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ADMISSION TO PHD PROGRAM – January 2021

 

IISER Tirupati invites applications from prospective candidates for admission to the Ph.D. programme, January 2021. IISER Tirupati admits students in the disciplines of Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and associated interdisciplinary areas of research. In addition to research, the programme involves coursework and teaching assistantship.

The department-specific eligibility criteria for January 2021 admissions are given below. Information about individual faculty profiles and areas of research can be obtained from the IISER Tirupati website.

 

Important Dates:

Opening date of Online Application: September 16, 2020

Closing date of Online Application : October 20, 2020

Announcement of Shortlisted Candidates for the Interview: November 1 – 6, 2020 (Tentative)

Interview of Shortlisted Candidates: December 4 – 6, 2020 (Tentative)

Announcement of Interview Results: December 7 – 11, 2020 (Tentative)

Registration of PhD Programme: January 2, 2021 (Tentative)

 

Dates may be rescheduled (under compelling conditions) and each discipline may have different dates. Please visit the websites periodically.

 

In this round, the departments of Biology, Chemistry, and Physics will admit students. The broad areas of research and eligibility criteria in each department are as follows:

 

CHEMISTRY

 

Organic Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Theoretical & Computational Chemistry, Physical & Materials Chemistry, Chemical biology and other Chemistry allied disciplines.

 

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR CHEMISTRY:

 

Discipline

Eligibility Criteria

Additional Eligibility Criteria

Chemistry

 

Students with minimum 55% marks in aggregate (overall percentage; with all subjects) or CGPA 6.0 on a 10-point scale in master's degree in any branch of Science: Physics/Chemistry/Mathematics/Biology or ME/M.Tech or any equivalent degree.

 

Candidates with BE/B.Tech degree with minimum 60% marks in aggregate (overall percentage; not only in majoring subject) or CGPA 6.5 on a 10-point scale can also apply.

 

IISER BS-MS (All IISERs) Dual degree students with CGPA >= 8.0 are eligible without the additional eligibility criteria listed on the right column

GATE qualified

(or)

CSIR/UGC-JRF or CSIR/UGC NET-LS

(or)

INSPIRE Ph.D

 

Application Procedure:

Only online applications will be accepted. Applicants can submit their forms for the Chemistry discipline in the following link:

 

Chemistry: Click Here to Apply

 

 

BIOLOGY

 

Plant Biology, Developmental and Stem Cell Biology, Bioinformatics and Systems Biology, Biophysics and Biomolecular Spectroscopy, Neurobiology, Infection biology, Molecular Microbiology, Cancer biology, Immunology, Genome Biology, Chemical Biology, Ecology and Evolutionary biology.

 

 

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR BIOLOGY:

 

Discipline

Eligibility Criteria

Additional Eligibility Criteria

Biology

Students with minimum 55% marks in aggregate (overall percentage including all subjects) or CGPA 6.0 on a 10-point scale in Master's degree in any branch of Science Physics/ Chemistry/ Mathematics/Biological Sciences/ Ecological Sciences/Agricultural Sciences/ Psychology M.Tech/ M.VSc or MBBS degree or any equivalent degree.

 

Candidates with BE/B.Tech degree with minimum 60% marks in aggregate (overall percentage including all subjects) or CGPA 6.5 on a 10-point scale can also apply.

 

IISER BS-MS (All IISERs) Dual degree students with CGPA >= 8.0 are eligible without the additional eligibility criteria listed on the right column

 

JGEEBILS 2019

 

(or)

 

DBT-JRF-A / ICMR-JRF / DBT-BINC / ARS-NET (ICAR)/ UGC-CSIR JRF/ DST-INSPIRE

 

(or)

 

For CSIR-LS rank-holders, up to rank 200 are eligible

 

(or)

 

For DAE-JEST/GATE rank-holders, up to rank 100 for GATE (Life Sciences), up to rank 300 GATE (Ecology) are eligible.

 

 

Application Procedure:

Only online applications will be accepted. Applicants can submit their forms for the Biology discipline in the following link:

Biology :Click Here to Apply

 

 

PHYSICS

 

Astronomy & Astrophysics, Data Science as applied to Astronomy and Astrophysics, Condensed Matter Theory and Experiment, Atomic & Molecular Physics, Complex systems, Organic Opto-electronics, Soft and Active Matter, Microfluidics, Experimental High Energy Physics, Biophysics.

 

 

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR PHYSICS

 

Discipline

Eligibility Criteria

Additional Eligibility Criteria

Physics

Students with minimum 55% marks in aggregate (overall percentage; not only in majoring subject) or CGPA 6.0 on a 10-point scale in Master's degree in any branch of Science: Physics/Astronomy & Astrophysics/Chemistry/Mathematics/Biology or M.E/M.Tech. or any equivalent degree.

 

Candidates with BE/B.Tech degree with minimum 60% marks in aggregate (overall percentage; not only in majoring subject) or CGPA 6.5 on a 10-point scale can also apply.

 

IISER BS-MS (All IISERs) Dual degree students with CGPA >= 8.0 are eligible without the additional eligibility criteria listed on the right column

Qualified in Physics CSIR/UGC/NET or JEST or GATE.

 

Application Procedure:

Only online applications will be accepted. Applicants can submit their forms for the Physics discipline in the following link:

 

Physics Click Here to Apply

 

 

General Information to the Applicants:

 

  1. The candidate MUST have qualified at least ONE of the above-mentioned additional eligibility criteria
  2. The fellowships/scores/ranks must be valid at least till January 2021.
  3. SC/ST, PD and KM (Kashmiri migrant) candidates’ percentage may be relaxed with 5% or 0.5 in case of CGPA.
  4. Candidates in the final year of their qualifying degree are also eligible to apply. However, their final selection is subject to their successful completion of the qualifying degree with the above-mentioned requirements at the time of admission. A provisional degree certificate is mandatory at the time of admission (tentatively scheduled to be 2nd January 2021).

Selection Procedure:

The shortlisted candidates will be called for on-line interview and final selection is based on interview performance.

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) to shortlist candidates for interviews. In addition, chemistry department may have different internal shortlisting criteria for different branches of chemistry.

 

Fellowship:

Upon selection and subsequently joining the Ph.D program, candidates who do not possess any CSIR, DBT and INSPIRE, will be eligible for institute fellowship at par with CSIR, DBT etc. as per the Institute norms.

Please Note:


All communication with candidates will be by email only.

 

Kindly check this website for periodic updates.


In case of any application-related specific queries, please contact the respective departments with your application number mentioned in the subject at the following email addresses:

 

Age Limit:

Preferably not more than 28 yrs at the time of joining.  Age relaxation of 3yrs will be given for OBC (Non-Creamy Layer) and 5 years for SSC/ST/PD/Female candidates as per GOI norms. Candidates belonging to reserved category will have to submit relevant certificates, if selected. Relaxation may also be given whenever suitable candidates are not available, in exceptional circumstances.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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