PhD Admission open for Mid Year 2018 in Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore

Bangalore: Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore has invited applications for admission to the Research Programs and External Registration Program (ERP) at the Institute.  The admission is open for Mid Year 2018 session.

Research Programmes ( Ph D only, including ERP) Participating Departments : Aerospace Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Computer Science and Automation, Computational and Data Sciences-Computational Science stream, Electrical Communication Engineering, Electronic Systems Engineering, Instrumentation and Applied Physics , Inorganic & Physical Chemistry, Materials Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Molecular Reproduction Development and Genetics, Nanoscience and Engineering, Physics, and Solid State and Structural Chemistry.


Interdisciplinary programs – Biosystems Science and Engineering , Energy.

Key Dates: Website opens for on-line submission of applications from 0 October 2018.

Last date for online submission of applications (website closes – 24:00 hours of 31.10.2018)

31 October 2018.

Date of the Interview 19/11/2018 – 20/11/2018

Commencement of the session 01-01-2019

Eligibility: Candidates possessing a minimum of second class in the following degrees are eligible to apply:  Qualifying degree # Qualifying in national entrance tests

1 Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Technology/ 4-year Bachelor of Science –  Valid GATE score* or

NET JRF** is mandatory

2 Master’s degree in Science / Master’s degree in Economics, Geography, Social Work, Psychology,

Management, Commerce, Operations Research, Computer Science/ Application – Valid GATE score or NET JRF is mandatory

3 Master’s degree in Engineering/ Technology/ Architecture/ Agriculture/ Pharmacy/ Veterinary Science – Desirable to have a valid GATE score or NET JRF.

4 MS/MBA (post BE/B.Tech) – (applicable for the department of Management Studies/Ecological

Sciences) – Desirable to have valid GATE score or NET JRF.

5 Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent in Engineering/ Technology from any centrally funded technical

institution, with a minimum CGPA of 8.5 out of 10 or its equivalent – Desirable to have valid GATE score or NET JRF.

6 MBBS/MD – Desirable to have valid GATE score or NET JRF.

# As applicable to individual participating department

*The GATE score should be valid as on January 1, 2018. Candidates securing the valid GATE score for the

years 2016/2017/2018 may apply.



Selection Process: Short-listing is based either on national entrance tests performance or on the academic performance in the qualifying degree examination as per the table above. The final selection is based on the performance at an interview in an interview, or in some cases, a written test and interview.

(Note that candidates who were called for the interview held in May 2018 in any of the above mentioned departments are also eligible to apply again.)

APPLICATION FEE( non refundable)

Category Application Fee* General / OBC Rs.800/-

SC / ST / PwD Rs.400/-

ERP Rs.2000/-

For Qualifications for eligibility, specializations, areas of research, number of seats and other details are available in the official website of IISc Bangalore → Admissions → Programmes → Research programmes → Eligibility.

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