Fresh Drive for NBHM CANDIDATES (PhD admissions)

Applications are invited from prospective candidates for admission to the PhD  Program at IISER Mohali in the area of Mathematical Sciences ONLY for the session beginning in August 2022. APPLICATIONS RECEIVED IN OTHER DEPARTMENTS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

Eligibility Criteria:

Minimum Eligibility:
Masters degree or a BTech degree with a good academic record (at least a high second class).

How to apply?
❏ Candidates must appear for the NBHM Doctoral Scholarship Test conducted by the National Board for Higher Mathematics. (Online application link ;
❏ While applying through the online admission portal of IISER Mohali, candidates must mention their NBHM Doctoral Scholarship Test roll numbers and test centre in their application.

❏ Based on the performance in NBHM Doctoral Scholarship written test some candidates may be invited for an interview at IISER Mohali.
❏ Based on the performance in the interview, some of them may be offered admission provided they have qualifications listed in categories A or B below. Preference will be given to those who fall in Category A.
Category A: Candidates have a source of EXTERNAL funding, e.g. UGC-CSIR (JRF), DST-INSPIRE, NBHM Doctoral Scholarship, PMRF etc.
Category B: Candidates have a valid Graduate Aptitude Test for Engineering (GATE) score or UGC-CSIR(LS).

Link for PhD Application form  ----

IMPORTANT: All candidates should ensure that their application form is complete by downloading the filled application form from ERP. All communication with candidates will be shared by email only and all the announcements will be made in the iisermohali webpage. Applying does not automatically guarantee that a candidate will be shortlisted for an interview. The respective departments may use additional criteria (based on academic performance and/or performance in the national level tests) in order to shortlist candidates for interviews depending on the number of applications received - this particularly applicable when we receive a large number of applicants and conduct an online/offline interview.

Last date: The online application facility will be open till 12.00 noon, June 30, 2022. For further details about the program and research areas, please visit our website: