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Int. Ph.D. Programme 

IISER Pune offers integrated PhD (i-PhD) as a research programme with a blend of course work (2 years) and research projects to students who have completed a Bachelors' degree in any branch of science. On successful completion, students will be awarded both a Masters of Science and a PhD degree.
 
Admissions to the i-PhD Programme
 
Next round of admissions for the batch stating in August 2020 has been now initiated for some departments. Details will be updated on this page as and when the process proceeds.
 
 
Application Procedure:
  1. Only online applications will be accepted. Incomplete applications will be rejected.
  2. The candidates must carefully fill and submit the online application form on or before the specified date.
  3. Last date of Application will be displayed here.
  4. After the last date, all applications will be screened and candidates selected for interviews will be intimated by email.

Please Note:

  1. All communication with candidates will be by email only, on the respective email ids given below.
  2. Kindly check this website for periodic updates.
  3. In case of any application related queries, please contact: doctoraloffice@iiserpune.ac.in  with your application number mentioned on the subject line.
  4. Candidates who are appearing or about to appear for final examinations of the qualifying degree program are eligible to apply for Integrated PhD program. However, if selected, their admission would be conditional upon their completing the qualifying degree with the defined marks criteria, before 1st August 2020.
  5. Selection will be based on interviews of the short-listed candidates.
  6. 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.
  7. Applying does not automatically guarantee that a candidate will be shortlisted for interview. Depending on the number of applications received, respective departments may use additional criteria (like academic performance and/or ranking in respective national level tests like JGEEBILS / JAM / NBHM / JEST) to shortlist candidates for interviews.
  8. There may be more than one round of interviews. Shortlisted candidates from round one will be called for a second round of interview. Candidates should come prepared to stay for at least two days when they come for the interview.

​Admissions for August 2020 Batch

The admission process has now been initiated for the integrated PhD Programme in Biology. For other departments, details will be updated here when the admission process begins.

Click the links below to know more about the eligibility criteria and application details of respective departments:

Biology
Eligibility Criteria:
1) A qualifying score in the JGEEBILS 2020 exam conducted in December 2019. List of candidates eligible to apply based on their JGEEBILS score can be found here.
AND
2) 60% marks (in aggregate, not only in majoring subject) or equivalent CGPA for General/OBC (55% or equivalent CGPA for SC/ST) in Bachelor's or equivalent degree in any one of the following disciplines: Biological Sciences / Biodiversity / Chemistry / Ecology and Environmental Sciences / Mathematics / Physics / Pharmacy / Medical Sciences / Engineering (BE/B. Tech)
 
3) Candidates in the final year of their Bachelor's degree are also eligible to apply. However, their final selection is subject to their successful completion of the Bachelor's degree with the above mentioned requirements at the time of admission. (Scheduled to be 1st August 2020)
 
4) Listed candidates will receive a link to the iPhD application form via email. If you are on the above list but have not received an email, then please contact us at  bio_iphd_selection@iiserpune.ac.in
 
5) Based on this application form and the above listed criteria applicants will be shortlisted for an interview. Candidates selected for the interview will receive a separate email to appear for the interview at the IISER Pune campus.

Dates of Interview: Interviews originally scheduled for April 07-09, 2020 have been postponed in view of the current Covid-19 outbreak. The new interview dates will be posted on this page later.

Candidates eligible to apply for integrated PhD programme in Biology (batch starting August 2020)

Click here to read about research in Biological Sciences @ IISER Pune. You can also check the Biology Brochure out.

Please email bio_iphd_selection@iiserpune.ac.in for queries.

Chemistry

Eligibility Criteria
1. Students with minimum 60% marks in aggregate (overall percentage; not only in majoring subject) or CGPA 6 out of 10-point scale (55% or equivalent CGPA in aggregate for SC/ST and PD candidates) in B.Sc. (General / B.Sc. majoring in Chemistry, Physics & Biology) and qualifying additional criteria as given below can apply for Integrated Ph.D. Program in Chemistry starting August 2020.
Candidates who are in the final year of qualifying degree, who have appeared/about to appear for the final exams can also apply for integrated PhD program. If selected for admission to the program, the candidate will be given provisional admission subjected to completing the qualifying degree, as per the criteria specified above, before August 1, 2020.
 
