1. BS - MS
  2. Integrated Ph. D.
  3. Ph. D.
  4. Reservation
BS-MS Dual Degree Programme:

It is a five year dual degree programme for bright and motivated science students who have passed class XII. The programme integrates classroom learning with research and provides ample scope for multidisciplinary interactions. The first two years of the programme consist of core courses in basic sciences, the third and fourth years are dedicated to specialization in chosen science subjects and the fifth year includes a research project. The training during the programme enables students to pursue a career in academia, R&D institutes and science based industries.

Currently, IISER Bhopal offers BS-MS (Dual Degree) programme in Biological Sciences, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Mathematics and Physics.

Students choosing to ‘major’ in Engineering Sciences (Chemical Engineering and Electrical Engineering & Computer Science) will be restricted on the basis of Cumulative Performance Index (CPI) to a maximum of 30 in each Department, and a total maximum of 50 across the two Departments.

Admission:

The process of admissions in all IISERs is managed by the Joint Admissions Committee (JAC), headed by a Chairman and having members from all IISERs. The details regarding admissions in all IISERs can be obtained by clicking at www.iiseradmission.in

Eligibility:

Students will be admitted to the Five Year BS-MS Dual Degree programme through the following channels:

  • Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) Basic Science Stream: Candidates having a valid KVPY fellowship are eligible to apply for admissions. Additional cut off criteria may be applicable.

  • Joint Entrance Exam (Advanced): Candidates in General category securing a rank within 10000 in the Common Rank List (CRL) of JEE Advanced are eligible to apply. For candidates belonging to reserved category (OBC-NCL, SC, ST, PD), their category rank would be used. Additional cut off criteria may be applicable.

  • State and Central Boards: Students who have passed (10+2) level with science stream during current or previous year with marks equal or above the cut off percentage in their respective boards are eligible to apply. For the candidates belonging to the Non-Creamy Layer of the Other Backward Classes (OBC-NCL) and Persons with Disability (PD) categories, there is a 5% relaxation. The cut-off percentage for the Scheduled Castes (SC), the Scheduled Tribes (ST) and Kashmiri Migrants (KM) candidates is 55% in (10+2) level for all boards. Students applying through SCB channel will have to appear in the IISER Aptitude Test which will be conducted at various centres across the country. To calculate your percentage of marks obtained use your board’s method.

Indian nationals, and students belonging to PIO or OCI category are eligible to apply provided they satisfy the eligibility criteria described above.

Scholarship:

KVPY scholars admitted to IISERs would draw fellowship as per KVPY norms. In addition, a limited number of INSPIRE scholarships will be available for candidates admitted through JEE Advanced and SCB channel as per the norms prescribed by DST INSPIRE scheme.

Reservation:

While allotting seats at various IISERs, reservation rules regarding General, OBC (Non Creamy Layer), SC, ST and PD candidates are strictly followed as laid down by the Government of India. (Central Educational Institutions (Reservation in Admission) Act, 2006 )

Applications are invited for admission to Ph.D. programme in Biological Sciences, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Science, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Mathematics and Physics from the citizens of India for the semester commencing August 2017.

Notice for Admission to the Ph.D. Programme.

Selected Candidates for Ph.D. Programme:
Candidates short-listed for Ph.D. Interviews:
Application Procedure:

Please Download the Application Form and format of Recommendation Letter.

In addition, cadidates applying for Department of Physics must also fill an Online Application Form (a Google account is required for filling the online application).

Last date for recipet of application for Department of Physics: April 3, 2017 (Monday).

Last date for receipt of application for Department of Biological Sciences, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Earth and Environmetal Sciences, Electrical Engineering & Sciences and Mathematics extended upto April 10, 2017 (Monday).

The hardcopy of your application form must reach the below mentioned address:

The Dean, Academic Affairs
Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Bhopal
Bhopal By-pass Road, Bhauri, Bhopal-462 066
Madhya Pradesh, India

Please use Indian Postal Services for sending your application form.

In addition, please retain a copy of the application form submitted by you. You must carry the same to IISER Bhopal, if shortlisted and called for interview.

After the last date, all applications will be screened and candidates selected for interviews will be intimated by email.

Research Areas:

Biological Sciences

Department of Biological Sciences offers research in the areas of Biochemistry, Biophysics, Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Immunology, Cancer Biology, Epigenetics, Plant Cell and Developmental Biology, Metagenomics, Systems Biology, Ecology, Evolution and Molecular Systematics.

Eligibility:
Minimum Qualification:
  1. M.Sc./M.Tech. Degree in the relevant discipline with a minimum of 60% marks or CGPA/CPI of 7.0 on a 10 point scale. (overall percentage/CGPA/CPI; not only in majoring subject)

    If the transcript/grade sheet issued by the Institute/University reports:

    1. Only marks: percentage will be considered.
    2. Only grades: CGPA/CPI will be considered. If CGPA/CPI is reported on any scale other than 10 (eg. 4 point/ 8 point scale), an equivalent CGPA/CPI will be calculated as per the following formula:
      CGPA/CPI in a 10 point scale = (CGPA/CPI Obtained×10)/PS
      PS = Point scale used by the Institute/University.

    3. Both marks and CGPA/CPI: Percentage equivalent of CGPA/CPI, as indicated on the transcript/gradesheet, will be considered. The conversion factor must be available in the transcript/gradesheet.

  2. Exceptionally brilliant candidates with B.Tech./MBBS/MCA can also apply for the Ph.D. programme in Biological Sciences.

  3. Additionally, a National level examination like National Eligibility Test (NET)/GATE/UGC-JRF/CSIR-JRF/DBT (JRF A category)/ICMR (JRF category I)/NET-LS/INSPIRE-Ph.D./Rajiv Gandhi Fellowship/JGEEBILS or any other recognized score is mandatory. The certificate/fellowship MUST be valid at the time of admission.

