PhD 2018 Admission Indian Institute of Science Education and Research – Thiruvananthapuram

PhD 2018 Admission Indian Institute of Science Education and Research – Thiruvananthapuram

PhD Admissions August 2018

Online Application will be available here

Applications are invited from highly motivated students for admission to the Ph.D. Programme of Indian Institute of Science Education and Research – Thiruvananthapuram (IISER-TVM), starting August 2018.

Biological Sciences

Applicants must satisfy the following criteria:

Master’s degree (A five-year degree after +2 level) in Biological Sciences/Chemical Sciences/Physical Sciences/ Mathematics/ Bioinformatics/ Agricultural Sciences/ Veterinary Sciences or a Bachelor Degree in Medicine (MBBS). The qualifying degree should have been obtained within 5 years as on 1st August 2018.

The applicant must have a minimum of 60% marks or CGPA 6.5 on a scale of 10, or equivalent. According to your mark list if your CGPA is not calculated on a scale of 10, please convert the CGPA to a scale of 10 and enter in the space provided. Please mention this in the remarks column 

Qualification in one of the following national level tests, with validity as on 1st August 2018:

CSIR-UGC-JRF/DBT-JRF (Category I)*/ICMR-JRF*/ Ranks 1 to 90 in GATE (Ecology and Evolution)** /JGEEBILS (GS-2018)***.


the candidate should be eligible for DST-Inspire PhD Fellowship [See point-2 under the heading “Important Points” below for INSPIRE Ph. D. Fellowship].

* Only candidates whose ranks make them eligible to avail Category 1 DBT-Junior Research Fellowships tenable at any university/institution in India. Fellowships restricted to join DBT or ICMR sponsored projects are not eligible.

** GATE (EY) qualified candidates are eligible only for Ecology, Evolution and Behaviour. GATE exam scores for other subjects will not be considered for PhD admissions to IISER-TVM.

*** Candidates who appeared for the JGEEBILS 2018 test are eligible to apply. JGEEBILS candidates will be shortlisted based on the marks provided by the JGEEBILS examination organizers.

It is mandatory for all the candidates to submit a short research proposal of 300-400 words, which should clearly state a research problem you find interesting to address and how you approach towards solving this. While applying online, please upload this proposal under the section “Statement of Purpose”.

Please note: This proposal does not need to be related to the research ongoing at the School of Biology IISER-TVM. The proposal will be used to evaluate your scientific aptitude and will be a major criterion for short-listing candidates for the interview.

Your application will be treated as incomplete if you do not submit the short research proposal.

Short-listed candidates will have to appear for interviews conducted at IISER-TVM. There will be two rounds of interviews, conducted over three days. In case of a high turnout of candidates, an entrance exam will be conducted (based on Master’s level Biology questions for 70% marks and 12th level Physics, Math, Chemistry questions-together 30%) on the first day of interviews. Hence, all the short-listed candidates must report at IISER-TVM on the first day of the interviews. The final selection of candidates will solely be based on your performance during the interviews.

Research Areas in School of Biology open for PhD students in this round of selection:

Immune cell biology and autophagy
Behavioral Ecology and plant-animal interactions
Structural Molecular Biology
Plant cell biology, reprogramming and development
Genome stability
Evolutionary ecology
Genetic regulation of physiology and metabolism
Plant Centromere biology
Stem Cells and Development
Neurogenetics of sleep
Molecular genetics of cholesterol disorder
Prokaryotic genetics and cell biology
Chemical Sciences
Applicants must satisfy the following criteria.

The candidate must have a Master’s degree in Chemical Sciences with 60% marks or CGPA 6.5 on a scale of 10 
The candidate must have qualified CSIR-UGC-JRF/GATE examinations valid as on 1st August 2018 or DST INSPIRE Ph. D. fellowship 

Previous research experience and quality publications will be considered as an added qualification.

Selection procedure:
The shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend an interview at IISER-TVM. The selection of the candidate will be based on the performance in the interview.

Research Areas:
Inorganic and organometallic chemistry
Organic synthesis, Medicinal chemistry, Carbohydrate chemistry, Chemical Biology
Organic Synthesis/DNA Nanotechnology/Supramolecular Chemistry
Protein structure determination through NMR spectroscopy
Inorganic & Materials Chemistry
Development of new synthetic strategies, C–H activations and Asymmetric catalysis
Planar pi-conjugated and extended macrocyclic systems
Photochemistry, Photophysics, Nanomaterials
Biomass conversion
Theoretical Chemistry
Ultrafast Spectroscopy
Asymmetric synthesis and Catalysis
Physical Sciences

Online Application will be available from:2nd March 2018

Last date of receipt of the application form:30th April 2018

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