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Rolling Advertisement Inviting Application for Ph. D. Programme at


The University of Mumbai-Department of Atomic Energy Centre for Excellence in Basic Sciences (UM-DAE CEBS) was established in 2007 as a joint venture between Department of Atomic Energy and the University of Mumbai to impart value-based high-quality integrated post graduate education in the Basic Sciences. The Center is located at Kalina Campus of the University. The students are admitted to CEBS after the 12th standard or equivalent examination on the basis of a nationwide entrance test called National Entrance Screening Test (NEST) and are mentored in a vibrant academic ambiance by distinguished professors and scientists. DAE and DST offer DISHA and INSPIRE scholarships, respectively to CEBS students.

The Centre has established excellent organic linkages with the University Departments and Constituent Colleges. One of the hall marks of CEBS is its Visitors' program. Visiting and Adjunct faculty coming from proximate research institutions (BARC, TIFR, IIT(Bobmay), University of Mumbai, etc.) contribute immensely to the teaching and research programs at the Centre. All the degrees to CEBS students are awarded by the University of Mumbai. Recently, the Ph. D. program has also been introduced in the Centre. Following research areas are currently pursued at UM-DAE-CEBS

School/ Discipline

Research areas

School of Chemical Sciences

Pd-based catalysts for the synthesis of heterocyclic compounds; synthetic organometallic chemistry; Laser matter interactions; theoretical and computational chemistry; materials for OLED and OPV devices;investigations on drug-protein interactions, bio-physical chemistry (Screening of small molecules against drug-resistant malaria targeting actin polymerization mechanism and Plasmepsin-II in Plasmodium; prevention of protein aggregation and infectious diseases by natural and synthetic inhibitors; molecular mechanism of amyloid fibril formation and disaggregation) development of ultra-high-resolution NMR methods and their applications in chemistry and biology, etc.

School of Physical Sciences

superconductivity and magnetism of low dimensional thin films; nanoscale optoelectronics and plasmonics, CNT, graphene and large area single crystaldiamonds for detectors using MPCVD process; computational studies of intense Laser-matter interaction and plasma astrophysics; radio-astronomy; nuclear astrophysics; spectroscopic studies of isomers, shapes and high-spin states focused on heavy nuclei; gravitation and cosmology, theoretical physics, etc.

School of Biological Sciences

Ciliary dysfunction and Human disease biology; Strategic design of potential therapeutic formulations against breast cancer;characterization of algal polysaccharides and elucidating the mechanism involved in combating biofilm formation; etc.

School of Mathematical Sciences

Study of the topology of function spaces between certain homogeneous spaces. Investigation of the Homotopy Theory of such Function Spaces, Calculation of the possible Brouwer degree of maps between certain homogeneous spaces; Investigation into the inter-relationships among sub-integrality, invertible modules, the Picard group and Witt vectors; Study of dynamics on homogeneous spaces of Lie groups and their applications to Diophantine approximation, etc.

Those who are interested to pursue their Pd. D. work at UM-DAE-CEBS may send their applications any time during the year.

Eligibility Criteria:

  1. Candidates who have UGC JRF / CSIR JRF / NBHM / Teachers’ Fellowship/ DST INSPIRE.
  2. Master’s degree or equivalent in Chemistry/ Physics/ Biology/ Life Sciences/ Mathematics with at least 55% marks in aggregate or its equivalent grade ‘B’ in the UGC 6-point scale or an equivalent degree from a foreign educational institution. A relaxation of 5% of marks, from 55% to 50%, or an equivalent relaxation of grade, may be allowed for those belonging to SC/ ST/ Divyang.

Eligible candidates after preliminary screening will be called for an interview.

Application in the prescribed format available at, together with supporting documents, may be sent by post/ courier (only) to


UM-DAE Centre for Excellence in Basic Sciences,

1st Floor, Health Centre Building,

University of Mumbai, Kalina Campus, Vidyanagari,

Santacruz (East), Mumbai 400098.

List of selected and waitlisted candidates for Ph. D. Programme 2019


SR. No.

Name of the Candidates

School of Physical Sciences


Stalin Abraham


Abhay Anand V.S


Devendra Singh


Sagar Sethi

School of Chemical Sciences




Vrunda Malvade


Chaitali Mali

School of Biological Sciences


Amruta Shendge


Ashish S. Jagtap


Kimaya N. Meher


Sarita Tripathi


Anurag N. Khupat (Waitlisted)

School of Mahematics


Chathely B. Jacob


Hemant Sharma (waitlisted)

Advt. No. 1/2018

Advertisement Inviting Application for Ph. D. Programme at UM-DAE CEBS for Academic Year 2017-2018

University of Mumbai-Department of Atomic Energy Centre for Excellence in Basic Sciences (UM-DAE CEBS) has been established on the Kalina campus of the University of Mumbai to impart high quality education in the Basic Sciences after the 10+2 (or equivalent) level of schooling, in a vibrant academic ambiance by a faculty of distinguished teachers and scientists.

CEBS invites applications from eligible candidates for the Ph. D. Programme on below research areas.

S. No.

School of Science

Qualification and experience


Physical Sciences

Master’s degree or equivalent with at least 55% marks in aggregate or its equivalent grade ‘B’ in the UGC 6-point scale or an equivalent degree from a foreign education institution.

