IISER Tirupati PhD Program 2020 August in Biology

IISER Tirupati invites applications from prospective candidates for admission to the Ph.D. programme, August 2020. IISER Tirupati admits students in the disciplines of Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Earth and Climate Sciences and associated interdisciplinary areas of research. In addition to research, the programme involves coursework and teaching assistantship.
The department-specific eligibility criteria for August 2020 admissions are given below. Information about individual faculty profiles and areas of research can be obtained from the IISER Tirupati website. .
In this round, the departments of Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics will admit students. The broad areas of research, important dates and eligibility criteria in each department are as follows: 
Plant Biology, Developmental and Stem Cell biology, Bioinformatics and Systems Biology, Biophysics and Single Molecule Spectroscopy, Neurobiology, Infection biology, Molecular Microbiology, Cancer biology, Ecology and Evolutionary biology.
Important Dates:
Opening date of Online Application         : March 11, 2020
Closing date of Online Application           : April 10, 2020
Announcement of Shortlisted Candidates for the Interview: April 15, 2020
Interview of Shortlisted Candidates:  May 9-10, 2020
Announcement of Interview Results :    June, 2020
Registration of PhD Programme: 31st July 2020 (Tentative)

Eligibility Criteria
Additional Eligibility Criteria
Students with minimum 55% marks in aggregate (overall percentage including all subjects) or CGPA 6.0 on a 10-point scale in Master's degree in any branch of Science Physics/ Chemistry/ Mathematics/Biological Sciences/ Ecological Sciences/Agricultural Sciences/ Psychology M.Tech/ M.VSc or MBBS degree or any equivalent degree.

Candidates with BE/B.Tech degree with minimum 60% marks in aggregate (overall percentage including all subjects) or CGPA 6.5 on a 10-point scale can also apply.

IISER BS-MS (All IISERs) Dual degree students with CGPA >= 8.0 are eligible without the additional eligibility criteria listed on the right column
For CSIR-LS rank-holders, up to rank 200 are eligible
For DAE-JEST/GATE rank-holders, up to rank 100 for GATE (Life Sciences), up to rank 300 GATE (Ecology) are eligible.
 Application Procedure:
Only online applications will be accepted. Applicants can submit their forms for the Biology discipline in the following link:
General Information to the Applicants:
  1. The candidate MUST have qualified at least ONE of the above mentioned additional eligibility criteria
  2. The fellowships/scores/ranks must be valid at least till August 2020.
  3. SC/ST, PD and KM (Kashmiri migrant) candidates percentage may be relaxed with 5% or 0.5 in case of CGPA.
  4. 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 (tentatively Scheduled to be 1st Aug 2020).

  5. Selection Procedure:
    The shortlisted candidates will be called for written test/ interview and final selection is based on interview performance.
    TA/DA will be provided to the SC/ST/PD students appearing for the interview as per institute norms.
    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) to shortlist candidates for interviews.In addition, chemistry department may have different internal shortlisting criteria for different branches of chemistry.
    Upon selection and subsequently joining the Ph.D program, candidates who do not possess any CSIR, UGC, DBT and DST 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:

    Age Limit:
    Preferably not more than 28 yrs at the time of joining. Age relaxation of 3yrs will be given for OBC (Non-Creamy Layer) and 5 years for SC/ST/PD/Female candidates. Candidates belonging to reserved category will have to submit relevant certificates, if selected. Relaxation may also be given whenever suitable candidates are not available, in exceptional circumstances.

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