Admission to the PhD Program August 2017 at IISER Mohali

Applications are invited from prospective candidates for admission to the PhD Program at IISER Mohali in the areas of Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, Earth & Environmental Science and Humanities& Social Sciences for the session beginning in August 2017. Candidates interested in pursuing research in interdisciplinary areas are also encouraged to apply.

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.

  • Application Procedure: Prospective candidates should apply online using the "Online Application Facility" by visiting the website at http://www.iisermohali.ac.in. Short-listed candidates will be invited for a screening-test/interview at IISER Mohali.

    Last date: The online application facility will be open till 12:00 noon, March 31, 2017. For further details about the program and research areas, please visit our website: http://www.iisermohali.ac.in
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