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Decoding Eligibility Criteria for IISc Bangalore Mid-Year PhD Admission 2020

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Bangalore, 13 November 2020: Indian Institute of Bangalore (IISc), Bangalore, India’s top ranked research university, has opened Mid -Year Admissions 2020 for Research (PhD) Programmes and  PhD – External Registration Programme (ERP).

Key Dates & Application Fees: The website opens for online submission of applications – 09 November 2020.  Last date for online submission of applications (website closes – 23:59 hours of 06 December 2020) – 06 December  2020.

Date of Reporting (tentative)     February 23-25, 2021

Considering the reputation of the institute, research infrastructure and Fellowships benefits, a large number of students apply various degree programs offered by IISc Bangalore. Here, SkillOutlook presents the key points of Eligibility Conditions and Selection Procedure.

Eligibility: Applicants possessing a minimum of second class or equivalent in the following degrees as applicable to the individual departments/areas are eligible to apply:

Qualifying degree Qualifying in national entrance tests (Mode of entry)
 Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Technology/4-year Bachelor of Science Valid GATE score* / NET JRF** is mandatory.

Master’s degree in Science / Master’s degree in Economics, Geography, Psychology, Management, Commerce, Operations Research, Computer Science/ Application


Valid GATE score / NET JRF is mandatory


Master’s degree in Engineering / Technology /Architecture/ Agriculture / Pharmacy / Veterinary Sciences


Desirable to have valid GATE score / NET JRF/GPAT.

 MS/MBA (post BE/B Tech/M Sc) – (applicable for the department of Management Studies/Ecological Sciences) Desirable to have valid GATE score / NET JRF.

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


Desirable to have valid GATE score / NET JRF.




Desirable to have valid GATE score / NET JRF.


B Pharma


Valid GPAT score / JRF


Bachelor’s degree holders in Physics / Chemistry / Mathematics / Statistics / Computer Science /Electronics followed by qualifications obtained through examinations conducted by professional societies recognized by UPSC/AICTE as equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering


Valid GATE score / NET JRF is mandatory

*The GATE score should be valid as of March 01, 2021.

** NET JRF includes – CSIR-UGC NET for JRF; UGC-NET for JRF; DBT JRF; ICMR JRF; JEST; NBHM; INSPIRE Fellow. NET JRF should be valid as of March 01, 2021.

The minimum class prescribed in the qualifying examination is relaxed to a “Pass Class” for SC/ST candidates.

Selection procedure: Candidates are shortlisted for an interview based on their performance in the National Entrance Test and/or academic performance. The selection is based on the performance in the interview (in some of the departments, an aptitude test/preliminary interview will precede the interview/final interview).

Note: Candidates called for the interview held in June 2020 in any one of the departments mentioned above are also eligible to apply again. And the cut-off remains the same as fixed for August 2020 admissions.

Departments / Research Areas:

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

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 and Applied Physics, Management Studies, Materials Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Nano Science and Engineering, Product Design & Manufacturing, Sustainable Technologies, and Computational & Data Sciences.

PhD in Interdisciplinary areas: Biosystems Science and Engineering (offered by Centre for Biosystems Science and Engineering), Energy (offered by Interdisciplinary Centre for Energy Research), Cyber-Physical Systems (offered by Robert Bosch Centre for Physical Systems), Climate Change (offered by Divecha Centre for Climate Change),.

For more details on the eligibility conditions, how to apply and other details, interested candidates should refer the PhD Admission page uploaded on the official website of IISc Bangalore.


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