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IISER Bhopal offers Ph.D programme in Biological Sciences, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Science, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Mathematics and Physics for the semester commencing January 2018. Candidates can check all the details of IISER Bhopal Ph.D Admission January 2018 from this page given below.

Latest: List of Candidates short-listed for PhD interviews has been published. Check it below.

IISER Bhopal Ph.D Admission January 2018

IISER Bhopal invited application for Ph.D programmes in Department of Biological Sciences, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, Humanities and Social Sciences (Economics and English), and Physics for the semester commencing from January 2018.

Schedule for the IISER Bhopal Ph.D Admission (January) 2018 is given below.

Biological Science
Announcement of Short-listed Candidates for the Interview 01 Nov 2017
Interview of Short-listed Candidates 28-29 Nov 2017
Announcement of Interview Results 01 Dec 2017
Registration for the Ph.D. Programme 26 Dec 2017
Chemistry
Announcement of Short-listed Candidates for the Interview 23 Oct 2017
Interview of Short-listed Candidates 29-30 Nov 2017
Announcement of Interview Results 01 Dec 2017
Registration for the Ph.D. Programme 29 Dec 2017
Earth science and Environmental Science
Announcement of Short-listed Candidates for the Interview 06 Nov 2017
Interview of Short-listed Candidates 07 Dec 2017
Announcement of Interview Results to be announced
Registration for the Ph.D. Programme 29 Dec 2017
Humanities and Social Sciences
Announcement of Short-listed Candidates for the Interview to be announced
Interview of Short-listed Candidates to be announced
Announcement of Interview Results to be announced
Registration for the Ph.D. Programme to be announced
Physics
Announcement of Short-listed Candidates for the Interview to be announced
Interview of Short-listed Candidates to be announced
Announcement of Interview Results To be announced
Registration for the Ph.D. Programme 29 Dec 2017
Chemical Engineering
Announcement of Short-listed Candidates for the Interview To be announced
Interview of Short-listed Candidates To be announced
Announcement of Interview Results To be announced
Registration for the Ph.D. Programme 29 Dec 2017
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Announcement of Short-listed Candidates for the Interview 06 Nov 2017
Interview of Short-listed Candidates 27 Nov 2017
Announcement of Interview Results 30 Nov 2017
Registration for the Ph.D. Programme 29 Dec 2017

Shortlisted Candidates 2017

List of Candidates short-listed for PhD interviews has been uploaded on the official website, Which can also be checked through the direct link provided below.

Shortlisted Candidates: Click Here to check list of Shortlisted Candidates.

Application Form 2017 – November

Candidates can fill application for Ph.D Admission 2018 through the link given below. Candidates are advised must ensure their eligibility and other criteria for Admission in IISER Bhopal.

  1. To submit the Online PhD Application for:
    1. Biological Sciences, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, Humanities and Social Sciences (Economics and English), please Click Here.
    2. Physics, please Click Here
  2. Last date for submission of online application for:
    1. Department of Biological Sciences, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science and Humanities and Social Sciences (Economics and English) is October 15, 2017.
    2. Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences and Physics is October 29, 2017.
  3. Please retain a print out of the PDF of the online application form submitted by you.
  4. The following documents must be brought on the day of interview, if shortlisted and called for interview.
    1. Signed hard-copy of PDF of the online application form with recent color photograph affixed on it.
    2. Self-attested relevant certificates (listed in the PDF copy of online application form).
  5. After the last date, all applications will be screened and candidates selected for interviews will be intimated by email only.

Eligibility Criteria

Nationality: Indian

Educational Qualification

Biological Sciences

M.Sc./M.Tech. Degree in the relevant discipline with a minimum of 60% marks or CGPA/CPI of 7.0 on a 10 point scale. (overall percentage/CGPA/CPI; not only in majoring subject).

