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IISER Pune Ph.D. Admission August 2018 – Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Pune admits students to doctoral programme in Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Climate Sciences, Mathematics, Physics, Humanities & Social Sciences and inter-disciplinary areas of research starting from August 2018. Students with a Master’s degree in Science / Mathematics or a four-year Bachelor degree are encouraged to apply to our Ph.D. programme. Details of IISER Pune Ph.D. Admission August 2018 such as application form, eligibility criteria, admission process and other important information are given on this page.

IISER Pune Ph.D. Admission August 2018

IISER Pune admits students to doctoral programme in Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Climate Sciences, Physics and inter-disciplinary areas of research. The schedule for IISER Pune Ph.D. Admission 2018 for the programme commencing in August 2018 is given below. Candidates are advised to read carefully all the eligibility criteria and other details before submitting the application form. After the last date, all applications will be screened and candidates selected for interviews will be intimated by email.

Schedule for the IISER Pune Ph.D. Admission August 2018 is given below.

Event Date
Last date for submission of application form 15 Apr 2018 – Physics
Date of Interview
Biology to be announced
Biology (Ecology and Evolution) to be announced
Chemistry to be announced
Earth and Climate Sciences to be announced
Physics to be announced
Mathematics Last week of May 2018

Eligibility Criteria

Ph.D. in Biology

  • A qualifying score in the JGEEBILS exam conducted in December 2017.
  • Minimum 60% marks in aggregate (overall percentage; not only in majoring subject) or CGPA 6 out of 10 point scale (55% or equivalent CGPA in aggregate for SC/ST and PD candidates) in Masters’ Degree in any branch of Science: Physics / Chemistry / Mathematics / Biological Sciences / Ecology & Environmental Sciences / Biodiversity / Psychology or equivalent. BE / B.Tech / M.Tech or MBBS degree holders may also apply.

In addition to the above criteria, the candidate MUST have qualified any ONE of the following exams:

  •  National Eligibility Test (NET) with VALID* CSIR-JRF / UGC-JRF
  • DBT-JRF-A / ICMR-JRF / DBT-BINC
  • CSIR/UGC NET-LS# or DAE-JEST$or GATE or GPAT$ or NBHM in last two years (2016-2018).
  • INSPIRE-PhD fellowship (Should be in possession of Provisional Selection Letter at the time of Interview)
  • IISER BS-MS (All IISERs) Dual degree students (CGPA >= 7.0)
    * The scores/ranks MUST be valid at least till August 01, 2018.
    # For CSIR-LS rank-holders, up to rank 200 are eligible.
    $  For DAE-JEST/GPAT rank-holders, up to rank 500 are eligible.

Ph.D. in Chemistry

Students with minimum 60% marks in aggregate (overall percentage; not only in majoring subject) or CGPA 6 out of 10 point scale (55% or equivalent CGPA in aggregate for SC/ST and PD candidates) in Master’s Degree in any branch of Science: Physics / Chemistry / Mathematics / Biology or equivalent. Candidates with BE / B.Tech / B.Pharm / ME / M.Tech / M.Pharm degree satisfying the above criteria of marks can also apply.

Additionally, the candidate must have qualified any ONE of the following exams:-

  • Qualified National Eligibility Test (NET) with VALID* CSIR-JRF/UGC-JRF
  • CSIR/UGC NET-LS
  • INSPIRE-Ph.D. fellowship (Should possess Provisional Selection Letter at the time of Interview)
  • JEST* or GATE* qualified

* The scores/ranks MUST be valid at least till 01 August, 2018

OR

IISER BS-MS (All IISERs) Dual degree students (CGPA >= 7.0)

Ph.D. in Earth & Climate Science

Students with minimum 60% marks in aggregate (overall percentage; not only in majoring subject) or CGPA 6 out of 10 point scale (55% or equivalent CGPA in aggregate for SC/ST and PD candidates) in Master’s (or BS-MS) degree in Geology/Applied Geology/Geophysics/ Physics/Mathematics/ any branch of Climate Science/ Engineering. Candidates must have Physics and Mathematics in their undergraduate course.

Additionally, the candidate MUST have qualified any ONE of the following exams:-

  • National Eligibility Test (NET) with VALID* CSIR-JRF/ UGC-JRF
  • INSPIRE-Ph.D. fellowship (Should be in possession of Provisional Selection letter at the time of Interview)
  • DAE-JEST* or GATE* with a valid score till at least August 01, 2018

(*The scores/ranks MUST be valid at least till August 01, 2018)

IISER BS-MS (All IISERs) students with CGPA >= 7.0

For students interested in Geophysics and Glaciology, good computer programming skill is desirable.

