Colleges accepting JEST 2020 scores/ranks for admission

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Sreetama Datta Roy
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Updated on Sep 1, 2021 19:10 IST

JEST is conducted to shortlist aspirants for admission in PhD/ Integrated PhD programmes. Go through the list of colleges that offer admission basis JEST scores and also know the courses offered at these colleges.

Joint Entrance Screening Test (JEST) needs to be given by candidates seeking admission in PhD or Integrated PhD programmes in science stream/disciplines such as – Physics/ Theoretical Computer Science/ Neuroscience/ Computational Biology.

The Science & Engineering Research Board (SERB) recognises JEST as a National Eligibility Test (NET). JEST 2020 is scheduled to be conducted in February. View JEST 2020 exam dates here.

JEST exam pattern is such that candidates are evaluated out of 100 marks and test is of three hours duration.

JEST 2020: List of Colleges & Courses for Admission

Candidates are informed that in order to secure admission in courses offered at JEST participating colleges they need to clear the eligibility criteria as fixed by each individual college. Colleges that accept JEST 2020 scores for admission are as mentioned below:

Participating Institute

Courses/Subject Areas Offered

Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences (ARIES), Nainital

Astronomy and Astrophysics, and Atmospheric Physics

Bose Institute, Kolkata

Atmospheric sciences, Biophysics, Complex systems and networks, Condensed matter physics and materials science, High energy physics and astroparticle physics, Quantum physics and quantum information, Nuclear and radiation physics

Homi Bhabha National Institute (HBNI), Mumbai

PhD & Integrated PhD (refer official website for more details)

Harish-Chandra Research Institute (HRI), Allahabad

Theoretical Physics, Astrophysics

International Centre for Theoretical Sciences (ICTS)-TIFR, Bangalore

Astrophysical Relativity, Data Assimilation and Dynamical Systems, Statistical Physics and Turbulence, and String theory and Quantum Gravity

Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR), Kalpakkam

Solid State Phase transformations, Superconductivity, Structure and dynamics of soft condensed matter, Band structure studies, Accelerators based Irradiation induced phenomena, Low-dimensional systems, Physics of interfaces, Nano-materials, Thin films technology and Theoretical physics

Indian Institute of Astrophysics (IIA), Bangalore

Astronomy and Astrophysics, Astronomical Instrumentation, Optics, and Atomic Physics

Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore

Condensed Matter Physics (Experiments and Theory), Astronomy and Astrophysics (Theoretical), Atomic and Optical Physics (Experimental), Biocrystallography and Bio-informatics, and High Energy Physics (Theoretical)

Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Bhopal

Condensed Matter Physics (Theory and Experiment), Soft Matter Physics (Theory), Biophysics, Laser Plasma Interactions, Ultrafast Physics (Experiment), Astrophysics and Cosmology, High Energy Physics (Theory, Phenomenology and Experiment), Non-linear Optics

Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Kolkata

Condensed Matter Physics, Field Theory, Classical & Quantum Gravity, Cosmology, Solar Science, High Energy Physics, Non-linear dynamics, Statistical Physics, Soft Matter, Optics & Spectroscopy, Atomic physics, Biophotonics, Spintronics, Nanoscience, NMR, Quantum Information

Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Mohali

Quantum Theory, Quantum Information Processing, NMR-Methodology, Optics, Statistical Mechanics, Quantum Thermodynamics, Non-linear Dynamics, String Theory, Ultrafast Physics, and Low Temperature Mesoscopic Physics

Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Pune

Field Theory, Theoretical Particle Physics, Condensed Matter Physics, Non-linear Dynamics, Complex Systems and Networks, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy, Quantum Information Processing, Radio Astrophysics, Atomic Physics and Quantum Optics, Energy Studies, Solar and Plasma Physics, Nanosciences, Scanning Probe Techniques, and Semiconductor Physics and Devices

Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Thiruvananthapuram

Experimental Condensed Matter: Magnetic and Superconducting materials, Nanoscience and Energy materials, Photonics, Soft Condensed Matter, Semiconductor Physics and Devices

Surface Sciences and Nano-scale Plasmonics, Terahertz and Ultrafast Spectroscopy


Theory: Cosmology, Classical and Quantum Gravity, Gravitational Wave Physics, Quantum Information Theory, Quantum Field Theory, and Statistical Physics.

