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PhD at IISER, Pune

Kochi, March 23, 2013: Applications have been invited for the Integrated PhD programs of Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Pune scheduled to commence from August 2013 in the following areas of basic sciences:
   1. Biological Sciences
   2. Chemical Sciences
   3. Physical Sciences
   4.  Mathematics

1. Biological Sciences:
First Class or 60% marks (55% for SC / ST) in MSc in any branch of Science - Biological Sciences / Ecology & Environmental Sciences / Biodiversity / Biochemical / Biophysical /  Biomathematical or equivalent. Including Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics.
BTech / MTech / MBBS degree holders may also apply.

The candidate MUST qualify National Eligibility Test (NET) with CSIR-JRF / UGC-JRF or DBT-JRF-A or ICMR-JRF or INSPIRE-PhD (with rank 1 to 500) OR have a valid GATE (rank <300) to apply.

2. Chemical Sciences:
First Class or 60% marks (55% for SC / ST) in MSc or equivalent degree in Chemistry / Physics / Biochemistry / Material Science / Bioinformatics / Pharmacy
The candidate should have qualified National Eligibility Test (NET) with CSIR-JRF / UGC-JRF OR INSPIRE-PhD OR GATE (with rank 500 and below) to apply.

3. Physical Sciences:
First Class or 60% marks (55% for SC / ST) in:
(i) MSc or equivalent degree in Physics/Material Science OR
(ii) BE / BTech / MTech

4. Mathematics:
There is no IISER admission test for admission to PhD program in Mathematics. Candidates will be selected from the results of NBHM examination. Candidates with BE / BTech or ME / MTech or Master's degree at the time of admission with minimum 60% marks (55% for SC / ST) and having appeared for the NBHM examination conducted in January 2013 will be invited to attend the interview at IISER Pune.
Only Eligible candidates that meet the minimum educational qualifications set by the respective disciplines will be called for a written test. No correspondence / inquiries will be entertained in this regard.

Candidates who are shortlisted by the selection committee will be informed the dates and details of the written test / interview by e-mail.

Only candidates who qualify the written test will be interviewed. To be considered for PhD program in Biology or Chemistry, clearing any ONE written screening test (Physics / Chemistry / Biology / Mathematics) is sufficient. Students can then opt to be interviewed for PhD program in Biology or Chemistry. The interview may be conducted in 1 or 2 rounds.

Based on their academic record and the performance of the candidates in the written test and interview, the selection committee will recommend candidates to the Chairman for admission to the PhD program.

If a candidate in his / her final year of qualifying degree is selected through written and subsequent interview processes to the PhD program, he / she MUST have 60% overall marks (55% for SC / ST) in BE / BTech or ME / MTech or MSc or equivalent degree to secure an admission in IISER Pune PhD program.

Application form has to be filled online at
Fill the online application form completely and attested copies of all supporting documents (mark sheets, certificates, age proof, caste certificate, etc.) are to be brought in at the time of the interview.

The application submission deadline is April 15, 2013

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