Application Procedure

    1. Last date for submission of online application has been extended for the following departments:
      • Chemistry: October 19, 2018.
      • Earth and Environmental Sciences: October 21, 2018.
      • Electrical Engineering and Computer Science: October 31, 2018.
      • Humanities and Social Sciences: October 22, 2018.
    2. To submit the Online PhD Application for Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, please Click here.
    3. To submit the Online PhD Application for Humanities and Social Sciences, please Click here.
    4. Please retain a print out of the PDF of the online application form submitted by you.
    5. 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).
    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
    Earth and Environmental Sciences
    Chemical Engineering
    Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
    Humanities and Social Sciences
    Economic 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