Eligibility: Candidate should have a masters degree in science or engineering with a minimum of 60% marks (first class) or an equivalent grade point. For a candidate having a 4-year BS/ BTech. or an M.Tech. degree in engineering, the norm may be relaxed if s/he can demonstrate sufficient mastery of the fundamentals through written tests, interview, etc. These criteria may be relaxed further for candidates having a valid score in any one of the following National Examinations: CSIR-UGC NET-JRF, GATE-JRF or JEST.