Integrated PhD

  • IISER Bhopal offers Integrated PhD programme in Chemistry, Mathematics, and Physics for bright and motivated students who have received their Bachelor’s degree. The programme is aimed to provide young motivated individuals with a rigorous training, desired level of scientific understanding, and a glimpse of global contemporary research at an early stage to enable them to pursue a career in science education and research. After successful completion of the coursework based on the advanced professional courses, students may continue with the state-of-the-art research which leads to the PhD degree. However, the students, who do not intend to carrying out their PhD degree, can exit the programme with an MS Degree after the successful completion of the course work

    Admission to the Integrated PhD programme will be made once a year during May/June. Advertisement would be floated between March/April.

    More information regarding these departments are available at Department of Chemistry, Department of Mathematics and Department of Physics .

    Notice for Admission to the Integrated PhD Programme.


Application Procedure

    1. To submit the Online Integrated PhD Application for:
      1. Chemistry, Mathematics Please click here Click Here.
      2. Physics, Please click here Click Here
    2. Last date for submission of online application is April 15, 2018
    3. Please retain a print out of the PDF of the online application form submitted by you.
    4. The following documents must be brought on the day of interview, if shortlisted and called for interview.
      1. Signed hard-copy of PDF of the online application form with recent color photograph affixed on it.
      2. Self-attested relevant certificates (listed in the PDF copy of online application form).
    5. After the last date, all applications will be screened and candidates selected for interviews will be intimated by email only.
    6. To Download the format of Recommendation Letter, please click here.

Research Areas

Chemistry

Eligibility

  • Minimum Qualification:

    Bachelor’s Degree in the relevant discipline with a minimum of 60% marks or CGPA/CPI of 7.0 on a 10 point scale, obtained not earlier than 2017. Candidates appearing in the final year examination of their Bachelor’s Degree in 2018 are highly encouraged to apply. Additionally, the applicants should qualify the nationwide aptitude test, Joint Admission Test for M.Sc. (JAM). Further, candidates with Major/Honors in Chemistry should have Mathematics as subsidiary subject in their Bachelor’s program.

    If the transcript/grade sheet issued by the Institute/University reports:

    • Only marks, percentage will be considered.
    • Only grades, CGPA/CPI will be considered. If CGPA/CPI is reported on any scale other than 10 (eg. 4 point/ 8 point scale), an equivalent CGPA/CPI will be calculated as per the following formula:
      CGPA/CPI in a 10 point scale = (CGPA/CPI Obtained×10)/PS
      PS = Point scale used by the Institute/University
    • Both marks and CGPA/CPI
      • i. Percentage equivalent of CGPA/CPI, as indicated on the transcript/gradesheet, will be considered, if absolute grading was followed.
      • ii. CGPA/CPI ONLY will be considered, if relative grading was followed.

    Please Note:

    • All communication with candidates will be by e-mail only (to admission.chmphd@iiserb.ac.in)
    • Kindly check this website for periodic updates.
    • In case of any application-related queries, your application number must be mentioned in the subject line.
    • Candidates who are appearing or are about to appear for final examinations of the qualifying degree programme are eligible to apply for Integrated PhD programme. However, if selected, admission to the Integrated PhD programme would be conditional upon their completing the qualifying degree with the defined marks criteria, before August 1, 2018.
    • Relaxation of eligibility criteria for SC/ST and PD applicants will be as per Government of India norms. Candidates belonging to reserved category will have to submit relevant certificates, if selected.
    • Applying does not automatically guarantee that a candidate will be shortlisted for interview. The respective departments may use additional criteria (based on academic performance and/or performance in the national level tests) in order to shortlist candidates for interviews depending on the number of applications received.
    • Selection will be based on interviews (2 rounds) of the shortlisted candidates.

Selection Procedure

  • Shortlisted candidates will be called for an interview. Date of interview will be communicated to shortlisted candidates by e-mail and the same will be available on the Institute website. TA will be paid to SC/ST candidates appearing for the interview as per Govt. of India norms.

Important Dates

  • April 23, 2018 (Monday): Announcement of Shortlisted Candidates for the Interview.
  • May 31 – June 2 2018 (Thursday-Saturday): Interview of Shortlisted Candidates (2 rounds).
  • June 5, 2018 (Tuesday): Announcement of Interview Results.
  • July 26, 2018 (Thursday): Registration for the Integrated PhD Programme.

Contact Information

  • Department of Chemistry

    Dr. Aasheesh Srivastava
    Head, Department of Chemistry
    Email: admission.chmphd@iiserb.ac.in

    Queries will be entertained on the above mentioned e-mail only.

Mathematics

Eligibility

  • Minimum Qualification:

    Bachelor’s Degree in the relevant discipline with a minimum of 60% marks or CGPA/CPI of 7.0 on a 10 point scale, obtained not earlier than 2017. Candidates appearing in the final year examination of their Bachelor’s Degree in 2018 are also eligible to apply. Additionally, the applicants should qualify the nationwide aptitude test, Joint Admission Test for M.Sc. (JAM).

