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IISER Pune Ph.D Admission January 2018 – Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Pune has released notification for admission to PhD Programme in chemistry starting from January 2018. Students with a Master’s degree in Science / Mathematics or a four-year Bachelor degree are encouraged to apply to our PhD programme. Details of IISER Pune Ph.D Admission January 2018 such as application form, eligibility criteria, admission process and other important information are given on this page.

Latest: IISER Pune has released the Chemistry Programme Interview dates and list of candidates selected for the interview.  Check all required details below.

IISER Pune Ph.D Admission January 2018

IISER Pune admits students to doctoral programme in Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Climate Sciences, Physics and inter-disciplinary areas of research, As of now for Chemistry admission details has been announced. The schedule for IISER Pune Ph.D Admission 2018 for the programme commencing in January 2018 is given below. Candidates are advised to read carefully all the eligibility criteria and other details before submit 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 January 2018 is given below.

Event Date
Last date for submission of application form 23 Oct 2017 – Chemistry
10 Nov 2017 – Earth & Climate Science
Date of Interview
Biology to be announced
Biology (Ecology and Evolution) to be announced
Chemistry Physical Chemistry – 22 to 24 Nov 2017
In-Organic Chemistry – 22 to 24 Nov 2017 
Earth and Climate Sciences 1st week of Dec 2018
Physics to be announced
Mathematics to be announced


Interview Schedule for chemistry Programme has been announced. On the day of interviews, candidates have to show documentary evidence of qualifying exams, the validity of exam scores, academic record, valid original Photo Identity Proof etc. DST‐INSPIRE PhD holders have to provide documentation for eligibility for their fellowship. All shortlisted students should report IISER Pune (reception desk main building) on November 22, 2017, by 08:30 am.

  • To check List of Candidates Selected for In-Organic Chemistry – Click Here
  • To check List of Candidates Selected for Physical Chemistry – Click Here 

Application Form

Candidates can apply for the IISER, Pune for Ph.D Admission in chemistry for January 2018 shall start soon. Direct link to apply for Ph.D admission will be posted on this page as per official announcement. Only online applications will be accepted. Candidate are advised to check their eligibility and other information before applying online application.

Apply Online here:-

Biology (Ecology & Evolution)
Chemistry Over Now..!!
Earth and Climate Sciences Over Now..!!

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.

Eligibility Criteria

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
  • 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 January, 2018


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

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 PhD program. However, if selected, admission to the PhD program would be conditional upon their completing the qualifying degree with the defined marks criteria, before 1st January 2017.
  • 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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