Course(s) offered : 5 year Integrated M.Sc 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, Centre for Excellence in Basic Sciences (UM-DAE CEBS) Mumbai. Both NISER and CBS are autonomous institutions established by Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), Government of India, in 2007.
Scholarship : The 5–year integrated MSc programme at NISER and CEBS offers a limited number of merit based INSPIRE (by the Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India) scholarships of Rs.5,000/– per month and an additional ₹20,000/– per year for carrying out summer projects. For the students entered into the MSc programme through NEST–2016 the numbers of such scholarships were 60 for NISER and 25 for CEBS.
Besides, top performers at NISER and CEBS, securing overall grades above certain threshold at the end of the programme, are eligible to appear directly for the interview for admission to Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) training school.
No. of seats : Total number of seats at NISER and CEBS are 170 and 45, respectively. Two (2) supernumerary seats in each institution are reserved for candidates from the state of J&K.
Reservations : OBC (NCL) 27%, SC 15%, ST 7.5%, PD 3% in every category