Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore offers admission to the Research Program at the Institute. Candidates who are eligible for the IISC Ph.D. Admission 2018 for the academic year 2018-2019 can apply online at the official website. Candidates who are interested to take admission can check the complete information like application form, eligibility criteria etc through this page below.

Latest: Online application for IISc Bangalore Ph.D Admissions 2018 has started, apply through the link provided below.

IISC Ph.D. Admission 2018

Admission is open for IIsc Ph.D. admission 2018 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 2018
Last date for submission of online applications 26 Mar 2018
Last date for receipt of printed version of Sponsored/ERP applications 28 Mar 2018

Candidates are advised to go through all the eligibility criterias mentioned on the official website before applying.

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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, Materials Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Nano Science and Engineering, Product Design & Manufacturing, Sustainable Technologies, and Computational and Data Sciences – (Computational Science Stream and Computer Data Systems Stream).

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).

Eligibility Criteria

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

S.No Qualifying degree Qualifying in national entrance tests
1 Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Technology/ Graduates of 4-year Bachelor of Science. Valid GATE score* / NET JRF** is mandatory
2 Master’s degree in Science / Master’s degree in Economics, Geography, Social Work, 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.
4 MS/MBA (post BE/B Tech) – (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 either of the seventh
semester or at the end of the eighth semester.
Desirable to have valid GATE score / NET JRF.
6 MBBS/MD Desirable to have valid GATE score / NET JRF.

*The GATE score should be valid as on August 1, 2018. Candidates securing the valid GATE score for the years 2016/2017/2018 may apply.
** NET JRF includes – CSIR-UGC NET for JRF; UGC-NET for JRF; DBT JRF; ICMR JRF; JEST; NBHM Screening Test 2018; INSPIRE.

Selection Process

Short-listing is based either on performance in national entrance tests or on the academic performance in the qualifying degree examination as per the table above. The final selection is based on the performance in an interview (in some of the departments, a written test will precede the interview).

GENERAL: Reservation for SC/ST/PWD(Persons with a disability) and Kashmiri-Migrant candidates: As per Government of India regulations.

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For more details about IISc Ph.D. Admissions, download the Official Admission Notice.

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