A relaxation of 5% of marks, from 55%to 50%, or an equivalent relaxation of grade, may be allowed for those belonging to SC/ST/OBC.

Qualification in UGC-NET (including JRF) / UGC-CSIR NET (including JRF) SLET / GATE / Teachers’ Fellowshipexaminations or having an M. Phil degree in the subject concerned is an essential eligibility criterion.


Chemical Sciences


Mathematical Sciences


Biological Sciences


Eligible candidates will be called for Entrance Test and / or interview for final selection at  UM-DAE CEBS.

Application in the prescribed format available >Academics > PhD Program together with supporting documents may be sent so as to reach Registrar, UM-DAE CEBS, Health Centre Building, University of Mumbai, Kalina Campus, Mumbai - 400 098 on or before August 21, 2018.

Please note that UM-DAE CEBS will not be responsible for any postal delay.

To download application form click here


UM-DAE Centre for Excellence in Basic Sciences
1stFloor, Health Centre Building
University of Mumbai, Kalina Campus, Vidyanagari
Santacruz (East)
Mumbai 400098

Graduation of Second and Third Batches


The Graduation Ceremony of the second and third batch of students of the UM-DAE Centre for Excellence in Basic Sciences was held on 20th April 2015. Chairman of the AEC Dr. R.K. Sinha, Chief Guest Dr. Anil Kakodkar, Vice Chancellor Dr. Rajan Welukar, Pro Vice Chancellor Dr. Naresh Chandra, Director BCUD Dr. Rajpal Hande, Director CBS Prof. Hosur, and Prof Chitre, Chairman Academic Board of CBS, graced the occasion.

The Thirty-one students who graduated are: 

Batch 2008    - Mr. Chandan Kumar, Mr. Jadhav Saurabh, Mr. Mohapatra Abhishek, Ms. Neha, Mr. Praneet Prakash, Mr. Ringe Dhruv, Mr. S. Niranjan, Mr. Sankar Sarath, Mr. Sehrawat Sandeep Kumar,  Mr. Yadav Alkesh, Ms. Moudekar Pooja V.. 

Batch 2009    - Mr. Amar Deo Chandra, Mr. Bhowmick Aklant KR, Ms. Gupta Kriti, Ms. Gupta Shubhangi, Ms. Katyan Navneeta C., Mr. Markande Shashank, Mr. Moitra Saranyo, Ms. Mondal Angana, Mr. Pathak Shashank, Mr. S. Gholam Wahid, Ms.  Santwana, Mr. Seta Amit, Ms. Singh Shilpi, Mr. Das Plawan, Mr. Naveen Kumar, Ms. Praharaj Smita Prangya, Mr. Ram Shila,  Ms. Padmakar Pious, Mr. Borana Mohanish, Ms. Sheokhand Preeti. 

In Batch 2008, Mr. Dhruv Ringe  was awarded the gold medal for his overall performance and Mr. Abhishek Mohapatra stood second in his batch. 

In Batch 2009, Mr. Mohanish Borana was awarded the gold medal and merit certificate for his overall performance and Ms. Angana Mondal stood second in her batch and was awarded merit certificate. 

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)

Nuclear Physics Discussion Group @ CBS

This is a discussion group comprising faculty, postdocs and students primarily from CBS, with participation from other researchers based in Mumbai.

The goals of this group are:
  • Develop a discourse on current research developments regarding the the atomic nucleus
  • Stimulate interest and convey the excitement about the field to students
  • Provide a forum for improving interaction between experimental and theoretical physicists
  • Converge upon ideas and means to address interesting physics problems using existing and upcoming facilities in India
The discussions are scheduled once a month at CBS, usually on the first Wednesday of the month, at 3.00 pm. Other days may be agreed upon based on mutual convenience.

The group presently includes the following members from CBS:
Faculty: S.C. Phatak, S.K. Tandel, A. Bhagwat, M. Hemalatha
Visiting Scientists and Research Associates: N. Upadhyay, D. Negi
Graduate Students: S.G. Wahid, N. Maladkar, P. Roy, D. Kumar
Other group members: B.K. Jain, H.C. Pradhan
Interested Masters' students from CBS are also involved and more are welcome.

Some researchers and visiting faculty from BARC and TIFR also participate in the discussions.

If you are interested in joining this group or have
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The topics discussed till date are listed below:

1st April, 2015 B.K. Jain (formerly BARC and CBS) Time delay and seeing nuclei from the outside
6th May, 2015 S.C. Phatak (CBS) Scattering Calculation in Momentum Space with Coulomb Potential
30th September, 2015 S.K. Tandel (CBS) Isomers and oblate rotation in neutron-rich Pt isotopes  Physics Letters B 750 (2015) 225
4th November, 2015 Ameeya Bhagwat (CBS) Wigner-Kirkwood mass formula  
30th March, 2016 M. Hemalatha (CBS) Online and offline laser spectroscopy of nuclei away from stability  
20th April, 2016 Neelam Upadhyay (CBS) Coulomb wave functions in momentum space  
5th October, 2016 Dinesh Negi (CBS) Structure of Hg isotopes along the line of stability  

Last updated: 5th October, 2016


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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.