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PhD program in Earth & Climate Science - August 2020

The Earth and Climate Science programme at IISER Pune invites online applications from highly-motivated students for admissions to Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) program for the session starting August 2020

Research Areas (number of positions): Climate Science (2), Geophysics (1), and Glaciology (1)

Minimum Eligibility Criteria:

1. Students with a minimum of 60% marks in aggregate (overall percentage; not only in majoring subject) or CGPA of 6.0 out of 10-point scale (55% or equivalent CGPA in aggregate for SC/ST and PD candidates) in Masters (or BS-MS) degree in Geology / Applied Geology / Geophysics / Physics / Mathematics / Atmosphere science / Climate Science / Engineering, or related subjects. BE/ B.Tech students may also apply. The CGPA cut-off for BE / B.Tech candidates are the same as above. Candidates must have Physics and Mathematics at their B.Sc. or equivalent degree level.

Additionally, the candidate MUST have qualified at least ONE of the following exams:

(a) National Eligibility Test (NET) with valid* CSIR-JRF/UGC-JRF or CSIR-LS/UGC-LS rank.
(b) INSPIRE-PhD fellowship (The candidate should be in possession of provisional selection letter at the time of interview),
(c) DAE-JEST or GATE with a valid* score.
*The score/rank MUST be valid at least till August 01, 2020.


2. IISER BS-MS students with major in one of the subjects mentioned above with C.G.P.A>=8.0.

Selection procedure: Eligible candidates should fill out the online application form (link will be on this page). Applications will be screened and shortlisted candidates will be called for interview. Selection will be based on interviews of the short-listed candidates. Candidates with a good background in physics, mathematics, and computer programming will be given preference.
Application Details: Link to online application form (Considering the COVID-19 pandemic, the application portal has been opened again. It will remain open from May 22 to may 27, 2020)
Tentative dates of Interview: First half of May, 2020
  1. Only online applications are accepted. Incomplete applications will be rejected.
  2. Applying does not automatically guarantee that a candidate will be shortlisted for interview. The department may use additional criteria in order to shortlist candidates for interviews depending on the number of applications received.

For any admission related query please contact ecsphdselection@iiserpune.ac.in