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Vector Control Research Centre (VCRC), M.Sc. Public Health Entomology (PHE) Admissions 2011-2012

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M.Sc. Public Health Entomology (PHE)
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Applications are invited in the prescribed format for admission to TWO years Post-Graduate Degree Course in Public Health Entomology up to 1st September 2011. The course is affiliated to the Pondicherry University, Puducherry.


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 - B.Sc., (Zoology / Botany / Life Sciences / Medical Laboratory Technology / Microbiology / Biochemistry), B.V.Sc., M.B.B.S., or B.E., / B.Tech., degree with Biotechnology as one of the subjects.

Category II: In-service / Self supporting / Sponsored -
A. Indian nationals
Candidates seeking admission under this category should be employed in either Government or Non-government agencies and sponsored by the employer. Such candidates should have passed (i) B.Sc. (12+3 pattern) with Zoology or Biology as one of the subjects and must have 5 years of regular service or (ii) M.Sc. (12+3+2 pattern) with Zoology or Biology as one of the subjects. The candidates on permanent service must forward their application with a "No Objection" or sponsorship certificate from their employer.

B. Foreign nationals
The foreign applicants under this category possessing the qualifications as mentioned under the 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.

Open Competition - 8 (General 50.5%, OBC 27%; SC 15% & ST 7.5%)

In-service/Sponsored - 4 (Indian 2; Foreign 2)

Selection of the candidates under Category I and Category II A will be based on their performance in the common entrance test. Entrance test for a duration of two hours will be held only in Puducherry and the date will be intimated to the eligible applicants individually. For details, please see the prospectus in the website. Foreign applicants will be selected based on their performance in the online test.

Award of fellowship to the selected candidates is under consideration for Category I. Further information in this regard will be posted in the website.

Hostel accommodation will be provided to all the students on payment basis. The students can avail the canteen facility in the Institute.

The envelope containing the application form should be superscribed as: "APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION TO M.Sc., (PHE)" and sent by Registered / Speed Post to: The Director, Vector Control Research Centre, Medical Complex, Indira Nagar, Puducherry 605 006. Applications from Indian Nationals should be accompanied by (i) a Demand Draft to the value 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/-. Foreign nationals can pay the application fee at the time of their admission. They may refer to the fee details given in the prospectus. Incomplete application in any respect will be rejected and no communication in this regard will be entertained.

Candidates are required to familiarize themselves with the rules and regulations of the Pondicherry University ( )

Vector Control Research Centre
(Indian Council of Medical Research)
Indira Nagar,
Puducherry 605 006

Phone: +91 413 2272396 / 2272397

FAX: +91 413 2272041,

Email: [email protected]


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