Procedure for obtaining information under RTI 2005

Request for information can be sent by letter, fax or by email addressed to the Public Information Officer, Centre for Excellence in Basic Sciences, University of Mumbai, Vidyanagari, Kalina, Mumbai 400098. All requests must be accompanied by a demand draft or postal order or money order for Rs 10/-. The DD/IPO must be drawn in favour of UM DAE CBS.

Those persons who are below poverty line (BPL) need not pay the fees. However, they should submit documentary evidence of their BPL status.

All requests for information under RTI must have the full and complete postal address of the applicant with whom CBS can communicate to send the reply.

Information about CEBS 

4(1)(b)(i)The particulars of its organisation, functions and duties
  The Centre for Excellence in Basic Sciences (CEBS) is a teaching-cum-research institute, fully funded by the Government of India through the Department of Atomic Energy. Currently CEBS operates from the Health Centre, University oif Mumbai, Vidyanagari, Mumbai 400098. CEBS offers Five Year integrated M.Sc. in the four principal areas of basic sciences: Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Mathematics. CEBS is also involved in research in the above areas. There are plans to expand its activities and start graduate studies leading to PhD.
4(1)(b)(ii)The powers and duties of its officers and employees
 
  • The Governing Council is the supreme decision making authority of CEBS.
  • The Director of the Centre is the chief functionary and is responsible for all the activities related to the Centre.
  • The Chairman of the Academic Board, together with the members of the Board, is responsible for all activities related to the students which include time tabling, framing of syllabus, performance of students, selection of teachers, grading pattern of students, assessment/review of research proposals, planning academic activities and other activities incidental to it.
  • The Registrar assumes overall responsibility for matters related to administration, finance and related areas.
  • The hostel wardens oversee matters related to hostels and general discipline of students
4(1)(b)(iii)The procedure followed in the decision making process, including channels of supervision and accountability
 
