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Department of
Physics

Admission to PhD Program in Physics for the January 2024 Batch 

For the session starting January 2024, IISER Pune invites applications for the PhD program in Physics - in the following areas:

Condensed Matter Physics and Soft & Living matter Physics (Experimental, Computational and Theoretical)

Experimental High Energy Physics (data analysis and detector physics)

Eligibility Criteria 

The candidate should have a minimum of 60% marks in aggregate (overall percentage; not only in the majoring subject) or a CGPA of 6 on a 10 point scale (55% or equivalent CGPA in aggregate for SC, ST and PwD/VH candidates) in MSc or BTech/BE,

and 

the candidate should satisfy at least one among the following mandatory criteria: 

(a) Qualified National Eligibility Test (NET) with a score in the CSIR-JRF/UGC-JRF category, valid at the time of admissions in January  2024. 

OR

(b) Holds a rank equal to 500 or better (625 or better for candidates in the reserved categories) in GATE or JEST PhD Physics. This rank should be valid at the time of admissions in January 2024. 

OR

(c) Holds an INSPIRE-PhD fellowship (The candidate should possess a provisional selection letter for PhD fellowship at the time of the interview.)

OR

(d) Has an Integrated BS-MS dual degree from any of the IISERs with a CGPA greater than or equal to 8.0. 

 

(Students currently in the final year of their post-graduate programs are welcome to apply. If  the candidate is shortlisted after the final interview a provisional admission will be offered. The final admission will be subject to the condition that all of the above eligibility criteria are satisfied.)

 

Note that additional criteria, beyond the above eligibility criteria, is likely to be imposed when shortlisting candidates at the interview stage. 

(applicants who appeared in the May 2023 or August 2023 round of interviews, are discouraged from applying again this year)

Interview 

Shortlisted candidates will be asked to appear for an interview to be conducted in-person. The final selection to the program will be based on the candidate's performance in the interview. 

Application

The online application link will be posted here by Oct 15, 2023. The last date for submitting the application is 5th November, 2023.

Further Information 

For more information about the PhD Physics program, please visit the following link http://www.iiserpune.ac.in/education/phd  

For information about the Physics department please visit https://www.iiserpune.ac.in/research/department/physics 

 

Any queries regarding admissions may be addressed to physicsphdselection@iiserpune.ac.in

 

 

Admissions to the Integrated PhD Programme in Physics - August 2023

List of candidates selected for Integrated PhD programme in Physics  commencing from 2023 August Semester

List of candidates shortlisted for Interviews to be conducted at IISER Pune campus on May 18-20, 2023

The department of Physics at IISER Pune invites online applications for the Integrated PhD (iPhD) programme in Physics for the session starting in August 2023.

Minimum Eligibility Criteria:

1. 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 PwD candidates) in B.Sc. or B.Tech./B.E.

Candidates in the final year of their Bachelor's (or equivalent) degree program, whose results have not yet been declared, are welcome to apply. Note that if selected, the offer for such a candidate will be provisional, subject to their fulfilling of the above criteria at the time of admission.

2. Aditionally, the candidate must satisfy the following mandatory criteria:

  1. Holds a rank equal to 500 or better (625 or better for candidates in the reserved categories) in JAM (Physics)or JEST iPhD (Physics)*.

*The score/rank must be valid at least till August 31, 2023.

Note that additional criteria, beyond the above eligibility criteria, are likely to be imposed while shortlisting candidates at the interview stage.

Interview

Shortlisted candidates will be asked to appear for an interview to be conducted in-person at the IISER Pune campus.

The final selection to the Integrated PhD programme will be based on the candidate's performance in the interview.

Further Information

For information about the Integrated PhD programme, please visit https://www.iiserpune.ac.in/education/programmes/integrated-phd-programme 

For information about the Physics department please visit https://www.iiserpune.ac.in/research/department/physics