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)
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,
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.
(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.
(c) Holds an INSPIRE-PhD fellowship (The candidate should possess a provisional selection letter for PhD fellowship at the time of the interview.)
(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)
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.
The online application link will be posted here by Oct 15, 2023. The last date for submitting the application is 5th November, 2023.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org