PREMIUM : NEST 2021 Application Deadline Extended


Admissions in the 5 Year Integrated MSc program offered by the two prestigious institutes established by Dept of Atomic Energy, Govt of India are through National Entrance Screening Test (NEST) which shall be conducted on 14 June 2021, the application deadline for which has once again been extended, this time upto 10 May 2021.

NEST 2021 Application deadline extendedCourse(s) offered : 5 year Integrated M.Sc in basic sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics) at


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

(b) 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. NISER is an off-campus centre of Homi Bhabha National Institute (HBNI) and all academic programmes of NISER are affiliated to HBNI. Although CEBS is a DAE institution, it is physically located on the Kalina campus of University of Mumbai and the degrees to students are awarded by Mumbai University.

Scholarship : The candidates admitted to the programme are eligible to receive annual scholarship of Rs 60,000 through DISHA program of Department of Atomic Energy, Government of India. In addition, the scholarship recipients receive grant of Rs 20,000 per annum for summer internship. Candidates selected by DST for the INSPIRE-SHE program are endorsed for INSPIRE scholarship by NISER and CEBS. Alumni of the programme are presently pursuing PhD at the reputed universities and institutes in India & abroad.

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.

Key dates for NEST

Application dates : 24 Feb to 10 May 2021

Date of test : 14 June 2021

-- MEP News Bureau