IISER Tirupati PhD Admissions 2018 August ~ helpBIOTECH

06 March 2018

IISER Tirupati PhD Admissions 2018 August


IISER Tirupati invites applications from prospective candidates for admission to the Ph.D. programme, August 2018. IISER Tirupati admits students in the disciplines of Biology, Chemistry, Earth & Climate Science, Mathematics, and Physics and associated interdisciplinary areas of research. In addition to research, the programme involves coursework and teaching assistantship. 

Students with a master's degree in Science / Mathematics are encouraged to apply to PhD programme.

Please note that the precise eligibility criteria for August 2018 admissions may vary from department to department and are given below. Information about individual faculty profiles and areas of research can be obtained from the IISER Tirupati website.

Important Dates:

Opening date of Online Application : February 17, 2018
Closing date of Online Application : April 30, 2018
Interview Dates (Tentative) : June 7, 2018 to June 14, 2018

The broad areas of research in each department include the following:

Biology: Biophysics, Neuroscience, Plant biology, Ecology and evolution, Cancer biology & Immunology, Chemical Biology, Nano-Biotechnology, Proteomics and Infectious disease.

Chemistry: Bio-Organic Chemistry, Nano-technology, Organic & Bio Molecular Chemistry, Inorganic & Materials Chemistry, Theoretical, Analytical & Physical Chemistry 

Earth and Climate Science: Petrology, Minerology, Thermodynamic modelling of fluid-rock interactions, REE mineralization and mobility in alkaline/peralkaline system 

Mathematics: Algebraic Geometry, Differential Geometry, Harmonic Analysis, Number Theory, Representation Theory and Topology. 

Physics: Theoretical Astrophysics, Observational Astronomy, Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics, Soft Matter Physics, Nonlinear Physics, Experimental High Energy Physics and String Theory and Gravity 


DisciplineEligibility CriteriaAdditional Eligibility Criteria
BiologyStudents with minimum 55% marks in aggregate (overall percentage; with all subjects) or CGPA 5.5 out of 10-point scale in master's degree in any branch of Science Physics/Chemistry/Mathematics/Biological Sciences/Ecological Sciences/Agricultural Sciences/ Psychology or any equivalent degree. Candidates with B.E/ B.Tech/ M.Tech/ M.VSc or MBBS degree satisfying the above criteria of marks can also apply.JGEEBILS 2017 exam or DBT-JRF-A / ICMR-JRF / DBT-BINC / ARS-NET (ICAR) For CSIR-LS rank-holders, up to rank 200 are eligible For DAE-JEST/GATE rank-holders, up to rank 600 (GATE Life Sciences) are eligible. No cut-off for GATE Ecology.
ChemistryStudents with minimum 55% marks in aggregate (overall percentage; with all subjects) or CGPA 5.5 out of 10-point scale in master's degree in any branch of Science: Physics/Chemistry/Mathematics/Biology or any equivalent degree. Candidates with B.E/B.Tech/B.Pharm/M.E/M.Tech/M.Pharm degree satisfying the above criteria of marks can also apply.JEST/GATE/GPAT qualified
Earth and Climate ScienceStudents with minimum 55% marks in aggregate or CGPA 5.5 (in a 10-point scale; with master's degree in Earth Sciences/Geology/Applied Geology or any equivalent degree.GATE qualified in Geology and Geophysics.
MathematicsStudents with minimum 55% marks in aggregate or CGPA 5.5 (in a 10-point scale with MSc/ M.Stat/BTech/ BE degree or any equivalent degree.NBHM PhD scholarship or GATE(MA).
PhysicsStudents with minimum 55% marks in aggregate (overall percentage; not only in majoring subject) or CGPA 5.5 out of 10-point scale in master's degree in any branch of Science: Physics/Astronomy & Astrophysics/Chemistry/Mathematics/Biology / B.E/B.Tech/M.E/M.Tech. or any equivalent degree.JEST or GATE qualified in Physics.

General Information to the Applicants:

The candidate MUST have:

a. Qualified at least ONE of the above mentioned additional eligibility criteria 
b. A valid CSIR/UGC-JRF or CSIR/UGC NET-LS (Date of examination should be December 2015 or later) or INSPIRE-Ph.D. fellowship

c. IISER BS-MS (All IISERs) Dual degree students having CGPA >= 7.0.

  1. The fellowships/scores/ranks must be valid at least till August 2018. Please note that the admission criteria can change during the next round of admission.
  2. SC/ST, PD and KM candidates Percentage may be relaxed with 5% or 0.5 in case of CGPA.
  3. Candidates in the final year of their qualifying degree are also eligible to apply. However, their final selection is subject to their successful completion of the qualifying degree with the above-mentioned requirements at the time of admission. A provisional degree certificate is mandatory at the time of admission (Scheduled to be 1st August 2018).
Application Procedure:

Only online applications will be accepted. Applicants can submit their forms for the respective departments in the following links:

The candidates must carefully fill and submit the online application form on or before April 30, 2018. Applications will be screened, and shortlisted candidates will be intimated further through emails only. Candidates belonging to reserved category will have to submit relevant certificates, if selected. 

Selection Procedure:

The shortlisted candidates will be called for interview and final selection is based on interview performance.

The respective departments may use additional criteria (based on academic performance and/or performance in the national level tests) to shortlist candidates for interviews.

Fellowship: Upon selection and subsequently joining the Ph.D program, candidates who do not possess any CSIR, DBT and INSPIRE, will be eligible for institute fellowship at par with CSIR, DBT etc., but without HRA component. 
Please Note: All communication with candidates will be by email only.

Kindly check this website for periodic updates.

In case of any application-related specific queries, please contact the respective departments with your application number mentioned in the subject at the following email addresses:

  • biophdselection@iisertirupati.ac.in,
  • chemphdselection@iisertirupati.ac.in
  • physphdselection@iisertirupati.ac.in
  • mathphdselection@iisertirupati.ac.in
  • earthphdselection@iisertirupati.ac.in
Applicants age should not exceed more than 28 years at the time of joining. However, the relaxation in age will be considered as per the Govt. of India regulations. 


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