VCRC is one of the permanent institutes of Indian Council of Medical Research established in 1975 at Pondicherry. A centre of excellence for research and training in vector-borne diseases and control and a WHO collaborating Centre for Research and Trainining in Lymphatic Filariasis and Integrated Methods of Vector Control.
Candidates who have obtained a degree in 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 from any University, accepted as equivalent by the academic council of the Pondicherry University, Puducherry with any of the specified groups of options shall be permitted to appear and qualify for the M.Sc. Public Health Entomology degree examination in non-clinical subjects under the School of Medical Sciences after a course of study of two academic years. A minimum of 50% mark is essential for General/Unreserved/OBC and 40% for SC/ST candidates in their Under Graduate Degree examination, the qualifying examination for admission to the course. The requirement for differently-abled candidates will depend on the category they belong to.
Criteria for Admission
Category I: Open Competition
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. 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 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.
The envelope containing the application form should be superscribed as: "APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION TO M.Sc., PHE 2021" and sent by Registered / Speed Post to: The Director, ICMR-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, ICMR-Vector Control Research Centre", payable at Puducherry, and (ii) a self-addressed envelope stamped to the value of Rs. 50/-. Foreign nationals can pay the application fee at the time of their admission. For more details, including the fee structure, please see 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 (www.pondiuni.edu.in)
Last date for the submission of filled-in application (a) Category I: 23rd July, 2021; (b) Category II: 23rd July, 2021
Date of Common Entrance Test (Category I): 22nd August, 2021
Date of Personal Interview (Category II): 25th August, 2021 (A/N)
Declaration of Results: 27th August, 2021
Admission: 30th August, 2021 to 3rd September, 2021
Commencement of Classes: 8th September, 2021