Department of
Earth and Climate Science

PhD Programme in Earth and Climate Science

The Earth and Climate Science program at the IISER Pune invites applications from highly-motivated students for admissions to Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) program for the session Aug-2024. Please visit https://www.iiserpune.ac.in/research/department/earth-and-climate-science/research to know about the research profiles of the individual faculty members, and feel free to contact them for further details.

Minimum Eligibility:

  1. Students with minimum 60% marks in aggregate (overall percentage; not only in majoring subject) or a CGPA 6 out of 10 point scale (55% in aggregate or equivalent CGPA for SC/ST and PD candidates) in Master’s (or BS-MS) degree in Geology/ Applied Geology/Physics/Mathematics/Atmospheric Science/Climate Science/Engineering/Biology/Environmental Science, or related subjects. BE/BTech students may also apply.

If a candidate has successfully completed a 4-year bachelor's degree (e.g., BS, B.Tech), it is appropriate to indicate "Not Applicable" in the Masters field, denoting that the candidate has not pursued a master's degree.

            Additionally, the candidate MUST have qualified in any ONE of the following     exams:

  • National Eligibility Test (NET) with valid* CSIR-JRF / UGC-JRF/ UGC-LS/ CSIR-LS/ or a valid* GATE/JEST score,

(b) INSPIRE-PhD fellowship (The candidate should be in possession of provisional selection letter at the time of interview),

*The score/rank MUST be valid at least till Aug 01, 2024.

OR,

  1. BS-MS/Masters students from any of the Institutes of National Importance with a CGPA 8 or above on a 10-point scale are exempted from national-level test eligibility related criteria.

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

Note:

Only online application will be accepted.

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

Admissions to the MSc Programme in Geology - August 2024

The Department of Earth and Climate Science at IISER Pune invites applications from highly-motivated students for admissions to Master of Science (MSc) programme for the session August-2024.

Minimum Eligibility Criteria:

  1. 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 PwD candidates) in B.Sc. in Geology/Geological Science/Geoscience/Earth Science with Mathematics/Physics/Chemistry/Statistics course(s) at B.Sc. level. Students should have Mathematics at 10+2 level.

AND

  1. Qualified JAM 2024 (Geology). Candidates will be shortlisted based on JAM rank. The rank/ score must be valid at the time of admission.

Candidates in the final year of their Bachelor's degree are also eligible to apply. However, their final selection is subject to their successful completion of the Bachelor's 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 the specified date.
  3. After the last date, all the applications will be screened and the list of candidates selected for the MSc Geology programme will be released.
  4. Kindly note that a standard non-refundable application fee applies to all programme applications.

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  ecs_msc_selection@iiserpune.ac.in with your application number mentioned in the subject line.
  3. Relaxation of eligibility criteria for reserved category 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.