    Students whose results for CSIR-UGC NET Fellowship or ICMR-JRF category-I or DBT-JRF A category or Rajiv Gandhi Fellowship or INSPIRE-Ph.D. or any other equivalent fellowship are awaited can also apply with their roll number(s) mentioned in the application. Such candidates will be allowed to appear for the interview provided they have qualified examination for any of the above fellowship before the interview date. Such candidates will not be sent a call letter for the interview. However, they should write to the Convener, PhD Admissions committee at admission.biophd@iiserb.ac.in and inform if they will attend the interview.

A relaxation of 5% of marks will be allowed for candidates belonging to SC/ST/PD categories.

Merely fulfilling the eligibility criterion does not entitle a candidate to be called for the interview.

Age: Preferably not more than 28 years as on August 01, 2017. Age relaxation of 3 years will be given for OBC (Non Creamy Layer) and 5 years for SC/ST/PD/Female applicants.

Please Note:
  1. All communication with candidates will be by e-mail only. No phone calls will be entertained.

  2. Kindly check this website for periodic updates.

  3. In case of any application-related queries, your application number must be mentioned in the subject line.

  4. Candidates who are appearing or are about to appear for final examinations of the qualifying degree programme are eligible to apply for Ph.D. programme. However, if selected, admission to the Ph.D. programme would be conditional upon their completing the qualifying degree with the defined marks criteria, before August 1, 2017.

  5. Selection will be based on interviews of the shortlisted candidates.

  6. Relaxation of eligibility criteria for SC/ST and PD applicants will be as per Government of India norms. Candidates belonging to reserved category will have to submit relevant certificates, if selected.

  7. Applying and meeting the minimum eligibility criteria does not automatically guarantee that a candidate will be shortlisted for 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.

Selection Procedure:

The selection procedure for admission to the Ph.D. programme will be based on the performance of the candidate in the interviews which will be conducted in two rounds (Rounds I and II). Candidates shortlisted from Round I, will have the option to interact with faculty members in the department following which Round II of the interviews will be conducted for the final selection. During the interviews, the candidate will be evaluated for their conceptual knowledge and the research aptitude in the field of general and Biological sciences.

Important Dates:
May 26, 2017 (Friday): Announcement of Shortlisted Candidates for the Interview.
June 20-21, 2017 (Tuesday-Wednesday): Interview of Shortlisted Candidates.
June 22, 2017 (Thursday): Announcement of Interview Results.
July 28, 2017 (Friday): Registration for the Ph.D. Programme.

Contact Information:

Department of Biological Sciences

Dr. R. S. Tomar
Head, Department of Biological Sciences
Email: admission.biophd@iiserb.ac.in

Dr. R. Mahalakshmi
Convener, Ph.D. Admissions Committee
E-mail: admission.biophd@iiserb.ac.in

Queries will be entertained on the above mentioned e-mail only. No phone calls will be entertained.

Chemistry

Department of Chemistry offers research in the areas of:

Inorganic Chemistry
  • Supramolecular Chemistry; Crystallography; Transition Metal Coordination Chemistry; Molecular Materials; Organometallic Chemistry; Organometallic Materials; Organic Materials; Macrocycles; Bio-inorganic Chemistry.

Organic Chemistry
  • Synthetic Organic Chemistry; Natural Products; Organometallic Chemistry; Asymmetric Catalysis; Chemical Biology; Molecular Biology; Polymers; Biomaterials.

Physical Chemistry
  • Electrochemistry: supercapacitors and electrocatalysis; Bionanotechnology; Biophysics; Polymers; Functional Nanomaterials; Ultrafast Spectroscopy; Biophysical Chemistry; Theoretical and Computational Chemistry; Ab Initio Theory of Materials.

Eligibility:
Minimum Qualification:
  1. M.Sc./M.Tech. Degree in the relevant discipline with a minimum of 60% marks or CGPA/CPI of 7.0 on a 10 point scale (overall percentage/CGPA/CPI; not only in majoring subject). Mathematics in the 10+2 level is desirable.

    If the transcript/grade sheet issued by the Institute/University reports:

    1. Only marks, percentage will be considered.
    2. Only grades, CGPA/CPI will be considered. If CGPA/CPI is reported on any scale other than 10 (eg. 4 point/ 8 point scale), an equivalent CGPA/CPI will be calculated as per the following formula:
      CGPA/CPI in a 10 point scale = (CGPA/CPI Obtained×10)/PS
      PS = Point scale used by the Institute/University.

    3. Both marks and CGPA/CPI
      i. Percentage equivalent of CGPA/CPI, as indicated on the transcript/gradesheet, will be considered, if absolute grading was followed.
      ii. CGPA/CPI ONLY will be considered, if relative grading was followed.

  2. Additionally, a National level examination like National Eligibility Test (NET)/GATE/UGC-JRF/CSIR-JRF/JEST/JGEEBILS/INSPIRE-Ph.D./NET-LS/Rajiv Gandhi Fellowship or any other recognized score is mandatory. The certificate/fellowship MUST be valid at the time of admission.

    Students whose results for CSIR-UGC NET Fellowship or Rajiv Gandhi Fellowship or INSPIRE-Ph.D. or any other equivalent fellowship are awaited may also apply with their roll number(s) mentioned in the application. Such candidates may walk-in for the interview provided they have qualified for any of the above fellowship before the interview date.

A relaxation of 5% of marks, or an equivalent relaxation of grade, will be allowed for candidates belonging to SC/ST/PD categories.

