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Ph.D. Admissions 2020 at IISER Bhopal

Ph.D. Admissions 2020 at IISER Bhopal

 

 

About the Ph.D

 

 

Applications are invited for admission to the Ph.D. program in Biological Sciences, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Economic Sciences, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, Humanities and Social Sciences (English, Philosophy, and Linguistics), Mathematics and Physics for the semester commencing from August 2020.

 

 

Application Procedure

 

 

Notice for Admission to the PhD Programme.

To submit the Online PhD Application for Biological Sciences, please Click here.

To submit the Online PhD Application for Chemical Engineering, please Click here.

To submit the Online PhD Application for Chemistry, please Click here.

To submit the Online PhD Application for Earth and Environmental Sciences, please Click here.

To submit the Online PhD Application for Economic Sciences, please Click here.

To submit the Online PhD Application for Mathematics, please Click here.

To submit the Online PhD Application for Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, please Click here.

To submit the Online PhD Application for Humanities and Social Sciences, please Click here.

To submit the Online PhD Application for Physics, please Click here.

 

After the last date, all applications will be screened and the list of candidates shortlisted for interviews will be available on our Institute’s website and shortlisted candidates will be intimated by email only.

 

 

Research Areas

 

Biological Sciences

 

Department of Biological Sciences offers research in the areas of Biochemistry, Biophysics, Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Immunology, Cancer Biology, Epigenetics, Chemical Biology, Virology, Behavioral Biology, Plant Cell and Developmental Biology, Metagenomics, Systems Biology, Ecology, Evolution and Molecular Systematics.

 

Eligibility

Minimum Qualification

M.Sc./M.Tech. or equivalent degree in the relevant discipline with a minimum of 60% marks or CGPA/CPI of 7.0 on a 10 point scale (overall percentage/CGPA/CPI; not just in the majoring subject). Students with M.Sc./M.Tech. or equivalent degree in a branch of Physics, Chemistry, or Mathematics can also apply provided they have an aptitude for research in Biological Sciences
If the transcript/grade sheet issued by the Institute/University reports:

Only marks: percentage will be considered
Only grades: CGPA/CPI will be considered. If CGPA/CPI is reported on any scale other than 10 (eg. 4 point/ 8 point scale), an equivalent CGPA/CPI will be calculated as per the following formula: CGPA/CPI in a 10 point scale = (CGPA/CPI Obtained×10)/PS PS = Point scale used by the Institute/University. .
Both marks and CGPA/CPI: Percentage equivalent of CGPA/CPI, as indicated on the transcript/gradesheet, will be considered. The conversion factor must be available in the transcript/grade sheet.
Exceptionally brilliant candidates with B.Tech./MBBS/MCA can also apply for the PhD program in Biological Sciences.
Additionally, a National level examination such as GATE / CSIR-UGC-JRF / DBT-JRF (category I only) / ICMR-JRF (category A only) / CSIR-UGC-LS / Provisional letter of INSPIRE-JRF for PhD / Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship or any other recognized score is mandatory. The certificate/fellowship MUST be valid at the time of admission. Please note that the National level examination criteria is NOT mandatory for the students who have completed their BS-MS degree with CPI 8.0 and above from any of the IISER (Berhampur, Bhopal, Kolkata, Mohali, Pune, Thiruvananthapuram, Tirupati).

A relaxation of 5% of marks will be allowed for candidates belonging to SC/ST/PD categories.

Merely fulfilling the eligibility criterion does not entitle a candidate to be called for the interview.

Please Note:

All communication with candidates will be by e-mail only. No phone calls will be entertained.
Kindly check the website for periodic updates.
In case of any application-related queries, your application number must be mentioned in the subject line.
Candidates who are appearing or are about to appear for final examinations of the qualifying degree program are eligible to apply for PhD program. However, if selected, admission to the PhD program would be conditional upon their completing the qualifying degree with the defined marks criteria, at the time of joining.
Selection will be based on interviews of the shortlisted candidates, which will be conducted in the Institute premises only.
Relaxation of eligibility criteria for SC/ST and PD applicants will be as per Government of India norms. Candidates belonging to reserved category will have to submit relevant certificates, if selected.
Applying and meeting the minimum eligibility criteria does not automatically guarantee that a candidate will be shortlisted for interview. The Department of Biological Sciences will use additional criteria (based on academic performance and/or performance in the national level tests) in order to shortlist candidates for interviews depending on the number of applications received.
Candidates at the time of interview should bring with them at least one letter of recommendation in a sealed envelope. Alternately, the recommendation letter can be directly mailed by the referee(s) to: admission.biophd@iiserb.ac.in before the interview date.
Selection Procedure
The selection procedure for admission to the PhD programme will be based on the performance of the candidate in the interviews which will be conducted in two rounds (Rounds I and II). Candidates shortlisted from Round I, will have the option to interact with faculty members in the department following which Round II of the interviews will be conducted for the final selection. During the interviews, the candidate will be evaluated for their conceptual knowledge and the research aptitude in the field of Biological sciences.

