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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 for August 2021 Batch
 
NOTE:
In view of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, interviews may be held online. Clear guidelines or any changes in procedure will be provided to candidates shortlisted for the interviews.The dates of interviews for ALL the disciplines are tentative. Please visit the respective sections of the webpage to know more about interview dates of your discipline/s of interest.

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 2021.
  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. For all the national eligibility examinations which provide a common rank / score, the cut-off rank / score for shortlisting for the Interviews for the reserved categories shall be lowered to 1.2 times the General category rank / score.
  8. 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.
  9. 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. (In view of the ongoing pandemic, the interviews may be conducted online. Details will be communicated to shortlisted candidates).

Admission procedure for the integrated PhD programme batch starting August 2021 batch has been initiated for the following department/s. Click the links below to know more about the eligibility criteria and application details:

Biology
 
Schedule of first round of online interviews on June 14-15, 2021

The Zoom links and all other information regarding the online interviews have already been mailed to both email ids of the candidates. In case the candidates do not find it in their inbox, they are first requested to check their spam folder. If the email is still not found, the candidates are requested to contact biologyapplications@acads.iiserpune.ac.in as soon as possible, clearly mentioning their name, application number and committee ID.
 
NOTE:
a) Interview date: June 14-18, 2021.
b) The referees of the shortlisted candidates have already been contacted with the links for submitting the recommendation letters.
c) The last date for receiving the reference letter is June 09, 2021 (5:00 pm Indian Standard Time). 
d) Detailed logistic information about the first round of interviews, including the schedule and the zoom links shall be sent to each candidate 3-4 days before the interviews.
e) For all queries, please contact biologyapplications@acads.iiserpune.ac.in
 
 

Chemistry

Eligibility Criteria

1. Students with minimum 60% marks in aggregate (overall percentage; not only in majoring subject) or equivalent C.G.P.A on a 10-point scale (55% or equivalent C.G.P.A 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 PhD Programme in Chemistry starting August 2021.
Candidates who are in the final year of qualifying degree, who have appeared/about to appear for the final exams can also apply for Integrated PhD programme. If selected for admission to the programme, the candidate will be given provisional admission subjected to completing the qualifying degree, as per the criteria specified above, before August 1, 2021.
2. Candidates with JAM (Chemistry 2021) rank 800 or less (960 or less for reserved category candidates) can apply for the Integrated PhD programme 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 case of any unexpected circumstances not permitting an in-person interview, on-line interviews will be conducted) in June 2021. Based on 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 programme 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).

Important Dates:
1. Opening date of online application form: April 30, 2021
2. Last date of online application form: May 25, 2021
3. Date of interviews. June 22-25, 2021 (the dates are tentative due to current situation of pandemic, and may be revised later as the situation changes)

Candidates shortlisted for interviews

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

 

Mathematics

Eligibility Criteria

1A. Students with minimum 60% marks in aggregate (overall percentage; not only in majoring subject) or an equivalent C.G.P.A on a 10-point scale (55% or an equivalent C.G.P.A on a 10-point scale 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 PhD program in Mathematics.

AND

1B. Candidates will be shortlisted for the interview based on their score/ ranking in:
   i. JAM 2021 in MA or MS only (Rank up to 500 for unreserved category and rank up to 600 for reserved categories)
   OR
 ii. NBHM 2021

2. Candidates in the final year of their Bachelors degree are also eligible to apply. However, their final selection is subject to their successful completion of the Bachelors degree with the above-mentioned requirements at the time of admission. (Tentatively scheduled to be commencing in August 2021)

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 tentatively in June 2021. Based on the application form given below 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 online.
 
Important Dates
Opening Date of Application: April 23, 2021
Last Date of Application: May 16, 2021
Date of Interviews: June 17-18, 2021

Candidates shortlisted for interviews

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

 

Physics
Eligibility Criteria
The candidate should have a minimum of 60% marks in aggregate (overall percentage; not only in the majoring subject) or an equivalent C.G.P.A on a 10-point scale (55% or an equivalent C.G.P.A in aggregate for SC/ST and PD candidates) in BSc or B.Tech/BE Those students who are currently in the final year of the graduate programs are welcome to apply. If shortlisted after the final interviews, the final admission will be subject to the condition that the above criteria are met.
                                                                    AND
The candidate MUST have any one of the following:

(a) The candidate should have a rank upto 500 (including 500) (600 for reserved category candidates) in JAM (Physics). The score/rank should be valid at the time of the interview in June.

(b) INSPIRE-PhD fellowship (should preferably possess provisional selection letter for PhD fellowship at the time of personal interview)

Additional criteria well beyond the minimum eligibility criteria will be used for shortlisting the candidates to be called for the interview.
 
Interview:
Final selection to the program will be based on performance of the shortlisted candidates in a personal interview to be conducted online in June 2021.

Application:
Link to online application form

Important Dates:
Last date to submit application: May 21, 2021
Tentative dates of interview: June 20-30, 2021
 
Further Information:
For more information about the Integrated PhD Physics program, please visit this link.
Any queries regarding admissions may be addressed to physicsphdselection@iiserpune.ac.in
 
 
 

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