Merely fulfilling the eligibility criterion does not entitle a candidate to be called for the interview.

Age: Preferably not more than 28 years as on August 01, 2017. Age relaxation of 3 years will be given for OBC (Non Creamy Layer) and 5 years for SC/ST/PD/Female applicants.

Please Note:
  1. All communication with candidates will be by e-mail only.

  2. Kindly check this website for periodic updates.

  3. In case of any application-related queries, your application number must be mentioned in the subject line.

  4. Candidates who are appearing or are about to appear for final examinations of the qualifying degree programme are eligible to apply for Ph.D. programme. However, if selected, admission to the Ph.D. programme would be conditional upon their completing the qualifying degree with the defined marks criteria, before August 1, 2017.

  5. Selection will be based on interviews of the shortlisted candidates.

  6. Relaxation of eligibility criteria for SC/ST and PD applicants will be as per Government of India norms. Candidates belonging to reserved category will have to submit relevant certificates, if selected.

  7. Applying does not automatically guarantee that a candidate will be shortlisted for 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.

Selection Procedure:

Shortlisted candidates will be called for an interview. Date of interview will be communicated to shortlisted candidates by e-mail and the same will be available on the Institute website. TA will be paid to SC/ST candidates appearing for the interview as per Govt. of India norms.

Important Dates:
April 17, 2017 (Monday): Announcement of Shortlisted Candidates for the Interview.
May 25-27, 2017 (Tuesday-Saturday): Interview of Shortlisted Candidates.
May 29, 2017 (Monday): Announcement of Interview Results.
July 28, 2017 (Thursday): Registration for the Ph.D. Programme.

Contact Information:

Department of Chemistry

Dr. Prasanta Ghorai
Head, Department of Chemistry
E-mail: admission.chmphd@iiserb.ac.in

Dr. Apurba Lal Koner
Convener, Departmental Post-Graduate Committee
E-mail: admission.chmphd@iiserb.ac.in

Queries will be entertained on the above mentioned e-mail only.

Earth and Environmental Sciences

Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences offers research in the areas of:

Atmosphere and Climate Studies
  1. Ambient Aerosol Characteristics and Receptor Modeling.

  2. Climate and glacier Modelling, Monsoon dynamics.

  3. High-resolution greenhouse gas modelling.

Earth Surface Processes
  1. Fluvial geomorphology, remote sensing & GIS.

  2. Isotope biogeochemistry, Human perturbations of biogeochemical cycles, Coastal oceanography.

Solid Earth
  1. Chemical and Isotope geochronology, Crustal Dynamics, Petrology.

  2. Geophysics, Structural Geology, Petroleum Geology.

  3. Isotope geochemistry and geochronology, Igneous petrology.

For details, the prospective applicants are required to visit weblink: http://ees.iiserb.ac.in/research.php.

Eligibility:
Minimum Qualification:
  1. Master's (M.Sc.)/M.Tech Degrees in any of the disciplines of Earth Science/Geology/Geophysics/Atmospheric Science/ Oceanography/Geoinformatics/Remote Sensing/ Chemistry/Mathematics/Physics/Chemical, Environmental, Computer and Civil Engineering with a minimum of 60% marks or CGPA/CPI of 7.0 on a 10 point scale (overall percentage/CGPA/CPI; not only in majoring subject).

  2. Exceptionally brilliant students with B.Tech. in Chemical, Computer, Civil and Environmental Engineering with strong motivation towards Earth and Environmental Sciences, can also apply for Ph.D. programme.

  3. For students with Master's (M.Sc.) degree in Geology/ Earth Science/Environmental Sciences, a minor in Chemistry, Physics, or Mathematics at teh B.Sc. level is essential.

    Meeting minimum eligibility criteria will be assessed as follows:
    If the transcript/grade sheet issued by the Institute/University reports:

    1. Only marks, percentage will be considered.
    2. Only grades, CGPA/CPI will be considered. If CGPA/CPI is reported on any scale other than 10 (eg. 4 point/ 8 point scale), an equivalent CGPA/CPI will be calculated as per the following formula:
      CGPA/CPI in a 10 point scale = (CGPA/CPI Obtained×10)/PS
      PS = Point scale used by the Institute/University.

    3. Both marks and CGPA/CPI
      i. Percentage equivalent of CGPA/CPI, as indicated on the transcript/gradesheet, will be considered, if absolute grading was followed.
      ii. CGPA/CPI ONLY will be considered, if relative grading was followed.

  4. In addition to minimum qualification, for all candidates, a National level examination like National Eligibilitiy Test (NET)/CSIR-JRF/UGC-JRF/INSPIRE-Ph.D./GATE/NET-LS/Rajiv Gandhi Fellowship or any other recognized score is mandatory. The certificate/fellowship MUST be valid at the time of admission.

    Students whose results for CSIR-JRF or UGC-JRF Fellowship or NET-LS or Rajiv Gandhi Fellowship or INSPIRE-Ph.D. or any other equivalent fellowship are awaited may also apply with their roll number(s) mentioned in the application. Such candidates may walk-in for the interview provided they have qualified examination for any of the above fellowship before the interview date.

A relaxation of 5% of marks, or an equivalent relaxation of grade, will be allowed for candidates belonging to SC/ST/PD categories.

Merely fulfilling the eligibility criterion does not entitle a candidate to be called for the interview.

Age: Preferably not more than 28 years as on August 01, 2017. Age relaxation of 3 years will be given for OBC (Non Creamy Layer) and 5 years for SC/ST/PD/Female applicants.

Please Note:
  1. All communication with candidates will be by e-mail only.

