PhD Admission for August 2018 open in IISER Tirupati

Tirupati: Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Tirupati, has invited applications  from prospective candidates for admission to PhD programme – August 2018. IISER Tirupati admits students in the disciplines of Biology, Chemistry, Earth & Climate Science, Mathematics, and Physics and associated interdisciplinary areas of research.

In addition to research, the programme involves coursework and teaching assistantship.  Students with a master’s degree in Science / Mathematics are encouraged to apply to PhD programme.


Key Dates: The opening date of online application is 17 February 2018. The closing date of online application is 30 April 2018. The Interview Dates (Tentative) are 7 June  2018 to June 14, 2018.

Eligibility Conditions: The precise eligibility criteria for August 2018 admissions may vary from department to department and are given below. The exact information is about individual faculty profiles and areas of research can be obtained from the IISER Tirupati website.

The departments where PhD Admissions are available are as followed:



Earth and Climate Science



General Information to the Applicants:

The candidate MUST have:

Qualified at least ONE of the above mentioned additional eligibility criteria


A valid CSIR/UGC-JRF or CSIR/UGC NET-LS (Date of examination should be December 2015 or later) or INSPIRE-PhD fellowship


IISER BS-MS (All IISERs) Dual degree students having CGPA >= 7.0.

The fellowships/scores/ranks must be valid at least till August 2018. Please note that the admission criteria can change during the next round of admission.

SC/ST, PD and KM candidates Percentage may be relaxed with 5% or 0.5 in case of CGPA.

The Admission Notification mentioned that candidates in the final year of their qualifying degree are also eligible to apply. However, their final selection is subject to their successful completion of the qualifying degree with the above-mentioned requirements at the time of admission.

For further details about eligibility conditions, how to apply and other details, the candidates should refer the Admission Notification, uploaded on the official website of IISER Tirupati.

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