Applications are invited from prospective candidates for admission to the Integrated PhD Program at IISER Mohali in the areas of Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics for the session beginning in August/September 2021.

The programme involves course work as well as research work. Successful completion of the program will lead to an MS degree and a PhD degree.

Eligibility Criteria: The applicant should have a Bachelors degree in Science and related areas with a good academic record (at least 60% aggregate or at least CGPI 6.0 on a scale of 10).

Additional Qualifications: Applicants who have obtained one of the following national-level qualifying examinations, are advised to mention the same in their application form:
1. NBHM Masters or PhD scholarship for Mathematics
2. Rank in JEST examination for Physics
3. DST INSPIRE fellowship or KVPY scholarship
4. Rank in IIT JAM for the chosen specialization

Application procedure: Prospective candidates should apply online using the “Online Application Facility” by visiting the website at Short-listed candidates will be invited for a screening-test/ interview at IISER Mohali.

Due to the postponement of the JEST exam, the candidates are requested to apply for the PhD admissions without the score/rank in the JEST exam. However, you are requested to mention the JEST exam application number and Qualifying year.  You may fill the score as 0 and leave the Rank field empty. The conveners will contact those candidates whoever chose JEST as the option at a later stage when the results for the exam will be out.


Last date: The online application facility will be open till 12.00 noon, May 07, 2021.

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