Last updated on: 07 April, 2021 1:19 PM

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 .


Application Procedure

    - Notice for Admission to the Integrated PhD Programme.

    - Results

    1. To submit the Online Integrated PhD Application for:
      1. Chemistry
      2. Mathematics
      3. Physics
    2. Please retain a print out of the PDF of the online application form submitted by you.
    3. 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).
    4. After the last date, all applications will be screened and candidates selected for interviews will be intimated by email only.

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 2020. Candidates appearing in the final year examination of their Bachelor’s Degree in 2021 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 chm_dugc@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, 2021.
    • 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

  • First round of interviews will be held on July 01, 2021 and the second round for shortlisted candidates will be held on July 02, 2021.

Important Dates

  • April 05, 2021: Last date for receiving online application.
    Other relevant dates will be announced in due course of time.

Contact Information

  • Department of Chemistry

    Dr. Sangit Kumar
    Head, Department of Chemistry
    Email: chm_dugc@iiserb.ac.in

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

Mathematics

Department of Mathematics offers research in the areas of Algebraic Coding Theory, Algebraic Geometry, Algebraic K-Theory, Commutative Algebra, Dynamical Systems, Ergodic Theory, Group Theory, Harmonic Analysis, Low-dimensional / Geometric Topology, Number Theory, Numerical Analysis, Operator Algebras, Partial Differential Equations, Representation Theory, Riemannian Geometry.

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 2020. Candidates appearing in the final year examination of their Bachelor’s Degree in 2021 are also eligible to apply. Additionally, the applicants should qualify the nationwide aptitude test, Joint Admission Test for M.Sc. (JAM), and the JAM rank MUST be valid at the time of admission.

    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 joining the Institute.
    • 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 interviews. The department may use additional criteria (based on academic performance and/or performance in JAM) 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/PD candidates appearing for the interview as per Govt. of India norms.

Important Dates

  • April 05, 2021: Last date for receiving online application.
    Other relevant dates will be announced in due course of time.

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 2020. Candidates appearing in the final year examination of their Bachelor's Degree in 2021 are highly encouraged to apply. Additionally, the applicants should qualify the nationwide aptitude test, Joint Entrance Screening Test (JEST) in Physics.

    JEST is mandatory for applying to Integrated PhD program in Physics at IISER Bhopal. To apply for the Integrated PhD program in Physics at IISER Bhopal, you are required to have qualified JEST in 2020 or you need to appear for JEST in 2021. 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/online test(s)/interview 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, 2021.
  • 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. The respective departments may use additional criteria (based on academic performance and/or performance in the national level tests) in order to shortlist candidates depending on the number of applications received.

Selection Procedure

  • Shortlisted candidates will be called for a written/online test. Date of test will be communicated to shortlisted candidates by e-mail and the same will be available on the Institute website. There may be an online/offline interview round for final selection. TA will be paid to SC/ST/PD candidates appearing for the test as per Govt. of India norms.

Important Dates

  • Online Application for Integrated PhD will open after April 15, 2021
    Other relevant dates will be announced in due course of time.

Frequently Asked Questions

Contact Information

Reservation

    • According to Government of India norms.
    • Candidates belonging to reserved category will have to submit relevant certificates.

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 Ministry of Education norms/guidelines.

General Information For Candidates