  2. Kindly check this website for periodic updates.

  3. In case of any application-related queries, your application number must be mentioned in the subject line.

  4. Candidates who are appearing or are about to appear for final examinations of the qualifying degree programme are eligible to apply for Ph.D. programme. However, if selected, admission to the Ph.D. programme would be conditional upon their completing the qualifying degree with the defined marks criteria, before August 1, 2017.

  5. Selection will be based on interviews of the shortlisted candidates.

  6. Relaxation of eligibility criteria for SC/ST and PD applicants will be as per Government of India norms. Candidates belonging to reserved category will have to submit relevant certificates, if selected.

  7. Applying does not automatically guarantee that a candidate will be shortlisted for 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.

Selection Procedure:

Shortlisted candidates will be called for an interview. Date of interview will be communicated to shortlisted candidates by e-mail and the same will be available on the Institute website. TA will be paid only to SC/ST candidates to attend the interview as per Govt. of India norms.

Important Dates:
April 20, 2017 (Thursday): Announcement of Shortlisted Candidates for the Interview.
May 11, 2017 (Thursday): Interview of Shortlisted Candidates.
TBA: Announcement of Interview Results.
July 28, 2017 (Thursday): Registration for the Ph.D. Programme.

Contact Information:

Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences

Dr. Ramya Sunder Raman
Head, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
E-mail: admission.eesphd@iiserb.ac.in

Dr. Pritam Nasipuri
Convener, Departmental Post-Graduate Committee
E-mail: admission.eesphd@iiserb.ac.in

Queries will be entertained on the above mentioned e-mail only.

Mathematics

Department of Mathematics offers research in the areas of Differential Geometry, Group Theory, Harmonic Analysis, Dynamical Systems, Algebraic Topology, Low-dimensional / Geometric Topology, Number Theory, Non-commutative Algebra, Operator Algebras, Representation Theory.

Eligibility:
Minimum Qualification:
  1. M.Sc./M.Tech. Degree in the relevant discipline with a minimum of 60% marks or CGPA/CPI of 7.0 on a 10 point scale (overall percentage/CGPA/CPI; not only in majoring subject).
    If the transcript/grade sheet issued by the Institute/University reports:

    1. Only marks, percentage will be considered.
    2. Only grades, CGPA/CPI will be considered. If CGPA/CPI is reported on any scale other than 10 (eg. 4 point/ 8 point scale), an equivalent CGPA/CPI will be calculated as per the following formula:
      CGPA/CPI in a 10 point scale = (CGPA/CPI Obtained×10)/PS
      PS = Point scale used by the Institute/University.

    3. Both marks and CGPA/CPI
      i. Percentage equivalent of CGPA/CPI, as indicated on the transcript/gradesheet, will be considered, if absolute grading was followed.
      ii. CGPA/CPI ONLY will be considered, if relative grading was followed.

  2. Additionally, a valid GATE/UGC-JRF/CSIR-JRF/NBHM/INSPIRE-Ph.D. or any other recognized score is mandatory. The certificate/fellowship MUST be valid at the time of admission.

    Students whose results for CSIR-JRF/UGC-JRF/NBHM/INSPIRE-Ph.D. Fellowship or any other equivalent fellowship are awaited may also apply with their roll number(s) mentioned in the application. Such candidates may walk-in for the interview provided they have qualified examination for any of the above fellowship before the interview date.

A relaxation of 5% of marks, or an equivalent relaxation of grade, will be allowed for candidates belonging to SC/ST/PD categories.

Merely fulfilling the eligibility criterion does not entitle a candidate to be called for the interview.

Age: Preferably not more than 28 years as on August 01, 2017. Age relaxation of 3 years will be given for OBC (Non Creamy Layer) and 5 years for SC/ST/PD/Female applicants.

Please Note:
  1. All communication with candidates will be by e-mail only.

  2. Kindly check this website for periodic updates.

  3. In case of any application-related queries, your application number must be mentioned in the subject line.

  4. Candidates who are appearing or are about to appear for final examinations of the qualifying degree programme are eligible to apply for Ph.D. programme. However, if selected, admission to the Ph.D. programme would be conditional upon their completing the qualifying degree with the defined marks criteria, before August 1, 2017.

  5. Selection will be based on interviews of the shortlisted candidates.

  6. Relaxation of eligibility criteria for SC/ST and PD applicants will be as per Government of India norms. Candidates belonging to reserved category will have to submit relevant certificates, if selected.

  7. Applying does not automatically guarantee that a candidate will be shortlisted for 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.

Selection Procedure:

Shortlisted candidates will be called for an interview. Date of interview will be communicated to shortlisted candidates by e-mail and the same will be available on the Institute website. TA will be paid to SC/ST candidates appearing for the interview as per Govt. of India norms.

Important Dates:
April 21, 2017 (Friday): Announcement of Shortlisted Candidates for the Interview.
May 22-23, 2017 (Monday-Tuesday): Interview of Shortlisted Candidates.
May 24, 2017 (Wednesday): Announcement of Selected Candidates for the Ph.D. Programme.
July 28, 2017 (Thursday): Registration for the Ph.D. Programme.

Contact Information:

Department of Mathematics

Dr. Nikita Agarwal
Head, Department of Mathematics
E-mail: admission.mthphd@iiserb.ac.in

Dr. Saurabh Kumar Shrivastava
Convener, Departmental Post-Graduate Committee
E-mail: admission.mthphd@iiserb.ac.in

Queries will be entertained on the above mentioned e-mail only.

