Procedure for obtaining information under RTI 2005

Request for information can be sent by letter, fax or by email addressed to the Public Information Officer, Centre for Excellence in Basic Sciences, University of Mumbai, Vidyanagari, Kalina, Mumbai 400098. All requests must be accompanied by a demand draft or postal order or money order for Rs 10/-. The DD/IPO must be drawn in favour of UM DAE CEBS.

Those persons who are below poverty line (BPL) need not pay the fees. However, they should submit documentary evidence of their BPL status.

All requests for information under RTI must have the full and complete postal address of the applicant with whom CEBS can communicate to send the reply.

Information about CEBS

4(1)(b)(i) The particulars of its organisation, functions and duties
  The Centre for Excellence in Basic Sciences (CEBS) is a teaching-cum-research institute, fully funded by the Government of India through the Department of Atomic Energy. Currently CEBS operates from the Health Centre, University oif Mumbai, Vidyanagari, Mumbai 400098. CEBS offers Five Year integrated M.Sc. in the four principal areas of basic sciences: Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Mathematics. CEBS is also involved in research in the above areas. There are plans to expand its activities and start graduate studies leading to PhD.
4(1)(b)(ii) The powers and duties of its officers and employees
  • The Governing Council is the supreme decision making authority of CEBS.
  • The Director of the Centre is the chief functionary and is responsible for all the activities related to the Centre.
  • The Chairman of the Academic Board, together with the members of the Board, is responsible for all activities related to the students which include time tabling, framing of syllabus, performance of students, selection of teachers, grading pattern of students, assessment/review of research proposals, planning academic activities and other activities incidental to it.
  • The Registrar assumes overall responsibility for matters related to administration, finance and related areas.
  • The hostel wardens oversee matters related to hostels and general discipline of students
4(1)(b)(iii) The procedure followed in the decision making process, including channels of supervision and accountability
  • CEBS has been recognized as an aided institution of the DAE in January 2016. The procedures and decision making process is being evolved and will be uploaded. In the meanwhile, the following procedure has been adopted on an ad-hoc basis:
  • All matters related to Administration – Registrar, CEBS
  • All matters related to infrastructure development – Prof. Neeraj Agarwal
  • All matters related to academics – Academic Board
  • All matters related to hostels – Dr. Mahendra Patil (Boys Hostel) and Ms. Swati Kolekar (Girls hostel)
  • Dean, Academic Affairs Dr Swapan Ghosh
  • Matters related to website/internet: Dr. Bhooshan Paradkar
  • All matters related to students- Dr. Mahendra Patil, Faculty in-charge of students’ matters
4(1)(b)(iv) The norms set by it for the discharge of its functions
  These are in the drafting stage.
4(1)(b)(v) The rules, regulations, instructions, manuals and records, held by it or under its control or used by its employees for discharging its functions;
  These are in the drafting stage.
4(1)(b)(vi) A statement of the categories of documents that are held by it or under its control
  CEBS hold the following records:
  • Minutes of meeting of Governing Council and Academic Board
  • Academic documents of students and their personal files. Other documents like staff files and faculty files
4(1)(b)(vii) The particulars of any arrangement that exists for consultation with, or representation by, the members of the public in relation to the formulation of its policy or implementation thereof
  The two primary areas of activities of CEBS are research and teaching. Since the research is carried out in frontier areas of basic sciences, there is very little scope for consultative arrangements with members of the general public. As regards student/admission related matters, a separate entity called the National Entrance Screening Test (NEST) is responsible for conduct of examinations, and the intake of students is based strictly on their performance in the test. For matters related to NEST, Dr. Ameeya Bhagwat can be contacted.
4(1)(b)(viii) A statement of the boards, councils, committees and other bodies consisting of two or more persons constituted as its part or for the purpose of its advice, and as to whether meetings of those boards, councils, committees and other bodies are open to the public, or the minutes of such meetings are accessible for public;

Governing Council:

  • Dr. Ajit Kumar Mohanty, AEC and Secretary to Govt. of India, DAE – Chairman
  • Prof. Ravindra Kulkarni Vice Chancellor, University of Mumbai, Co – Chairman
  • Dr. Ajay Bhamare, Ag. Pro Vice Chancellor, University of Mumbai – Member
  • Dr. Anil Kakodkar –Former Chairman, AEC - Member
  • Dr. Vijay Khole – Former Vice Chancellor, UoM - Member
  • Shri Vivek Bhasin Director, BARC
  • Prof. Jayaram N. Chengalur, Director, TIFR – Member
  • Prof. Subhasis Chaudhuri, Director, IIT Bombay – Member
  • Ms. Sushma Taishete, JS(R & D), DAE (In-charge of CEBS) – Member
  • Ms. Richa Bagla, JS(Finance), DAE – Member
  • Finance & Accounts Officer, UoM
  • Prof. Jacinta D'Souza CEBS - Member 
  • Registrar, CEBS, Non -Member Secretary

