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 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:

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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