Institute of Nano Science and Technology (INST) invite applications for Ph.D. Program – August, 2018 Session

Mohali, Punjab: Institute of Nano Science and Technology (INST), Mohali (Punjab), an autonomous institution of Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India, has been established under the umbrella of NANO MISSION, initiated by DST to boost research and development in the field of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology in India. (INST) invites applications from prospective candidates for admission into its Ph.D. Program in several areas of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology for the session beginning in August, 2018. The profile of the Faculty members at INST is accessible at Ph.D. students will be provided fellowship as per INST norms.

                     Interested candidates with a good academic track record and a strong intent to pursue Ph.D. in areas related to Nanoscience and Technology like devices, materials for energy applications (photocatalysts, electrocatalysts, supercapacitors, hydrogen generation & storage), Smart materials (organic/inorganic), Sensors, Therapeutics etc.


Eligibility Criteria: Candidates must have following degree apply for Ph. D Program

M.Sc. in (Chemistry/ Physics/ Material Sciences/ Life Sciences)/ M.Pharm./ M.Tech. in Basic, Applied Sciences or Engineering and related areas.

Qualifying Examination: The below mention exam should qualify when candidate apply for Ph.D program

GATE/ CSIR or UGC-NET/ JEST/ JGEEBILS (TIFR/ NCBS)/ ICMR-JRF/ DBT-JRF/ DST-INSPIRE/GPAT. Students registered with IISER Mohali for their BS-MS program can apply as per IISER Mohali’s norm.

Application Procedure:The application form and synopsis for PhD programme can be downloaded from Institute website The duly filled Application Form and online SYNOPSIS ( should be sent on as an advance copy. However, hard copy of the application with requisite enclosures and a demand draft (see below) will have to be sent to INST, Mohali.The envelope containing the application documents should be superscribed as“Application for the Ph.D. Program” and sent to INSTITUTE OF NANO SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, PHASE – 10, SECTOR – 64, MOHALI, PUNJAB-160062. Short-listed candidates will be called for an interview at INST and will be paid 2nd class railway/ bus(non AC) fare by the shortest route from their place of residence.

Application Fees: The aforesaid application documents should be accompanied by a Demand Draft (DD) of Rs. 450/- for General/OBC or Rs. 150/- for SC/ST/PH drawn in favor of Institute of Nano Science and Technology, Mohali (payable either at Mohali or at Chandigarh). Please mention your name on the reverse of the DD.

Last Date: Applications from interested students should reach INST through Registered/ Speed Post/Courier by 24TH APRIL, 2018. Applications received after this date shall not be entertained in any case.

Award of the Degree: It may please be noted Ph.D. students registered with INST will also have to register at IISER, Mohali for their Ph.D. degree(

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