Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR) was established in 1989 by the Dept. of Science and Technology of the Govt. of India, is a multidisciplinary research institute located in Jakkur, Bangalore.

The mission of the Institute is to undertake and encourage at the frontiers of science and engineering world-class scientific research and training. It offers PG Diploma, MS (Research), Ph.D. as well as integrated Ph.D. courses in the Science field. The courses offered by the institute are awarded by Jawaharlal Nehru University, at JNCASR, students get an intellectual atmosphere and an opportunity to interact with scientists from famous research institutes all over the world.

JNCASR PG and PhD Admission 2021 has begun. Intertested candidates can apply till April 19, 2021.

JNCASR Highlights

Official Website www.jncasr.ac.in
Entrance Exam National: JAM, GATE, JEST, CSIR-NET, & ICMR
University: JNCASR Written Test.
Type of Program | No. of Program PG, PG Diploma, & Ph.D. | 21
Mode of Applying Online

JNCASR Courses Offered

The Institute offers four specializations in the Integrated Ph.D. course, two specializations each in MS (By Research) / PG Diploma and seven specializations in Ph.D. program. Details of courses, their duration and eligibility are tabulated below:

Course Eligibility
Ph.D. Program | 3 Years
Chemistry and Physics in Material Unit (CPMU) M.Sc. (Chem/Electronics/ Maths/Physics)
B.E/B.Tech (Chemical/ Mechanical/ Electrical/ Metallurgy) or
M.E/M.Tech (Chemical/ Electronics/ Electrical)
Electrical Multiple Unit (EMU) M.Sc. (Electronics/ Maths/Physics) or
B.E/B.Tech (Aerospace/ Chemical/ Mechanical/ Electrical/ Metallurgy) or
M.E/M.Tech (Chemical/ Electronics/ Mechanical/ Electrical)
Evolutionary & Integrative Biology Unit (EIBU) M.Sc. (Chemistry/ Maths/ Botany/ Zoology/ Bio-tech/ Bio-chem/ Statistics/ Life Science) or
B.E/B.Tech (Bio-technology) or
M.E/M.Tech (Bio-informatics) or
Molecular Biology and Genetics Unit (MBGU) M.Sc. (Chemistry/ Botany/ Zoology/ Bio-tech/ Bio-chem/ Life Science) or
B.E/B.Tech (Bio-technology) or
M.E/M.Tech (Bio-informatics) or

New Chemistry Unit (NCU)

M.Sc. (Chemistry/ Physics/ Material Science/ Bio-tech/ Bio-chem)

Neuroscience Unit (NSU) M.Sc. (Botany/ Zoology/ Bio-tech/ Bio-chem/ Life Science) or
B.E/B.Tech (Bio-technology) or
M.E/M.Tech (Bio-informatics) or


Theoretical Sciences Unit (TSU) M.Sc. (Chem/Electronics/ Maths /Physics /Materials Sc./ Botany) or

B.E/B.Tech (Chemical/ Mechanical/ Electrical/ Metallurgy) or
M.E/M.Tech& (Chemical/ Electronics/ Mechanical/ Electrical)

M.S (Engr.)/ M.S (Research) | 2 Years

M.S. ( Research) in EIBU M.B.B.S or B.E/ B.Tech (in any biological area)
M.S. ( Research) in MBGU M.B.B.S
M.S. (Engr.) in CPMU M.Sc. (Chem/Electronics/ Maths/Physics/ Materials Sc.) or

B.E/B.Tech (Chemical/ Polymer/ Electronics/ Electrical/ Metallurgy) or
M.E/M.Tech (Chemical/ Electronics)

M.S. (Engr.) in EMU M.Sc. (Maths/Physics) or

B.E/B.Tech (Aerospace/ Chemical/ Mechanical) or

M.E/M.Tech (Aerospace/ Chemical/ Mechanical)

M.S. (Engr.) in TSU M.Sc. (Chem/Electronics/ Maths/Physics/

Materials Sc.) or

B.E/B.Tech (Chemical/ Polymer/ Electronics/ Electrical/ Metallurgy) or

M.E/M.Tech (Chemical/ Electronics

M.S. (Engr.) in NCU M.Sc. (Chem/ Materials Sc.)
Masters in Science | 2 Years
M.Sc. (Chemistry) B.Sc. Graduates having Chemical Biology/ Materials Chemistry as main subject

PD Diploma in Material Science | 1 Year


B.Sc Graduates in any subject

Note: Candidates with a minimum of 55% aggregate marks are eligible to register for the programs tabulated above.

