Admissions for PhD Programme in Chemistry - August 2022
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
For admission to the PhD Programme, interested candidates with good academic track record satisfying the below eligibility criteria can apply.
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.
1B. 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)
(c) CSIR/UGC NET-LS# or GATE#†
#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.