 

Important Dates

April 15, 2020: Announcement of Shortlisted Candidates for the Interview.
May 14-15, 2020: Interview of Shortlisted Candidates.
May 20, 2020: Announcement of selected candidates for the Ph.D. programme.
July 29, 2019: Registration for the PhD Programme.

Contact Information

Department of Biological Sciences

Dr. Chandan Sahi
Head, Department of Biological Sciences
Email: admission.biophd@iiserb.ac.in

Dr. Himanshu Kumar
Convener, PhD Admissions Committee
Convener, Departmental Post-Graduate Committee
Email: admission.biophd@iiserb.ac.in

Queries will be entertained on the above mentioned e-mail only. No phone calls will be entertained.

 

Chemical Engineering

Department of Chemical Engineering (CHE) offers research in the areas of Fluid Mechanics, Reaction Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Functional Nanomaterials, Bioinspired Polymeric Nanocomposites, and Soft Matter and Self-propulsion.

Eligibility

Minimum Qualification

M.E./M.Tech./M.S. Degree in Chemical Engineering or an allied area with a minimum of 60% marks or CGPA of 7.0 on a 10 point scale (overall percentage/CGPA/CPI; not only in majoring subject). If the transcript/grade sheet issued by the Institute/University reports:
Only Marks, Percentage, CGPA, CPI, and Grades will be considered.
If CGPA/CPI is reported on any scale other than 10 (e.g. 4 point/ 8 point scale), an equivalent CGPA/CPI will be calculated as per the following formula:
CGPA/CPI in a 10 point scale = (CGPA/CPI Obtained×10)/PS
PS = Point scale used by the Institute/University.
Both marks and CGPA/CPI
percentage equivalent of CGPA/CPI, as indicated on the transcript/grade sheet, will be considered, if absolute grading was followed.
CGPA/CPI ONLY will be considered, if relative grading was followed.
The candidate must have qualified GATE in Chemical Engineering (CH); but not earlier than 4 (four) years at the time of application.
The candidates with M.Sc./M.S. Degree in an allied area of Chemical Engineering may also apply, provided they must have a valid GATE score in any of the allied areas of Chemical Engineering at the time of admission to the Ph.D. programme.
Besides, candidates with a national level examination or fellowship like CSIR/ UGC/ INSPIRE/ NET/ Rajiv Gandhi Fellowship etc. are also eligible to apply. In that case, the certificate/ fellowship MUST be valid at the time of admission. Students whose results are awaited may also apply with their roll number(s) mentioned in the application.
GATE examination is exempt for those with B.Tech. from IITs or BS-MS from IISERs with CGPA/CPI more than 8.0 on a 10 point scale.

A relaxation of 5% of marks, or an equivalent relaxation of grade, will be allowed for candidates belonging to SC/ST/PD categories.

Merely fulfilling the eligibility criterion does not entitle a candidate to be called for the interview.

Please Note:

All communication with candidates will be by e-mail only.
Kindly check this website for periodic updates.
In case of any application-related queries, your application number must be mentioned in the subject line.
Candidates who are appearing or are about to appear for final examinations of the qualifying degree programme are eligible to apply for PhD programme. However, if selected, admission to the PhD programme would be conditional upon their completing the qualifying degree with the defined marks criteria, before joining the institute.
Selection will be based on interviews of the shortlisted candidates.
Relaxation of eligibility criteria for SC/ST and PD applicants will be as per Government of India norms. Candidates belonging to reserved category will have to submit relevant certificates, if selected.
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) in order to shortlist candidates for interviews depending on the number of applications received.
Selection Procedure
Shortlisted candidates will be called for an interview. Date of interview will be communicated to shortlisted candidates by e-mail and the same will be available on the Institute website. TA will be paid to SC/ST candidates appearing for the interview as per Govt. of India norms.

 

 

Important Dates

 

April 01, 2020 ( Wednesday): Last date of receiving online PhD Application.
April 08, 2020 ( Wednesday): Announcement of Shortlisted Candidates for the Interview.
May 12, 2020 (Tuesday): Interview of Shortlisted Candidates.
May 18, 2020 (Monday): Announcement of selected candidates for the PhD programme.
July 29, 2020 (Wednesday): Registration for the PhD Programme
Contact Information
Department of Chemical Engineering

Dr. Manoj Kumar Tripathi
Coordinator, Department of Chemical Engineering
E-mail: admission.chephd@iiserb.ac.in

Queries will be entertained on the above mentioned e-mail only.

Chemistry

Department of Chemistry offers research in the areas of:

Inorganic Chemistry
Supramolecular Chemistry; Crystallography; Transition Metal Chemistry; Molecular Materials; Organometallic Chemistry; Bio-inorganic Chemistry.