Check: JNCASR Courses and Fees Structure

JNCASR Admissions

Applicants seeking admission in any postgraduate, doctoral program or PG diploma course need to:

  • Fill JNCASR Application Form (Online), provided on its official website (www.jncasr.ac.in)
  • Enter the correct information and attach required self-attested documents
  • Submit the print out of the completed form to the following address

          (Academic Coordinator,

          Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research,

          Jakkur P.O.,

          Bangalore - 560064,


  • The Application form needs to be accompanied by a DD of INR 200 in favor of ‘Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research'


  • The candidate must mention his application number and name of the desired program with a specific area.
  • It is suggested to keep copies of the application form and DD for future requirements

JNCASR Written Test

Candidates must wait and prepare for the entrance test conducted by the institute, the center will release admit cards before a few weeks of entrance test. National level JAM, GATE, JEST, CSIR-NET, & ICMR qualifiers can exempt JNCASR Entrance Test, such candidates will be selected on the basis of their marks scored in the concerned exam and personal interview.

How to download JNCASR Admit Card?

  • Visit the official website and click on the 'Admit Card' tab
  • Select the program you have applied for
  • Enter JNCASR Login credentials
  • Admit Card will appear
  • Download the admit card

After conducting the entrance test successfully, successful candidates will be called for the Personal Interview (PI).

JNCASR Selection Procedure

Ph.D. Admission

  • Candidates applying for the course will be selected on the basis of their marks in GATE / CSIR-UGC(JRF) / JEST / INSPIRE
  • Shortlisted candidates will be invited for the Interview rounds conducted by the University.

Integrated Ph.D. Admission

Selection of the programs will be through Joint Admission Test (JAM) or JNCASR written test followed by an Interview conducted by the institute itself.

M.S (Research) Admission

  • Selection to this course in several specializations will be on the basis of marks scored in qualifying exams and GATE /JEST or UGC or CSIR NET -JRF / ICMR – JRF /DBT JRF/INSPIRE -JRF.
  • Shortlisted candidates will be invited for the interview rounds.

PG Diploma Admission

The selection of diploma courses is done on the basis of marks obtained in the JNCASR Entrance followed by an Interview round conducted by JNCASR.

Check: JNCASR Admissions

JNCASR Scholarships

The institute in association with the Department of Science and Technology invites applications from exceptionally talented and motivated students of India in Engineering and Science for Summer Research Fellowships.

  • B.E/B.Tech/M.Sc graduates will get INR 8000 in the first two years and INR 9000 in the subsequent years
  • M.E/M.Tech/M.B.B.S/ or B.E/B.Tech with two-year work experience will get INR 9500 in the first two years and INR 10,000 in the subsequent years.
  • Integrated Ph.D. and B.Sc. graduates will get INR 4000 in all the years

Check: JNCASR Scholarships

JNCASR Facilities

  • Library: The Library is well equipped & maintained. It has a huge collection of 614 books/ monographs. The total number of books has risen to over 22,000. The Library subscribed to around 110 national/ international scientific and technical journals. The online catalog is updated continuously and the total number of machine-readable records now stands at over 13,000.
  • Guest House: The guest house is named Jawahar visitors' house (JVH) and is located at the grounds of Gymkhana of the Indian Institute of Science (IISc).
  • Machine shop: The equipment has been maintained at the workshop. There are many machines kept and maintained here like a glass-blowing machine, lathe machine, drilling machine, welding machine, grinding machine, spot welding machine and cutting machine (for sheets only) and filing facilities, etc.
  • Animal Facility: The JNCASR animal facility is positioned at a very secluded and private corner of the campus. It is very away from pollution and noise so the animals are given the best of care and protection.
  • Hostel: The hostel offers single room accommodations and some apartments for married candidates. Hostel facilities include twin-sharing bathrooms, washing machines, wi-fi, gym, guest rooms, and large LCD TVs.
  • Veeco Lab: Veeco Instruments Inc, a leading supplier of instrumentation to the nanoscience community has established the Veeco Nanotechnology Laboratory. The lab is jointly operated with the Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research.
  • Computer lab: Computer lab is responsible for the establishment and maintenance of computer network facilities, management of storage and flow of information. It provides both windows and Linux based machines used by users from diverse backgrounds. The center is connected to the internet via 100Mbps + 20Mbps leased lines.
  • Sports: Sports are very important for the physical development and growth of a student. There are many indoor and outdoor games provided for the students. The indoor games include Carom, Table Tennis Chess and Scrabble. The outdoor games are Cricket, Basketball, and Volleyball that the students can play.