If the transcript/grade sheet issued by the Institute/University reports:

  • Only marks: percentage will be considered
  • Only grades: CGPA/CPI will be considered. If CGPA/CPI is reported on any scale other than 10 (eg. 4 point/ 8 point scale), an equivalent CGPA/CPI will be calculated as per the following formula:
    CGPA/CPI in a 10 point scale = (CGPA/CPI Obtained×10)/PS
    PS = Point scale used by the Institute/University.
  • Both marks and CGPA/CPI: Percentage equivalent of CGPA/CPI, as indicated on the transcript/gradesheet, will be considered. The conversion factor must be available in the transcript/gradesheet.

Exceptionally brilliant candidates with B.Tech./MBBS/MCA can also apply for the PhD programme in Biological Sciences.

Additionally, a National level examination like National Eligibility Test (NET)/GATE/UGC-JRF/CSIR-JRF/DBT (JRF A category)/ICMR (JRF category I)/NET-LS/INSPIRE-PhD/Rajiv Gandhi Fellowship/JGEEBILS or any other recognized score is mandatory. The certificate/fellowship MUST be valid at the time of admission.

Students whose results for CSIR-UGC NET Fellowship or ICMR-JRF category-I or DBT-JRF A category or Rajiv Gandhi Fellowship or INSPIRE-PhD or any other equivalent fellowship are awaited can also apply with their roll number(s) mentioned in the application. Such candidates will be allowed to appear for the interview provided they have qualified examination for any of the above fellowship before the interview date. Such candidates will not be sent a call letter for the interview. However, they should write to the Convener, PhD Admissions committee at [email protected] and inform if they will attend the interview.

Chemistry

  • M.Sc./M.Tech. Degree in the relevant discipline with a minimum of 60% marks or CGPA/CPI of 7.0 on a 10 point scale (overall percentage/CGPA/CPI; not only in majoring subject). Mathematics in the 10+2 level is desirable.

    If the transcript/grade sheet issued by the Institute/University reports:

    • Only marks, percentage will be considered.
    • Only grades, CGPA/CPI will be considered. If CGPA/CPI is reported on any scale other than 10 (eg. 4 point/ 8 point scale), an equivalent CGPA/CPI will be calculated as per the following formula:
      CGPA/CPI in a 10 point scale = (CGPA/CPI Obtained×10)/PS
      PS = Point scale used by the Institute/University.
    • Both marks and CGPA/CPI
      • Percentage equivalent of CGPA/CPI, as indicated on the transcript/gradesheet, will be considered, if absolute grading was followed.
      • CGPA/CPI ONLY will be considered, if relative grading was followed.
  • Additionally, a National level examination like National Eligibility Test (NET)/GATE/UGC-JRF/CSIR-JRF/JEST/JGEEBILS/INSPIRE-PhD/NET-LS/Rajiv Gandhi Fellowship or any other recognized score ismandatory. The certificate/fellowship MUST be valid at the time of admission.

    Students whose results for CSIR-UGC NET Fellowship or Rajiv Gandhi Fellowship or INSPIRE-PhD or any other equivalent fellowship are awaited may also apply with their roll number(s) mentioned in the application. Such candidates may walk-in for the interview provided they have qualified for any of the above fellowship before the interview date.

Earth and Environmental Science

  • Master’s (M.Sc.)/M.Tech Degrees in any of the disciplines of Earth Science/Geology/Geophysics/Atmospheric Science/ Oceanography/Geoinformatics/Remote Sensing/ Chemistry/Mathematics/Physics/Chemical, Environmental, Computer and Civil Engineering with a minimum of 60% marks or CGPA/CPI of 7.0 on a 10 point scale (overall percentage/CGPA/CPI; not only in majoring subject).
  • Exceptionally brilliant students with B.Tech. in Chemical, Computer, Civil and Environmental Engineering with strong motivation towards Earth and Environmental Sciences, can also apply for PhD programme.
  • For students with Master’s (M.Sc.) degree in Geology/ Earth Science/Environmental Sciences, either of the combinations of Chemistry and Physics, or Physics and Mathematics or Mathematics and Physics must have been subjects of study and/or a ‘minor’ at the B.Sc. level is essential.

