PhD Programme in Physics

Indian Institute of Science Education and Research

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An Autonomous Institution, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India 

Admission to PhD programme for the August 2019 session 

Students are eligible to apply for the August 2019 session if they fulfil the minimum eligibility  criteria listed below.

General information:

Note that the PhD programme for August 2019 session starts on 1st August, 2019.

Admission will be based on the performance during a personal interview. Additional criteria well beyond the minimum eligibility criteria will be used for shortlisting the candidates to be called for personal interview.

Minimum eligibility criteria:

(1A) Minimum 60% marks in aggregate (overall percentage; not only in majoring subject) or CGPA 6 out of 10 point scale (55% or equivalent CGPA in aggregate for SC/ST and PD candidates) with a Master’s degree in physics. Students in the final year of MSc, and  students with a B.Tech/B.E in Engineering Physics, Material Science, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science are also eligible to apply. Integrated BS-MS degree satisfying the above criteria of marks can also apply.

(1B) In addition, the candidate MUST have any one of the following :

(a) Qualified National Eligibility Test (NET) with valid CSIR-JRF/UGC-JRF score, or GATE, JEST rank up to 200. The scores/ranks MUST be valid on the date of start of the Ph.D programme.

(b) INSPIRE-Ph.D. fellowship (should possess provisional selection letter at the time of personal interview)   



List of candidates shortlisted for interview will be announced on May 6, 2019.

Dates of personal interview: June 12, 13, and 14, 2019


The above is for the second round of admissions (interviews in June 2019) to the PhD programme in Physics for the August 2019 session.

The list of candidates selected in the first round (interviews completed in March 2019) has been announced earlier and is at the link below.

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