2. Candidates with rank No. 800 or less in JAM (Chemistry) 2020 can apply for the Integrated PhD program in Chemistry.
 
Interview:
Final selection to the programme will be based on performance of the shortlisted candidates in a personal interview to be held at IISER Pune in June 2020.  Based application form and the above listed criteria, applicants will be shortlisted for an interview. Candidates shortlisted for the interview will receive a separate email to appear for the interview at the IISER Pune campus. If the number of eligible applicants is more than what can be interviewed, additional cut off criteria may be used to shortlist from within the list of eligible applicants.
 
Please note:
Applying to Integrated PhD program in Chemistry does not automatically guarantee that a candidate will be shortlisted for the interview. The department may use additional criteria in order to shortlist candidates for interviews depending on the number of applications received (e.g., JAM ranking).
 
Important Dates:
1. Opening date of online application form: March 24, 2020
2. Last date of online application form: April 23, 2020
3. Date of interviews: June 10-12, 2020 (the dates are tentative due to current situation of pandemic, and may be revised later as the situation changes)
 
 
General queries regarding admissions may be addressed to chem_iphd_selection@iiserpune.ac.in 
 

Mathematics

Eligibility Criteria

1A.   Students with minimum 60% marks in aggregate (overall percentage; not only in majoring subject) or CGPA 6 out of 10 point scale (55% or equivalent CGPA in aggregate for SC/ST and PD candidates) in B.Sc. any specialization or B. Tech, and qualifying additional criteria as given below can apply for Integrated Ph.D. Program in Mathematics 2019.

AND

1B.   Candidates will be shortlisted for the interview on the basis of their score / ranking in:-

            (a) JAM 2019 in MA or MS only
                                  OR
            (b) NBHM 2019

2. Candidates in the final year of their Bachelor's degree are also eligible to apply. However, their final selection is subject to their successful completion of the Bachelor's degree with the above mentioned requirements at the time of admission. (Scheduled to be 1st August 2019)

Interview
Final selection to the programme will be based on performance of the shortlisted candidates in a personal interview to be held at IISER Pune in June 2019.  Based on this application form and the above listed criteria applicants will be shortlisted for an interview. Candidates selected for the interview will receive a separate email to appear for the interview at the IISER Pune campus. 

Candidates selected for integrated PhD programme

Please email math_iphd_selection@iiserpune.ac.in for queries.

 

Physics

Eligibility Criteria
The candidate should have a minimum of 60% marks in aggregate (overall percentage; not only in the majoring subject) or CGPA 6 out of a 10 point scale (55% or equivalent CGPA in aggregate for SC/ST and PD candidates) in BSc/BTech/BE. All percentage numbers are to be rounded to the nearest integers.

Those students who are currently in the final year of the BSc/BTech/BE programs are welcome to apply. If shortlisted after the final interviews, a provisional admission will be given and the final admission will be subject to the condition that the above criteria are met.
and
 
The candidate should have a rank (valid in June 2020) higher than or equal to 500 in JAM (Physics) or JEST ( IPhD Physics).

If the number of eligible applications is more than what can be interviewed, additional cut off criteria will be used to shortlist from within the list of eligible applicants.

Interview
Final selection to the program will be based on performance of the shortlisted candidates in a personal interview to be conducted in the IISER Pune campus in June 2020.

Application Details and Important Dates
  • Online application will open on: April 10, 2020.
  • Last date to submit application: May 1, 2020.
  • Tentative dates of interview: June 10-12, 2020.
 
​For more information about Int.Ph.D Physics programme in IISER Pune, please visit: http://www.iiserpune.ac.in/education/i-phd 

Any queries regarding admissions may be addressed to physics_iphd_selection@iiserpune.ac.in

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