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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 (commencing August 2017)
Application Procedure:
  1. Only online applications will be accepted.
  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 soon.
  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.
  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 2017.
  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 JAM / NBHM / JEST) to shortlist candidates for interviews.
  8. There will be two rounds 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 three days when they come for the interview.

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

Biology

Applications for the Integrated Ph.D. program in Biology (August 2017 session) are now open. List of candidates eligible to apply based on their JGEEBILS score can be found here.

Listed candidates will also receive a link to the iPhD application form via email. If you are on this list and have not received an email from IISER, please contact us at bio_iphd_selection@iiserpune.ac.in

Based on this application form and the below 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.

Additional EligibilityCriteria

1)60% marks (in aggregate) or equivalent CGPA for General/OBC (55% or equivalent CGPA for SC/ST) in Bachelor's or equivalent degree in any in any one of the following disciplines: Biological Sciences / Biodiversity / Chemistry / Ecology and Environmental Sciences / Mathematics / Physics / Pharmacy / Medical Sciences / Engineering (BE/BTech).

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 2017)

3) Only online applications are accepted. Incomplete applications will be rejected. All correspondence should be only through email to bio_iphd_selection@iiserpune.ac.in ONLY.

PLEASE NOTE:  You need to fill and submit the application form to be considered for the iPhD program. Filling the form, while necessary, does NOT qualify you for the interview. The department will use additional criteria (as listed above) in order to shortlist candidates for interviews.

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

Application Submission Deadline: March 10, 2017    

Tentative Interview Dates: April 5-7, 2017

 

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 2017.
 
Additional Criteria
2. Candidates with rank No. 800 or less in JAM (Chemistry) 2017 can apply for the Integrated Ph. D. program in Chemistry.
 
Please note:
1. Candidates who are in the final year of qualifying degree, who have appeared/about to appear for the final exams can also apply for Int. 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, 2017.

2. Applying to integrated Ph. D. 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).

There could be two rounds of interview. Shortlisted candidates from round one will be called for a second round of interview. Candidates should come prepared to stay for at least three days when they come for the interview.

Link to application form will be available here soon.

Last date to receive the application: April 17, 2017

Tentative Dates of Interview: June 15-20, 2017

Please email chem_iphd_selection@iiserpune.ac.in for queries

 

Mathematics

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. any specialization and qualifying additional criteria as given below can apply for Integrated Ph.D. Program in Mathematics 2017.

Additional Criteria

2.   Candidates will be shortlisted for the interview on the basis of their score / ranking in:-
            (a) JAM 2017 in MA or MS only
                                  OR
            (b) NBHM 2017

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

Tentative Dates of Interview: will be available soon

Physics

Eligibility Criteria

  • 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./B.Tech/B.E

AND

  • Rank better than or equal to 500 in either JAM (Physics) 2017 or JEST (Physics) 2017

For more information about Int.Ph.D Physics programme in IISER Pune, please visit: http://www.iiserpune.ac.in/education/i-phd and http://www.iiserpune.ac.in/people/students

General queries regarding admissions may be addressed to doctoraloffice@iiserpune.ac.in

Tentative Dates of Interview: June 22-24, 2017

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