Organic Chemistry
Synthetic Organic Chemistry; Natural Products; Organometallic Chemistry; Asymmetric Catalysis; Chemical Biology; Molecular Biology; Polymers; Biomaterials.

Physical Chemistry
Electrochemistry: supercapacitors and electrocatalysis; Bionanotechnology; Biophysics; Polymers; Functional Nanomaterials; Ultrafast Spectroscopy; Computational Materials Science and Computational Physical and Biophysical Chemistry.

Eligibility

Minimum Qualification:

M.Sc./M.Tech. Degree in the relevant discipline with a minimum of 60% marks or CGPA/CPI of 7.0 on a 10 point scale (overall percentage/CGPA/CPI; not only in majoring subject). Mathematics in the 10+2 level is desirable. For an application to be considered in Physical Chemistry, Mathematics in the 10+2 level as well as in B.Sc. (undergraduate) is mandatory
If the transcript/grade sheet issued by the Institute/University reports:

Only marks: percentage will be considered.
Only grades: CGPA/CPI will be considered. If CGPA/CPI is reported on any scale other than 10 (eg. 4 point/ 8 point scale), an equivalent CGPA/CPI will be calculated as per the following formula:
CGPA/CPI in a 10 point scale = (CGPA/CPI Obtained×10)/PS
PS = Point scale used by the Institute/University.
Both marks and CGPA/CPI:
Percentage equivalent of CGPA/CPI, as indicated on the transcript/gradesheet, will be considered, if absolute grading was followed.
CGPA/CPI ONLY will be considered, if relative grading was followed.
Additionally, a National level examination like National Eligibility Test (NET)/GATE/UGC-JRF/CSIR-JRF/INSPIRE-PhD/NET-LS/Rajiv Gandhi Fellowship or any other recognized score is mandatory.. The certificate/fellowship MUST be valid at the time of admission
GATE examination is exempt for those with B.Tech. from IITs or BS-MS from IISERs with CGPA/CPI more than 8.0 on a 10 point scale.
Students whose results for CSIR-UGC NET Fellowship or Rajiv Gandhi Fellowship or INSPIRE-PhD or any other equivalent fellowship are awaited may also apply with their roll number(s) mentioned in the application. Such candidates may walk-in for the interview provided they have qualified for any of the above fellowship before the interview date.

A relaxation of 5% of marks, or an equivalent relaxation of grade, will be allowed for candidates belonging to SC/ST/PD categories.

Merely fulfilling the eligibility criterion does not entitle a candidate to be called for the interview.

Please Note:

All communication with candidates will be by e-mail only.
Kindly check this website for periodic updates.
In case of any application-related queries, your application number must be mentioned in the subject line.
Candidates who are appearing or are about to appear for final examinations of the qualifying degree programme are eligible to apply for PhD programme. However, if selected, admission to the PhD programme would be conditional upon their completing the qualifying degree with the defined marks criteria, before joining the Institute.
Selection will be based on interviews of the shortlisted candidates.
Relaxation of eligibility criteria for SC/ST and PD applicants will be as per Government of India norms. Candidates belonging to reserved category will have to submit relevant certificates, if selected.
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) in order to shortlist candidates for interviews depending on the number of applications received.
Selection Procedure
Shortlisted candidates will be called for an interview. Date of interview will be communicated to shortlisted candidates by e-mail and the same will be available on the Institute website. TA will be paid to SC/ST/PD candidates appearing for the interview as per Govt. of India norms.

Important Dates
April 10, 2020: Announcement of Shortlisted Candidates for the Interview.
May 12-13, 2020:Interview of Shortlisted Candidates.
May 16, 2020:Announcement of Interview Results.
July 29, 2020:Registration for the PhD Programme.
Contact Information
Department of Chemistry

Dr. Sangit Kumar
Head, Department of Chemistry
Email: admission.chmphd[AT]iiserb.ac.in

Dr. Nitin T. Patil
Convener, Departmental Post-Graduate Committee
Email: admission.chmphd[AT]iiserb.ac.in

Queries will be entertained on the above mentioned e-mail only.

Earth and Environmental Sciences

Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences offers research in the areas of:

Atmosphere and Climate Studies

Aerosols: Characterization of physical and chemical properties, source apportionment by receptor modeling, and assessment of climate and health effects.
Climate Extremes, regional earth system modeling to address monsoon variability and change, Himalayan glacier modeling for mass-balance and area change study.
Greenhouse gas modeling, Carbon Cycle and Climate, Satellite-based GHG budgets, GHG measurement network design
Earth Surface Processes

Fluvial geomorphology, remote sensing & GIS.
Impact of Climate Change in Hydrology, Floods and Droughts, Analysis of Weather Forecasts, River Engineering.
Chemical oceanography & limnology, aqueous biogeochemistry, paleo-reconstruction of environmental & hydro-climatic conditions, and provenance tracing using elemental/isotope tracers.
Geochemistry of groundwater contamination and mitigation measure; Geochemistry of mine waste rock; Geochemical processes at the water-sediment interface
Solid Earth

Active Tectonics, Structural Geology, Petroleum Geology.
Archaean Tectonics, Petrology-Geochronology, Precambrian crustal evolution of Indian Peninsula;
Petrology and Geochemistry of Magmatic Ores, Magmatic processes and tectonic styles in Precambrian Earth with special focus on greenstone belts.
Isotope geochemistry and geochronology in studies of crust-mantle evolution and petrogenesis.
For details, the prospective applicants are required to visit weblink: http://ees.iiserb.ac.in/research.php.

