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PhD program in Biology - August 2019

Online applications are invited for the PhD programme in Biology at IISER Pune for the August 2019 session in the following streams:

(A) General Biology (link to list of candidates who qualify to apply are given below)

(B) Quantitative Biology

(C) Ecology and Evolution

IISER Pune hosts a diverse group of researchers working in various areas. Given the broad scope of the research done at IISER Pune, we are also open to applicants who have specialized in areas other than Biology. Candidates who have not appeared for or did not qualify the JGEEBILS entrance exam, a pre-requisite to apply to the PhD programme in Biology, may choose to apply to the Ecology and Evolution stream or the Quantitative Biology stream provided they satisfy the eligibility criteria for the respective stream (see below). Candidates applying through these streams will only be eligible to work with faculty specializing in Ecology and Evolution or Quantitative Biology.

Candidates in the final year of their qualifying degree, who have appeared or are about to appear for their final exam, can also apply for the PhD programme. If selected, admission to the programme will be provisional, subject to completing the qualifying degree before August 1, 2019, as per the criteria specified below.

Please note: Applying 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.

BIOLOGY (General)

Candidates who qualify to apply based on their JGEEBILS 2019 score

Eligibility Criteria:

1. A qualifying score in the JGEEBILS 2019 exam conducted in December 2018.

2. 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 Masters' Degree in any branch of Science: Physics / Chemistry / Mathematics / Biological Sciences / Ecology & Environmental Sciences / Biodiversity / Psychology or equivalent. BE / B.Tech / M.Tech or MBBS degree holders may also apply.

3. In addition to the above criteria, the candidate MUST have qualified any ONE of the following exams before August 01, 2019:

(a) National Eligibility Test (NET) with VALID CSIR-JRF / UGC-JRF

(b) DBT-JRF-A / ICMR-JRF / DBT-BINC

(c) INSPIRE-PhD fellowship (Should be in possession of Provisional Selection Letter at the time of Interview)

(d) CSIR/UGC NET-LS# or DAE-JEST$ or GATE or GPAT$ or NBHM in last two years (2017-2019)

(e) IISER BS-MS (All IISERs) Dual degree students (CGPA >= 8.0)

# CSIR-LS rank-holders, up to rank 200 are eligible.
$ DAE-JEST/GPAT rank-holders up to rank 500 are eligible.

Above scores/ranks/fellowships MUST be valid at least till August 01, 2019.

Date for Opening of Online Applications: The online applications will open on January 29, 2019. Eligible applicants will receive an email with instructions on how to apply. If you are listed among the candidates who qualify to apply for the PhD programme, but do not receive an email from us with further instructions before February 15th, 2019, please let us know by sending an email to biophdselection@iiserpune.ac.in

Tentative dates of Interview: March 27-30, 2019
 
Please email biophdselection@iiserpune.ac.in for queries.

 

Eligibility Criteria:

Only those candidates who meet both the criteria below may apply online for the PhD programme in Biology (Ecology and Evolution).

1. Qualified GATE (Ecology) with a score that is valid on August 01, 2019. Please note that any other GATE (e.g. Life Sciences etc.) will NOT be considered for this purpose.

2. Minimum 60% marks in aggregate (not only in majoring subject) or CGPA 6 out of 10 point scale (55% or equivalent CGPA in aggregate for SC/ST) in Master’s Degree in any branch of Science: Physics / Chemistry / Mathematics / Biological Sciences Ecology & Environmental Sciences / Biodiversity / Psychology or equivalent. BE / B.Tech / M.Tech or MBBS degree holders may also apply.

3. In addition to the above criteria, the candidate MUST have qualified any ONE of the following exams before Aug 01, 2019:

(a) National Eligibility Test (NET) with VALID CSIR-JRF / UGC-JRF

(b) DBT-JRF-A / ICMR-JRF / DBT-BINC

(c) INSPIRE-PhD fellowship (Should be in possession of Provisional Selection Letter at the time of Interview)

(d) CSIR/UGC NET-LS or GATE (Ecology) in last two years (2017-2019)

(e) IISER BS-MS (All IISERs) Dual degree students (CGPA >= 8.0)

#CSIR-LS rank-holders, up to rank 200 are eligible.

Above scores/ranks/fellowships MUST be valid at least till August 01, 2019.

Date for Opening of Online Applications: will be announced after GATE 2019 results (Ecology and Evolution) are declared.

Last date to submit your application: To be announced

Tentative dates of Interview: To be announced

Please email s.dey@iiserpune.ac.in for queries.

 

BIOLOGY (Quantitative Biology)

Eligibility Criteria:

1. 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 Masters' Degree in any branch of Science: Physics / Chemistry / Mathematics / Biological Sciences / Ecology & Environmental Sciences / Biodiversity / Psychology or equivalent. BE / B.Tech / M.Tech or MBBS degree holders may also apply.

2. In addition to the above criteria, the candidate MUST have qualified any ONE of the following exams by Aug 01, 2019:

(a) National Eligibility Test (NET) with VALID CSIR-JRF / UGC-JRF

(b) DBT-JRF-A / ICMR-JRF / DBT-BINC

(c) INSPIRE-PhD fellowship (Should be in possession of Provisional Selection Letter at the time of Interview)

(d) CSIR/UGC NET-LS# or DAE-JEST$ or GATE or GPAT$ or NBHM in last two years (2017-2019)

(e) IISER BS-MS (All IISERs) Dual degree students (CGPA >= 8.0)

#CSIR-LS rank-holders, up to rank 200 are eligible.

$DAE-JEST/GPAT rank-holders up to rank 500 are eligible.

The scores/ranks/fellowships MUST be valid at least till August 01, 2019.

Date for Opening of Online Applications: To be announced

Last date to submit your application: To be announced

Tentative dates of Interview: To be announced

Please email biophdselection@iiserpune.ac.infor queries

 

Information on applying to the PhD Programme for International Students

 

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