    If the transcript/grade sheet issued by the Institute/University reports:

    • Only marks, percentage will be considered.
    • Only grades, CGPA/CPI will be considered. If CGPA/CPI is reported on any scale other than 10 (eg. 4 point/ 8 point scale), an equivalent CGPA/CPI will be calculated as per the following formula: 
      CGPA/CPI in a 10 point scale = (CGPA/CPI Obtained×10)/PS 
      PS = Point scale used by the Institute/University.
    • Both marks and CGPA/CPI
      • Percentage equivalent of CGPA/CPI, as indicated on the transcript/gradesheet, will be considered, if absolute grading was followed.
      • CGPA/CPI ONLY will be considered, if relative grading was followed.

    Please Note :

    • All communication with candidates will be by e-mail only.
    • Kindly check this website for periodic updates.
    • In case of any application-related queries, your application number must be mentioned in the subject line.
    • Candidates who are appearing or are about to appear for final examinations of the qualifying degree programme are eligible to apply for Integrated PhD programme. However, if selected, admission to the Integrated PhD programme would be conditional upon their completing the qualifying degree with the defined marks criteria, before August 1, 2018.
    • Selection will be based on interviews of the shortlisted candidates.
    • Relaxation of eligibility criteria for SC/ST and PD applicants will be as per Government of India norms. Candidates belonging to reserved category will have to submit relevant certificates, if selected.
    • Applying does not automatically guarantee that a candidate will be shortlisted for Written Test/Interviews. The respective departments may use additional criteria (based on academic performance and/or performance in the national level tests) in order to shortlist candidates for interviews depending on the number of applications received.

Selection Procedure

  • Shortlisted candidates will be called for an interview. Date of interview will be communicated to shortlisted candidates by e-mail and the same will be available on the Institute website. TA will be paid only to SC/ST candidates appearing for the interview as per Govt. of India norms.

Important Dates

  • April 27, 2018 (Friday): Announcement of short-listed candidates for the Interview.
  • June 01-02, 2018 (Friday-Saturday): Date of Interview for the Integrated PhD Programme.
  • June 08, 2018 (Friday): Announcement of Selected Candidates for the Integrated PhD Programme.

Frequently Asked Questions

Contact Information

Physics

Eligibility

  • Minimum Qualification:

    Bachelor’s Degree in the relevant discipline with a minimum of 60% marks or CGPA/CPI of 7.0 on a 10 point scale, obtained not earlier than 2017. Candidates appearing in the final year examination of theirBachelor's Degree in 2017 are highly encouraged to apply. Additionally, the applicants should qualify the nationwide aptitude test, Joint Entrance Screening Test (JEST) in Physics.

    JEST is mandatoryfor applying to Integrated PhD program in Physics at IISER Bhopal starting Academic Year 2018-19. To apply for the Integrated PhD program in Physics at IISER Bhopal, you are required to have qualified JEST in 2017 or you need to appear for JEST in 2018. Candidates will be shortlisted for a written test to be conducted at IISER Bhopal on the basis of their JEST rank.

    If the transcript/grade sheet issued by the Institute/University reports:

    • Only marks, percentage will be considered.
    • Only grades, CGPA/CPI will be considered. If CGPA/CPI is reported on any scale other than 10 (eg. 4 point/ 8 point scale), an equivalent CGPA/CPI will be calculated as per the following formula:
      CGPA/CPI in a 10 point scale = (CGPA/CPI Obtained×10)/PS
      PS = Point scale used by the Institute/University.
    • Both marks and CGPA/CPI
      • Percentage equivalent of CGPA/CPI, as indicated on the transcript/gradesheet, will be considered, if absolute grading was followed.
      • CGPA/CPI ONLY will be considered, if relative grading was followed.

    Please Note:

    • All communication with candidates will be by e-mail only.
    • Kindly check this website for periodic updates.
    • In case of any application-related queries, your application number must be mentioned in the subject line.
    • Selection will be based on written test of the shortlisted candidates.
    • Candidates who are appearing or are about to appear for final examinations of the qualifying degree programme are eligible to apply for Integrated PhD programme. However, if selected, admission to the Integrated PhD programme would be conditional upon their completing the qualifying degree with the defined marks criteria, before August 1, 2018 .
    • Relaxation of eligibility criteria for SC/ST and PD applicants will be as per Government of India norms. Candidates belonging to reserved category will have to submit relevant certificates, if selected.
    • Applying does not automatically guarantee that a candidate will be shortlisted for interview. The respective departments may use additional criteria (based on academic performance and/or performance in the national level tests) in order to shortlist candidates for interviews depending on the number of applications received.

Selection Procedure

  • Shortlisted candidates will be called for a written test. Date of test will be communicated to shortlisted candidates by e-mail and the same will be available on the Institute website. TA will be paid to SC/ST candidates appearing for the test as per Govt. of India norms.

Important Dates

  • TBA: Announcement of Shortlisted Candidates for the Written Test
  • May 5, 2018 (Saturday): Date of Written Test.
  • TBA: Announcement of Selected Candidates for the Integrated PhD Programme.
  • TBA: Date of Registration for the Integrated PhD Programme.

Frequently Asked Questions

Contact Information

Reservation

  • Seats will be reserved according to the Central Government norms (i.e., 15% for SC, 7.5% for ST candidates and 27% for OBC-NCL). In addition, 3% horizontal reservation would be provided for candidates belonging to PD category.

Fellowship

  • All admitted students will receive a fellowship of Rs. 10,000/- per month till the end of the third year (subject to fulfilling the minimum CPI requirements). Subsequently, a revised fellowship will be provided as per MHRD norms/guidelines.

General Information For Candidates