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Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, IISER, Pune

Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, IISER, Pune
900, NCL Innovation Park, Dr Homi Bhabha Road
Pune, Maharashtra
Phone-No: 91-20-25898021
Fax: 91-20-25898022
Email: Website:

About College:

The Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Pune is a premier institute dedicated to research and teaching in the basic sciences. Established in 2006, the institute falls under the purview of the Ministry of Human Resource Development (vide communication F.No. 22-8/2006-TS.1). As a unique initiative in science education in India, IISER aims to be a Science University of the highest caliber devoted to both teaching and research in a totally integrated manner, with state-of-the-art research and high quality education, thus nurturing both curiosity and creativity.

Course Name:

Ph.D [Areas of Research: Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Climate Sciences, Mathematics, Physics, Humanities & Social Sciences and inter-disciplinary areas of research]


Students with a Master’s degree in Science / Mathematics or a four-year Bacherlor degree with at least 60% marks (aggregate) are encouraged to apply to our PhD programme. In addition to the qualifying degree, we expect the students to have qualified a national examination such as CSIR-UGC NET/GATE/JEST/NBHM/JGEEBILS, etc. depending on their area of research interest. Students will be selected to the PhD programme based on performance in the interviews.

Please note that the precise eligibility criterion for each year may vary from department to department and will be announced at the time of intake.

How to Apply:

Application Procedure:

1.    Only online applications will be accepted.

2.    The candidates must carefully fill and submit the online application form on or before the specified date.

3.    After the last date, all applications will be screened and candidates selected for interviews will be intimated by email.

Please Note:

1.    All communication with candidates will be by email only.

2.    Kindly check this website for periodic updates.

3.    In case of any application-related queries, please contact: with your application number mentioned in the subject line.

4.    Candidates who are appearing or are about to appear for final examinations of the qualifying degree program are eligible to apply for PhD program. However, if selected, admission to the PhD program would be conditional upon their completing the qualifying degree with the defined marks criteria, before 1st January 2019.

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

6.    Relaxation of eligibility criteria for SC/ST and PD applicants will be as per Government of India norms. Candidates belonging to reserved category will have to submit relevant certificates, if selected.

7.    Applying does not automatically guarantee that a candidate will be shortlisted for interview. The respective departments may use additional criteria (based on academic performance and/or performance in the national level tests) in order to shortlist candidates for interviews depending on the number of applications received.

Closing Date:

Coming Soon…

PhD programme starting January 2019, admissions will be open only for Chemistry, Earth and Climate Science and Biology.


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Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, IISER, Kolkata

Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, IISER, Kolkata

Autonomous Institution 
IIT Kharagpur Extension Centre, Block-HC, Sector-III, Salt Lake City, 

Kolkata, West Bangal 
Phone-No: 91-33-64513294 

About College:

Mission and Vision

The basic idea of IISER is to create research Universities of the highest calibre in which teaching and education will be totally integrated with the state of the art research. These Universities are devoted to Undergraduate and Postgraduate teaching in sciences in an intellectually vibrant atmosphere of research. One of the important objectives of creating these Universities is to make education and careers in basic sciences more attractive by providing opportunities in integrative teaching and learning of sciences and break the barriers of traditional disciplines.

Course Name:

·         PhD in Biological Science

in Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, IISER, Kolkata

Course Description:

·         PhD in Biological Science


Eligibility and Selection Procedure for PhD in Biological Science in Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, IISER, Kolkata

Applications are invited from motivated candidates having M.Sc , MS, M.Tech degree (with minimum 55% marks) in: 

Any branch of biological sciences to pursue research in the broad fields of cellular & molecular biology, developmental biology, structural biology, plant molecular biology, behavioral biology and ecology, marine biology, neurobiology, biodiversity, microbiology, biophysics, bioinformatics, biotechnology and theoretical biology; OR 

Chemistry, physics, statistics, mathematics, computer application, computer science, engineering

How to Apply:

Application Procedure for PhD in Biological Science in Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, IISER, Kolkata

Please have your picture (soft copy, preferably in JPG or PNG format) ready

Please read the department wise eligibility criteria carefully
The applicants should open the link (,application) and properly fill the application form as instructed
The form can be opened and edited, corrected until the last date
You must complete your application, incomplete application will be rejected
Applicants should save the properly filled application form and take the printout after you finish and bring the signed copy at the time of interview if you are shortlisted
Download the Recommendation Letter bring this document at the time of interview
Recommendation should be in a sealed envelop
Important Date:

Last date for Submission form: 17th April 2016



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