IISER Berhampur PhD Program 2018 July in Biological Sciences

Admission to PhD Programme-July-2018 

Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Berhampur invites applications from highly motivated students for admission to the PhD programme starting from July 2018. Currently, IISER Berhampur offers PhD programme in Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Physics disciplines. Students with a Master's degree or equivalent in Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Physics OR in any relevant interdisciplinary area closely related to the basic science are encouraged to apply for PhD programme. 

 PhD students must successfully complete course work, qualifying examination, seminars, and a dissertation. Besides the mandatory requirements, students are encouraged to participate in several professional activities such as workshops, review meetings and conferences. All doctoral students are also expected to participate in the undergraduate teaching programme of the Institute as a part of their training. 

Please note that the precise eligibility criteria for July 2018 admissions may vary from department to department which are given below. A glimpse of the research areas open for admission are provided below and further information about individual faculty profiles and areas of research can be obtained from the IISER Berhampur website. Prospective students satisfying the eligibility criteria are encouraged to acquaint themselves with the research areas of our faculty members for suitable match of interest. 

Important Dates:

Names Dates Closing Date of Application April 30, 2018 
Interview Dates May 22-29, 2018 

Application Procedure Please download and save the form on your computer, and then open it directly in Acrobat or Acrobat Reader and select/type the information in the boxes provided and click save to store the information. 


Click for Application Form and format of Recommendation Letter

This is an editable PDF form, please download the form, and open with Adobe Reader and select/type the information in the boxes provided and click save to store the information. 
If you are applying in more than one discipline, separate application must be filled and sent for each discipline. 

Complete application along with all certificates/enclosures (preferably in single consolidated .pdf file) must be sent to the email id given below 


Please write “APPLICATION FOR PhD IN (DEPARTMENT NAME)” in your subject area of email. For example, if you are applying to the PhD programme in Physics, please write “Application for PhD in PHYSICS”. After the last date, all applications will be screened and candidates shortlisted for interviews will be intimated by email. Only shortlisted candidates called for interview need to bring recommendation letters in sealed envelopes, superscribed with "Letter of Recommendation for to PhD Program in ". Letter of recommendation not in a sealed envelope will not be accepted. 

Research Areas

Important Instructions 

All communication with candidates will be by e-mail only. 
Kindly check this website for periodic updates. 
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 July 31, 2018. 
Selection will be based on interviews of the short-listed candidates. 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. 
Reservation will be applied according to Govt. of India norms. 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. 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. 
Applicant’s age should not exceed more than 28 years at the time of joining. Age relaxation of 3 years will be given for OBC (Non Creamy Layer) and 5 years for SC/ST/PD/Female applicants. 

All selected candidates will be eligible for either Institute fellowship of Rs. 25,000/- per month or fellowship as per the norms of the funding agency, in vogue, subject to satisfactory performance in their course work. 

Contact Information In case of any application-related queries, please contact the respective departments (with a CC to caa@iiserbpr.ac.in) 

Biology: hod_bio@iiserbpr.ac.in 
Chemistry: hod_chm@iiserbpr.ac.in 
Mathematics: hod_maths@iiserbpr.ac.in 
Physics: hod_phy@iiserbpr.ac.in

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