Academic Board

  • Dr. J. P. Mittal, formerly BARC - Chair
  • Dr. S. K. Apte, formerly BARC
  • Dr. S. V. Chiplunkar, ACTREC
  • Prof. S. M. Chitre, UM-DAE CEBS
  • Prof. S. G. Dani, UM-DAE CEBS
  • Prof. P. Dongre, UoM
  • Prof. Dipan Ghosh, formerly IIT B
  • Dr. Swapan Ghosh, UM-DAE CEBS
  • Prof. R.V. Hosur, formerly TIFR
  • Dr. Vimal K. Jain, UM-DAE CEBS
  • Prof. B. N. Jagtap, IIT B
  • Prof. Anil Karnik, UoM
  • Prof. Arvind Kumar, UM-DAE CEBS
  • Dr. Smita Mahale, NIRRH
  • Prof. Anuradha Misra, UoM
  • Prof. M. S. Raghunathan, formerly TIFR
  • Prof. A. K. Srivastava, UoM
  • Dr. K. Subramaniam, HBCS
  • Mr. Bhupesh K. Gangrade, Registrar, CEBS
4(1)(b)(ix) A directory of its officers and employees
  The complete list of staff members can be seen at people > All CEBS members
4(1)(b)(x) The monthly remuneration received by each of its officers and employees, including the system of compensation as provided in its regulations;
Sr. No. Designation Pay Band Details    
    PB Pay Band Grade Pay Pay Level in Pay Matrix
1. Director 75500-80000 205400-224400 - L-16
2. Professor 37400-67000 144200-218200 10000 L-14
3. Associate Professor 37400-67000 131100-216600 8900 L-13A
4. Reader 37400-67000 123100-215900 8700 L-13
5. Assistant Professor 15600-39100  78800-209200 7600 L-12
4(1)(b)(xi) The budget allocated to each of its agency, indicating the particulars of all plans, proposed expenditures and reports on disbursements made
  CEBS has been recognized as an aided institute of the DAE only very recently. The budgetary proposals will be forwarded to the DAE and once approved, it will be uploaded.
4(1)(b)(xii) The manner of execution of subsidy programmes, including the amounts allocated and the details of beneficiaries of such programmes
  CEBS is engaged in teaching MSc students and also research in different areas of basic sciences. Therefore, the answer to the above clause is “NA”
4(1)(b)(xiii) Particulars of recipients of concessions, permits or authorisations granted by it;
  Not applicable
4(1)(b)(xiv) Details in respect of the information, available to or held by it, reduced in an electronic form
  CEBS has become an aided institute in January 2016. Work on digitisation of data will commence after funds are released and will be an ongoing process.
4(1)(b)(xv) The particulars of facilities available to citizens for obtaining information, including the working hours of a library or reading room, if maintained for public use;

he primary activities are teaching students leading to their MSc and/or PhD degree, and research in basic sciences. The website has details course, fee structure, hostel rules, guidelines for undergraduates. For any other information, send a mail to generic mail ID which will be forwarded to the official concerned.

Some important mail IDs are:

  • For matters related to students - dean.academic[at] cbs [dot] ac [dot] in
  • For matters related to Administration - registrar[at] cbs [dot] ac [dot] in
  • For website related matters - webmaster[at] cbs [dot] ac [dot] in
  • For general enquiries - info[at] cbs [dot] ac [dot] in
4(1)(b)(xvi) The names, designations and other particulars of the Public Information Officers;

Ms Swati Kolekar
Assistant Public Information Officer/Nodal Officer
UM-DAE CEBS, Nalanda Building, University of Mumbai,
Vidyanagari, Mumbai 400098. Email: swati [at] cbs [dot] ac [dot] in
Phone: 26524981

Mr. Bhupesh K. Gangrade
Public Information Officer
Prefabs I, Near Annabhau Sathe Bhavan
University of Mumbai, Vidyanagari, Mumbai 400098. Email: registrar[at] cbs [dot] ac [dot] in
Phone: 26532137

Prof. Jacinta D'Souza
Appellate Authority
UM-DAE CEBS, Nalanda Building
University of Mumbai, Vidyanagari, Mumbai 400098. Email: jacinta[at] cbs [dot] ac [dot] in
Phone: 26530229

  Other pro-active disclosures:

Matters related to payment: Ms. Rupali Shringare, and Ms. Neha Dandekar
Matters related to student activities: Dr. Mahendra Patil
Matters related to hostel: Dr. Mahendra Patil and Dr. Sinjan Choudhary 
Matters related to guest house: Prof. Jacinta D'Souza
Dean, Academic Affairs, Dr. Swapan Ghosh



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"Nalanda", Opp Nano Sciences Building,
University of Mumbai, Vidyanagari,
Mumbai 400098, India.
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About Us

CEBS was set up by the Department of Atomic Energy and the University of Mumbai in 2007. CEBS offers a 5 year integrated MSc program in Basic Sciences, with undergraduate teaching embedded in a postgraduate and research environment, for students who have completed 10+2 schooling or its equivalent.

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