Eligibility
Minimum Qualification:

Master’s (M.Sc.)/M.Tech or B.Tech-M.Tech integrated Degrees in any of the disciplines of Earth Science/Geology/Geophysics/Atmospheric Science/ Oceanography/Geoinformatics/Remote Sensing/ Chemistry/Mathematics/Physics/Chemical, Environmental, Computer, Electronic and Communication, Wireless Communication and Networking, and Civil Engineering with a minimum of 60% marks or CGPA/CPI of 7.0 on a 10 point scale (overall percentage/CGPA/CPI; not only in majoring subject).
Exceptionally brilliant students with B.Tech. In Chemical, Computer, Civil, Electronic and Communication, and Environmental Engineering with strong motivation towards Earth and Environmental Sciences, can also apply for PhD programme.
For students with Master’s (M.Sc.) degree in Geology/ Earth Science/Environmental Sciences, Chemistry, Physics or Mathematics as a subject of study at B.Sc. level is preferable
Meeting minimum eligibility criteria will be assessed as follows: If the transcript/grade sheet issued by the Institute/University reports:

Only marks, percentage will be considered.
Only grades, CGPA/CPI will be considered. If CGPA/CPI is reported on any scale other than 10 (eg. 4 point/ 8 point scale), an equivalent CGPA/CPI will be calculated as per the following formula: CGPA/CPI in a 10 point scale = (CGPA/CPI Obtained×10)/PS PS = Point scale used by the Institute/University.
Both marks and CGPA/CPI
Percentage equivalent of CGPA/CPI, as indicated on the transcript/gradesheet, will be considered, if absolute grading was followed.
CGPA/CPI ONLY will be considered, if relative grading was followed.
In addition to minimum qualification, for all candidates, a National level examination like National Eligibilitiy Test (NET)/CSIR-JRF/UGC-JRF/INSPIRE-PhD/GATE/NET-LS/Rajiv Gandhi Fellowship or any other recognized score is mandatory. The certificate/fellowship MUST be valid at the time of admission.
Candidates having a M.Tech./M.E. degree from India must have qualified the GATE exam at the time of admission to the M.Tech./M.E. programme.
GATE examination is exempt for those with B.Tech. from IITs or BS-MS from IISERs with CGPA/CPI more than 8.0 on a 10 point scale.
Students whose results for CSIR-JRF or UGC-JRF Fellowship or NET-LS or Rajiv Gandhi Fellowship or INSPIRE-PhD or any other equivalent fellowship are awaited may also apply with their roll number(s) mentioned in the application. Such candidates may walk-in for the interview provided they have qualified examination for any of the above fellowship before the interview date.

A relaxation of 5% of marks, or an equivalent relaxation of grade, will be allowed for candidates belonging to SC/ST/PD categories.

Merely fulfilling the eligibility criterion does not entitle a candidate to be called for the interview.

Please Note:

All communication with candidates will be by e-mail only.
Kindly check this website for periodic updates.
In case of any application-related queries, your application number must be mentioned in the subject line.
Candidates who are appearing or are about to appear for final examinations of the qualifying degree programme are eligible to apply for PhD programme. However, if selected, admission to the PhD programme would be conditional upon their completing the qualifying degree with the defined marks criteria, before joining the Institute.
Selection will be based on interviews of the shortlisted candidates.
Candidates belonging to reserved category will have to submit relevant certificates, if selected.
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) in order to shortlist candidates for interviews depending on the number of applications received.
Selection Procedure
Shortlisted candidates will be called for an interview. Date of interview will be communicated to shortlisted candidates by e-mail and the same will be available on the Institute website. TA will be paid only to SC/ST candidates to attend the interview as per Govt. of India norms.

Important Dates
April 01, 2020: Last date of receiving online PhD Application.
April 08, 2020: Announcement of Shortlisted Candidates for the Interview.
May 01- 02, 2020: Interview of Shortlisted Candidates.
May 04, 2020: Announcement of selected candidates for the PhD programme.
July 29, 2020:Registration for the PhD Programme.
Contact Information
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences

Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Jha
Head-in-charge, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
E-mail: admission.eesphd[AT]iiserb.ac.in

Dr. Ria Mukherjee
Convener, Departmental Post-Graduate Committee
E-mail: admission.eesphd[AT]iiserb.ac.in

Queries will be entertained on the above mentioned e-mail only.

