MTech in Nuclear Science and Technology
Delhi University (DU) announced admissions to its MTech programme in nuclear science and technology. It is a three-year programme, unlike two-year degrees in other universities. This is why it's open to science graduates (BSc) too. There are just 15 seats in this programme and alt shortlisted students are offered a scholarship of Rs 3,000 a month.
In the second year of the programme, students will be sent to universities in France to do their dissertation and training They will spend the final year in India. "While they we in India, they will be trained at Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) ami Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Kalpakkam during the vacation.
India will set up around 15 nuclear reactors in the next few years and each will need around 900 experts. This means India will require around 14,000 nuclear experts in the next three to four years.
Not only India, but the world too needs nuclear science professionals, DU's second-year students, who are undergoing training at institutions in Europe including Ecole Polytechnique, the University of Paris and CERN, Geneva, are being urged to stay on because they are required there, claims Prof Shivpuri.
Minimum educational qualifications are the same as those lot taking the JAM (Joint Admission Test for MSc): Bachelor's degree with physics as a subject in at least two years and maths in at least one year (60 per cent aggregate marks for general category and 55 per cent lor all reserved categories). A few seats are also reserved tor students clearing Oil's entrance test lor MSc in physics.
Last date to apply: June 29
Contact details: Room No. 189. multi-sloteyed building, II Row. Department of Physics and Astrophysics. University ol Delhi