Physics

Department of Physics offers research in the areas of:

  1. High Energy Physics Theory
  2. Ultra-fast Optics
  3. Cosmology
  4. Theoretical Soft Condensed Matter Physics
  5. Experimental and Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics

Eligibility:
Minimum Qualification:
  1. M.Sc./M.Tech. Degree in the relevant discipline with a minimum of 60% marks or CGPA/CPI of 7.0 on a 10 point scale (overall percentage/CGPA/CPI; not only in majoring subject).
    If the transcript/grade sheet issued by the Institute/University reports:

    1. Only marks, percentage will be considered.
    2. Only grades, CGPA/CPI will be considered. If CGPA/CPI is reported on any scale other than 10 (eg. 4 point/ 8 point scale), an equivalent CGPA/CPI will be calculated as per the following formula:
      CGPA/CPI in a 10 point scale = (CGPA/CPI Obtained×10)/PS
      PS = Point scale used by the Institute/University.

    3. Both marks and CGPA/CPI
      i. Percentage equivalent of CGPA/CPI, as indicated on the transcript/gradesheet, will be considered, if absolute grading was followed.
      ii. CGPA/CPI ONLY will be considered, if relative grading was followed.

  2. Additionally, a valid GATE/UGC-JRF/CSIR-JRF/JEST/INSPIRE-Ph.D./JGEEBILS or any other recognized score is mandatory. The certificate/fellowship MUST be valid at the time of admission.

    Students whose results for CSIR-JRF/UGC-JRF/INSPIRE-Ph.D. Fellowship or NET-LS or Rajiv Gandhi Fellowship any other equivalent fellowship are awaited may also apply with their roll number(s) mentioned in the application. Such candidates may walk-in for the interview provided they have qualified examination for any of the above fellowship before the interview date.

A relaxation of 5% of marks, or an equivalent relaxation of grade, will be allowed for candidates belonging to SC/ST/PD categories.

Merely fulfilling the eligibility criterion does not entitle a candidate to be called for the interview.

Age: Preferably not more than 28 years as on August 01, 2017. Age relaxation of 3 years will be given for OBC (Non Creamy Layer) and 5 years for SC/ST/PD/Female applicants.

Please Note:
  1. All communication with candidates will be by e-mail only.

  2. Kindly check this website for periodic updates.

  3. In case of any application-related queries, your application number must be mentioned in the subject line.

  4. Candidates who are appearing or are about to appear for final examinations of the qualifying degree programme are eligible to apply for Ph.D. programme. However, if selected, admission to the Ph.D. programme would be conditional upon their completing the qualifying degree with the defined marks criteria, before August 1, 2017.

  5. Selection will be based on interviews of the shortlisted candidates.

  6. Relaxation of eligibility criteria for SC/ST and PD applicants will be as per Government of India norms. Candidates belonging to reserved category will have to submit relevant certificates, if selected.

  7. Applying does not automatically guarantee that a candidate will be shortlisted for 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.

Selection Procedure:

Shortlisted candidates will be called for an interview. Date of interview will be communicated to shortlisted candidates by e-mail and the same will be available on the Institute website. TA will be paid to SC/ST candidates appearing for the interview as per Govt. of India norms.

Important Dates:
TBA: Announcement of Shortlisted Candidates for the Interview.
May 4-5, 2017 (Thursday-Friday): Interview of Shortlisted Candidates.
TBA: Announcement of Interview Results.
July 28, 2017 (Thursday): Registration for the Ph.D. Programme.

Contact Information:

Physics Office
Contact No.: 0755-2692-582
E-mail: admission.phyphd@iiserb.ac.in

Queries will be entertained on the above mentioned e-mail only.

Chemical Engineering

Department of Chemical Engineering offers research in the areas of Fluid Mechanics, Sonochemistry, Reaction Engineering, Environment Chemistry.

Eligibility:
Minimum Qualification:
  1. M.Tech/ME/MS Degree in the relevant discipline with a minimum of 60% marks or CGPA of 7.0 on a 10 point scale (overall percentage/CGPA/CPI; not only in majoring subject).
    If the transcript/grade sheet issued by the Institute/University reports:

    1. Only marks, percentage will be considered.
    2. Only grades, CGPA/CPI will be considered. If CGPA/CPI is reported on any scale other than 10 (eg. 4 point/ 8 point scale), an equivalent CGPA/CPI will be calculated as per the following formula:
      CGPA/CPI in a 10 point scale = (CGPA/CPI Obtained×10)/PS
      PS = Point scale used by the Institute/University.

    3. Both marks and CGPA/CPI
      i. Percentage equivalent of CGPA/CPI, as indicated on the transcript/gradesheet, will be considered, if absolute grading was followed.
      ii. CGPA/CPI ONLY will be considered, if relative grading was followed.

  2. For Chemical Engineering, valid GATE score is not mandatory. However, the candidates must have qualified GATE examination on or after 2011.

    Besides, candidates with national level examination or fellowship like National Eligibility Test (NET)/ UGC-JRF/ CSIR-JRF/ INSPIRE-Ph.D./ NET-LS/ Rajiv Gandhi Fellowship etc. are also eligible to apply. In that case, the certificate/ fellowship MUST be valid at the time of admission. Students whose results for CSIR-UGC NET Fellowship/ Rajiv Gandhi Fellowship/ INSPIRE-Ph.D. or any other equivalent fellowship are awaited may also apply with their roll number(s) mentioned in the application. Such candidates may walk-in for the interview provided they have qualified for any of the above fellowship before the interview date.

A relaxation of 5% of marks, or an equivalent relaxation of grade, will be allowed for candidates belonging to SC/ST/PD categories.

Merely fulfilling the eligibility criterion does not entitle a candidate to be called for the interview.

Age: Preferably not more than 28 years as on August 01, 2017. Age relaxation of 3 years will be given for OBC (Non Creamy Layer) and 5 years for SC/ST/PD/Female applicants.

Please Note:
  1. All communication with candidates will be by e-mail only.

