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Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, IISER, Berhampur

Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, IISER, Berhampur
Established by the Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India
Transit campus (Govt. iti), Engg School Road
Berhampur, Odisha 760010
Phone-No: +91 680 2227 707
Email: caa@iiserbpr.ac.in Website: www.iiserbpr.ac.in
Establish: 2006

About College:

The Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Berhampur, established in 2016 by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India is a Center of Excellence dedicated to teaching and research in basic sciences. As a unique initiative in science education in India, IISER Berhampur aims to be a University of the highest caliber devoted to both high quality teaching and state-of-the-art research in a totally integrated manner, thus nurturing both curiosity and creativity.

IISER Berhampur offers 5 years BS-MS and PhD programmes in an intellectually vibrant atmosphere of research. Apart from classroom instruction, IISER builds student skills in areas such as scientific inquiry, problem solving, analytical and communication skills, computational sciences, electronics, instrumentation and workshop practices. IISER plans to develop advanced teaching and research laboratories where students will have the opportunity to perform experiments as well as pursue advanced research under the mentorship of world-class faculty. This would make education and career building in basic sciences more exciting and rewarding.

We dedicate ourselves to learn, teach and serve society through excellence in science education and research, in an ecosystem based on integrity, fairness, dignity and professionalism to provide equal opportunities for all.

Course Name:

PhD in Biological Sciences

Eligibility:

1.    M.Sc./M.Tech. Degree in the relevant discipline with a minimum of 60% marks or CGPA/CPI of 7.0 on a 10 point scale. (Overall percentage/CGPA/CPI; not only in majoring subject)

2.    If the transcript/grade sheet issued by the Institute/University reports:

Only marks, percentage will be considered.

Only grades, CGPA/CPI will be considered. If CGPA/CPI is reported on any scale other than 10 (eg. 4 point/ 8 point scale), an equivalent CGPA/CPI will be calculated as per the following formula:
CGPA/CPI in a 10 point scale = (CGPA/CPI Obtained×10)/PS

PS = Point scale used by the Institute/University.

Both marks and CGPA/CPI

Percentage equivalent of CGPA/CPI, as indicated on the transcript/gradesheet, will be considered, if absolute grading was followed.

CGPA/CPI ONLY will be considered, if relative grading was followed.

3.    Exceptionally brilliant candidates with B.Tech./MBBS/MCA also apply for Ph.D. programme in Biological Sciences.

4.    Additionally, a National level examination like National Eligibility Test (NET)/GATE/UGC-JRF/CSIR-JRF/DBT (JRF A category)/ICMR (JRF category I)/NET-LS/INSPIRE-PhD/JGEEBILS or any other recognized score is mandatory. The certificate/fellowship MUST be valid at the time of admission.

5.    Students whose results for CSIR-UGC NET Fellowship or ICMR-JRF category-I or DBT-JRF or INSPIRE-PhD or any other equivalent fellowship are awaited may also apply with their roll number(s) mentioned in the application. Such candidates may walk-in for the interview provided they have qualified examination for any of the above fellowship before the interview date. Such candidates will not be sent a call letter for the interview. However, they should write to the head of the department, Department of Biological Sciences at hod_bio@iiserbpr.ac.in (with a CC to caa@iiserbpr.ac.in) and inform if they will attend the interview.

6.    Candidates who are appearing or are about to appear for final examinations of the qualifying degree programme are eligible to apply for PhD programme. However, if selected, admission to the PhD programme would be conditional upon their completing the qualifying degree with the defined marks criteria.

7.    A relaxation of 5% of marks, or an equivalent relaxation of grade, will be allowed for candidates belonging to SC/ST/PD categories.

8.    Mere fulfilling the eligibility criterion does not entitle a candidate to be called for the test and interview.

Course Name:

PhD in Chemistry Sciences

Eligibility:

1.    M.Sc./M.Tech. Degree in the relevant discipline with a minimum of 60% marks or CGPA/CPI of 7.0 on a 10 point scale. (Overall percentage/CGPA/CPI; not only in majoring subject)

2.    If the transcript/grade sheet issued by the Institute/University reports:

Only marks, percentage will be considered.

