Project Oriented Chemistry Education (POCE)

About POCE:

As part of its Science Outreach Programme, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR) conducts a Project Oriented Chemistry Education (POCE) programme, for students studying in B. Sc first year. Through this program undergraduate students can explore their academic potential. Selected students will be given an opportunity to attend lectures, participate in laboratory projects and research.  The programme will be conducted during the summer vacation for a period of 6 to 8 weeks over three consecutive summers. Selected students are expected to commit to the programme for three years and successful candidates will receive a Diploma in Chemistry from the Centre. Those who complete the POCE programme with outstanding performance will be eligible for admission to the MS-Ph. D program in the Centre subject to satisfactory performance in the interview.


Only students presently studying in the 1st year of a three-year B. Sc program.

             (Preferably with Chemistry and Physics as major subjects).


The total number of Fellowships offered will be up to TEN.  A scholarship of Rs. 10,000/- per month will be provided.

Announcement of selected candidates:

The selected candidates will be intimated by email. Merely applying to the programme and satisfying the eligibility criteria does not guarantee selection.

How to Apply:

Applications must be submitted online through the following link: 

Important dates:

Commencement of downloading the application form: 23rd February 2024
Last date for receipt of filled-in application form        :  31st March 2024         

Announcement of selected candidates:           

For any queries, write to: or contact: 080-2208 2846