Ph. Admission 2020- IISER Tirupati

IISER Tirupati invites applications for admission to the Ph.D. programme, January 2020. IISER Tirupati admits students in the disciplines of Biology, Chemistry and Earth and Climate Sciences and associated interdisciplinary areas of research. In addition to research, the programme involves coursework and teaching assistantship.

Institution Name: Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Tirupathi

Institution Profile: IISER Tirupati is the sixth Institute in the chain of IISERs established by the Govt. of India under the Ministry of HRD for imparting quality education in basic sciences and for setting up state-of-the-art research facilities for frontline and cutting-edge research in science. It started academic activity started in August 2015 in the spacious transit campus located at Sri Rama Engineering College, Rami Reddy Nagar, Karkambadi Road, Tirupati.

Admission Called for: Ph.D Admission 2020- January Session

IISER Tirupathi, Ph.D.  Admission 2020 called for Biology:

  • Biology- Plant Molecular and Stress Biology, Developmental and Stem Cell Biology, Genetics and Genome Stability, Bioinformatics and Systems Biology, DNA nano-biology and Single-Molecule Spectroscopy.

Eligibility:

  • Students with minimum 55% marks in aggregate (overall percentage; with 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; not only in majoring subject) or CGPA 6.5 on a 10-point scale can also apply.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

  • JGEEBILS 2018 exam
  • DBT-JRF-A / ICMR-JRF / DBT-BINC / ARS-NET (ICAR)/ UGC-CSIR JRF/ DST-INSPIRE
  • For CSIR-LS rank-holders, up to rank 200 are eligible
  • For DAE-JEST/GATE rank-holders, up to rank 300 (GATE Life Sciences) are eligible.

Important Dates:

  • Opening date of Online Application: Oct 11, 2019
  • Closing date of Online Application: Nov 4, 2019
  • Announcement of Shortlisted Candidates for the Interview: Nov 11, 2019 (Tentative)
  • Interview of Shortlisted Candidates: Nov 30 and Dec 1, 2019
  • Announcement of Interview Results: Dec 10th, 2019 (Tentative)
  • Registration of PhD Programme: 01 Jan, 2020

Application Procedure:

Only online applications will be accepted. Applicants can submit their forms for the Biology discipline in the following link:

Click Here to Apply for Biology PhD Programme

IISER Tirupathi, Ph.D.  Admission 2020 called for Chemistry:

  • Chemistry: Theoretical & Computational Chemistry, Physical & Materials Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry. Other interdisciplinary areas.

Eligibility: 

  • Students with minimum 55% marks in aggregate (overall percentage; with all subjects) or CGPA 6.0 on a 10-point scale in master’s degree in any branch of Science: Physics/Chemistry/Mathematics/Biology or ME/M.Tech or any equivalent degree.
  • Candidates with BE/B.Tech degree with minimum 60% marks in aggregate (overall percentage; not only in majoring subject) or CGPA 6.5 on a 10-point scale can also apply.

Additional Eligibility Criteria: GATE qualified

Important Dates:

  • Opening date of Online Application: Oct 11, 2019
  • Closing date of Online Application: Oct 31, 2019
  • Announcement of Shortlisted Candidates for the Interview: Nov 12-15, 2019 (Tentative)
  • Interview of Shortlisted Candidates: Dec 5-6, 2019 (Tentative)
  • Announcement of Interview Results: Dec 15, 2019 (Tentative)
  • Registration of PhD Programme: 01 Jan 2020

Application Procedure:

Only online applications will be accepted. Applicants can submit their forms for the Chemistry discipline in the following link:

Click Here to apply for Chemistry PhD Programme

IISER Tirupathi, Ph.D.  Admission 2020 called for Earth & Climate Science:

  • Earth & Climate Science: Igneous Petrology, Mineralogy, Rare Metal and Rare Earth (RMRE) mineralization, Microphysics of clouds and precipitation, Remote sensing techniques for characterizing precipitations.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Students with minimum 55% marks in aggregate (overall percentage; with all subjects) or CGPA 6.0 out of 10-point scale in master degree in: Geology/ Geophysics/ Physics/ Meteorology/ Atmospheric science/ or any equivalent degree.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

  • NET in Earth, Ocean, Atmospheric and Climate Science, Physics /GATE in Geology and Geophysics (GG)

Important Dates:

  • Opening date of Online Application: Oct 11 , 2019
  • Closing date of Online Application: November 9, 2019
  • Announcement of Shortlisted Candidates for the Interview: November 15, 2019
  • Interview of Shortlisted Candidates: December 10-12, 2019 (Tentative)
  • Announcement of Interview Results: December 15, 2019 (Tentative)
  • Registration of PhD Programme: 01, January 2020

Application Procedure:

Only online applications will be accepted. Applicants can submit their forms for the ECS discipline in the following link:

Click Here to Apply for Earth & Climate Science PhD Programme

General Information to the Applicants:

  1.  The candidate MUST have:
      1. Qualified at least ONE of the above mentioned additional eligibility criteria

(OR)

       b. A valid CSIR/UGC-JRF or CSIR/UGC NET-LS or INSPIRE-Ph.D. fellowship

(OR)

      c. IISER BS-MS (All IISERs) Dual degree students having CGPA >= 8.0.

  1. The fellowships/scores/ranks must be valid at least till Jan 2020. Please note that the admission criteria can change during the next round of admission.
  2. SC/ST, PD and KM (Kashmiri migrant) 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 Jan 2020).

Selection Procedure:

The shortlisted candidates will be called for 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.

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.

Age Relaxation: Candidate should not be 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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