  • CEBS has been recognized as an aided institution of the DAE in January 2016. The procedures and decision making process is being evolved and will be uploaded. In the meanwhile, the following procedure has been adopted on an ad-hoc basis:
  • All matters related to Administration – Registrar, CEBS
  • All matters related to infrastructure development – Dr Jacinta D’Souza
  • All matters related to academics – Academic Board
  • All matters related to hostels – Dr Avinash Kale (Boys Hostel) and Dr Sinjan Choudhary (Girls hostel)
  • Academic Coordinator – Dr. Ashok Raina
  • Matters related to website/internet: Dr. Sujit Tandel
  • All matters related to students- Dr. Ameeya Bhagwat, Faculty in-charge of students’ matters
4(1)(b)(iv)The norms set by it for the discharge of its functions
  These are in the drafting stage.
4(1)(b)(v)The rules, regulations, instructions, manuals and records, held by it or under its control or used by its employees for discharging its functions;
  These are in the drafting stage.
4(1)(b)(vi)A statement of the categories of documents that are held by it or under its control
  CEBS hold the following records:
  • Minutes of meeting of Governing Council and Academic Board
  • Academic documents of students and their personal files. Other documents like staff files and faculty files
4(1)(b)(vii)The particulars of any arrangement that exists for consultation with, or representation by, the members of the public in relation to the formulation of its policy or implementation thereof
  The two primary areas of activities of CEBS are research and teaching. Since the research is carried out in frontier areas of basic sciences, there is very little scope for consultative arrangements with members of the general public. As regards student/admission related matters, a separate entity called the National Entrance Screening Test (NEST) is responsible for conduct of examinations, and the intake of students is based strictly on their performance in the test. For matters related to NEST, Dr. Ameeya Bhagwat can be contacted.
4(1)(b)(viii)A statement of the boards, councils, committees and other bodies consisting of two or more persons constituted as its part or for the purpose of its advice, and as to whether meetings of those boards, councils, committees and other bodies are open to the public, or the minutes of such meetings are accessible for public;
  Governing Council:
  • Dr. Sekhar Basu, Chairman, AEC and Secretary to Govt. of India, DAE – Chairman
  • Dr. Sanjay Deshmukh, Vice Chancellor, University of Mumbai, Co – Chairman
  • Pro Vice Chancellor, University of Mumbai – Member
  • Dr. Anil Kakodkar – Former Chairman, AEC - Member
  • Dr. Vijay Khole – Former Vice Chancellor, UoM - Member
  • Dr. K.N. Vyas, Director, BARC – Member
  • Prof. Sanidip Trivedi, Director, TIFR – Member
  • Dr. Devang Khakhar , Director, IIT Bombay – Member
  • Mr. Pranay Verma, JS(ER), DAE (In-charge of CEBS) – Member
  • Joint Secretary (Finance), DAE – Member
  • Finance & Accounts Officer, UoM
  • Prof. R.V. Hosur, Director, CBS - Member Secretary
  • Registrar, CEBS, Non-Member Secretary
Academic Board
  • Prof. M.S. Raghunatha, IITB, Chairman
  • Prof. S.M. Chitre, Member
  • Prof. Deepak Dhar, TIFR – Member
  • Prof. P. Dongre, UoM, - Member
  • Prof. Dipan Ghosh, IIT B
  • Dr. Swapan Ghosh, BARC
  • Prof. Anil Karnik, UoM
  • Prof. Arvind Kumar, CEBS
  • Prof. J. Maharana, IOP
  • Prof. Anuradha Misra, UoM
  • Prof. N. Mukunda, IASC
  • Prof. J. V. Narlikar, IUCAA
  • Dr. R.R. Puri, IIT Gandhinagr
  • Prof. A. K. Srivastava, UoM
  • Prof. G.D. Yadav, ICT
  • Prof. R.V. Hosur, Director, CEBS
  • HOD of Computer Science, UoM - Special invite
  • Prof. R.V. Hosur, Director, CEBS, Member-Secretary
4(1)(b)(ix)A directory of its officers and employees
  The process of recruitment of staff will be done after approval and subject to the rules of the Government of India. At present, the staff appointed on contract basis can be found at our website > people > All CBS members. The direct link to this url is http://cbs.ac.in/people/members-cbs
4(1)(b)(x)The monthly remuneration received by each of its officers and employees, including the system of compensation as provided in its regulations;
  Information will be uploaded once the process of selection of staff is completed.
4(1)(b)(xi)The budget allocated to each of its agency, indicating the particulars of all plans, proposed expenditures and reports on disbursements made
  CEBS has been recognized as an aided institute of the DAE only very recently. The budgetary proposals will be forwarded to the DAE and once approved, it will be uploaded.
4(1)(b)(xii)The manner of execution of subsidy programmes, including the amounts allocated and the details of beneficiaries of such programmes
  CEBS is engaged in teaching MSc students and also research in different areas of basic sciences. Therefore, the answer to the above clause is “NA”
4(1)(b)(xiii)Particulars of recipients of concessions, permits or authorisations granted by it;
  Not applicable
4(1)(b)(xiv)Details in respect of the information, available to or held by it, reduced in an electronic form
  CEBS has become an aided institute in January 2016. Work on digitisation of data will commence after funds are released and will be an ongoing process.
4(1)(b)(xv)The particulars of facilities available to citizens for obtaining information, including the working hours of a library or reading room, if maintained for public use;
  CEBS does not engage in activities that will be of public concern since the primary activities are teaching students leading to their MSc and/or PhD degree, and research in basic sciences. However, students wanting to know details about fee structure, courses etc may send queries to the generic mail ID This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and this will be forwarded to the appropriate official(s) of the course stream.
4(1)(b)(xvi)The names, designations and other particulars of the Public Information Officers;
  Ms Swati Khatal-Kolekar
Assistant Public Information Officer
UM-DAE CEBS, Health Centre Building, University of Mumbai,
Vidyanagari, Mumbai 400098. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Phone: 26524983

Mr K.P. Balakrishnan
Public Information Officer
Prefabs II, Near Annabhau Sathe Bhavan
University of Mumbai, Vidyanagari, Mumbai 400098. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Phone: 26532137

Prof. Jacinta D'Souza
Appellate Authority
Health Centre Building
University of Mumbai, Vidyanagari, Mumbai 400098. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Phone: 26530229
  Other pro-active disclosures:

Matters related to payment: Ms Rupali Shringare, and Ms Neha Dandekar
Matters related to student activities: Dr. Ameeya Bhagwat
Matters related to hostel: Dr. Avinash Kale and Dr. Sinjan Choudhary
Matters related to guest house: Dr. Jacinta D’Souza
Academic Coordinator – Prof. Ashok Raina

 

 

Address

UM-DAE Centre for Excellence in Basic Sciences
Health Centre, University of Mumbai,
Vidyanagari Campus, Kalina, Santacruz (East), Mumbai 400098, India.
Phone: 91-22-26524983
Fax: 91-22-26524982
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About Us

CBS was set up by the Department of Atomic Energy and the University of Mumbai in 2007. CBS offers a 5 year integrated MSc program in Basic Sciences, with undergraduate teaching embedded in a postgraduate and research environment, for students who have completed 10+2 schooling or its equivalent.