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Admissions to the MSc Programme in Chemistry - August 2022

The admission procedure for the August 2022 batch has been completed.

List of candidates selected for MSc Programme in Chemistry

Areas of study

Chemical Biology, Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Quantum Chemistry, Spectroscopy, Main group Chemistry, Transition metal Chemistry, Organometallic Chemistry, Electrochemistry, Theoretical Chemistry, etc.

Eligibility Criteria

A.  Students with a minimum of 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 PwD candidates) in BSc or an equivalent degree with Chemistry as one of the main subjects.


B. Qualified JAM 2022 (Chemistry). The rank must be valid at the time of admission. Candidates will be shortlisted based on JAM rank.

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.

Application Process

  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 June 10, 2022.
  3. After the last date, all applications will be screened and the list of candidates will be released.

Please Note

  1. All communication with candidates will be by email only, on the respective email ID given below. Kindly check this website for periodic updates.
  2. In case of any application-related queries, please contact with your application number mentioned in the subject line.
  3. Relaxation of eligibility criteria for SC, ST and PD applicants will be as per Government of India norms. Candidates belonging to the reserved category will have to submit relevant certificates if selected.
  4. Applying does not automatically guarantee that a candidate will be selected. Depending upon the number of applications received, the department may apply additional criteria to select the students.

Admissions for PhD Programme in Chemistry - August 2022 

The admission procedure for the August 2022 batch has been completed.


The Department of Chemistry at IISER Pune encompasses diverse research areas of interest. There are many exciting research fields including inter-disciplinary research areas to explore. There are opportunities to work in theoretical, computational as well as experimental fields to approach and solve the research problems. The broad research disciplines and the list of faculty members with different research expertise having vacancies in their labs are given below.

Inorganic Chemistry Organometallic Chemistry, Metal-Organic framework, Inorganic and Material Chemistry, Energy Harvesting, Transition Metal Based Homogeneous Catalysis, Chemistry of Main Group Elements, Thin films of Metal-organic etc.

  • R. Boomi Shankar
  • Sujit K. Ghosh
  • Ramanathan Vaidhyanathan
  • Shabana Khan
  • Moumita Majumdar
  • Nirmalya Ballav

Organic Chemistry Organic synthesis and Chemical Biology, Peptides and applications, Carbohydrates and Glycomics, Polymers & Biomaterials, Nucleic Acid Chemistry and Biophysics, Redox Chemical Biology, Protein Engineering, Asymmetric synthesis, Flow chemistry etc.

  • H. N. Gopi
  • M. Jayakannan
  • S. G. Srivatsan
  • Harinath Chakrapani
  • Raghavendra Kikkeri
  • Boopathy Gnanaprakasam
  • Sandanaraj Britto
  • Ramakrishna G. Bhat

Physical Chemistry Experimental and Spectroscopy Biophysics-Protein folding, Gas Phase Laser Spectroscopy, Spectroscopy of Materials, Photophysics, Optoelectronic properties of perovskite semiconductors, Tera-Hertz Spectroscopy, Electrochemical Energy Storage, Fuel Cells, Batteries, Functional Nano-materials, Understanding Protein-RNA interactions etc.

  • Jayant Udgaonkar
  • Aloke Das
  • Partha Hazra
  • Nirmalya Ballav
  • Pankaj Mandal
  • Pramod Pillai
  • Muhammed Musthafa 
  • Jeetender Chugh 
  • Dr. Angshuman Nag

Theoretical and Computational Physical Chemistry:  Computer Simulations of Battery Electrolytes and Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cells, Computational Chemistry and Computational Biophysics, Chemical Physics (analytical theory), Polymer physics (simulations, Computational Material Science), Computational Material Science etc.

  • Arun Venkatnathan
  • Srabanti Chaudhury
  • Arnab Mukherjee
  • Prasenjit Ghosh

Admission Procedure

For admission to the PhD Programme, interested candidates with good academic track record satisfying the below eligibility criteria can apply.

Eligibility Criteria:

1A. Minimum 60% marks in aggregate (overall percentage; not only in the majoring subject) or an equivalent C.G.P.A on 10-point scale (55% or an equivalent C.G.P.A in aggregate for SC, ST and Specially abled candidates PD/VH) in Masters' Degree in any branch of Science: Chemistry / Physics / Mathematics / Biology or equivalent.  Candidates with Integrated BS-MS degree / B.E. / B. Tech. / B. Pharm. / ME / M. Tech. / M. Pharm. degree satisfying the above criteria of marks can also apply.


 In addition to the above criteria, the candidate MUST have qualified any ONE of the following exams:

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

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


#Applicants with valid UGC/CSIR-JRF, NET-LS and GATE will be further screened based on the ranks/score for their eligibility set by the Institute/Department committee.

†Please note that the cut-off/ rank for the reserved category candidates is 1.25 times that of the unreserved category candidates.


2. IISER BS-MS (All IISERs) Dual degree students with CGPA >= 8.0

Above scores/ranks/fellowships MUST be valid at least till December 2022.

Selection procedure: Based on the application forms received and the above-listed criteria, applicants will be further shortlisted for the interview based on additional criteria set by the Department. All the candidates selected for the interview will receive a separate email to appear for the interview. Shortlisted candidates will be selected for admission to the PhD programme through a rigorous evaluation process that includes an interview by a selection committee. The mere application/shortlisting does not guarantee admission into the PhD programme.



The department of Chemistry, IISER Pune is not offering the Integrated PhD programme for the session commencing from August 2022.