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 undergraduate students for eleven summer-projects. The project duration can be about two months (15th May to 15th July 2017) and students about to complete 2nd year of B.Sc. (or BS-MS or integrated MSc) 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, Laser Spectroscopy 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 26th January 2017. Based on this submission, first selection list will be declared soon, 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 by email from their respective project guides. 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. Molecular Biotechnology and Drug Discovery Dr. Basir Ahmad (username basir.ahmad)
  2. Learning topics in Commutative Algebra (for students who already know about rings, modules and fields).  Prof. Balwant Singh (username balwant)
  3. Developing Epigenetic assays in single celled model systems  Dr. Subhojit Sen  (username subhojit.sen)
  4. Black hole-galaxy co-evolution using DAE-funded GMRT and RAD@home Inter-University citizen-science collaboratory for astronomy and astrophysics Dr. Ananda Hota (username hota)
  5. Mode of Action of Biologically Important Small Molecules in Prevention of Aggregation/Fibrilization of Proteins: Quantitative and Qualitative Aspects through Biophysical Characterization.  Dr. Sinjan Choudhary (username sinjan.choudhary)
  6. Integrative structure biology and proteomics  Dr. Avinash Kale (username avinash.kale)
  7. (1) Synthesis of materials for photocatalytic water splitting (2) Biological studies of newly synthesised organic photosensitizers to understand their cytotoxic properties Prof. Neeraj Agarwal (username na)
  8. Sub-nanosecond timing measurements with digital signal processing Prof. Sujit Tandel (username sujit.tandel)
  9. (1) Study of pulsations in X-ray and Optical-UV emission from acceting magnetic white dwarf binary using data from ASTROST (2) Temporal and spectral study of a Neutron star binary using ASTROSAT observations. Prof. P.C. Agrawal (username agrawal)
  10. Understanding intrinsically disordered and ordered protein Dr. Sunita Patel (username sunita.patel)
  11. Quantum chaos Prof. Sudhir Jain (sudhirr.jain  at gmail dot com)
  12. Molecular mechanisms of action of Ayurvedic formulations: Dr. Manu Lopus (username manu.lopus)
  • List of selected candidates for SARPatCEBS  is available here:


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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.