Indian Institute of Space Science  and Technology (IIST), Thiruvananthapuram

Astronomy and Astrophysics, Atmospheric Sciences, Applied and Adaptive Optics, Atomic and Molecular Physics, Condensed Matter Physics, Nanotechnology, Nonlinear Dynamics, Photonics, Quantum Information and Statistical Physics

The Institute of Mathematical Sciences (IMSc), Chennai

 Theoretical Physics, Theoretical Computer Science, and Computational Biology

Institute of Physics (IOP), Bhubaneswar

Physics (Condensed Matter, Nuclear and High Energy Physics) and Accelerator-based Research

Institute for Plasma Research (IPR), Gandhinagar

Physics (Experimental and Theoretical)

Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA), Pune

Physics, Astronomy and Astrophysics

Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR), Bangalore

Experimental and Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics, Statistical Mechanics, and Materials Science

National Brain Research Centre (NBRC), Manesar

Molecular, Computaional and Systems Neuroscience. Sensory & motor systems, learning & memory, language & speech processing, functional neuroimaging: EEG, MEG, fMRI, MRS, stem cells, developmental neurobiology, neurogenetics, neurodegenerative and neurodevelopmental disorders, cancer signaling & glial tumor biology

National Centre for Radio Astrophysics (NCRA)-TIFR, Pune

Astronomy and Astrophysics

National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER), Bhubaneswar

Theoretical High Energy Physics and Lattice QCD, Experimental High Energy Physics, Condensed Matter Physics (Theory and Experiment), Optics and Metamaterials

Physical Research Laboratory (PRL), Ahmedabad

Theoretical Physics, Astronomy and Astrophysics, Solar Physics, Space and Atmospheric Sciences, Planetary Science and Geo-Sciences

Raja Ramanna Centre for Advanced Technology (RRCAT), Indore

Lasers and their Applications, Laser Plasma Interaction, Cold Atom Physics, Condensed Matter Physics (Superconductivity and Magnetism, Crystals and Thin Films), Nanomaterials and Applications, Non-linear and Ultrafast Optical Studies, Beam Physics, and Free Electron Laser

Raman Research Institute (RRI), Bangalore

Astronomy and Astrophysics, Light and Matter Physics, Soft Condensed Matter Physics (Liquid Crystals, Physics in Biology), and Theoretical Physics

Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics (SINP), Kolkata

Condensed Matter Physics (Theory and Experiments), Nuclear Physics (Theory and Experiments), High Energy Physics (Theory and Experiments), Astroparticle Physics, Quantum Gravity, String Theory, Mathematical Physics, and Materials Science (Surface Science and Plasma Physics)

Satyendra Nath Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences (SNBNCBS), Kolkata

Astrophysics and Cosmology, Chemical and Biological Physics, Condensed Matter Physics and Material Science, High Energy Physics and Quantum Field Theory, Mathematical Physics, Nanosciences, Quantum Optics and Quantum Information, Statistical Physics, and Complex Systems

TIFR Centre for Interdisciplinary Sciences (TCIS), Hyderabad

Condensed Matter Physics & Materials Science of Nonequilibrium, Soft & Living matter, Fluid Dynamics, Intense Laser-matter interactions, Computational Physics, Statistical physics, NMR of Biophysical & other systems

Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Mumbai

Astronomy and Astrophysics, Condensed Matter Physics and Material Science, High Energy Physics, Nuclear and Atomic Physics, Theoretical Physics

UGC-DAE Consortium for Scientific Research (UGC-DAE CSR), Indore

 Surfaces, Interfaces, Thin Films and Nanomaterials, Physics at Low Temperatures and High Magnetic Fields, X-ray, Optical and Electron Spectroscopic Studies Using Synchrotron and Laboratory Sources; Electrical, Magnetic and Thermal Properties of Condensed Matter; Condensed Matter studies using Magnetic Neutron Diffraction, Nuclear Technique Based Condensed Matter Physics-Positron Annihilation Spectroscopy, Mossbauer Spectroscopy, Experimental Nuclear Physics, Gamma Ray Spectroscopy of Nuclear High Spin States, and Nuclear Reactions

Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre (VECC), Kolkata

Accelerator Physics, Condensed Matter Physics and Materials Science, Nuclear Physics (Experiments and Theory), Relativistic Heavy Ion Collisions (Experiments, Theory, QCD and QGP), and Physics of Neutrinos (Experiments)

TIFR Centre for Interdisciplinary Sciences (TIFR-TCIS), Hyderabad

Condensed Matter Physics & Materials Science of Nonequilibrium, Soft & Living matter, Fluid Dynamics, Intense Laser-matter interactions, Computational Physics, Statistical physics, NMR of Biophysical & other systems

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