NEST 2014 Brochure Syllabus

National Entrance Screening Test 2014

The National Entrance Screening Test or NEST is a compulsory test for admission to the 5-year  Integrated MSc programme in basic sciences - Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics - at  National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER), Bhubaneswar and University of  Mumbai - Department of Atomic Energy Center for Excellence in Basic Sciences (UM-DAE CBS), Mumbai. Both NISER and CBS are autonomous institutions established by Department of Atomic  Energy (DAE), Government of India, in 2007.  These institutes have started with the mandate to provide high quality teaching in basic sciences  by a faculty of distinguished scientists embedded in a vibrant research environment and to create  a national pool of scientists ready to take up research challenges in the frontiers of basic and  applied sciences. 


The Integrated MSc programme at these institutes follows a semester-based  course structure and continuous assessment within a flexible and innovative academic  curriculum, exposing the students to research early in their programme. The placements of the  graduated students from NISER and CBS provide testimony of success to this initiative.  NISER and CBS are both residential institute equipped with state-of-art teaching and research  laboratories, modern computational facilities and computer centres and excellent libraries.


All the  students are accommodated at in-campus hostels, for both girls and boys, and are provided  with an environment conducive to science education and research.  All the candidates admitted to 5-year Integrated MSc programme at NISER and CBS are eligible  for INSPIRE, Govt. of India, scholarship of `5,000 per month and `20,000 per year for carrying  out summer projects.  Besides, top performers at NISER and CBS, securing overall grades above certain threshold at  the end of final semester, will be eligible to appear directly for the interview for admission to  BARC Training School.


 The details of the Integrated MSc programme, courses, research activities, facilities and faculty  profile at NISER and CBS can be found on their respective websites (www.niser.ac.in and  www.cbs.ac.in).  Integrated Science Education and Research Center (ISERC), Visva Bharati, is also participating  in NEST 2014 and will admit students for its Integrated MSc course from the Merit List of NEST  2014.


The eligibility criteria are the same as that for NISER/ CBS and the students admitted to  ISERC are also eligible for INSPIRE scholarship. For the details of ISERC’s vision and  programme, check its website at www.visva-bharati.ac.in .  Eligibility criteria for admission  Educational qualification: Candidates seeking admission to NISER and UM-DAE CBS for the  academic session 2014-15 should be from science stream (having any combination of Biology/  Chemistry/ Mathematics/ Physics) at class XII and must write the NEST 2014 examination.  Candidates who have passed class XII examination or equivalent from any recognised Board in  India in 2012 or 2013 or are appearing in 2014 can appear in NEST 2014 examination. Admission  will be offered strictly on the basis of Merit List of NEST 2014. Candidates securing at least 60%  marks in aggregate or equivalent grade in class XII examination will be eligible for admission to  NISER and CBS. However, there is no restriction for appearing for NEST. For candidates  belonging to scheduled caste (SC), scheduled tribe (ST) and physical disabilities (PD) categories,  the minimum requirement of marks is 55% in aggregate. Where only letter grades are available, a  certificate from the Board specifying equivalent percentage marks is required. In the absence of  such a certificate, the decision of the Admissions Committee of the concerned Institution will be  final.


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