    Meeting minimum eligibility criteria will be assessed as follows:
    If the transcript/grade sheet issued by the Institute/University reports:

    • Only marks, percentage will be considered.
    • Only grades, CGPA/CPI will be considered. If CGPA/CPI is reported on any scale other than 10 (eg. 4 point/ 8 point scale), an equivalent CGPA/CPI will be calculated as per the following formula:
      CGPA/CPI in a 10 point scale = (CGPA/CPI Obtained×10)/PS
      PS = Point scale used by the Institute/University.
    • Both marks and CGPA/CPI
      • Percentage equivalent of CGPA/CPI, as indicated on the transcript/gradesheet, will be considered, if absolute grading was followed.
      • CGPA/CPI ONLY will be considered, if relative grading was followed.
  • In addition to minimum qualification, for all candidates, a National level examination like National Eligibilitiy Test (NET)/CSIR-JRF/UGC-JRF/INSPIRE-PhD/GATE/NET-LS/Rajiv Gandhi Fellowship or any other recognized score is mandatory. The certificate/fellowship MUST be valid at the time of admission.

    Students whose results for CSIR-JRF or UGC-JRF Fellowship or NET-LS or Rajiv Gandhi Fellowship or INSPIRE-PhD or any other equivalent fellowship are awaited may also apply with their roll number(s) mentioned in the application. Such candidates may walk-in for the interview provided they have qualified examination for any of the above fellowship before the interview date.

Physics

  • M.Sc./M.Tech. Degree in the relevant discipline with a minimum of 60% marks or CGPA/CPI of 7.0 on a 10 point scale (overall percentage/CGPA/CPI; not only in majoring subject). If the transcript/grade sheet issued by the Institute/University reports:
    • Only marks, percentage will be considered.
    • Only grades, CGPA/CPI will be considered. If CGPA/CPI is reported on any scale other than 10 (eg. 4 point/ 8 point scale), an equivalent CGPA/CPI will be calculated as per the following formula:
      CGPA/CPI in a 10 point scale = (CGPA/CPI Obtained×10)/PS
      PS = Point scale used by the Institute/University.
    • Both marks and CGPA/CPI
      • Percentage equivalent of CGPA/CPI, as indicated on the transcript/gradesheet, will be considered, if absolute grading was followed.
      • CGPA/CPI ONLY will be considered, if relative grading was followed.
  • Additionally, a valid GATE/UGC-JRF/CSIR-JRF/JEST/INSPIRE-PhD/JGEEBILS or any other recognized score is mandatory. The certificate/fellowship MUST be valid at the time of admission.

    Students whose results for CSIR-JRF/UGC-JRF/INSPIRE-PhD Fellowship or NET-LS or Rajiv Gandhi Fellowship any other equivalent fellowship are awaited may also apply with their roll number(s) mentioned in the application. Such candidates may walk-in for the interview provided they have qualified examination for any of the above fellowship before the interview date.

Chemical Engineering

  • ME/M.Tech/MS Degree in the relevant disciplines (such as Chemical Engineering/ Environmental Engineering/ Biotechnology etc.) with a minimum of 60% marks or CGPA of 7.0 on a 10 point scale (overall percentage/CGPA/CPI; not only in majoring subject). If the transcript/grade sheet issued by the Institute/University reports:
    • Only marks, percentage will be considered.
    • Only grades, CGPA/CPI will be considered. If CGPA/CPI is reported on any scale other than 10 (eg. 4 point/ 8 point scale), an equivalent CGPA/CPI will be calculated as per the following formula:
    • CGPA/CPI in a 10 point scale = (CGPA/CPI Obtained×10)/PS
    • PS = Point scale used by the Institute/University.
    • Both marks and CGPA/CPI
      • Percentage equivalent of CGPA/CPI, as indicated on the transcript/grade sheet, will be considered, if absolute grading was followed.
      • CGPA/CPI ONLY will be considered, if relative grading was followed.
  • For Chemical Engineering, valid GATE score is not mandatory. However, the candidates must have qualified GATE examination on or after 2012.