  2. Kindly check this website for periodic updates.

  3. In case of any application-related queries, your application number must be mentioned in the subject line.

  4. Candidates who are appearing or are about to appear for final examinations of the qualifying degree programme are eligible to apply for Ph.D. programme. However, if selected, admission to the Ph.D. programme would be conditional upon their completing the qualifying degree with the defined marks criteria, before August 1, 2017.

  5. Selection will be based on interviews of the shortlisted candidates.

  6. Relaxation of eligibility criteria for SC/ST and PD applicants will be as per Government of India norms. Candidates belonging to reserved category will have to submit relevant certificates, if selected.

  7. Applying does not automatically guarantee that a candidate will be shortlisted for 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.

Selection Procedure:

Shortlisted candidates will be called for an interview. Date of interview will be communicated to shortlisted candidates by e-mail and the same will be available on the Institute website. TA will be paid to SC/ST candidates appearing for the interview as per Govt. of India norms.

Important Dates:
April 21, 2017 (Friday): Announcement of Shortlisted Candidates for the Interview.
May 12, 2017 (Friday): Interview of Shortlisted Candidates.
May 15, 2017 (Monday): Announcement of Interview Results.
July 28, 2017 (Thursday): Registration for the Ph.D. Programme.

Contact Information:

Department of Chemical Engineering

Dr. Sankar Chakma
Head, Department of Chemical Engineering
E-mail: admission.chephd@iiserb.ac.in

Queries will be entertained on the above mentioned e-mail only.

Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science offers research in the areas of Electronic Devices and Circuits, Design and Analysis of Algorithms, Formal Methods and Model Checking.

Eligibility:
Minimum Qualification:
  1. M.Tech/ME/MS Degree in the relevant discipline with a minimum of 60% marks or CGPA of 7.0 on a 10 point scale (overall percentage/CGPA/CPI; not only in majoring subject).
    If the transcript/grade sheet issued by the Institute/University reports:

    1. Only marks, percentage will be considered.
    2. Only grades, CGPA/CPI will be considered. If CGPA/CPI is reported on any scale other than 10 (eg. 4 point/ 8 point scale), an equivalent CGPA/CPI will be calculated as per the following formula:
      CGPA/CPI in a 10 point scale = (CGPA/CPI Obtained×10)/PS
      PS = Point scale used by the Institute/University.

    3. Both marks and CGPA/CPI
      i. Percentage equivalent of CGPA/CPI, as indicated on the transcript/gradesheet, will be considered, if absolute grading was followed.
      ii. CGPA/CPI ONLY will be considered, if relative grading was followed.

  2. Candidates having a M.Tech./M.E. degree from India must have qualified the GATE exam at the time of taking admission to the M.Tech./M.E. programme. However, exceptionally brilliant B.Tech. candidates with a valid GATE score can also apply.

A relaxation of 5% of marks, or an equivalent relaxation of grade, will be allowed for candidates belonging to SC/ST/PD categories.

Merely fulfilling the eligibility criterion does not entitle a candidate to be called for the interview.

Age: Preferably not more than 28 years as on August 01, 2017. Age relaxation of 3 years will be given for OBC (Non Creamy Layer) and 5 years for SC/ST/PD/Female applicants.

Please Note:
  1. All communication with candidates will be by e-mail only.

  2. Kindly check this website for periodic updates.

  3. In case of any application-related queries, your application number must be mentioned in the subject line.

  4. Candidates who are appearing or are about to appear for final examinations of the qualifying degree programme are eligible to apply for Ph.D. programme. However, if selected, admission to the Ph.D. programme would be conditional upon their completing the qualifying degree with the defined marks criteria, before August 1, 2017.

  5. Selection will be based on interviews of the shortlisted candidates.

  6. Relaxation of eligibility criteria for SC/ST and PD applicants will be as per Government of India norms. Candidates belonging to reserved category will have to submit relevant certificates, if selected.

  7. Applying does not automatically guarantee that a candidate will be shortlisted for 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.

Selection Procedure:

Shortlisted candidates will be called for an interview. Date of interview will be communicated to shortlisted candidates by e-mail and the same will be available on the Institute website. TA will be paid to SC/ST candidates appearing for the interview as per Govt. of India norms.

Important Dates:
April 18, 2017 (Tuesday): Announcement of Shortlisted Candidates for the Interview.
May 09, 2017 (Tuesday): Interview of Shortlisted Candidates.
May 11, 2017 (Thursday): Announcement of Interview Results.
July 28, 2017 (Thursday): Registration for the Ph.D. Programme.

Contact Information:

Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Dr. Pawan Kumar Aurora
Head, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
E-mail: admission.eecsphd@iiserb.ac.in

Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Office
E-mail: office_eecs@iiserb.ac.in

Queries will be entertained on the above mentioned e-mail only.

Reservation:

According to Government of India norms.

Fellowship:

All selected candidates will be eligible to receive JRF fellowship as per the funding agency norms, in vogue.

General Information for Candidates:

IISER Bhopal offers Integrated Ph.D. programme in Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics for bright and motivated students who have received their Bachelor’s degree. The programme is aimed to provide young motivated individuals with a rigorous training, desired level of scientific understanding and a glimpse of global contemporary research at an early stage to enable them to pursue a career in science education and research. After successful completion of the coursework based on the advanced professional courses, students may continue with the state-of-the-art research which leads to the Ph.D. degree. However, the students, who do not intend to carrying out their Ph.D. degree, can exit the programme with an MS Degree after the successful completion of the course work

Admission to the Integrated Ph.D. programme will be made once a year during May/June. Advertisement would be floated between March/April.

More information regarding these departments are available at Department of Chemistry, Department of Mathematics and Department of Physics.

