Space and was established in 1947. The current areas of research at PRL are Astronomy and Astrophysics, Earth Sciences, Planetary Sciences & Exploration, Space and Atmospheric Sciences, Theoretical Physics, and Experimental Laser and Atomic Physics. We have two campuses at Ahmedabad and astronomical and solar observatories at Mt. Abu and Udaipur respectively.
Admission is through a written test and / or interview, which will be conducted at PRL.
Research scholars are awarded a Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) for the first two years, and subsequently a Senior Research Fellowship (SRF) for the remaining years. A JRF receives a stipend of Rs. 12,000 per month and an SRF receives a stipend of Rs. 14,000 per month. A book grant of Rs. 7500 per year is given to all research scholars.

Information Regarding Written Test/Interviews at PRL
The completed application should reach PRL on or before the last date mentioned in the advertisement (March 31, 2010). Last date for on line submission is 31st March 2010.
Candidates who have appeared in JEST 2010 and/or GATE 2010 and/or CSIR NET-JRF June 2009 and/or CSIR NET-JRF Dec.2009 should resubmit the online application (using the same registration number and password) with their JEST 2010 and/or GATE 2010 scores latest by April 05, 2010.


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