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IISc Bangalore releases MID-YEAR ADMISSIONS 2019 for PhD Programmes ! Apply now

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Bangalore: Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore, India’s top ranked Research & Education Institution, has released Mid-Year Admissions 2019 for its Research (PhD) programmes: Research (Ph D) Programmes and Ph D – External Registration Programme (ERP). The PhD programme will commence from 01 January 2019.

Participating Departments: Aerospace Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Computer Science and Automation, Computational and Data Sciences, Electrical Communication Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronic Systems Engineering, Instrumentation and Applied Physics, Inorganic & Physical Chemistry, Materials Engineering, Materials Research, Mechanical Engineering, Nanoscience and Engineering, Physics, and Product Design and Manufacturing.

Interdisciplinary programme – Biosystems Science and Engineering, Energy.

Key Dates & Application Fees:  The online application window has opened from 01 October 2019. The application portal will close on 31 October 2019. The interview will be held on 18 &19 November 2019. The PhD programme will commence from 01 January 2019.

For General / OBC, the application fee is Rs.800/- . For SC / ST / PwD  application fee is Rs.400/-. For ERP candidates, the application fee is  Rs 2000 /- .


Candidates possessing a minimum of second class in the following degrees are eligible to apply:


 Qualifying degree Qualifying in national entrance tests (Mode of entry)
1 Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Technology/

4-year Bachelor of Science.


Valid GATE score* / 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/ Computer Application


Valid GATE score / NET JRF is mandatory
3 Master’s degree in Engineering/ Technology/ Architecture/ Agriculture/ Pharmacy/ Veterinary Sciences


Desirable to have valid GATE score / NET JRF.
4 Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent in Engineering/ Technology from any centrally funded technical institutions, with a minimum CGPA of 8.5 out of 10 or its equivalent (for Ph D only).


Desirable to have valid GATE score / NET JRF.



Desirable to have valid GATE score / NET JRF.
6 B Pharm


Valid GPAT score / JRF
7 Bachelor’s degree holders in Physics/ Chemistry/ Mathematics/ Statistics/ Computer Science /Electronics followed by qualifications obtained through examinations conducted by professional societies recognised by UPSC/AICTE as being equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering. Valid GATE score / NET JRF is mandatory



The GATE score should be valid as on January 1, 2020. Candidates securing the valid GATE score for the years 2017/2018/2019 may apply.

NET JRF includes – CSIR-UGC NET for JRF; UGC-NET for JRF; DBT JRF; ICMR JRF; JEST; NBHM Screening Test 2019; INSPIRE.

Selection Procedure: Short-listing is based either on performance in national entrance tests or on the academic performance in the qualifying degree examination as per the table above. The final selection is based on the performance in an interview (in some of the departments, a written test will precede the interview).


For exact Qualifications for eligibility, specializations, areas of research, and other details, the candidates should refer the official website of IISc https://www.iisc.ac.in  → Admissions → Programmes →

Research programmes → Eligibility.


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