Last Date of Online Application : 31 May, 2018
Greetings! We appreciate your interest in our new M.Sc. (Ornithology & Conservation Biology) Course, the first of its kind in South Asia.
Please read the following instructions carefully before proceeding further to fill up the online form for registration:

1. The basic educational qualification will be Bachelor's degree in any science or engineering or technology or a degree recognized as equivalent thereof. Applicants should have preferably studied any biological science as a subject for their Higher Secondary Board Examinations.
2. Candidates awaiting final results or appearing for final examinations in their UG degree may also apply; however, if selected, they must furnish provisional degree certificate/pass certificate at the time of joining the course, failing which their admission will be cancelled.
3. The age limit is 25 years as on 1 July, 2018 with 5 years relaxation for SC/ST and 3 years relaxation for OBC (Non-Creamy Layer) candidates as per Government of India norms.
4. Please select ONE of the following test centres, while filling up the application form : Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Coimbatore, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai, New Delhi, and Thiruvananthapuram.

NOTE: Centre selected once cannot be changed for any reason. SACON reserves the right to change your choice of test center for administrative reasons, and in such cases, the nearest centre would be assigned.
5. Please enter correct contact details (communication address, email, and mobile number) in the application form. Requests for any corrections, once submitted, will NOT be entertained.
6. You will be required to upload your recent passport-size color photograph (with white background) in JPG/JPEG format with file size less than 200 KB.
7. You will be required to pay non-refundable registration fee of Rs. 800/- for the National Entrance Examination, and ONLY online mode of payment is available.
  • Online payment can be made via Internet Banking/Debit Card/Credit Card through our online secured payment gateway. Please make sure to tender the correct card details of the card holder while paying through online payment gateway.

    Note:There is an additional pay of 45/- rupees as service charges of online payment. Hence the total amount to be paid for registration is Rs. 845/- (Rupees Eight hundred and forty five only).

8. On successful registration, information on registration number and other related matters will be sent to you through both email and SMS.
9. In case you are ineligible to apply for the MSc course, a message will be sent to your email.
10. The Admit Card for the National Entrance Examination will be sent to your email and mobile number latest by 02 June 2018. The online National Entrance Examination will be conducted on 10 June 2018 (Sunday).
11. Please do not fill the online application form more than once; any attempt to do so may result in rejection of candidature by the online system.
12. Any false information or photograph with mala fide intent will immediately disqualify the candidature.
13. If you need any further information or clarification, please contact us at the following numbers or email addresses during working days between 09:30 hrs and 17:00 hrs.

Technical Queries Course Queries
Contact Number : 011 - 40508149

Email :
Dr. Rajah Jayapal
Course Director

Salim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History (SACON)
Anaikatty Post, Coimbatore - 641108, Tamil Nadu, INDIA
Tel.: +91-422-2203105, Fax: +91-422-2657088
E-mail :
Dr. S. Babu
Deputy Course Director

Sálim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History (SACON)
Anaikatty Post, Coimbatore - 641108, Tamil Nadu, INDIA
Tel.: +91-422-2203137, Fax: +91-422-2657088
E-mail :
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