Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore announces Admission 2018 for MTech, Integrated PhD, PhD programmes

Bangalore: Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, India’s top ranked research institute, has announced Admission Session 2018-19 for various programmes.  The programmes can be broadly categorized as follows: Under Graduate; PG Courses Programme (MTech/MDes, M Mgt, MTech for Sponsored Candidates); and PG Research Programmes (Integrated PhD, MTech (Research)/PhD, External Registration Programme).

Key Dates: The online application window opens from 01 February 2018. The closing date for submission of online application is 26 March 2018. The last date for updating the following NET Results online (Joint CSIR-UGC NET for JRF/UGC NET for JRF/ICMR-JRF/ DBT-JRF / JEST) is 30 April 2018.


Research Programmes [PhD/MTech (Research)] Details:  

PhD in Science Faculty: Astronomy & Astrophysics, Biochemistry, Ecological Sciences, High Energy Physics, Inorganic & Physical Chemistry, Materials Research, Mathematics, Microbiology & Cell Biology, Molecular Biophysics, Molecular Reproduction, Development & Genetics, Neurosciences, Organic Chemistry, Physics, and Solid State & Structural Chemistry.

MTech (Research) and PhD in Engineering Faculty: Aerospace Engineering, Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science & Automation, Earth Sciences, Electrical Communication Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronic Systems Engineering, Instrumentation, Management Studies, Materials Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Nano Science and Engineering, Product Design & Manufacturing, Sustainable Technologies, and Computational and Data Sciences – (Computational Science Stream and Computer Data Systems Stream).

PhD in Interdisciplinary areas: BioSystems Science and Engineering (offered by Centre for Biosystems Science and Engineering), Energy (offered by Interdisciplinary Centre for Energy Research), Mathematical Sciences (offered by National Mathematics Initiative), Nanoscience and Engineering (offered by the Centre for Nano Science and Engineering), Water Research (offered by Interdisciplinary Centre for Water Research), Cyber Physical Systems (offered by Robert Bosch Centre for Physical Systems).

Candidates applying for :

 (i) Course programmes (M Tech/M Des) are allowed to indicate preferences for a maximum of 5 disciplines in one application.

(ii) Course programmes (M Mgt) have only one option under Management Studies.

(iii) Sponsored Course programmes (M Tech) have only one option.

(iv) Research programmes are allowed to indicate preferences for a maximum of 3 departments / centers / units in one application.

(v) Ph D (Integrated) programmes are allowed to indicate preferences for a maximum of 2 disciplines.

(vi) External Registration programmes have only one option.

Only one application is entertained for each of the programme. Candidates should not submit 2 applications for one programme.  Such application will be rejected.

Eligibility criteria, specialisations, areas ofresearch and other details are available at separate links on the IISc website (e.g,, → Admissions → Programmes → PG Research programmes → M Tech(Research)/Ph D → Eligibility).

For exact eligibility conditions, how to apply and other details, candidates should refer the Admission Notification, uploaded on the official website of IISc Bangalore:

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