Notice for Admission to the Integrated Ph.D. Programme.

Selected Candidates for Integrated Ph.D. Programme:

Candidates Short-listed for Integrated Ph. D. Interview:

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Candidates Short-listed for Integrated Ph. D. Admission Test:
Research Areas:

Chemistry

Application Procedure:

Please Download the Application Form.

The hardcopy of your application form must reach the below mentioned address on or before April 3, 2017 (Monday).

The Dean, Academic Affairs
Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Bhopal
Bhopal By-pass Road, Bhauri, Bhopal-462 066
Madhya Pradesh, India

Please use Indian Postal Services for sending your application form.

In addition, please retain a copy of the application form submitted by you. You must carry the same to IISER Bhopal, if shortlisted and called for interview.

After the last date, all applications will be screened and candidates selected for interviews will be intimated by email.

Eligibility:

Minimum Qualification:

Bachelor’s Degree in the relevant discipline with a minimum of 60% marks or CGPA/CPI of 7.0 on a 10 point scale, obtained not earlier than 2016. Candidates appearing in the final year examination of theirBachelor’s Degree in 2017 are highly encouraged to apply. Additionally, the applicants should qualify the nationwide aptitude test, Joint Admission Test for M.Sc. (JAM). Further, candidates with Major/Honors in Chemistry should have Mathematics as subsidiary subject in their Bachelor’s program.

If the transcript/grade sheet issued by the Institute/University reports:

    1. Only marks, percentage will be considered.
    2. Only grades, CGPA/CPI will be considered. If CGPA/CPI is reported on any scale other than 10 (eg. 4 point/ 8 point scale), an equivalent CGPA/CPI will be calculated as per the following formula:
      CGPA/CPI in a 10 point scale = (CGPA/CPI Obtained×10)/PS
      PS = Point scale used by the Institute/University.
    3. Both marks and CGPA/CPI
      i. Percentage equivalent of CGPA/CPI, as indicated on the transcript/gradesheet, will be considered, if absolute grading was followed.
      ii. CGPA/CPI ONLY will be considered, if relative grading was followed.

A relaxation of 5% of marks will be allowed for candidates belonging to SC/ST/PD categories.

Merely fulfilling the eligibility criterion does not entitle a candidate to be called for the interview.

Please Note:

  1. All communication with candidates will be by e-mail only.

  2. Kindly check this website for periodic updates.

  3. In case of any application-related queries, your application number must be mentioned in the subject line.

  4. Selection will be based on interviews of the shortlisted candidates.

  5. Candidates who are appearing or are about to appear for final examinations of the qualifying degree programme are eligible to apply for Integrated Ph.D. programme. However, if selected, admission to the Integrated Ph.D. programme would be conditional upon their completing the qualifying degree with the defined marks criteria, before August 1, 2017.

  6. Relaxation of eligibility criteria for SC/ST and PD applicants will be as per Government of India norms. Candidates belonging to reserved category will have to submit relevant certificates, if selected.

  7. Applying does not automatically guarantee that a candidate will be shortlisted for 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.

Selection Procedure:

Shortlisted candidates will be called for an interview. Date of interview will be communicated to shortlisted candidates by e-mail and the same will be available on the Institute website. TA will be paid to SC/ST candidates appearing for the interview as per Govt. of India norms.

Important Dates:
April 17, 2017 (Monday): Announcement of Shortlisted Candidates for the Interview.
June 1-3, 2017 (Thursday-Saturday): Interview of Shortlisted Candidates.
June 6, 2017 (Friday): Announcement of Interview Results.
July 28, 2017 (Thursday): Registration for the Integrated Ph.D. Programme.

Contact Information:

Department of Chemistry

Dr. Prasanta Ghorai
Head, Department of Chemistry
E-mail: admission.chmphd@iiserb.ac.in

Queries will be entertained on the above mentioned e-mail only.

Mathematics

Application Procedure:

Please Download the Application Form.

The hardcopy of your application form must reach the below mentioned address on or before April 3, 2017 (Monday).

The Dean, Academic Affairs
Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Bhopal
Bhopal By-pass Road, Bhauri, Bhopal-462 066
Madhya Pradesh, India

Please use Indian Postal Services for sending your application form.

In addition, please retain a copy of the application form submitted by you. You must carry the same to IISER Bhopal, if shortlisted and called for interview.

After the last date, all applications will be screened and candidates selected for interviews will be intimated by email.

Eligibility:
Minimum Qualification:

Bachelor’s Degree in the relevant discipline with a minimum of 60% marks or CGPA/CPI of 7.0 on a 10 point scale, obtained not earlier than 2016. Candidates appearing in the final year examination of theirBachelor’s Degree in 2017 are highly encouraged to apply.

If the transcript/grade sheet issued by the Institute/University reports:

    1. Only marks, percentage will be considered.
    2. Only grades, CGPA/CPI will be considered. If CGPA/CPI is reported on any scale other than 10 (eg. 4 point/ 8 point scale), an equivalent CGPA/CPI will be calculated as per the following formula:
      CGPA/CPI in a 10 point scale = (CGPA/CPI Obtained×10)/PS
      PS = Point scale used by the Institute/University.
    3. Both marks and CGPA/CPI
      i. Percentage equivalent of CGPA/CPI, as indicated on the transcript/gradesheet, will be considered, if absolute grading was followed.
      ii. CGPA/CPI ONLY will be considered, if relative grading was followed.

A relaxation of 5% of marks will be allowed for candidates belonging to SC/ST/PD categories.

Merely fulfilling the eligibility criterion does not entitle a candidate to be called for the interview.

Please Note:
  1. All communication with candidates will be by e-mail only.