Ph.D. in Mathematics

Students with minimum 60% marks in aggregate (overall percentage; not only in a majoring subject) or CGPA 6 out of 10-point scale (55% or equivalent CGPA in aggregate for SC/ST and PD candidates) in any Master’s degree or a four-year Bachelor’s Degree can apply.

Additionally, the candidate MUST satisfy any ONE of the following criteria-

  •  Appeared for NBHM 2017 or NBHM 2018 Ph.D. exam
  • Qualified National Eligibility Test (NET) with VALID* CSIR-JRF/UGC-JRF in Mathematics
  • CSIR/UGC NET-LS in Mathematics (Date of passing should be in December 2016 and onwards)
  • Valid* GATE score in Mathematics

* The scores/ranks MUST be valid at least till August 01, 2018

OR

IISER BS-MS (All IISERs) Dual degree students (CGPA >= 7.0)

OR

Candidates with INSPIRE doctoral fellowship (valid for 5 years) are also eligible to apply.

Ph.D. in Physics

Students with minimum 60% marks in aggregate (overall percentage; not only in a majoring subject) or CGPA 6 out of 10 point scale (55% or equivalent CGPA in aggregate for SC/ST and PD candidates) in Master’s degree in Physics, Material science or B. Tech/M. Tech in related branches satisfying the above criteria of marks can also apply.

Additionally, the candidate MUST satisfy at least ONE of the following criteria:

(Those with an M. Tech. a degree should have qualified GATE with the rank specified below after B. Tech or equivalent):-

  • Qualified National Eligibility Test (NET) with VALID* CSIR-JRF/UGC-JRF
  • CSIR/UGC NET-LS qualified within last 2 years and with rank less than or equal to 500.
  • JEST* or GATE* qualified with rank less than or equal to 500.
  • INSPIRE-PhD fellowship holders. (Should be in possession of Provisional Selection Letter at the time of Interview)

* The scores/ranks MUST be valid at least till August 01, 2018

OR

IISER BS-MS (All IISERs) Dual degree students (CGPA >= 7.0)

Ph.D. in Humanities and Social Sciences

  • The applicant should have an MA / MSc degree in one or more of the following subjects: Any of the Sciences (Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Climate Sciences, Mathematics, Physics), Anthropology, Archaeology, Cultural Heritage Studies, Economics, English Literature, History, History and Philosophy of Science and Medicine, Philosophy, Psychology, Sanskrit, Sociology, and allied disciplines, or the Fine and Performing Arts. Applicants from Architecture, Engineering/ Technology, and Medicine are eligible after a Bachelor’s degree (minimum four years).
  • UGC/NET/GATE/NBHM or any other appropriate national level eligibility test in any science or humanities/social sciences is required.
  • The applicant should have a minimum of 60% aggregate (55% or equivalent CGPA in aggregate for SC/ST and PD candidates) or CGPA 6 out of 10-point scale (5.5 or equivalent CGPA in aggregate for SC/ST and PD candidates) for a Master’s Degree.

Application Form

Candidates will apply for the IISER, Pune for Ph.D. Admission in Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Climate Sciences, Mathematics, Physics, Humanities & Social Sciences and inter-disciplinary areas of research. for August 2018. Direct link to apply for Ph.D. admission will be posted on this page as per official announcement. Only online applications will be accepted. Candidates are advised to check their eligibility and other information before applying online application.

Apply Online here:

Biology (Ecology & Evolution) will be available
Chemistry will be available
Earth and Climate Sciences will be available
Physics will be available
Mathematics will be available
Inter-disciplinary will be available

Instructions on filling the form:

  1. Fill in all details. Items with a * indicate compulsory fields.
  2. Press the “Preview” button to verify if details are correct.
  3. If fields are left empty the form will not allow submission.
  4. Only after you have pressed preview, will the “Submit” button appear.
  5. Press “Submit” for final submission
  6. In case of any application-related queries, please contact [email protected]  with your application number mentioned in the subject line.

General Details

  • All communication with candidates will be by email only.
  • Kindly check this website for periodic updates.
  • In case of any application-related queries, please contact [email protected]  with your application number mentioned in the subject line.
  • Candidates who are appearing or are about to appear for final examinations of the qualifying degree program are eligible to apply for the Ph.D. program. However, if selected, admission to the Ph.D. program would be conditional upon their completing the qualifying degree with the defined marks criteria, before 1st August 2018.
  • Selection will be based on interviews of the short-listed candidates.
  • Relaxation of eligibility criteria for SC/ST and PD applicants will be as per Government of India norms. Candidates belonging to reserved category will have to submit relevant certificates if selected.
  • Applying does not automatically guarantee that a candidate will be shortlisted for interview. The respective departments may use additional criteria (based on academic performance and/or performance in the national level tests) in order to shortlist candidates for interviews depending on the number of applications received.

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