Economic Sciences

Department of Economic Sciences offers research in the areas of
Agriculture Economics, Environment and Resource Economics, Behavioral Economics, Macroeconomics (Economic Growth), Economic Theory, Game Theory, Corporate Finance and Industrial Organization, Public Finance, International Economics, Trade, Public Economics.

Eligibility
Minimum Qualification:

M.Sc./M.A. Degree in the relevant discipline with a minimum of 60% marks or CGPA/CPI of 7.0 on a 10-point scale (overall percentage/CGPA/CPI; not only in majoring subject). If the transcript/grade sheet issued by the Institute/University reports:
Only marks: percentage will be considered.
Only grades: CGPA/CPI will be considered. If CGPA/CPI is reported on any scale other than 10 (eg. 4 point/ 8 point scale), an equivalent CGPA/CPI will be calculated as per the following formula:
CGPA/CPI in a 10 point scale = (CGPA/CPI Obtained×10)/PS
where PS = Point scale used by the Institute/University.
Both marks and CGPA/CPI: Percentage equivalent of CGPA/CPI, as indicated on the transcript/grade sheet, will be considered. The conversion factor must be available in the transcript/grade sheet.
The candidate should have studied Mathematics till 10+2 to be eligible for admission in Economic Sciences PhD. programme.
Additionally, a National level examination like National Eligibility Test (NET) / NET-LS / UGC-JRF, or any other recognized score in the relevant discipline is mandatory. The certificate/fellowship MUST be valid at the time of admission.
GATE examination is exempt for those with B.Tech. from IITs or BS-MS from IISERs with CGPA/CPI more than 8.0 on a 10 point scale.
Students whose results for National Eligibility Test (NET)/ NET-LS/UGC-JRF, or any other equivalent fellowship are awaited can also apply with their roll number(s) mentioned in the application. Such candidates may walk-in for the interview provided they have qualified examination for any of the above fellowship before the interview date.
A relaxation of 5% of marks will be allowed for candidates belonging to SC/ST/PD categories.
Merely fulfilling the eligibility criterion does not entitle a candidate to be called for the interview.
Please Note:

All communication with candidates will be by e-mail only.
Kindly check this website for periodic updates.
In case of any application-related queries, your application number must be mentioned in the subject line.
Candidates who are appearing or are about to appear for final examinations of the qualifying degree programme are eligible to apply for PhD programme. However, if selected, admission to the PhD programme would be conditional upon their completing the qualifying degree with the defined marks criteria,before joining the Institute..
Selection will be based on interviews of the shortlisted candidates.
Relaxation of eligibility criteria for SC/ST and PD applicants will be as per Government of India norms. Candidates belonging to reserved category will have to submit relevant certificates, if selected.
Applying and meeting the minimum eligibility criteria 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) in order to shortlist candidates for interviews depending on the number of applications received.
Selection Procedure
Shortlisted candidates will be called for an interview. Date of interview will be communicated to shortlisted candidates by e-mail and the same will be available on the Institute website. TA will be paid to SC/ST candidates appearing for the interview as per the Government of India norms.

Important Dates

March 01, 2020 To April 01, 2020:Receiving Online applications.
April 13, 2020: List of Shortlisted candidates.
June 01 & 02, 2020:Interview of shortlisted candidates.
June 03, 2020:Announcement of Selected candidates.
July 29, 2020:Registration for the PhD Programme.
Contact Information
Department of Economic Sciences

E-mail: hod_eco@iiserb.ac.in

Queries will be entertained on the above-mentioned e-mail only. No phone calls will be entertained.

Mathematics
Department of Mathematics offers research in the areas of Algebraic Coding Theory, Algebraic Geometry, Algebraic K-Theory, Commutative Algebra, Dynamical Systems, Ergodic Theory, Group Theory, Harmonic Analysis, Low-dimensional / Geometric Topology, Number Theory, Numerical Analysis, Operator Algebras, Partial Differential Equations, Representation Theory, Riemannian Geometry.

Eligibility

Minimum Qualification

M.Sc./M.Tech. Degree in the relevant discipline with a minimum of 60% marks or CGPA/CPI of 7.0 on a 10 point scale (overall percentage/CGPA/CPI; not only in majoring subject). If the transcript/grade sheet issued by the Institute/University reports:
Only marks, percentage will be considered.
Only grades, CGPA/CPI will be considered. If CGPA/CPI is reported on any scale other than 10 (eg. 4 point/ 8 point scale), an equivalent CGPA/CPI will be calculated as per the following formula:
CGPA/CPI in a 10 point scale = (CGPA/CPI Obtained×10)/PS
PS = Point scale used by the Institute/University.
Both marks and CGPA/CPI
Percentage equivalent of CGPA/CPI, as indicated on the transcript/gradesheet, will be considered, if absolute grading was followed.
CGPA/CPI ONLY will be considered, if relative grading was followed.
Additionally, a valid GATE/UGC-JRF/CSIR-JRF/NBHM/INSPIRE-PhD or any other recognized score is mandatory. The certificate/fellowship MUST be valid at the time of admission.
Students whose results for CSIR-JRF/UGC-JRF/NBHM/INSPIRE-PhD Fellowship or any other equivalent fellowship are awaited may also apply with their roll number(s) mentioned in the application. Such candidates may walk-in for the interview provided they have qualified examination for any of the above fellowship before the interview date.

