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    Seventh Convocation at IISER Mohali

  • Seventh Convocation

    Seventh Convocation at IISER Mohali

  • IISER Mohali Campus

    IISER Mohali Campus

  • Dr. Mandip Singh Group

    Research experiment: Lab of Dr. Mandip Singh

  • Dr. Kamal Priya Singh Group

    Processing and Heterostructuring of silk with light - Dr Kamal Priya Singh Group

  • Dr. Mahak Sharma Group

    The Rab7 effector PLEKHM1 binds Arl8b to promote cargo traffic to lysosomes - Dr. Mahak Sharma Group

  • Dr. Samrat Mukhopadhyay Group

    Conformational conversion of human prion protein into amyloids - Dr. Samrat Mukhopadhyay Group

  • Dr. Santanu Kumar Pal Group

    Liquid Crystals in Biosensors and Optoelectronic Applications - Dr. Santanu K Pal Group

  • Dr. Lolitika Mandal Group

    Active Hematopoietic Hubs in Drosophila Adults Generate Hemocytes and Contribute to Immune Response - Dr. Lolitika Mandal Group

  • Dr. Samrat Ghosh Group

    Stop-Cock Free Novel Glass Burette & Universal Semi-Automatic Burette Filler - Dr. Samrat Ghosh Group

Vision of IISER Mohali
Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Mohali envisions a new generation of scientists dedicated to the pursuit of knowledge in  frontier areas of basic sciences. In an intellectually vibrant academic environment, IISER Mohali nurtures the basic tenets of science education and research at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. In so doing, the institute aims to emerge as a global centre of learning, academic excellence, and innovative research.

Online Application for PhD Program 2017-18

  1. The PhD Application form has to be filled Online for admission to the PhD Program (January 2018) at Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Mohali

  2. Click here to Apply Online


  1. Select PhD Admissions - Jan 2018 and enter a valid E-mail address to register. This email id will be used for correspondence.
  2. Once you register, the login information with password will be sent to your e-mail. Provide the same login (email id and password) at the login page. A prompt for password would appear when you enter your email id and click submit.
  3. All fields marked by (*) are mandatory. Filling all mandatory fields are required to make your application complete.
  4. All the applicants MUST read FAQ PhD Jan 2018 before filling up the application. This is because, the FAQ section has important instructions about year of graduation, percentile etc
  5. Click Help at top left in each page of application to view the instructions for filling the application. Move your mouse over the green icon besides each field for help if required.
  6. Click "Save" to save your entries at each page of application.
  7. Once you finish entering all the details and clicked "Save" button, a preview of all pages is shown for you to cross check your entries with a "Submit" button.
  8. Form will only be submitted after clicking on "Submit". Note that you cannot make any changes after that. Once application is submitted, no correspondence regarding correction/addition to the application form will be entertained.
  9. After you submit the form, "Download Report PDF" link is provided for you to download your application and take a print copy.
  10. The print copy should be duly signed by the applicant with date. You need to affix a passport size photograph in the space provided and submit this print copy at the time of Interview.
  11. Fully Completed, Submitted Online application are strongly required to consider your application.
  12. The start date for receiving online phd applications is September 18, 2017 and end date is October 20, 2017 at 12:00 noon.
  13. Incomplete applications will not be considered and will be REJECTED .
  14. You can view the status of the application by providing the login information anytime.
    • Status: form Incomplete - Login and check whether you have filled in all mandatory fields and submit your application.
    • Status: form Complete - Your form is submitted for Committee review.

  15. You will be intimated via email or post if you are shortlisted for Interview.
  16. For any subject-specific queries, the contacts emails of respective conveners are given below:
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  17. Regarding online application facility or login issues, you may write to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For General queries about the PhD programme, you may write to:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

You are strongly urged to read the FAQs-PhD Jan 2018 before submitting your query through email.



News & Announcements

  • Dr. Sripada S. V. Rama Sastry has been awarded with prestigious "AVRA Young Scientist Award 2018". 
    AVRA is a prestigious award started by Prof. A. V. Rama Rao who started the AVRA foundation, which gives young scientist awards every year to scientists under the age 40.
  • Latest book volume "Biochemical and Biophysical Roles of Cell Surface Molecules" co-edited by Dr. Kausik Chattopadhyay. This book volume has covered some of the major advances in the field of studies on membrane biology and cell surface macromolecules.
    Click here for more details
  • Latest research findings from Dr. Mahak Sharma group published in prestigious Journal of Cell Biology: The dynein adaptor Hook2 plays essential roles in mitotic progression and cytokinesis.
    Click here for Article Link
  • Research coverage by Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance: Hook2, a crucial regulator of cell division in mammalian cells.
    Click here for Article Link
  • Research Profile of Dr. Mahak Sharma featured in prestigious Journal of Cell Biology (Rockefeller University Press) in "People & Ideas" column Mahak Sharma: Weaving through traffic.
    Click here for Article Link
  • Biochemistry, an ACS journal, has published a new feature called "Future of Biochemistry: The International Issue", where they highlight outstanding researchers in the area of Biochemistry. Dr. Mahak Sharma is one of the three investigators from India to be featured in the article.
    Click here for Article Link
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Alumni News

  • Congratulations to alumnus Mr. Anuj Pennathur for getting the outstanding teaching award from University of Southern California.
  • Congratulations to alumnus Srijit Mukherjee for getting the Chemistry Graduate Teaching Excellence award for teaching duties at the University of Colorado, Boulder. The award includes a USD 250 monetary award and a certificate of excellence. Srijit taught the General Chemistry - 1 for freshmen in the first semester and the Chemistry for Engineers in the second semester.
  • Congratulations to Ms. Vaishnavi sridhar for being awarded the SERB overseas doctoral fellowship. She will be pursuing PhD in Cell and Developmental Biology at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver.
  • Ms. S Shweta, an alumnus of the BS-MS program who graduated from IISER Mohali in 2016, has been selected for a Department of Chemistry Award for Outstanding Teaching for 2016-2017, at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, USA.
  • Congratulations to Asif Equbal (MS08 batch) for being chosen for "Molekylspektroskopiprisen 2017" - The Danish Society for Molecular Spectroscopy's prize for the best PhD thesis evaluated in the period January 1st, 2015 - March 1st, 2017. The prize consists of a certificate and 5000 DKR. 
  • Dr. Bodhisatta Nandy, ex-PhD student of IISER Mohali, has been awarded the INSA Medal for Young Scientists by the Indian National Science Academy for the year 2017. Dr. Nandy is an Assistant Professor at IISER Berhampur.


Upcoming Events

10 Dec 2019 - 08:00AM
9th International Conference on Gravitation and Cosmology(ICGC)

ICGC 2019 @ IISER Mohali during Dec 10 -13 2019

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