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PhD Admission open for Jan 2020 in IISER Tirupati

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Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh: Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Tirupati, an Institute of National Importance, invites applications for admission to the PhD programme, January 2020. IISER Tirupati admits students in the disciplines of Biology, Chemistry and Earth and Climate Sciences and associated interdisciplinary areas of research. In addition to research, the programme involves coursework and teaching assistantship.

Key Dates: Biology: Closing date for online submission of application is 04 November 2019.

Chemistry : Closing date for online submission of application is 31 October 2019.

Earth & Climate Science: Closing date for online submission of application is 09 November 2019.

Eligibility Conditions:

The precise eligibility criteria for January 2020 admissions may vary from department to department and are given below.

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 or INSPIRE-Ph.D. fellowship


IISER BS-MS (All IISERs) Dual degree students having CGPA >= 8.0.

The fellowships/scores/ranks must be valid at least till Jan 2020. Please note that the admission criteria can change during the next round of admission.

SC/ST, PD and KM (Kashmiri migrant) candidates percentage may be relaxed with 5% or 0.5 in case of CGPA.

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. A provisional degree certificate is mandatory at the time of admission (Scheduled to be 1st Jan 2020).

Selection Procedure: The shortlisted candidates will be called for interview and final selection is based on interview performance. The respective departments may use additional criteria (based on academic performance and/or performance in the national level tests) to shortlist candidates for interviews.

Fellowship: Upon selection and subsequently joining the Ph.D program, candidates who do not possess any CSIR, DBT and INSPIRE, will be eligible for institute fellowship at par with CSIR, DBT etc., but without HRA component.

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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