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By: karthik rajendran | July 07, 2018

NPTEL (National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning) is a joint initiative of the IITs and IISc. Through this initiative, we offer online courses and certification in various topics.  
July-Dec 2018 Semester NPTEL Online Certification courses have started to enroll. 

For further details seek the website  :

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By: karthik rajendran | July 07, 2018

SERB Ramanujam fellowship 2018


The SERB-National Post Doctoral Fellowship (N-PDF) is aimed to identify motivated young researchers and provide them support for doing research in frontier areas of science and engineering. The fellows will work under a mentor, and it is hoped that this training will provide them a platform to develop as an independent researcher.


  • The applicant should be an Indian citizen.
  • The applicant must have obtained Ph.D./M.D./M.S. degree from a recognized University. Those who have submitted their PhD/M.D/M.S thesis and are awaiting award of the degree are also eligible to apply. However, such candidates, if selected, will be offered lower fellowship amount till they qualify the eligible degree.
  • The upper age limit for the fellowship is 35 years at the time of the submission of application, age will be calculated by taking the date of closure of the respective call. Age relaxation of 5 (five) years will be given to candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC/Physically Challenged & Women candidates.
  • NPDF can be availed only once by a candidate in his/her career.
  • Mentor must hold a regular academic / research position in a recognized institution in India. Should hold Ph.D. degree in Science or Engineering.
  • A mentor shall not have more than two SERB NPDF fellows at any given time.
  • Nature & Duration of Support:

    • The fellowship is tenable only in India and can be implemented in any of the recognized academic institutions, national laboratories and other recognized R & D institutions. The host institution should provide necessary administrative and infrastructural support.
    • The fellows will not be allowed to work with the Ph.D. guide/co-guide. It is also normally not availed at the same Department / institution where the candidates have earned their PhD/M.S/M.D degree.
    • The fellowship is purely a temporary assignment, and is tenable initially for a period of 2 years.
    • The fellows will be entitled to receive the grants as given below:
    Sl. No. Budget Head Amount
    1. Fellowship Rs. 55,000/- per month (consolidated)
    Rs. 35,000/ p.m for candidates who have submitted the thesis but degree not yet awarded
    2. Research Grant Rs. 2,00,000/- per annum
    3. Overheads Rs. 1,00,000/- per annum
  • Research grant can be used for minor equipment, consumables, contingencies and domestic travel. There is no provision for providing manpower support under this scheme. The Fellow is expected to undertake the research objectives by himself/herself during the entire duration of the fellowship.
  • The fellows are not eligible to receive any other fellowship from any Government or Non-Governmental source during the tenure of the fellowship.
  • The fellows must seek the consent of SERB if he/she intends to be away from the implementing institute (except for field work related to the project) continuously for a period more than eight weeks.
  • Selection & Mode of Application:

    • The call for applications for SERB-N PDF will be notified twice a year through the websites and
    • The application form along with a research proposal highlighting the objectives of the research work to be undertaken should be submitted online through the website
    • The applicant must identify a suitable Mentor under whom the proposed research would be carried out.
    • The selection will be based on the recommendations of an Expert Committee that will be constituted by the SERB. If required, the applicants may be called for personal interview.

    How to Apply Online:

    For successful online submission of the application the following points may be noted:
    • Applicants should first register into the online website click here to register
    • After log-in, applicants are required to fill all the mandatory fields in Profile Detail section under User Profile, which includes Bio data, photo, Institute Address, etc.
    • Details including Project Title (max 500 characters), Project summary (max 3000 characters), Keywords (max 6), Objectives of the proposal (max 1500 characters), Expected output and outcome of the proposal (max 1500 characters) should be provided online at the time of submission of the application.
    • Work Methodology and Research plan has to be uploaded in single PDF file not more than 3 pages (max 10 MB).
    • For details one may visit
  • Documents Required (in PDF) Should be in Prescribed Format:

    • Biodata (under user profile section) Download template
    • Age Proof Certificate.
    • Qualification Certificate.
    • Category Certificate (in case of Age Relaxation).
    • Undertaking Certificate by the applicant Download template
    • Endorsement Certificate from the Mentor & Host Institute Download template
    • Short CV of the mentor (see online portal for its format).

