Ph.D /MS(Engg.) /MS(Research)
Admissions 2020
  1. Chemistry and Physics of Materials
Fee: Rs.500/- paid
NameVaishnavi Sharma
App. No. PH361320
Program Ph.D /MS(Engg.) /MS(Research)
E-mail Address
Date of Birth 15/08/1998
Gender Female
Nationality Indian
State of Domicile Uttar Pradesh
Aadhaar Number 789346402981
Place of Birth Budaun
Category General
OBC - Sub-Classification
Subcategory None
Address Line 1 Moh Brahampur Imli Chowk
Address Line 2 Near Shiv Mandir
City Budaun
State Uttar Pradesh
Pincode 243601
Mobile Number +91-9958374924
Are you Currently Employed? No
Qualifying Degree
Qualifying Degree Status Year of Passing
M.Sc. (Physics) Passed 2020

National Examination
National Entrance Test Year and Month Roll Number Rank Score
Gate Paper: Physics
2020 20S18038061 2013 402

Academic Details
10 std / SSLC
Board (State/CBSE/ICSE)Uttar Pradesh
Institution and PlaceRaja Ram Girls Inter College, Budaun
Year of Passing2013
Aggregate Percentage91
Any Specific CommentsI secured the second position in my district and the first position in my class.
Marks in core subjects
Subject Percentage
Hindi 88
English 84
Mathematics 96
Science 91
Social Science 88
Drawing 99
12 std / PUC
Board (State/CBSE/ICSE)Uttar Pradesh
Institution and PlaceRaja Ram Girls Inter College Budaun
Year of Passing2015
Aggregate Percentage90.8
Any Specific CommentsI secured the first position in my class and was on the list of the top ten students in my district. I am a Recipient of the INSPIRE Scholarship for Higher Education by the Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India, for securing a position within the top 1% in Higher Secondary Exam Board.
Marks in core subjects
Subject Percentage
General Hindi 86
English 88
Mathematics 97
Physics 96
Chemistry 87
Sport and Physical Education 78
Mode of Admission
Admission Registration Number
Year wise/Semester wiseYear
UniversityM J P Rohilkhand University, Bareilly
Institution and PlaceN M S N Dass College, Budaun
Major SubjectPhysics
Year of Passing2018
Aggregate Percentage76.22
Any Specific CommentsI secured the first position in my class.
Year/Semester wise performance
1 78.44
2 75.77
3 74.44

Mode of Admission
Admission Registration Number
Year wise/Semester wiseSemester
UniversityIndian Institute of Technology Roorkee
Institution and PlaceIndian Institute of Technology Roorkee
Major SubjectPhysics
Year of Passing2020
Aggregate Percentage86.84
Any Specific Comments
Year/Semester wise performance
1 8.143
2 7.958
3 7.72
4 9.235

1 Dr. Tulika Maitra (, Phone:+91-1332-285764, Address:Department of Physics
Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
Roorkee - 247667, Uttarakhand, India) - As a project Guide
Academic background to conduct research4
Comes up with innovative ideas4
Ability to work independently or problem solving4
Clarity of comprehension of concepts4
Communication skill4
Can work in company of others4
Emotional maturity4
Ms. Vaishnavi Sharma was a M. Sc student at IIT Roorkee. She had taken one of my courses and also did her M. Sc. project with me. In my association with her I found her sincere and hard working. She had done reasonably well in my course quantum theory of solids. In her M. Sc. project she worked on the tight binding model of two magnet CrI3. I believe that she will contribute positively to the research group she joins. I wish her a successful research career ahead.

2 Dr. Nataraj S. Huliyar (, Phone:+91-1332-285655, Address:Department of Physics
Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
Roorkee - 247667, Uttarakhand, India) - Response awaited.

Question 1
What is it about research as a career that interests you the most? In which subject area(s) would you like to pursue research? What led you to choose this area of research?

Response to Question 1
When I started to study Physics Since then I have always thought of Physics as the study of two completely separate fields - one which explained phenomena in everyday life and one that explained phenomena that could not be fathomed in everyday life. As a child, I was fascinated by the former, which led me to study Physics in college. During that time, I became interested in later. There are many other options in which I can choose a career but I am interested in Research because research makes me think differently by engaging me in the creation of new knowledge. It makes a difference. Because there is nothing more satisfactory than knowing that you are contributing to the discovery or development of something that can make a difference in every person’s life.
I would like to pursue research in Nanolithography or Nanomaterials synthesis. I choose this area of research because Nanoscience develops rapidly producing a number of vital and practical materials including both organic and inorganic nanomaterials, consenting to influence the properties like mechanical, optical, catalytic, electrical, magnetic, and microelectronics. Developments in this area influence each and every field from food to medicine.

Question 2
Describe any project, or laboratory experiment, or research-oriented training programme that you have been involved in. Please highlight the aspects that you particularly enjoyed.

Response to Question 2
During my post-graduation, I have done a project on the “Electronic structure of CrI3 using the tight-binding model. As we know that many new physical examples have been introduced by the discovery of materials. It helped in the development of novel devices. But my focus was on magnetic van der wall compound CrI3 which is a two-dimensional atomic crystal containing magnetic elements and exhibiting intrinsic magnetic properties because its magnetic ground state is defined by the stacking order and the interlayer exchange interaction can be tuned between antiferromagnetic and ferromagnetic by altering the interlayer stacking order. This two-dimensional atomic crystal CrI3 has a unique property. This property is its wide flexibility. With the help of this wide flexibility, magnetic anisotropy can be tuned. It presents different magnetic phases in different forms. CrI3 is in the ferromagnetic phase in bulk form. But when it is thinned down to a few atomic layers, it is in the antiferromagnetic phase. This layered antiferromagnetism presents many interesting phenomena. When we use CrI3 as a tunnel barrier, giant tunneling magnetoresistance is observed.

Question 3
State the reasons on why you want to opt for JNCASR for your advanced research / academic studies.

Response to Question 3
I want to opt for JNCASR for my advanced research because I found that Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR) meets my needs and especially my area of research interests. It is my first choice for a Ph.D. because of its developed and instrument-rich department across the country and even in the world. Additionally, the close mentorship and guidance will enable me to conduct relevant experiments with accuracy and speed and to make a conspicuous contribution to the field of nanoscience and nanotechnology.

I declare that all the information and entries of marks are correct to the best of my knowledge and belief. If admitted, I shall obey all the rules and regulations of the Centre.
Date of submission : 30-11-2020
Date of printing : 27-01-2021
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