A relaxation of 5% of marks, or an equivalent relaxation of grade, will be allowed for candidates belonging to SC/ST/PD categories.

Merely fulfilling the eligibility criterion does not entitle a candidate to be called for the interview.

Please Note:

All communication with candidates will be by e-mail only.
Kindly check this website for periodic updates.
In case of any application-related queries, your application number must be mentioned in the subject line.
Candidates who are appearing or are about to appear for final examinations of the qualifying degree programme are eligible to apply for PhD programme. However, if selected, admission to the PhD programme would be conditional upon their completing the qualifying degree with the defined marks criteria, before joining the Institute.
Selection will be based on interviews of the shortlisted candidates.
Relaxation of eligibility criteria for SC/ST and PD applicants will be as per Government of India norms. Candidates belonging to reserved category will have to submit relevant certificates, if selected.
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) in order to shortlist candidates for interviews depending on the number of applications received.
Selection Procedure
Shortlisted candidates will be called for an interview. Date of interview will be communicated to shortlisted candidates by e-mail and the same will be available on the Institute website. TA will be paid to SC/ST/PD candidates appearing for the interview as per Govt. of India norms.

Important Dates
April 08, 2020 (Wednesday): Announcement of shortlisted candidates for the interview.
May 11 – 13, 2020 (Monday – Wednesday): Interview of shortlisted candidates.
May 18, 2020 (Monday): Announcement of selected candidates for the PhD program.
July 29, 2020 (Wednesday) – Registration for the PhD Programme.
Contact Information
Department of Mathematics

Dr. Kashyap Rajeevsarathy
Head, Department of Mathematics
E-mail: admission.mthphd@iiserb.ac.in

Dr. Rahul Garg
Convener, Departmental Post-Graduate Committee
E-mail: admission.mthphd@iiserb.ac.in

Queries will be entertained on the above mentioned e-mail only.

Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science offers research in the following areas:

Applied Automata & Model Checking
Communication and Signal Processing
Cryptography
Design & Analysis of Algorithms
Devices, Circuits and Sensors
Electromagnetics and Plasmas
Natural Language Processing
Robotics & Control Systems
Social Network

For further details on the research areas and the respective faculty members, kindly refer to the following webpage: https://eecs.iiserb.ac.in/program.php

Candidates are strongly encouraged to make a preliminary contact with the faculty members with whom they wish to work.

Eligibility
Minimum Qualification:

Students with M.Tech./ME./M.S. in EC/CS/EE/IT/IN with a minimum of 60% marks or CGPA of 7.0 on a 10 point scale (overall percentage/CGPA/CPI; not only in majoring subject).
If the transcript/grade sheet issued by the Institute/University reports:
Only marks, percentage will be considered.
Only grades, CGPA/CPI will be considered.
If CGPA/CPI is reported on any scale other than 10 (eg. 4 point/ 8 point scale), an equivalent CGPA/CPI will be calculated as per the following formula:
CGPA/CPI in a 10 point scale = (CGPA/CPI Obtained×10)/PS, where PS is the Point scale used by the Institute/University.
Both marks and CGPA/CPI, percentage equivalent of CGPA/CPI, as indicated on the transcript/gradesheet, will be considered, if absolute grading was followed. CGPA/CPI ONLY will be considered, if relative grading was followed.
Students with M.Sc./M.S. in Physics/Mathematics/Computer Science/Electronic Science or B.Tech./B.E./B.S. in EC/CS/EE/IN can be considered for admission into the PhD program of EECS Department if they have qualified GATE in EC/CS/EE/IN/PHY/MTH, or JEST in TCS/PHY, or UGC/CSIR(NET-JRF)/INSPIRE in PHY/MTH/Electronics/Computer Science or have NBHM scholarship. In order to be eligible for admission, these students should have a minimum of 60% marks or CGPA of 7.0 on a 10 point scale (overall percentage/CGPA/CPI; not only in majoring subject; if required, same conversion formula will be followed as listed above). GATE examination is exempt for those with B.Tech. from IITs or BS-MS from IISERs with CGPA/CPI more than 8.0 on a 10 point scale.
A relaxation of 5% of marks will be allowed for candidates belonging to SC/ST/PD categories.

