Bose Institute PhD Program | Walk INs on April 1- 7, 2020

Bose Institute 
(An autonomous research institute of Dept. of Science & Technology, Govt. of India) 

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Admission for PhD Programme

Acharya J.C. Bose, the founder of modern science in the Indian subcontinent, established Bose Institute in 1917. The Institute was set up as Asia’s first interdisciplinary research centre and bears a century old tradition of excellence in research.

 The Institute recruits students to its Ph.D. programme twice a year, for sessions beginning tentatively in January and July. Interviews for the session beginning tentatively in July 2020 will be held during April 1- 7, 2020 from 10:30 onwards at the Centenary campus of Bose Institute, Kankurgachi, P-1/12, C.I.T. Scheme VII M, Kolkata 700054.

Broad areas of research: Chemical, Interdisciplinary, Life and Physical Sciences

• Candidates can apply simultaneously to more than one research area mentioned above.
• Interviews for every research area will be held on a separate day.

Fellowship: Admissible as per Govt. of India rules Eligibility for PhD Interview:
(1) Candidates should have an award of JRF (CSIR-UGC JRF/ DBT-JRF/ ICMR-JRF/ DSTINSPIRE/ DBT-BINC or equivalent). It should be valid at the time of admission.
(2) Master’s degree in Engineering/ Science/ Technology in Atmospheric/ Agricultural/ Biological/ Chemical/ Computational/ Environmental/ Life/ Physical/ Marine/ Mathematical/ Statistical/ Veterinary Sciences or equivalent with percentage of marks and timelines which should satisfy the criteria of JRF award in (1) at the time of joining.
(3) Candidates who are in the final year of their Master’s degree and in possession of an award of a JRF could also be admitted provisionally, subject to the prevalent JRF rules as well as their:

(a) Submitting evidence of the successful completion of their Master's degree, within six months of joining the PhD programme.
(b) Award of JRF should be valid on the date of submission of their Master’s degree.

(4) Age limit: 28 years as on the day of application and relaxable in case of SC/ST/OBC/PwD/EWS/Women candidates etc. as per Govt. Rules.

(5) DST-INSPIRE candidates can only be admitted provisionally. Confirmation of their admission to the PhD programme of Bose Institute is subject to the final award of INSPIRE fellowship by DST. In case, they are not finally awarded the INSPIRE fellowship by DST, their provisional admission is liable to be cancelled by the Institute.

(6) Candidates who have qualified in GATE/ JEST/ JGEEBILS/ NET (LS) etc. but who do not have a valid award of JRF mentioned in (1) above or equivalent are ineligible to apply.

Registration for PhD Interview:

 • Interested candidates fulfilling required eligibility should register online at the URL
 - Deadline for online Registration: 6 PM of March 24th, 2020
 - In case of any difficulty during online registration, please email

• An online acknowledgement receipt will be generated on successful registration.
• Candidates must produce this acknowledgement receipt for the interview. No candidate will be entertained for interview without this receipt. PhD Interviews:
• The medium of the interviews is English.
• A list of candidates eligible for the Interview will be posted on the Institute website well before the interview. It will contain names of candidates and the date and time on which they need to appear for a given research area.
• If eligible, candidates can be asked to appear for more than one research area.
• Eligible candidates should report at the time and venue mentioned, for every research area.
• Outstation candidates who are found eligible for more than one research area should be prepared to stay in Kolkata for a few days, depending on the areas they apply to.
• Candidates should bring photocopies of all original documents (testimonials, marksheets, award letter etc) at the time of interview.
• It must be especially noted that if selected, all originals (award letter, degrees, marksheets etc.) must be produced during admission, else offer of admission will stand cancelled.
• Candidates will have to fill up a form at the reporting desk, where they will need to specify their choice of research areas mentioned above.
• No TA/DA is admissible for appearing at the interview.

Shortlist and selection: 
• The shortlist of candidates selected at the interviews, will be posted on the Institute website.
• It should be especially noted that mere appearance on the shortlist does not imply admission.
• Once the shortlist of candidates is posted on the Institute website, information on the future course of action and the timelines thereof, will be mentioned on the Institute website or will be communicated to the candidates through e-mail or phone. 

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