UM-DAE Centre for Excellence in Basic Sciences admissions 2019 into Ph.D. Program

Are you looking for admission in UM-DAE CEBS? University of Mumbai-Department of Atomic Energy Centre for Excellence in Basic Sciences has announced admissions 2019 into Ph.D. Program. Check out for more details like eligibility criteria, application procedure, selection process, important dates, etc.


University of Mumbai-Department of Atomic Energy Centre for Excellence in Basic Sciences (UM-DAE CEBS) was established in the year 2007. Centre for Excellence in Basic Sciences was set up by the University of Mumbai in collaboration with the Department of Atomic Energy to improve the quality of science education in India. It is located at Mumbai in the Maharashtra state of India. This institute was granted the status of Aided Institution by the Government of India under the Department of Atomic Energy. This institute has the following 4 departments:

  1. Physics
  2. Mathematics
  3. Chemical Sciences
  4. Life Sciences
This institute offers Undergraduate education and research opportunities to the students. Various research works in astrophysics, nuclear physics, biophysics, genetics, cancer biology, free electron lasers, cell and development biology, etc. are carried out at CEBS in close association with institutes like Mumbai University Institute of Chemical Technology, TIFR, BARC. Centre for Excellence in Basic Sciences also offers 2-months of the internship opportunity to the candidates who are pursuing the 2nd year or above of B.Sc./ Integrated M.Sc. in the fields of biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics-astronomy, quantum mechanics, etc.

Admission 2019

Applications are invited for admission into Ph.D. Program from eligible candidate's by UM-DAE Centre for Excellence in Basic Sciences for academic year 2019 - 20 in the following schools and research areas:

  1. Physics
  2. Research areas:
    • Astronomy and astrophysics.
    • Nuclear physics.
    • Condensed matter physics.
    • Accelerators and laser and plasma physics.
  3. Mathematics
  4. Research areas:
    • Algebraic geometry and commutative algebra.
    • Serre's modularity conjecture, Functoriality and the inverse galois problem.
    • Algebraic topology.
  5. Biology
  6. Research areas:
    • Chlamydomonas cell biology and stress physiology.
    • Experimental cancer therapeutics and chemical biology.
    • Epigenetics of behaviour and diseases.
    • Plant pathology and protection.
    • Plant metabolism and metabolomics.
  7. Chemistry
  8. Reseach areas:
    • Molecular biophysics and biophysical chemistry.
    • Organic chemistry.
    • Structural biology and biochemistry.
    • Biomolecular recognition, Biophysical chemistry and Biothermodynamics.

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates have to fullfil the following minimum eligibility criteria for admission 2019 into Ph.D. Program:

  • Candidates who have completed a Master's Degree or equivalent with minimum 55% of marks in aggregate or equivalent garde B in UGC point 6 scale or an eqivalent degree from a foriegn institution.
  • For ST/ SC candidates 5% relaxation in marks will be given.
  • Candidates should be qualified in UGC NET, JRF, UGC-CSIR GATE/ PET/ JEST/ NET/ NBHM/ SLET/ Teacher's Fellowship examination or having M.Phil Degree in concerned subject.

Selection Procedure

Selection is done based on the candidate's performance in entrance test and interview conducted at UM-DAE CEBS.

Application Procedure

Interested and eligible candidates are requested to download the application form from the official website. And candidates have to send the filled in application form along with required documents to the following address. The last date for submission of application form through the post is 22nd June 2019.

UM-DAE Centre for Excellence in Basic Sciences
Nalanda Building,
University of Mumbai, Kalina Campus,
Santa Cruz East,
Mumbai 400098

Documents to be attached:

  • B.Sc examination certificate.
  • M.Sc examination certificate.
  • JRF/ SLET/ GATE/ UGC (CSIR) qualifying certificate.
  • 10th or Degree certificate for date of birth proof.

Contact details

UM-DAE Centre for Excellence in Basic Sciences,

Phone No.: 91 22 26532134

Important dates to remember

  • Last date for recieving the application form: 22nd June 2019.


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