Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Mohali PhD Admission 2017

Mohali:  Indian Institute of Science Education and Research  (IISER) Mohali  has released official admission notification for the PhD Programmes in the areas of Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, Earth & Environmental Science and Humanities& Social Sciences for the session commencing in August 2017. Also IISER Mohali has notified the admission procedure for Integrated MS-PhD Program August 2017.

For PhD programmes, the institute has informed that candidates interested in pursuing research in interdisciplinary areas are also encouraged to apply. For both PhD and Integrated MS-PhD programmes, the last date for submission of online application is 31 March 2017 (12 Noon).


Eligibility Criteria for PhD programmes: As per the PhD programmes admission notification, the applicant should have a Masters degree/ BTech/ MBBS/ MTech with a good academic record and should be GATE/ CSIR or UGC-NET/ JEST/ NBHM-JRF/JGEEBILS (TIFR/NCBS)/ GPAT/ ICMR-JRF/ DBT-JRF/DST-INSPIRE qualified in the relevant subject.

Detailed criteria set by individual departments for PhD admissions at IISER Mohali:

Department of Biological Sciences:

The applicant should have MSc/ BTech/ MBBS/ MTech or equivalent degree and should have a valid GATE (Life Sciences/ Biotechnology/ Ecology and Evolution) / CSIR-UGC-NET/ JGEEBILS (TIFR/ NCBS)/ ICMR/ DBT/ DST-Inspire fellowship.

Department of Chemical Sciences:

The applicant should have MSc degree in Chemistry/ Physics (with a minimum of 55% marks) or equivalent degree and should have a valid NET/ GATE/ DST-Inspire fellowship in Chemistry/ Physics.

Department of Mathematical Sciences:

The applicant must have qualified one of the following examinations GATE/CSIR-UGC-NET/NBHM-JRF with Mathematics as the primary subject. Applicants who have obtained the DST-INSPIRE fellowship must have taken Mathematics as their primary subject during their Master’s programme.

Department of Physical Sciences:

The applicant should have a Masters degree in Physics or a Bachelors/Masters degree in Engineering, and should have a valid GATE/ CSIR-UGC-NET/ JEST/ DST-Inspire fellowship in Physics.

Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences:

The applicant should have MSc/ BTech/ MTech in Atmospheric Sciences/ Earth and Environmental Sciences/ Geology/ Chemistry/ Physics and should have a valid GATE/ CSIR-UGC-NET/ DST-Inspire fellowship.

Department of Humanities and Social Sciences:

The applicant should have MA/MSc/MPhil degree (with a minimum of 55% marks) in one or more of the following subjects: Philosophy (Ethics, Indian Philosophy, Analytical Philosophy and Philosophy of Science)/ Sociology / Anthropology / Modern Indian History / Urban History / Political Economy / Archaeology /Prehistory / Paleoanthropology / Ancient Indian History (Cultural heritage studies)/ Gender Studies /Geography / English Literature (Postmodernism, Literary Theory, American Literature) or related areas such as development studies, South Asian studies. UGC/NET/GATE or any other national level eligibility test is required.

How to apply: The interested candidates should apply online via the official website  of the instate: . Short-listed candidates will be called for a screening-test/interview at IISER Mohali.

For more details about the exact eligibility criteria, programmes and research areas, the candidates should refer the admission notification uploaded on  the official website of IISER Mohali :

For MS-PhD programmes of IISER Mohali, SkillOutlook will publish a separate story on this very soon. Till then, the interested candidates can follow the MS-PhD programme notification on the institute’s website.

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