Candidates who are appearing or are about to appear for final examinations of the qualifying degree programme are eligible to apply for PhD programme. However, if selected, admission to the PhD programme would be conditional upon their completing the qualifying degree with the defined marks criteria, before joining the Institute.

Merely fulfilling the eligibility criterion does not entitle a candidate to be called for the interview.

Please Note:

All communication with candidates will be by e-mail only.
Kindly check this website for periodic updates.
In case of any application-related queries, your application number must be mentioned in the subject line.
Candidates who are appearing or are about to appear for final examinations of the qualifying degree programme are eligible to apply for PhD programme. However, if selected, admission to the PhD programme would be conditional upon their completing the qualifying degree with the defined marks criteria, before joining the Institute.
Selection will be based on interviews of the shortlisted candidates.
Relaxation of eligibility criteria for SC/ST and PD applicants will be as per Government of India norms. Candidates belonging to reserved category will have to submit relevant certificates, if selected.
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) in order to shortlist candidates for interviews depending on the number of applications received.
Selection Procedure
Shortlisted candidates will be called for an interview. Date of interview will be communicated to shortlisted candidates by e-mail and the same will be available on the Institute website. TA will be paid to SC/ST/PD candidates appearing for the interview as per Govt. of India norms.

Important Dates
April 01, 2020: Last date of filling online PhD Applications.
April 16, 2020: Announcement of shortlisted candidates for the Interview.
May 04, 2020: Interview of Shortlisted Candidates.
May 11, 2020: Announcement of selected candidates for the Ph.D. programme.
July 29, 2020:Registration for the PhD Programme.
Contact Information
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Dr. Kushal K. Shah
Head, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
E-mail: admission.eecsphd@iiserb.ac.in

Electrical Engineering & Computer Science Office
E-mail: office_eecs@iiserb.ac.in

Queries will be entertained on the above mentioned e-mail only.

Humanities and Social Sciences

Department of Humanities and Social Sciences offers research in the areas of
Literature: Indian Writing in English, South Asian Literatures, South Asian Diasporic Literatures, Critical Theory, Modernist Literature, Cultural Studies, African American Literature, Folklore Studies, Translation Studies, Literary Theory, Comparative Aesthetics, Adaptation studies, Indian Literature, Memory Studies, Literature of Displacement, Gender Studies, City and Literature.
Philosophy: Ancient Greek Philosophy; Modern European Philosophy; Continental Philosophy
Linguistics: Computational Linguistics and Computational Psycholinguistics

Eligibility

Minimum Qualification:

M.Sc./M.A/M.Phil Degree in the relevant discipline with a minimum of 60% marks or CGPA/CPI of 7.0 on a 10-point scale (overall percentage/CGPA/CPI; not only in majoring subject). If the transcript/grade sheet issued by the Institute/University reports:
Only marks: percentage will be considered.
Only grades: CGPA/CPI will be considered. If CGPA/CPI is reported on any scale other than 10 (eg. 4 point/ 8 point scale), an equivalent CGPA/CPI will be calculated as per the following formula:
CGPA/CPI in a 10 point scale = (CGPA/CPI Obtained×10)/PS
where PS = Point scale used by the Institute/University.
Both marks and CGPA/CPI: Percentage equivalent of CGPA/CPI, as indicated on the transcript/grade sheet, will be considered. The conversion factor must be available in the transcript/grade sheet.
Additionally, a National level examination like National Eligibility Test (NET) / NET-LS / UGC-JRF, or any other recognized score in the relevant discipline is mandatory. The certificate/fellowship MUST be valid at the time of admission.
GATE examination is exempt for those with B.Tech. from IITs or BS-MS from IISERs with CGPA/CPI more than 8.0 on a 10 point scale.
Students whose results for National Eligibility Test (NET)/ NET-LS/UGC-JRF, or any other equivalent fellowship are awaited can also apply with their roll number(s) mentioned in the application. Such candidates may walk-in for the interview provided they have qualified examination for any of the above fellowship before the interview date.
A relaxation of 5% of marks will be allowed for candidates belonging to SC/ST/PD categories.
Merely fulfilling the eligibility criterion does not entitle a candidate to be called for the interview.
Please Note:

All communication with candidates will be by e-mail only.
Kindly check this website for periodic updates.
In case of any application-related queries, your application number must be mentioned in the subject line.
Candidates who are appearing or are about to appear for final examinations of the qualifying degree programme are eligible to apply for PhD programme. However, if selected, admission to the PhD programme would be conditional upon their completing the qualifying degree with the defined marks criteria, before joining the Institute.
Selection will be based on interviews of the shortlisted candidates.
Relaxation of eligibility criteria for SC/ST and PD applicants will be as per Government of India norms. Candidates belonging to reserved category will have to submit relevant certificates, if selected.
Applying and meeting the minimum eligibility criteria 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) in order to shortlist candidates for interviews depending on the number of applications received.
Selection Procedure
Shortlisted candidates will be called for an interview. TA will be paid to SC/ST candidates appearing for the interview as per the Government of India norms.

