• Applications are invited for admission to PhD programme in Humanities and Social Sciences for the semester commencing from August 2018.

Application Procedure

    1. Submission of online application opens on May 28, 2018
    2. Last date for submission of online application is June 18, 2018, 2:00 PM
    3. To submit the Online PhD Application Please click here.
    4. Please retain a printout of the response receipt of your application recieved on the email provided in your online application form submitted by you.
    5. The following documents (in original along with one self-attested photocopy) must be brought on the day of interview, if shortlisted and called for interview.
      1. Printout of the response receipt of your online application form with recent colour passport size photograph.
      2. Date of Birth (DoB) certificate or High School (Class X) certificate showing DoB.
      3. SC/ST/OBC certificate, if applicable.
      4. Certificate of Physical Disability, if applicable, with type and percentage of disability.
      5. Copies of mark/grade sheets (for all semester/year).
      6. Copies of certificate of scorecard/National level qualifying/scholarship examination, if applicable.
      7. No objection/relieving certificate from current employer (Only for employed candidates).
      8. Copy of Photo-ID (eg. Driving License, Aadhar Card, Voter-ID)
    6. After the last date, all applications will be screened and candidates selected for interviews will be intimated by email only.
    7. To Download the format of Recommendation Letter, please click here.

Research Areas

  • Biological Sciences
    Humanities and Social Sciences

Age Limit

  • Preferably not more than 28 years. Age relaxation of 3 years will be given for OBC (Non Creamy Layer) and 5 years for SC/ST/PD/Female applicants.

    Upper age limit shall be determined as on last date of online submission of applications. Date of Birth as recorded in the Matriculation/ Secondary Examination Certificate/Aadhar Card only will be accepted by the IISER Bhopal for determining the age.


  • According to Government of India norms.


  • All selected candidates will be eligible to receive JRF fellowship as per the funding agency norms, in vogue.

General Information for Candidates