BS-MS Integrated PhD PhD


IISER Tirupati invites applications from prospective candidates for admission to the Ph.D. programme, January 2019. IISER Tirupati admits students in the disciplines of Biology, Chemistry and Physics and associated interdisciplinary areas of research. In addition to research, the programme involves coursework and teaching assistantship.

Please note that the precise eligibility criteria for January 2019 admissions may vary from department to department and 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 : October 25th, 2018

Closing date of Online Application     : November 20th, 2018

Interview Dates (Tentative)                  : December 13th-16th , 2018

The broad areas of research in each department in which applications are invited include the following:


Biophysics, Neurobiology, Plant biology, Ecology and evolution, Cancer biology & Immunology, Genome Biology, Chemical Biology, Infectious disease.


Organic Chemistry, In- Organic Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Material Chemistry, Bio-Chemistry/Chemical Biology


Experimental Physics related to Ion- Trap- based experiments, Gas –phae molecular ions, Laboratory astrophysics and Soft Matter, Microfluidics and Complex fluids.



Eligibility Criteria

Additional Eligibility Criteria


Students with minimum 55% marks in aggregate (overall percentage; with all subjects) or CGPA 5.5 out of 10-point scale in master's degree in any branch of Science Physics/Chemistry/Mathematics/Biological Sciences/Ecological Sciences/Agricultural Sciences/ Psychology  or any equivalent degree. Candidates with B.E/ B.Tech/ M.Tech/ M.VSc or MBBS degree satisfying the above criteria of marks can also apply.


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

For DAE-JEST/GATE rank-holders, up to rank 600 (GATE Life Sciences) are eligible. No cut-off for GATE Ecology.


Students with minimum 55% marks in aggregate (overall percentage; with all subjects) or CGPA 5.5 out of 10-point scale in master's degree in any branch of Science: Physics/Chemistry/Mathematics/Biology or any equivalent degree. Candidates with B.E/B.Tech/B.Pharm/M.E/M.Tech/M.Pharm degree satisfying the above criteria of marks can also apply.

JEST/GATE/GPAT qualified


Students with minimum 55% marks in aggregate (overall percentage; not only in majoring subject) or CGPA 5.5 out of 10-point scale in master's degree in any branch of Science: Physics/Astronomy & Astrophysics/Chemistry/Mathematics/Biology / Material Science/Electronics B.E/B.Tech/M.E/M.Tech. or any equivalent degree.

JEST or GATE qualified in Physics.

General Information to the Applicants:

The candidate MUST have:

  1. Qualified at least ONE of the above mentioned additional eligibility criteria
  2. (OR)

  3. A valid CSIR/UGC-JRF or CSIR/UGC NET-LS (Date of examination should be June 2016 or later) or INSPIRE-Ph.D. fellowship

Note: IISER BS-MS (All IISERs) Dual degree having CGPA >= 8.0 are exempted from additional criteria as per institute norms. 

  1. The fellowships/scores/ranks must be valid at least till January 2019. Please note that the admission criteria can change during the next round of admission.
  2. SC/ST, PD and KM candidates Percentage may be relaxed with 5% or 0.5 in case of CGPA.
  3. 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 (Scheduled to be 1st Jan 2019).

Application Procedure:

Only online applications will be accepted. Applicants can submit their forms for the respective departments in the following links:


The candidates must carefully fill and submit the online application form on or before November 20th, 2018. Applications will be screened, and shortlisted candidates will be intimated further through emails only. Candidates belonging to reserved category will have to submit relevant certificates, if selected. No TA/DA will be paid for attending the interview.

Selection Procedure:

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

The respective departments may use additional criteria (based on academic performance and/or performance in the national level tests) to shortlist candidates for interviews.


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., but without HRA component.

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:

Applicants age should not exceed more than 28 years at the time of joining. However, the relaxation in age will be considered as per the Govt. of India regulations or whenever suitable candidates are not available, in exceptional circumstances.


List Of The Candidates Shortlisted For Personal Interview.

List Of The Candidates Shortlisted For Second Round Of Interview.

List of candidates Selected for the Phd Program 2019 in Biology, Chemistry, Physics

Fee Structure

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