Only grades, CGPA/CPI will be considered. If CGPA/CPI is reported on any scale other than 10 (eg. 4 point/ 8 point scale), an equivalent CGPA/CPI will be calculated as per the following formula:
CGPA/CPI in a 10 point scale = (CGPA/CPI Obtained×10)/PS

PS = Point scale used by the Institute/University.

Both marks and CGPA/CPI

Percentage equivalent of CGPA/CPI, as indicated on the transcript/gradesheet, will be considered, if absolute grading was followed.

CGPA/CPI ONLY will be considered, if relative grading was followed.

3.    Additionally, a National level examination like National Eligibility Test (NET)/GATE/UGC-JRF/CSIR-JRF/JEST/JGEEBILS/ICMR/INSPIRE-PhD/NET-LS/Rajiv Gandhi Fellowship or any other recognized score is mandatory. The certificate/fellowship MUST be valid at the time of admission.

4.    Students whose results for CSIR-UGC NET Fellowship or INSPIRE-PhD or any other equivalent fellowship are awaited may also apply with their roll number(s) mentioned in the application. Such candidates may walk-in for the interview provided they have qualified examination for any of the above fellowship before the interview date. Such candidates will not be sent a call letter for the interview. However, they should write to the head of the department, Department of Chemistry at hod_chm@iiserbpr.ac.in (with a CC to caa@iiserbpr.ac.in) and inform if they will attend the interview.

5.    Candidates who are appearing or are about to appear for final examinations of the qualifying degree programme are eligible to apply for PhD programme. However, if selected, admission to the PhD programme would be conditional upon their completing the qualifying degree with the defined marks criteria.

6.    A relaxation of 5% of marks, or an equivalent relaxation of grade, will be allowed for candidates belonging to SC/ST/PD categories.

7.    Mere fulfilling the eligibility criterion does not entitle a candidate to be called for the test and interview.

Course Name:

PhD in Mathematics

Eligibility:

1.    M.Sc./M.Tech. Degree in the relevant discipline with a minimum of 60% marks or CGPA/CPI of 7.0 on a 10 point scale. (Overall percentage/CGPA/CPI; not only in majoring subject)

2.    If the transcript/grade sheet issued by the Institute/University reports:

Only marks, percentage will be considered.

Only grades, CGPA/CPI will be considered. If CGPA/CPI is reported on any scale other than 10 (eg. 4 point/ 8 point scale), an equivalent CGPA/CPI will be calculated as per the following formula:
CGPA/CPI in a 10 point scale = (CGPA/CPI Obtained×10)/PS

PS = Point scale used by the Institute/University.

Both marks and CGPA/CPI

Percentage equivalent of CGPA/CPI, as indicated on the transcript/gradesheet, will be considered, if absolute grading was followed.

CGPA/CPI ONLY will be considered, if relative grading was followed.

3.    Additionally, a National level examination like National Eligibility Test (NET)/GATE/UGC-JRF/NBHM/CSIR-JRF/NET-LS/INSPIRE-PhD or any other recognized score is mandatory. The certificate/fellowship MUST be valid at the time of admission.

4.    Students whose results for CSIR-UGC NET Fellowship or INSPIRE-PhD or any other equivalent fellowship are awaited may also apply with their roll number(s) mentioned in the application. Such candidates may walk-in for the interview provided they have qualified examination for any of the above fellowship before the interview date. Such candidates will not be sent a call letter for the interview. However, they should write to the head of the department, Department of Mathematics at hod_maths@iiserbpr.ac.in (with a CC to caa@iiserbpr.ac.in) and inform if they will attend the interview.

5.    Candidates who are appearing or are about to appear for final examinations of the qualifying degree programme are eligible to apply for PhD programme. However, if selected, admission to the PhD programme would be conditional upon their completing the qualifying degree with the defined marks criteria.

