IISER Thiruvananthapuram Opens PhD & Int. PhD Admission July 2023 With Institute Fellowships

Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Thiruvananthapuram, an Institute of National Importance UNDER Ministry of Education, has announced PhD and Integrated PhD programme (IPhD)  for July 2023 session.

PhD Programs are available in the Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, and in the centres of Advanced Materials Research with International Engagement (CAMRIE) and High-Performance Computing (CHPC) for the session starting from August 2023, i.e., Varsha 2023 semester.

Integrated PhD programme (IPhD)  for July 2023 are available in the Schools of Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics for the session starting from August 2023, i.e., Varsha 2023 semester.

How to Apply and Key Dates: Candidates are required to apply through the online portal only.

The last date for receipt of online applications is                19 April 2023.

Applicants belonging to GE/OBC and SC/ST/PH categories are required to make a payment of Rs. 500/- and Rs. 250/-, respectively, as a processing fee online.

Eligibility Criteria for PhD Programmes:

(For school/centre specific eligibility criteria see the Notification Table)

6.5 CGPA on a 10-point scale (or first-class equivalent) or first class in Master’s program in a relevant discipline as declared by the respective University.

(BE/BTech degree in relevant specialization is admissible for select areas of research in the School of Physics (see Research Areas))

The candidate must have qualified at least one of the following examinations: CSIR-JRF, UGC-JRF or GATE or other national-level examinations, with validity as on 01 January 2023.

BS-MS students from any of the IISERs/IITs/IISc with a CGPA 8 or above on a 10-point scale are exempted from national-level test eligibility related criteria.

Biological Sciences:       

(General Eligibility 1 AND General Eligibility 2)


General Eligibility 3


DBT-JRF(Category I)*/ ICMR-JRF*/ GATE** (EY, XL, BT only) / JGEEBILS (GS-2022)*** are also eligible to apply.

* Only candidates whose ranks make them eligible to avail Category 1 DBT-Junior Research Fellowships tenable at any university/institution in India. Fellowships restricted to join DBT or ICMR sponsored projects are not eligible.

** GATE (EY) qualified candidates will be considered only for Ecology, Evolution and Behaviour. GATE (XL) or GATE (BT) qualified candidates will be considered only for Bioinformatics.

***Candidates may be further shortlisted by the shortlisting committee based on the marks/score.

For further details about eligibility conditions, how to apply and other details, the candidates should refer the Admission Notification, uploaded on the official website of IISER Thiruvananthapuram.

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