IISC Bangalore

Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore offers admission to the Research Program at the Institute. Candidates who are eligible for the IISC PhD Admission 2019 for the academic year 2019-2020 can apply online at the official website. The application form is going to starts from February 01, 2019, candidates can fill the form until March 25, 2019, up to 23:59 hours. Candidates who are interested to take admission can check the complete information like application form, eligibility criteria etc through this page below.

Latest: The IISC PhD Admission 2019 application form is going to starts from February 01, 2019, Click here to fill the same.

IISC PhD Admission 2019

Admission is going to open for IIsc PhD admission 2019 from February. The application process is to be done online only. The schedule for the admission process is given in the table below.

Events Dates
Commencement of submission of online applications 01 Feb 2019
Last date for submission of online applications 25 Mar 2019

Candidates are advised to go through all the eligibility criteria mentioned on the official website and also in this article before applying.

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Eligibility Criteria

For Research Programmes [PhD/M.Tech (research)]:

Candidates possessing a minimum  of second class or equivalent in the following degrees are eligible to apply:

S.No Qualifying degree Qualifying in national entrance tests
1 Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Technology/ 4-year Bachelor of Science Valid GATE score* / NET JRF** is mandatory
2 Master’s degree in Science / Master’s degree in Economics, Geography, Psychology, Management, Commerce, Operations Research, Computer Science/ Application Valid GATE score / NET JRF is mandatory
3 Master’s degree in Engineering / Technology / Architecture/ Agriculture / Pharmacy / Veterinary Sciences Desirable to have valid GATE score / NET JRF/GPAT
4 MS/MBA (post BE/B Tech/M Sc) – (applicable for the Department of Management Studies/Ecological Sciences) Desirable to have valid GATE score / NET JRF.
5 Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent in Engineering/ Technology from any Centrally Funded Technical Institutions, with a minimum CGPA of 8.5 out of 10 or its equivalent (for Ph D only) Desirable to have valid GATE score / NET JRF
6 MBBS/MD Desirable to have valid GATE score / NET JRF.
7 B Pharma  Valid GPAT score / JRF
8  Bachelor’s degree holders in Physics / Chemistry / Mathematics / Statistics / Computer Science /Electronics followed by qualifications obtained through examinations conducted by professional societies recognised by UPSC/AICTE as being equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering Valid GATE score / NET JRF is mandatory

For Integrated PhD Programmes:

Disciplines Educational qualification Qualifying examination
Biological Sciences A minimum of the first class or equivalent in Bachelor’s or an equivalent degree in Physical, Chemical or Biological Sciences (including Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical, Veterinary Sciences and Agricultural Sciences) or A minimum of the first class or equivalent in BE/ B Tech degree. JAM 2019 in Biological Sciences (BL) or Biotechnology(BT) or Chemistry (CY) or Mathematics (MA) or Physics (PH) Biotechnology (BT)
Chemical Sciences A minimum of first class in B.Sc. or an equivalent degree with Chemistry as one of the main subjects with Mathematics at the PUC or Plus 2 level. JAM 2019 in Chemistry (CY) or Biological Sciences (BL) or Physics (PH)
Mathematical Sciences A minimum of the first class or equivalent in B Sc or equivalent degree with Mathematics as one of the subjects or BE/BTech or equivalent degree. A minimum of first class or equivalent in BE/ B Tech degree JAM 2019 in Mathematics (MA) or Mathematical Statistics (MS)
Physical Sciences A minimum of first class or equivalent in B.Sc. or an equivalent degree with Physics as one of the main subjects. JAM 2019 in Physics (PH) or JEST 2019

For Research Ph D under External Registration Programme (ERP):

The educational qualifications remain the same as for the regular candidates. Qualifying in one of the national entrance tests like CSIR-UGC NET for JRF, UGC-NET for JRF, DBT JRF, ICMR JRF, GATE, NBHM is desirable but not mandatory. Further, the candidate should have completed two years of full-time employment in the current organization. The candidates must be officially sponsored by their employing organizations.

Note: The GATE score should be valid as on August 1, 2019. Candidates securing the valid GATE score for the years 2017/2018/2019 may apply.

  • NET JRF includes – CSIR-UGC NET for JRF; UGC-NET for JRF; DBT JRF; ICMR JRF; JEST; NBHM Screening Test 2018; INSPIRE.

Application Form

The application form the PhD programmes is going to available in online mode only. Candidates can fill the form from official website www.iisc.ac.in or direct link will also active from February 01, 2019.

Application Fee: Here we mention the application fee for the IISC PhD Admission 2019.

  • For General / OBC Categories candidates: Rs.800
  • For SC / ST / PwD (person with disability) Categories candidates: Rs.400
  • For ERP candidates (all categories): Rs.2000
  • For Sponsored candidates from Defence, DRDO, BARC, ISRO, NAL,NTRO, KSRTC, BMTC, BDA PWD and CPRI: Rs.800

Research Programmes (Ph.D./M.Tech research)

Ph.D. in Science Faculty: Astronomy & Astrophysics, Biochemistry, Ecological Sciences, High Energy Physics, Inorganic & Physical Chemistry, Materials Research, Mathematics, Microbiology & Cell Biology, Molecular Biophysics, Molecular Reproduction, Development & Genetics, Neurosciences, Organic Chemistry, Physics, and Solid State & Structural Chemistry.

M Tech (Research) and Ph D in Engineering Faculty: Aerospace Engineering, Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science & Automation, Earth Sciences, Electrical Communication Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronic Systems Engineering, Instrumentation, Management Studies (Ph D only), Materials Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Nano Science and Engineering (Ph D only), Design & Manufacturing, Sustainable Technologies, and Computational & Data Sciences.

Ph D in Interdisciplinary areas: BioSystems Science and Engineering (offered by Centre for Biosystems Science and Engineering), Energy (offered by Interdisciplinary Centre for Energy Research), Mathematical Sciences (offered by National Mathematics Initiative), Nanoscience and Engineering (offered by the Centre for Nano Science and Engineering), Water Research (offered by Interdisciplinary Centre for Water Research), Cyber-Physical Systems (offered by Robert Bosch Centre for Physical Systems), Climate Change (offered by Divecha Centre for Climate Change).

Selection Process

For Research Programmes [PhD/M.Tech (research)]:

Candidates are shortlisted for an interview based on their performance in the National Entrance Test or the qualifying degree as detailed in the above table. The selection is based on the performance in the interview (in some of the departments, a written test will precede the interview).

For Integrated PhD Programmes:

Candidates will be shortlisted for interview based on their JAM 2019 score for all the four disciplines and also JEST 2019 for Physical Sciences. Selection for (a) Chemical Sciences will be based on the performance in the Interview; (b) Biological, Physical and Mathematical Sciences will be based on combined performance in the qualifying examination and interview.

For Research PhD under External Registration Programme (ERP):

The selection in the PhD under External Registration Programme is Based on the performance in an interview.

Official Website: www.iisc.ac.in

For more details about IISc Ph.D. Admissions 2019, Download the Official Admission Notice | Download Eligibility

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