Summer Associate Research Programme (SARP)
UM-DAE Centre for Excellence in Basic Sciences



UM-DAE Centre for Excellence in Basic Sciences (CEBS) has been established by Department of Atomic Energy (Govt. of India) in collaboration with the University of Mumbai, for promoting quality undergraduate (integrated M.Sc.) education in a research environment. CEBS invites applications from MSc students for Eleven summer-projects. The project duration can be about two months (14th May to 13th July 2018) and only MSc students (who have completed 1st yr MSc or 8th Sem of Integrated MSc or BS-MS) or above are eligible to apply. However, individual projects may have further prerequisites which are described in this document CEBS will provide excellent education, research training and guidance, laboratory facilities (Chemistry Laboratories, Biology Laboratories, Nuclear Physics Laboratory, Astronomy Laboratory, #eAstroLab, Condensed Matter Laboratory, Computer Laboratory) for execution of these projects. Yielding significant contribution, the summer student may even be considered towards a co-authorship in resulting publications. Students from Universities at remote locations and underdeveloped regions of India are encouraged to apply. On campus hostel accommodation, with a nominal charge as per CEBS rules, will be provided to the students.

Students are required to upload their CV to Google drive and then fill up the following Google form, providing link to that CV (CV must contain a clear passport-size photograph of the candidate). Short-listed students will be asked to provide two recommendation letters to be directly sent to the guide's email address. The dead-line for submitting the application (Google form) is 10th March 2018. Based on this submission, first selection list will be declared on 25th March, but applications will be accepted till all the projects are exhausted. To get instant notification and updates on this programme students may Like the SARP Facebook page Selected candidates will be informed via email from the SARP coordinators (Dr. Ananda Hota & Dr Basir Ahmad). Email inquiries can also be directed to the specific guide of the project in which the student is interested. Email ID of guides will be username at cbs dot ac dot in, where usernames are expressed beside the guide names.

  1. Prof. Ananda Hota “Black hole-galaxy co-evolution study using GMRT and RAD@home” (username hota)
  2. Prof Avinash Kale “Anti-depression properties of Indian red Scorpio venom” (username avinash.kale)
  3. Prof Basir Ahmad “Molecular Biotechnology and Drug Discovery” (username basir.ahmad)
  4. Prof. Mahendra Patil 1/2) Computational investigation of mechanism of Synergistic catalysis 2/2) Synthesis of biologically active compounds using C-H bond activation(username mahendra.patil)
  5. Dr. Neelam J. Upadhyay "Studying reactions in nonlocal framework".(username neelam.upadhyay)
  6. Prof. Neeraj Agarwal "Synthesis and photo physical studies of near IR absorbing BODIPY for applications in photodynamic therapy" (username na)
  7. Dr. Sanved Kolekar "Gravitation and Black Hole Physics. Quantum effects in curved spacetime.” (username sanved.kolekar)
  8. Prof. Sinjan Choudhary "Natural and synthetic products based therapeutics for protein aggregation diseases" (username sinjan.choudhary)
  9. Dr. Sreemoyee Sarkar “Transport Theory in Neutron Star” (username sreemoyee.sarkar)
  10. Prof. Sujit Tandel “Nuclear Spectroscopy with high-resolution semiconductor detectors” (username sujit.tandel)
  11. Dr. Sunita patel “Understanding intrinsically disordered state by site-directed mutagenesis in a bgcrystallin: Implication for cataract formation” (username sunita.patel)
  12. Prof. V.L Sirisha “Osmotic stress-induced metabolite profiling in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii” (username sirisha)


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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.