Interest in science educationFlair for teaching and writingCuriosity about how students learnCritical and analytical skillsCommitment to improve education
09 February 2016
Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (A Deemed University)
Admission to Ph.D. Programme in Science Education – 2016
(Advt No. 01/2016)
We are looking for young people with
Science and mathematics teachers and educators are also encouraged to apply. They would have to spend a minimum of two years at HBCSE and can do their research work while stationed at their parent institutions.
To submit the form online, to download the form and for more information about the admission please visit: http://www.hbcse.tifr.res.in/admissions/.
For information about the Ph.D. programme visit: http://www.hbcse.tifr.res.in/graduate-school
Note: This is a programme in education. It is not a pure or applied science research programme.
Areas of research (more details at http://www.hbcse.tifr.res.in/research-development)
Teaching and learning of science and mathematics from primary to undergraduate level
Innovative curricula and assessment methods, experimental problem-solving in science
Development of scientific and mathematical thinking in students at school and college level
Design and technology in the curriculum
Visual and spatial modes in learning
Socio-cultural and gender factors in learning
Structure and dynamics of knowledge
Discipline-based education research in physics, chemistry, biology, mathematics, astronomy and environmental science education
Eligibility M.Sc. (in any subject), M.S.W., M.A. (in Cognitive Science, Psychology, Education) or B.Tech./B.E./M.B.B.S. or equivalent. Exam Fee Rs 400 to be paid online or through DD (in favour of ‘Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education, TIFR’ and payable at Mumbai).
Application submission deadline: 31 March 2016
Written test: 22 May 2016
Interview: June 3rd week, 2016
Rs 25,000 per month till registration, Rs 28,000 per month post-registration
Additionally, 30% HRA in lieu of on-campus institute accommodation
Annual contingency grant of Rs 32,000.
Admissions are made initially for one year, renewable annually up to a maximum of five years. The offline applicants should send the completed form along with one passport size photograph and a demand draft for Rs 400 (non-refundable) to: Graduate School Admissions – 2016, Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education, TIFR, V. N. Purav Marg, Mankhurd, Mumbai 400 088.
A written test for eligible applicants will be held at seven Centres around the country: Chennai, Bengaluru, Pune, Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata and Guwahati (provisional). Those who qualify will be called for an interview. Phones: (022) 2507 2304/2507 2230; Fax: (022) 2556 6803; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org