Vector Control Research Centre

Vector Control Research Centre - ADMISSION NOTICE ? M.Sc., PHE (2013 -15)

Vector Control Research Centre

Director Vector Control research Centre Medical Complex , Indira Nagar Puducherry - 605006 Phone: +91 413 2272396 / 2272397

Vector Control Research Centre - ADMISSION NOTICE ? M.Sc., PHE (2013 -15)

Applications are invited in the prescribed format (downloadable from the website: Application form) for admission to the TWO year Post-Graduate Degree Course in Public Health Entomology up to 14th June 2013. The course is affiliated to the Pondicherry University, Puducherry.


Candidates seeking admission under this category should have passed any one of the following examinations of any University accepted by the Academic Council of Pondicherry University, Puducherry - B.Sc., in the discipline of Zoology / Botany / Life Sciences / Medical Laboratory Technology / Microbiology / Ecology / Environmental Science / Biochemistry, or B.V.Sc., or M.B.B.S., or B.E., / B.Tech., degree with Biotechnology as one of the subjects.

Category II: In-service (Self supporting / Sponsored) A. Indian Nationals

In-service candidates employed either in Government or Non-government agencies and sponsored by the employer should have passed the Degree examination in any of the disciplines indicated under Category I from a recognized University accepted by the Academic Council of Pondicherry University, Puducherry. The in-service candidates without sponsorship should send their application with a "No Objection Certificate? from their employer.

B. Foreign Nationals

The applicants under this category possessing qualification as mentioned under the Category I or the qualification for which Equivalent Certificate obtained from Association of Indian Universities, New Delhi and Eligibility Certificate from Pondicherry University, Puducherry are eligible to apply. Applications of in-service/self supporting as well as sponsored/nominated foreign applicants should be routed through the employer or sponsoring/nominating authority/organization. These applicants will be admitted only with valid student visa for the entire duration of the study.

NO. OF SEATS: 12 Open Competition - 8 (General 50.5%, OBC 27%; SC 15% & ST 7.5%); In-service/Sponsored - 4 (Indian 2; Foreign 2)

METHOD OF SELECTION : Selection of the candidates under Category I will be based on their performance in the common entrance test (two hours duration), Category II A: based on an oral interview and Category II B: based on a letter of recommendation/ reference from the Head of Department/Institution, last studied, if the candidate is a student or the Employer, if he/she is in service. The common entrance test will be held only at Puducherry and oral interview at VCRC, Puducherry and the date will be intimated to the eligible applicants individually. The list of candidates selected for admission will be published in our website ( For more details, please see the prospectus in the website.

FELLOWSHIP All the candidates selected under Category-I will be paid a scholarship of Rs.6,000/- per month. All the candidates selected under Category-II will be paid a stipend of Rs.3,000/- per month, with the approval of the Admission Committee.

GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS : The envelope containing the application form should be superscribed as: "APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION TO M.Sc., (PHE)" and sent by Registered / Speed Post to: The Director, Vector Control Research Centre, Medical Complex, Indira Nagar, Puducherry 605 006. Applications from Indian Nationals should be accompanied by (i) a Demand Draft to the value of Rs.100/- (Rs.50/- in the case of SC/ST candidates) towards application fee, drawn in favour of "The Director, Vector Control Research Centre", payable at Puducherry, and (ii) a self addressed envelope stamped to the value of Rs. 25/-. Foreign nationals can pay the application fee at the time of their admission. They may refer to the fee details given in the prospectus. Incomplete application in any respect will be rejected and no communication in this regard will be entertained.

Candidates are required to familiarize themselves with the rules and regulations of the Pondicherry University (

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Vector Control Research Centre - ADMISSION NOTICE ? M.Sc., PHE (2013 -15)