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Organisation : Indian Statistical Institute
Announcement : Syllabus
Name of Examination : ISI Admission Test
Degree : JRF Junior Research Fellowship
Subject : Physics, Sociology

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Physics Syllabus :

1. Classical Mechanics :
Mechanics of a particle and system of particles, Scattering in a central field, Lagrange’s equation and their applications, Hamilton’s equation, Canonical transformations, Special theory of relativity, Small oscillations, Vibrations and acoustics.

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2. Electromagnetic theory : Electrostatics, Magnetostatics, Maxwell’s equations, Gauge transformations, Poynting’s theorem, Wave equation and plane waves, Radiating system and scattering.

3. Statistical Physics and Condensed Matter :
Physics Statistical basis of thermodynamics, Ensembles – microcanonical, canonical and grand canonical, Quantum statistics, Phase transitions, Statistical fluctuations, Free electron theory, Band theory of electrons, Semiconductor physics, Transport phenomena, Magnetism, Superconductivity.

4. Quantum Mechanics and Quantum Field Theory :
Schrödinger wave equation, General formalism of wave mechanics, Exactly solvable eigenvalue problems for various potentials, Approximation methods, Scattering theory, Time dependent perturbation theory, Symmetries and con- servation laws, Relativistic quantum mechanics, Quantum field theory – scalar and spinor fields, Quantum electrodynamics.

5. Elementary Particles :
Elementary particles, Weak and strong interactions, Selection rules, CPT the-orem, Symmetry principles in particle physics

Sociology :
** Introduction to the concept of Sociology.

** Contributions to the Sociological thoughts (Auguste Comte, Emile Durkheim, Max Weber, Karl Marx, Ramkrishna Mukherjee, Andre Beteille, M.N. Srinivas, Nirmal K. Bose and Binay Kumar Sarkar).

** Sociological and Social Anthropological concepts and approaches: Structuralism,
** Functionalism, Neo structuralism, Structural functionalism, Post-modernism.

** Other basic concepts of Sociology: Culture, Development and Government policies, Empowerment, Bureaucracy, Marriage, Family, Caste System, Religion, Kinship, Social Groups, Peasant and peasantry, Ethnic Groups, Poverty and Inequality, Social movement, Social Network, Panchayati Raj System, Modernization, Westernization and Globalization, etc.

** Agrarian Sociology: Basic characteristics of peasant and agrarian society, Rural development issues, Migration, Landless labor, Micro-finance.
** Gender Studies

** Tribal Studies : ITDA, PESA, Fifth and Sixth Schedule areas, FRA, Tribal Sub Plan, Constitutional safeguards, Livelihood issues in tribal areas.

** Research Methodology : Introduction to survey methodology, Case Studies Vs. Random Sampling, Random Sampling Methods: Simple Random Sampling, Stratified Sampling, Systematic Sampling and Cluster Sampling;

Non-random Sampling Methods: Snowball and Judgement Sampling; Data collection techniques; Scrutiny of data, Graphical and Tabular Representation of data, Summarization of Discrete and Continuous data, Measures of Central Tendency, Measures of Dispersion, Correlation, Regression, Estimation and Testing,

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