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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
 
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 2019.
  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 2019 Batch

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

For integrated PhD programme in following other disciplines at IISER Pune, intake for August 2019 will be opened later.

Biology
Eligibility Criteria:
1) A qualifying score in the JGEEBILS 2019 exam conducted in December 2018. 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 2019)
 
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.

Candidates invited for interviews

Dates of Interview: April 08-10, 2019

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 2019. 
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, 2019.

 AND

2. Candidates with rank No. 800 or less in JAM (Chemistry) 2019 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 2019.  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).

Application:

Link to the online application form will be available here after JAM results are declared.

Date of opening of online application form: After JAM results are declared

Last date to submit your application: April 15, 2019

Tentative dates of Interview: June 24-27, 2019

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

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 or B. Tech, and qualifying additional criteria as given below can apply for Integrated Ph.D. Program in Mathematics 2018.

Additional Criteria

2.   Candidates will be shortlisted for the interview on the basis of their score / ranking in:-
            (a) JAM 2018 in MA or MS only
                                  OR
            (b) NBHM 2018

Candidates selected for admission to integrated PhD programme (Aug. 2018)

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

 

Physics

Eligibility Criteria
Minimum 60% marks in aggregate (overall percentage; not only in 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.
Students in their final year of BSc/BTech/BE programme are welcome to apply. If shortlisted after the interview, a provisional admission will be given subject to the condition that the above criterion is met.
AND
The candidate should have a rank better than or equal to 500 in either JAM (Physics) 2019 or JEST (Physics) 2019
 
Interview
Final selection to the programme will be based on performance of the shortlisted candidates in a personal interview to be held in IISER Pune in June. 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.
 
Application
Online application form  (Last date to submit your application: April 15 2019)

Tentative dates of Interview: June 24, 25 2019

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

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

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