MSc - PHE at VCRC, Puducherry

Applications have been invited by Vector Control Research Centre, Medical Complex, Indira Nagar, Puducherry in the prescribed format for admission to two years' Post-Graduate Degree Course in Public Health Entomology for the Academnic Year 2012-13.

ELIGIBILITY FOR ADMISSION :
Candidates who have obtained a degree in Science of any recognized University, accepted as equivalent by the academic council of the Pondicherry University, Puducherry with any of the specified groups of options viz., BSc, (Zoology / Botany / Life Sciences / Medical Laboratory Technology / Microbiology / Biochemistry), BVSc, MBBS, or BE / BTech, degree with Biotechnology as one of the subjects, are eligible. A minimum of 50% marks for General / Unreserved / OBC and 40% for SC/ST candidates in their Graduate Degree examination is essential to apply.

Category - I
Open Competition :
Candidates seeking admission under this category should have passed any one of the following examinations of any University accepted by the Academic Council of Pondicherry University, Puducherry - BSc, in the discipline of Zoology / Botany / Life Sciences / Medical Laboratory Technology / Microbiology / Biochemistry, or BVSc, or MBBS, or BE / BTech, degree with Biotechnology as one of the subjects.

Category II
In-service / Self supporting / Sponsored :
A. Indian nationals
In-service candidates employed either in Government or Non-government agencies and sponsored by the employer should have passed the Degree examination with subjects indicated under Category I from a recognized University and must have completed 5 years of regular service. The in-service candidates without sponsorship should send their application with a "No Objection Certificate" from their employer.

B. Foreign nationals
Foreign applicants under this category possessing the qualifications as mentioned under Category I or equivalent are eligible to apply. Applications of in-service self supporting as well as sponsored / nominated foreign applicants should be routed through the employer or sponsoring / nominating authority / organization. These applicants will be admitted only with valid student visa for the entire duration of the study.

METHOD OF SELECTION :
Selection of the candidates for Category I will be based on their performance in the common entrance test (two hours duration), Category II A: based on an oral interview and Category II B: based on a letter of recommendation / reference from the Head of Department / Institution, last studied, if the candidate is a student or the Employer, if he/she is in service. Both common entrance test and oral interview will be held at VCRC, Puducherry and the date will be intimated to the eligible applicants individually. The list of candidates selected for admission will be published at : www.vcrc.res.in

APPLICATION FORMS :
Application forms can be downloaded from : www.vcrc.res.in/application_form_phe.pdf

The envelope containing the application form should be superscribed as: "APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION TO MSc, (PHE)" and must send by Registered / Speed Post to The Director, Vector Control Research Centre, Medical Complex, Indira Nagar, Puducherry-605006. Applications from Indian Nationals should be accompanied by (i) a Demand Draft of Rs.100/- (Rs.50/- in the case of SC/ST candidates) towards application fee, drawn in favour of "The Director, Vector Control Research Centre", payable at Puducherry, and (ii) a self-addressed envelope stamped to the value of Rs. 25/-.

Last date for Application submission is 31 May, 2012.

For further details, visit :
http://www.vcrc.res.in/PHE_2012.html
http://www.vcrc.res.in/PHE_prospectus_2012.pdf