    Termination of the Fellowship:

    • If any fellow wishes to terminate the fellowship, he/she shall inform the SERB through the mentor and host institute immediately. The implementing institute should not incur any expenditure from the date of termination of the project or the date of resignation of PI. The institute will also arrange for submission of documents mentioned above.
    • SERB reserves the right to terminate the Fellowship at any stage if it is convinced that appropriate progress is not being made or the grant has not been utilized properly.


    SERB PDFs are entitled to leave as per rules of the host institution. Participation in scientific workshops held in India or abroad will be treated as on duty. Maternity leave as per the Govt. of India instructions issued from time to time would be available to female candidates in all categories.

  • The details of Programme Advisors / Coordinators and Programme Officers are given below:

    S. No. Name of the Programme Programme Coordinator (Finance) Programme Officer
    1 Chemical Sciences Dr. Praveen Kumar S
    Scientist E
    Dr. S.V. Prasanna
    Scientist C
    2 Earth & Atmospheric Sciences Dr. Rajwant
    Scientist E
    3 Engineering Sciences Dr. V. Ramesh
    Scientist C
    4 Life Sciences Dr. T. Thangaradjou
    Scientist E
    5 Physical & Mathematical Sciences Dr. K.K. Magesh Kumar
    Scientist C

    Please see for the call dates.
  •  For further information seek : 

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By: karthik rajendran | July 07, 2018

New Delhi: In a good news for aspirants appearing for National Eligibility-Cum-Entrance Test (NEET), Union Minister for Human Resource Prakash Javadekar on Saturday announced that candidates can now appear for the exam twice a year and the best score will be considered for admission.

The minister further said that National Testing Agency has been tasked to conduct NEET, JEE, NET exams, which until now was being organised by CBSE. Besides, Javadekar made several key announcements. Here are top 10 developments that students must watch out for.

1. Javadekar said the National Eligibility Test (NET) would be conducted in December, the JEE (Mains) would be conducted in January and April, and NEET would be held in February and May.

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By: karthik rajendran | May 26, 2018

The IIT-Professor Assisted Learning (PAL) video lectures for Class XI and Class XII can be accessed on You Tube through the links shown below. Many faculty members from various IITs have contributed to these lectures. Prof. Ravi Soni from the Dept. of Physics, IIT Delhi is the national coordinator and IIT Delhi has coordinated this entire effort with funding from MHRD. Over 600 hours of lectures in Physics, Chemistry, Maths and Biology are available for students.
Pl. pass on the information to your friends/relatives and their needy children.

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By: karthik rajendran | May 07, 2018

நியூட்ரினோ திட்டம் : மெய்யும் புரளிகளும்

முனைவர் த. வி. வெங்கடேஸ்வரன், விக்யான் பிரசார், புதுடெல்லி

மின்சுமையற்ற நுண்ணிய நியுட்ரினோ என்ற ஓர் அடிப்படைத் துகள் உள்ளது. கைவிரல் நக அளவு இடம் வழி ஒவ்வொரு நொடியும் சுமார் நானுறு கோடி நியுட்ரினோக்கள் இரவு பகல் என்ற வித்தியாசம் இன்றிப் பாய்ந்துக்கொண்டே இருக்கின்றன. ஒளியின் துகள் போட்டானுக்கு அடுத்தபடியாக பிரஞ்சத்தில் கூடுதல் எண்ணிகையில் இருப்பது இந்தத் துகள்களே ஆகும். அதன் தன்மை குணம் முதலியவற்றை அறிந்துகொள்ளும் ஆர்வத்தில் உலகெங்கும் விஞ்ஞானிகள் நோக்குக்கூடத்தை அமைத்து ஆராய்ந்து வருகிறார்கள்.

தாமும் இதுபோன்ற முன்னணி அறிவியல் ஆய்வில் ஈடுபடவேண்டும் எனும் நோக்கில் குறிப்பாக வளிமண்டல நியுட்ரினோக்களை ஆராயும் படியான ஒரு திட்டத்தை சில இளம் இந்திய விஞ்ஞானிகள் 2000இல் முன்வைத்தனர். அரசின் பல்வேறு கேள்...

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