Admissions to PhD Program January 2020
Applications are invited from prospective candidates for admission to the doctoral Program at IISER Mohali in the areas of Biological Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Physical Sciences, Earth & Environmental Sciences and Humanities & Social Sciences, for the session beginning in January 2020. Candidates interested in pursuing research in interdisciplinary areas are also encouraged to apply.
Eligibility Criteria: An applicant should have a Masters degree/ B.Tech/ MBBS/ M.Tech with a good academic record (at least a high second class) and should be GATE/ CSIR or UGC-NET/ JEST/ NBHM-JRF/ GPAT/ ICMR-JRF/ DBT-JRF/ DBT-BINC/ ICAR- NET/ DST- INSPIRE qualified in the relevant subject. For DST-Inspire qualified applicants, a provisional offer letter is required at the time of interview.
Detailed criteria set by individual departments for PhD admissions:
Department of Biological Sciences: An applicant should have a Masters degree/B.Tech/ MBBS/ M.Tech with a good academic record (at least 60% and above) and should be GATE/CSIR or UGC-NET/JEST/ NBHM-JRF/ GPAT/ ICMR-JRF/ DBT- JRF/DBT-BINC/ICAR-NET/DST-INSPIRE qualified in the relevant subject.
Department of Chemical Sciences: An applicant should have a Masters degree in Chemistry/ Physics or equivalent with at least 55% marks for General and OBC candidates, and 50% for SC/ST and persons with Disability (PwD), and should have a valid NET/ GATE/ DST-Inspire/equivalent national level fellowship.
Department of Physical Sciences: An applicant should have a Masters degree in Physics or a Bachelors/Masters degree in Engineering, and should have a valid GATE/ CSIR-UGC-NET-JRF/ JEST/ DST-Inspire fellowship in Physics. The student must have a good academic record in M.Sc. (minimum 55% for General and OBC category, minimum 50% for SC/ST/PD.)
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences: An applicant should have a Masters/ B.Tech/ M. Tech degree in Atmospheric Sciences/ Earth and Environmental Sciences/ Geology/Chemistry/Physics/Environmental Biotechnology/Microbiology/ Biotechnology/ Geophysics/ Meteorology/Hydrology/ Climate Sciences/ Statistics and should have a valid GATE/ CSIR-UGC-NET/ DST-Inspire fellowship.
Department of Humanities and Social Sciences: An applicant should have M.A./M.Sc./M.Phil degree (minimum 55% for General and OBC category, minimum 50% for SC/ST/PD.) in one or more of the following subjects: Sociology/Anthropology/Geography/Modern Indian History/ Urban History/Political Economy/ Gender Studies/Urban Studies/English Literature/Development Studies/ South Asian studies.
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, October 21, 2019. For further details about the program and research areas, please visit our website: https://www.iisermohali.ac.in
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