Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, West Bangal (SINP) was established in 1950, proffers Undergraduate Associateship in Biophysical Sciences, Post MSc. PhD. The Institute entered a contract with the Department of Atomic Energy, Government of India by which SINP retains the autonomy with the administrative control now passing on to the DAE. The college centre is excellent for conducting research for doctoral degrees and providing facilities for teaching and research in physical and biological sciences.The PMSc course in Physics was launched way back in 1953 by Professor Meghnad Saha's initiative. The purpose was to educate the highly motivated students for research in Nuclear Science. In subsequent years, the scope of the course was widened to embrace other areas of Physics. The duration of the course, which was 9 months in the beginning, was soon extended to a full year. In 1973, a similar course was launched in Biophysical sciences. An identical course in Radiological Physics was launched in 1988 which ran for four years.From the session of 1993-94 the PMSc course has become an integral part of the doctoral work in SINP, that is only after successfully completing the course a student is allowed to carry out doctoral work in the Institute.The course work commences from August and runs through three terms. Some compulsory courses are offered in the first term (August-November). In the second (December-March) and third (April-July) terms, some advanced courses are offered. Each student has to pass four advanced courses during the second and third terms (in the second term a student has to choose a minimum of one advanced course and can choose a maximum of three advanced courses).In addition to the advanced courses, each student is required to take up a project work on a topic (preferably) related to his/her would be doctoral work. The project starts in December and continue till July. A first evaluation of the progress in the project is made in the last week of March. The final evaluation of the project is made in July.The PMSc programme of the Institute is coordinated by CARE (Centre for Advanced Research and Education), a Centre of SINP.
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