Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Mohali Ph.D. Programme Admission 2017-2018


The Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Mohali has released an official notification inviting all the interested, eligible candidates for admission to the Ph.D. Program in the areas of Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, Earth & Environmental Science and Humanities & Social Sciences for the session beginning in August 2017.

All the eligible candidates are requested to apply through prescribed format latest by March 03rd, 2017.

Eligibility Criteria:

The applicant should have a Masters degree/ B.Tech/ MBBS/ M.Tech with a good academic record and should be GATE/ CSIR or UGC-NET/ JEST/ NBHM-JRF/JGEEBILS (TIFR/NCBS)/ GPAT/ ICMR-JRF/ DBT-JRF/DST-INSPIRE qualified in the relevant subject.

Detailed criteria set by individual departments for PhD admissions:

  • Department of Biological Sciences:
    The applicant should have M. Sc./ B. Tech/ MBBS/ M. Tech or equivalent degree and should have a valid GATE(Life Sciences/ Biotechnology/ Ecology and Evolution) / CSIR-UGC-NET/ JGEEBILS (TIFR/ NCBS)/ ICMR/ DBT/ DST-Inspire fellowship.
  • Department of Chemical Sciences:
    The applicant should have M. Sc. degree in Chemistry/ Physics (with a minimum of 55% marks) or equivalent degree and should have a valid NET/ GATE/ DST-Inspire fellowship in Chemistry/ Physics.
  • Department of Mathematical Sciences:
    The applicant must have qualified one of the following examinations GATE/CSIR-UGC-NET/NBHM-JRF with Mathematics as the primary subject. Applicants who have obtained the DST-INSPIRE fellowship must have taken Mathematics as their primary subject during their Master's programme.
  • Department of Physical Sciences:
    The applicant should have a Masters degree in Physics or a Bachelors/Masters degree in Engineering, and should have a valid GATE/ CSIR-UGC-NET/ JEST/ DST-Inspire fellowship in Physics.
  • Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences:
    The applicant should have M. Sc./ B. Tech/ M. Tech in Atmospheric Sciences/ Earth and Environmental Sciences/ Geology/ Chemistry/ Physics and should have a valid GATE/ CSIR-UGC-NET/ DST-Inspire fellowship.
  • Department of Humanities and Social Sciences:
    The applicant should have M.A./M.Sc./M.Phil degree (with a minimum of 55% marks) in one or more of the following subjects: Philosophy (Ethics, Indian Philosophy, Analytical Philosophy and Philosophy of Science)/ Sociology / Anthropology / Modern Indian History / Urban History / Political Economy / Archaeology /Prehistory / Paleoanthropology / Ancient Indian History (Cultural heritage studies)/ Gender Studies /Geography / English Literature (Postmodernism, Literary Theory, American Literature) or related areas such as development studies, South Asian studies. UGC/NET/GATE or any other national level eligibility test is required.

Selection Procedure:

The selection of candidates will be done on the basis of the following national-level qualifying examinations:

  • Rank in JEST examination for Physics
  • NBHM Masters or PhD scholarship for Mathematics
  • DST INSPIRE fellowship or KVPY scholarship
  • Rank in IIT JAM for the chosen specialization

How to apply:

  • Log on to the website,
  • Click on the relevant link
  • Enter all the required details in prescribed format
  • Click to Submit

Important Dates:

Start Date for receiving online Ph.D. applications is 18th February, 2017
Last date for online application 31st March, 2017

Incomplete applications will not be considered and will be REJECTED.

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