Bose Institute PhD Program Spring 2021 Admissions Open

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

Advt. No.: BI/NET-JRF/06/2020-21 

Admission for PhD Programme Spring 2021 

 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 desires to admit students for its Ph.D. programme twice a year, for sessions beginning tentatively in January and July. Online interviews for this session will be held tentatively during 1st week of April, 2021. 

Broad areas of research: 

Atmospheric Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences and Interdisciplinary Sciences. 

• Candidates can apply simultaneously to maximum of two positions as mentioned in Annexure - I. 
• Candidates are required to provide a Statement of Purpose (SOP), in prescribed format, for each of the positions she/he applies for. 

Fellowship: Admissible as per Govt. of India rules. 

Reservation : Reservation quota will be adhered to the standard GoI 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), whose last date of validity should not be earlier than 1st July 2021. Candidates, who are in the final year of their Master’s degree and are in possession of an award of a JRF, if selected, will have to submit their final degree certificate at the time of joining. 
(2) Master’s degree or equivalent in any of the following fields: Engineering/ Science/ Technology with at least 55 %of marks for general, while for SC/ST/OBC(non-creamy layer) / Differently abled and other categories 50% marks is necessary 
(3) Age limit: 28 years as on the day of application and relaxation of age is applicable as per Government of India rule. 
(4) 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. Subsequently, in case, the candidate is not finally awarded the INSPIRE fellowship by DST, his/her 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 February 28, 2021 

• An online acknowledgement receipt will be generated on successful registration. Candidates should retain this receipt for future reference. Candidates must produce this acknowledgement receipt for the interview. No candidates will be entertained for interview without this receipt. 
• In case of any difficulty during online registration, please send email to and Shortlisting for Interview: 
• A shortlisting will be done based on 50% weightage on past academic records and 50% weightage on SOP. 
• List of shortlisted candidates, along with the date and time of interview will be displayed at the Institute website Note: Candidates applying for more than one discipline may be called for separate interviews. PhD interview: 
• The interview will be conducted online. Specific instructions for the interview will be communicated to the candidates at a later date. 
• The medium of the interviews is English. Shortlist and selection: 
• The shortlist of candidates selected for the interviews, will be posted on the Institute website. 
• It should be 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. 
• The Institute Authority reserves the right to reject any or all applications without assigning any reason thereof. 

Important Dates: 

• Last Date for online Registration: 18:00 hrs. February 28, 2021 
• Date of display of short-listed candidates and instructions on the Institute website: March 20, 2021 
• Tentative date of interview: 1st week of April, 2021. 

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