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 (PCM) to explore their academic potential, stimulate a deeper interest in science and infuse creativity and scientific temper amongst undergraduate students. Selected students will be given an opportunity to attend lectures and 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 programme with outstanding performance will be eligible for admission to the MS-Ph.D. programme in the Centre. 

Since its inception in 2004, around 140 students from different colleges of the country have benefitted from these programmes. Most of them are pursuing higher studies in science/research within the country and abroad.


Students presently studying in the 1st year of the three-year B.Sc programme only (preferably with Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, (PCM) combination).


The total number of Fellowships offered will be upto10. A fellowship of Rs. 10000/- per month will be provided.

Announcement of Selected Candidates:

The list of selected candidates will be announced on the JNCASR website on or before ___________ and the offer of admission letter will be sent by email. 

How to Apply:

Applications can be downloaded from: POCE Application Form-2023.pdf and duly filled-in application may be sent by post/courier to: 

The POCE Coordinator, 

Education Technology Unit (ETU),

JNCASR, Jakkur P.O., 



In addition, the scanned copy of the filled-in application in pdf may also be sent to email id:

Important dates:

Commencement of downloading the application form: 
Last date for receipt of filled-in application form:           

Announcement of selected candidates:           

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