  2. Kindly check this website for periodic updates.

  3. In case of any application-related queries, your application number must be mentioned in the subject line.

  4. Candidates who are appearing or are about to appear for final examinations of the qualifying degree programme are eligible to apply for Integrated Ph.D. programme. However, if selected, admission to the Integrated Ph.D. programme would be conditional upon their completing the qualifying degree with the defined marks criteria, before August 1, 2017.

  5. Selection will be based on Written Test/Iterviews of the shortlisted candidates.

  6. Relaxation of eligibility criteria for SC/ST and PD applicants will be as per Government of India norms. Candidates belonging to reserved category will have to submit relevant certificates, if selected.

  7. Applying does not automatically guarantee that a candidate will be shortlisted for Written Test/Iterviews. 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.

Selection Procedure:

Applications will be screened for and entrance examination to be held at IISER Bhopal (Bhauri Campus).More information about the Entrance Examination can be found in the FAQ section below..

Important Dates:
April 21, 2017 (Friday): Announcement of Shortlisted Candidates for the Written Test.
May 21, 2017 (Sunday): Date of Written Test.
May 26, 2017 (Friday): Announcement of Selected Candidates for the Integrated Ph.D. Programme.
July 28, 2017 (Thursday): Date of Registration for the Integrated Ph.D. Programme.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Contact Information:

Department of Mathematics

Dr. Nikita Agarwal
Head, Department of Mathematics
E-mail: admission.mthphd@iiserb.ac.in

Dr. Saurabh Kumar Shrivastava
Convener, Departmental Post-Graduate Committee
E-mail: admission.mthphd@iiserb.ac.in

Queries will be entertained on the above mentioned e-mail only.

Physics

Application Procedure:

Cadidates Applying for Department of Physics, please fill the Online Application Form (a Google account is required for filling the online application).

Last date for Submitting the Online Application Form is April 3, 2017 (Monday).

In addition, please retain a copy of the application form submitted by you. You must carry the same to IISER Bhopal, if shortlisted and called for interview.

After the last date, all applications will be screened and candidates selected for interviews will be intimated by email.

Eligibility:

Minimum Qualification:

Bachelor’s Degree in the relevant discipline with a minimum of 60% marks or CGPA/CPI of 7.0 on a 10 point scale, obtained not earlier than 2016. Candidates appearing in the final year examination of theirBachelor's Degree in 2017 are highly encouraged to apply. Additionally, the applicants should qualify the nationwide aptitude test, Joint Entrance Screening Test (JEST) in Physics.

JEST is mandatoryfor applying to Integrated PhD program in Physics at IISER Bhopal starting Academic Year 2017-18. To apply for the Integrated PhD program in Physics at IISER Bhopal, you are required to have qualified JEST in 2016 or you need to appear for JEST in 2017. Candidates will be shortlisted for a written test to be conducted at IISER Bhopal on the basis of their JEST rank.

If the transcript/grade sheet issued by the Institute/University reports:

    1. Only marks, percentage will be considered.
    2. Only grades, CGPA/CPI will be considered. If CGPA/CPI is reported on any scale other than 10 (eg. 4 point/ 8 point scale), an equivalent CGPA/CPI will be calculated as per the following formula:
      CGPA/CPI in a 10 point scale = (CGPA/CPI Obtained×10)/PS
      PS = Point scale used by the Institute/University.
    3. Both marks and CGPA/CPI
      i. Percentage equivalent of CGPA/CPI, as indicated on the transcript/gradesheet, will be considered, if absolute grading was followed.
      ii. CGPA/CPI ONLY will be considered, if relative grading was followed.

A relaxation of 5% of marks will be allowed for candidates belonging to SC/ST/PD categories.

Merely fulfilling the eligibility criterion does not entitle a candidate to be called for the interview.

Please Note:

  1. All communication with candidates will be by e-mail only.

  2. Kindly check this website for periodic updates.

  3. In case of any application-related queries, your application number must be mentioned in the subject line.

  4. Selection will be based on written test of the shortlisted candidates.

  5. Candidates who are appearing or are about to appear for final examinations of the qualifying degree programme are eligible to apply for Integrated Ph.D. programme. However, if selected, admission to the Integrated Ph.D. programme would be conditional upon their completing the qualifying degree with the defined marks criteria, before August 1, 2017.

  6. Relaxation of eligibility criteria for SC/ST and PD applicants will be as per Government of India norms. Candidates belonging to reserved category will have to submit relevant certificates, if selected.

  7. Applying does not automatically guarantee that a candidate will be shortlisted for 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.

Selection Procedure:

Shortlisted candidates will be called for a written test. Date of test will be communicated to shortlisted candidates by e-mail and the same will be available on the Institute website. TA will be paid to SC/ST candidates appearing for the test as per Govt. of India norms.

Important Dates:
TBA: Announcement of Shortlisted Candidates for the Written Test
May 6, 2017 (Saturday): Date of Written Test.
TBA: Announcement of Selected Candidates for the Integrated Ph.D. Programme.
July 28, 2017 (Thursday): Date of Registration for the Integrated Ph.D. Programme.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Contact Information:

Physics Office
Contact No.: 0755-2692-582
E-mail: office_phy@iiserb.ac.in

Queries will be entertained on the above mentioned e-mail only.

Reservation:

Seats will be reserved according to the Central Government norms (i.e., 15% for SC, 7.5% for ST candidates and 27% for OBC-NCL). In addition, 3% horizontal reservation would be provided for candidates belonging to PD category.

Fellowship:

All admitted students will receive a fellowship of Rs. 10,000/- pm till the end of the third year (subject to fulfilling the minimum CPI requirements). Subsequently, a revised fellowship will be provided as per MHRD norms/guidelines.

General Information for Candidates: