BS-MS Integrated PhD PhD

IISER TIRUPATI ADMISSION TO PHD PROGRAM – AUGUST 2019

IISER Tirupati invites applications from prospective candidates for admission to the Ph.D. programme, August 2019. IISER Tirupati admits students in the disciplines of Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics and Earth & Climate Sciences 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 August 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.

The broad areas of research, important dates and eligibility criteria in each department are as follows:

Broad areas of research:

Biophysics, Cancer biology, Immunology, Ecology and Evolution, Genomics and Systems biology, Stem cells and developmental biology, Plant biology, Cell biology, Infectious disease biology, Genome biology, Chemical biology and Neurobiology

Important Dates:
Opening date of Online Application : March 05, 2019
Closing date of Online Application : April 15, 2019
Annoucement of Shortlisted Candidates for the Interview: April 20,2019
Interview of Shortlisted Candidates: May 9-11, 2019
Annoucement of Interview Results : Phase I : May 13,2019
*Phase II :
Registration of PhD Programme: August 01, 2019

*: Phase-II interview dates (to be held in June-July) will be notified after the CSIR results are announced. The results of phase-II will be announced soon after the interviews.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR BIOLOGY:

Discipline Eligibility Criteria Additional Eligibility Criteria
Biology 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/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 aggregrate (overall percentage; not only in majoring subject) or CGPA 6.5 on a 10-point scale can also apply
JGEEBILS 2019 exam or DBT-JRF-A / ICMR-JRF/ DBT-BINC / ARS-NET (ICAR)
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.


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

Click Here to apply Online

List of Shortlisted Candidates for Biology PhD Programme - August 2019
List of Shortlisted Candidates for Round 1 Interview - Biology PhD Programme - August 2019
List of Shortlisted Candidates for Round 2 Interview - Biology PhD Programme - August 2019

Broad areas of research:

Inorganic chemistry, Organic & Physical Chemistry, Theoretical & Computational Chemistry, Analytical & Materials Chemistry, Bio-Organic Chemistry, Bio-Inorganic Chemistry, Electrochemistry, Nano-technology, Soft matter, Batteries and Supercapacitors, Photochemistry, Organometallics, Catalysis, Clinical Mass Spectrometry, Biophysics/ Biophysical Chemistry & Chemical Biology.

Important Dates:
Opening date of Online Application : March 05, 2019
Closing date of Online Application : April 30, 2019
Annoucement of Shortlisted Candidates for the Interview: May 15,2019
Interview of Shortlisted Candidates : June 10-15, 2019 (Tentative)
Annoucement of Interview Results : June 30,2019(Tentative)
Registration of PhD Programme: August 01, 2019

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR CHEMISTRY:
Discipline Eligibility Criteria Additional Eligibility Criteria
ChemistryStudents 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 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.
GATE qualified

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

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List of candidated Shortlisted for Chemistry Phd Programme - August 2019

Broad areas of research:

Condensed Matter Physics(theory and experiment), Soft Matter Physics(theory and experiment), Laser Physics, Experimental High Energy Physics
Important Dates:
Opening date of Online Application : March 05, 2019
Closing date of Online Application : April 30, 2019
Annoucement of Shortlisted Candidates for the Interview: May 15, 2019
Interview of Shortlisted Candidates : June 03-08, 2019 (Tentative)
Annoucement of Interview Results : June 15, 2019 (Tentative)
Registration of PhD Programme: August 01, 2019

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 / 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
NET qualified in Physics
JEST or GATE qualified in Physics.

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

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List of Candidates shortlisted for Ph.D Programme Physics August 2019

Broad areas of research:

Analytic Number Theory, Harmonic Analysis, Algebraic Geometry, Algebraic K-Theory, Homotopy Theory. Representation Theory, Riemannian Geometry. Differential and Algebraic Topology. p-adic Groups.

Important Dates:
Opening date of Online Application : March 05, 2019
Closing date of Online Application : April 30, 2019
Annoucement of Shortlisted Candidates for the Interview: May 15,2019
Interview of Shortlisted Candidates : June 24 - June 28, 2019(Tentative)
Annoucement of Interview Results : July 05, 2019 (Tentative)
Registration of PhD Programme: August 01, 2019

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR MATHEMATICS:
Discipline Eligibility Criteria Additional Eligibility Criteria
Mathematics Students with minimum 55% marks in aggregate or CGPA 6.0 (in a 10-point scale) with MSc/ M.Stat or any equivalent degree. NET qualified in Mathematics
NBHM PhD scholarship or GATE(MA).

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

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Important Dates:
Opening date of Online Application : March 05, 2019
Closing date of Online Application : April 30, 2019
Annoucement of Shortlisted Candidates for the Interview: May 15, 2019
Interview of Shortlisted Candidates : June 27-28, 2019(Tentative)
Annoucement of Interview Results : June 30, 2019(Tentative)
Registration of PhD Programme: 01, August 2019

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR ECS:
Discipline Eligibility Criteria Additional Eligibility Criteria
Earth & Climate Sciences Students with minimum 55% marks in aggregate (overall percentage; with all subjects) or CGPA 6.0 out of 10-point scale in master degree in:
Geology/ Geophysics/ Physics/ Meteorology/ Atmospheric science or any equivalent degree.
NET in Earth, Ocean, Atmospheric and Climate Science, Physics/ GATE in Geology and Geophysics(GG)

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

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General Information to the Applicants:
The candidate MUST have:

a. Qualified at least ONE of the above mentioned additional eligibility criteria

(OR)

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

c. IISER BS-MS (All IISERs) Dual degree students having CGPA >= 8.0.

  1. The fellowships/scores/ranks must be valid at least till August 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 August 2019).
  4. Candidates who have qualified no other national level examination but have just appeared for CSIR-NET (Dec 2018 session) are eligible to apply now. Screening and Selection interview of such candidates will be subject to qualifying the CSIR- NET.
Selection Procedure:

  1. The shortlisted candidates will be called for interview and final selection is based on interview performance.
  2. TA/DA will be provided to the SC/ST/PD students appearing for the interview as per institute norms.
  3. 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.

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., 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

  • biophdselection@iisertirupati.ac.in
  • chemphdselection@iisertirupati.ac.in
  • physphdselection@iisertirupati.ac.in
  • mathphdselection@iisertirupati.ac.in
  • earthphdselection@iisertirupati.ac.in

Age Relaxation:

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 SC/ST/PD/Female candidates. 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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