Important Dates
March 25, 2020: Last date for receiving online PhD application.
April 1, 2020: Announcement of shortlisted candidates for the interview.
April 20, 2020: Interview of shortlisted candidates.
May 26, 2020: Announcement of selected candidates for the PhD programme.
July 29, 2020:Registration for the PhD Programme.
Contact Information
Department of Humanities and Social Sciences

E-mail: hod_hss@iiserb.ac.in

Queries will be entertained on the above-mentioned e-mail only. No phone calls will be entertained.

Physics

Department of Physics offers research in the areas of:

Ultra-fast Optics
Experimental and Theoretical Soft Condensed Matter Physics
Experimental and Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics
Quantum Sensing and Metrology
Theoretical High Energy Physics – Astronomy, Cosmology, Nuclear Astrophysics, Particle physics, QCD, String theory
Eligibility
Minimum Qualification:

M.Sc./M.Tech. Degree in the relevant discipline with a minimum of 60% marks or CGPA/CPI of 7.0 on a 10 point scale (overall percentage/CGPA/CPI; not only in majoring subject). If the transcript/grade sheet issued by the Institute/University reports:
Only marks, percentage will be considered.
Only grades, CGPA/CPI will be considered. If CGPA/CPI is reported on any scale other than 10 (eg. 4 point/ 8 point scale), an equivalent CGPA/CPI will be calculated as per the following formula:
CGPA/CPI in a 10 point scale = (CGPA/CPI Obtained×10)/PS
PS = Point scale used by the Institute/University.
Both marks and CGPA/CPI
Percentage equivalent of CGPA/CPI, as indicated on the transcript/gradesheet, will be considered, if absolute grading was followed.
CGPA/CPI ONLY will be considered, if relative grading was followed.
Additionally, a valid GATE/UGC-JRF/CSIR-JRF/JEST/INSPIRE-PhD/JGEEBILS or any other recognized score is mandatory. The certificate/fellowship MUST be valid at the time of admission.
GATE examination is exempt for those with B.Tech. from IITs or BS-MS from IISERs with CGPA/CPI more than 8.0 on a 10 point scale.
Students whose results for CSIR-JRF/UGC-JRF/INSPIRE-PhD Fellowship or NET-LS or Rajiv Gandhi Fellowship any other equivalent fellowship are awaited may also apply with their roll number(s) mentioned in the application. Such candidates may walk-in for the interview provided they have qualified examination for any of the above fellowship before the interview date.

A relaxation of 5% of marks, or an equivalent relaxation of grade, will be allowed for candidates belonging to SC/ST/PD categories.
Merely fulfilling the eligibility criterion does not entitle a candidate to be called for the interview.
Please Note:

All communication with candidates will be by e-mail only.
Kindly check this website for periodic updates.
In case of any application-related queries, your application number must be mentioned in the subject line.
Candidates who are appearing or are about to appear for final examinations of the qualifying degree programme are eligible to apply for PhD programme. However, if selected, admission to the PhD programme would be conditional upon their completing the qualifying degree with the defined marks criteria, before joining the Institute.
Selection will be based on interviews of the shortlisted candidates.
Relaxation of eligibility criteria for SC/ST and PD applicants will be as per Government of India norms. Candidates belonging to reserved category will have to submit relevant certificates, if selected.
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) in order to shortlist candidates for interviews depending on the number of applications received.
Selection Procedure
Shortlisted candidates will be called for an interview. Date of interview will be communicated to shortlisted candidates by e-mail and the same will be available on the Institute website. TA will be paid to SC/ST candidates appearing for the interview as per Govt. of India norms.

Important Dates
April 03, 2020 ( Friday):Announcement of Shortlisted Candidates for the Interview.
May 07-08, 2020 (Thursday-Friday): Interview of Shortlisted Candidates.
May 11, 2020 (Monday):Announcement of selected candidates for the PhD programme.
July 29, 2020:Registration for the PhD Programme.
Contact Information
Physics Office
Contact No.: +91 755 269 2582
E-mail: admission.phyphd@iiserb.ac.in

Queries will be entertained on the above mentioned e-mail only.

Age Limit
Preferably not more than 28 years. Age relaxation of 3 years will be given for OBC (Non Creamy Layer) and 5 years for SC/ST/PD/Female applicants.

Upper age limit shall be determined as on last date of online submission of applications. Date of Birth as recorded in the Matriculation/ Secondary Examination Certificate/Aadhar Card only will be accepted by the IISER Bhopal for determining the age.

Reservation
According to Government of India norms.
Candidates belonging to reserved category will have to submit relevant certificates.

Fellowship
All selected candidates will be eligible to receive JRF fellowship as per the funding agency norms, in vogue.

 

For more details refer the Official Website :   https://www.iiserb.ac.in/

 

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