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PhD program in Earth & Climate Science

The Earth and Climate Science program at the IISER Pune invites online applications from highly-motivated students for admissions to Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) program for the session August-2019.

Research Areas: Climate Science, Geophysics, Geochemistry, Geology, and Glaciology.

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 Master’s (or BS-MS) degree in Geology / Applied Geology / Geophysics /  Physics / Mathematics / Ocean Science / Atmosphere science / Climate Science / Engineering or related subjects. B.E./B.Tech. Students may also apply. Candidates must have Physics or Chemistry, and Mathematics at their B.Sc. or equivalent degree level.

Additionally, the candidate MUST have qualified in any ONE of the following exams:
(a) National Eligibility Test (NET) with valid* CSIR-JRF / UGC-JRF,
(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, 2019.
1B. IISER BS-MS (All IISERs) students with major in one of the subjects mentioned above with CGPA >= 8.0.

2. Candidates in the final year of their Masters degree are also eligible to apply. However, their final selection is subject to their successful completion of the Masters degree with the above mentioned requirements at the time of admission i.e. August 01, 2019.

3. For applicants interested in Glaciology and Geophysics, a sound background in elementary physics and computer programming is expected.

Selection procedure: Based on 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. Selection will be based on interviews of the short-listed candidates.

  1. Only online applications are accepted. Incomplete applications will be rejected. For any admission related query please contact ecsphdselection@iiserpune.ac.in
  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.

Candidates selected for PhD Programme