6.    A relaxation of 5% of marks, or an equivalent relaxation of grade, will be allowed for candidates belonging to SC/ST/PD categories.

7.    Mere fulfilling the eligibility criterion does not entitle a candidate to be called for the test and interview.

Course Name:

PhD in Physical Sciences

Eligibility:

1.    M.Sc./M.Tech. Degree in the relevant discipline with a minimum of 60% marks or CGPA/CPI of 7.0 on a 10 point scale. (Overall percentage/CGPA/CPI; not only in majoring subject)

2.    If the transcript/grade sheet issued by the Institute/University reports:

Only marks, percentage will be considered.

Only grades, CGPA/CPI will be considered. If CGPA/CPI is reported on any scale other than 10 (eg. 4 point/ 8 point scale), an equivalent CGPA/CPI will be calculated as per the following formula:
CGPA/CPI in a 10 point scale = (CGPA/CPI Obtained×10)/PS

PS = Point scale used by the Institute/University.

Both marks and CGPA/CPI

Percentage equivalent of CGPA/CPI, as indicated on the transcript/gradesheet, will be considered, if absolute grading was followed.

CGPA/CPI ONLY will be considered, if relative grading was followed.

3.    Additionally, a National level examination like National Eligibility Test (NET)/GATE/UGC-JRF/JEST/CSIR-JRF/NET-LS/INSPIRE-PhD/JGEEBILS or any other recognized score is mandatory. The certificate/fellowship MUST be valid at the time of admission.

4.    Students whose results for CSIR-UGC NET Fellowship or Rajiv Gandhi Fellowship or INSPIRE-PhD or any other equivalent fellowship are awaited may also apply with their roll number(s) mentioned in the application. Such candidates may walk-in for the interview provided they have qualified examination for any of the above fellowship before the interview date. Such candidates will not be sent a call letter for the interview. However, they should write to the head of the department, Department of Physics at hod_phy@iiserbpr.ac.in (with a CC to caa@iiserbpr.ac.in) and inform if they will attend the interview.

5.    Candidates who are appearing or are about to appear for final examinations of the qualifying degree programme are eligible to apply for PhD programme. However, if selected, admission to the PhD programme would be conditional upon their completing the qualifying degree with the defined marks criteria.

6.    A relaxation of 5% of marks, or an equivalent relaxation of grade, will be allowed for candidates belonging to SC/ST/PD categories.

7.    Mere fulfilling the eligibility criterion does not entitle a candidate to be called for the test and interview.

How to Apply:

Application Procedure: Application form you can download from the website.Please download and save the form on your computer, and then open it directly in Acrobat or Acrobat Reader and select/type the information in the boxes provided and click save to store the information.

NOTE: OPENING OF DOWNLOADED APPLICATION FORM IN ADOBE READER IS MUST TO UPLOAD PHOTO AND ACCESSES OTHER INTERACTIVE FIELDS. DO NOT FILL ANYTHING ON ONLINE LINK.

·         This is an editable PDF form, please download the form, and open with Adobe Reader and select/type the information in the boxes provided and click save to store the information.

·         If you are applying in more than one discipline, separate application must be filled and sent for each discipline.

·         Complete application along with all certificates/enclosures (preferably in single consolidated .pdf file) must be sent to the email id: phdadmission@iiserbpr.ac.in

·         Please write “APPLICATION FOR PhD IN (DEPARTMENT NAME)” in your subject area of email. For example, if you are applying to the PhD programme in Physics, please write “Application for PhD in PHYSICS”.

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

·         Only shortlisted candidates called for interview need to bring recommendation letters in sealed envelopes, superscribed with "Letter of Recommendation for <Applicant’s Name> to PhD Program in <Discipline Name >". Letter of recommendation not in a sealed envelope will not be accepted.

Closing Date:

Last Date for receiving applications: 5th November, 2018

Interview Dates (Tentative): 26th November, 2018 to 6th December, 2018

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