    Besides, candidates with national level examination or fellowship like National Eligibility Test (NET)/ UGC-JRF/ CSIR-JRF/ INSPIRE-PhD/ NET-LS/ Rajiv Gandhi Fellowship etc. are also eligible to apply. In that case, the certificate/ fellowship MUST be valid at the time of admission. Students whose results for CSIR-UGC NET Fellowship/ Rajiv Gandhi Fellowship/ INSPIRE-PhD or any other equivalent fellowship are awaited may also apply with their roll number(s) mentioned in the application. Such candidates may walk-in for the interview provided they have qualified for any of the above fellowship before the interview date.

Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

  • M.Tech/ME/MS Degree in the relevant discipline with a minimum of 60% marks or CGPA of 7.0 on a 10 point scale (overall percentage/CGPA/CPI; not only in majoring subject). If the transcript/grade sheet issued by the Institute/University reports:
    • Only marks, percentage will be considered.
    • Only grades, CGPA/CPI will be considered. If CGPA/CPI is reported on any scale other than 10 (eg. 4 point/ 8 point scale), an equivalent CGPA/CPI will be calculated as per the following formula:
      CGPA/CPI in a 10 point scale = (CGPA/CPI Obtained×10)/PS
      PS = Point scale used by the Institute/University.
    • Both marks and CGPA/CPI
      • Percentage equivalent of CGPA/CPI, as indicated on the transcript/gradesheet, will be considered, if absolute grading was followed.
      • CGPA/CPI ONLY will be considered, if relative grading was followed.
  • Candidates having a M.Tech./M.E. degree from India must have qualified the GATE exam at the time of taking admission to the M.Tech./M.E. programme.
  • Candidates seeking to work in Theoretical Computer Science/Algorithms with a valid JEST score in TCS are also eligible to apply.

Humanities & Social Sciences

  • M.Sc./M.A. Degree in the relevant discipline with a minimum of 60% marks or CGPA/CPI of 7.0 on a 10-point scale (overall percentage/CGPA/CPI; not only in majoring subject). If the transcript/grade sheet issued by the Institute/University reports:
    • Only marks: percentage will be considered.
    • Only grades: CGPA/CPI will be considered. If CGPA/CPI is reported on any scale other than 10 (eg. 4 point/ 8 point scale), an equivalent CGPA/CPI will be calculated as per the following formula:
      CGPA/CPI in a 10 point scale = (CGPA/CPI Obtained×10)/PS
      where PS = Point scale used by the Institute/University.
    • Both marks and CGPA/CPI: Percentage equivalent of CGPA/CPI, as indicated on the transcript/grade sheet, will be considered. The conversion factor must be available in the transcript/grade sheet.
  • Additionally, a National level examination like National Eligibility Test (NET) / NET-LS / UGC-JRF, or any other recognized score in the relevant discipline is mandatory. The certificate/fellowship MUST be valid at the time of admission.
  • Students whose results for National Eligibility Test (NET)/ NET-LS/UGC-JRF, or any other equivalent fellowship are awaited can also apply with their roll number(s) mentioned in the application. Such candidates may walk-in for the interview provided they have qualified examination for any of the above fellowship before the interview date.
  • A relaxation of 5% of marks will be allowed for candidates belonging to SC/ST/PD categories.
  • Merely fulfilling the eligibility criterion does not entitle a candidate to be called for the interview.

Age Limit

Preferably not more than 28 years. Age relaxation of 3 years will be given for OBC (Non Creamy Layer) and 5 years for SC/ST/PD/Female applicants.

Upper age limit shall be determined as on last date of online submission of applications. Date of Birth as recorded in the Matriculation/ Secondary Examination Certificate/Aadhar Card only will be accepted by the IISER Bhopal for determining the age.

Reservation

According to Government of India norms.

Selection Procedure

Shortlisted candidates will be called for an interview. Date of interview will be communicated to shortlisted candidates by e-mail and the same will be available on the Institute website. TA will be paid to SC/ST candidates appearing for the interview as per Govt. of India norms.

Fellowship

All selected candidates will be eligible to receive JRF fellowship as per the funding agency norms, in vogue.

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