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Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, IISER, Thiruvananthapuram

Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, IISER, Thiruvananthapuram
Maruthamala P.O, Vithura
Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
Phone-No: 0471-2597459 2597438
Fax: 0471 2597427 2597438
Email: registrar@iisertvm.ac.in Website: www.iisertvm.ac.in

About College:

Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Thiruvananthapuram (IISER-TVM) is dedicated to scientific research and science education of international standards. Traditionally, teaching has been segregated from research in undergraduate science curricula in our country. IISERs were established by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, to bridge this dichotomy. IISER-TVM started functioning in August 2008. The institute aims to provide high quality education in modern science, integrating it with outstanding research at the undergraduate level itself, and develop a spirit of research cutting across disciplines. The faculty are engaged in research in the frontier areas of basic sciences, with a high degree of autonomy and creativity.

Course Name:

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) [Research Areas: Biological Sciences, Chemistry and Physics]

Eligibility:

Biological Sciences:

Applicants must satisfy the following eligibility 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 2019.

The applicant must have a minimum of 60% marks or CGPA 6.5 on a scale of 10, or equivalent. A 5% relaxation on minimum marks will be allowed for SC, ST and PwD candidates. 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 [See point-1 under the heading "Important Points" below for relaxation in the eligibility criteria].

Qualification in one or more of the following national level tests with validity as on 1st August 2019: CSIR-UGC-JRF/ DBT-JRF (Category I)*/ ICMR-JRF*/ Ranks 1 to 100 in GATE (Ecology and Evolution)**/JGEEBILS (GS-2019)***. Candidates qualified for DST-Inspire PhD Fellowship are also eligible to apply [See point-2 under the heading "Important Points for all Schools" 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 School of Biology at IISER-TVM.

*** Candidates who have appeared for the JGEEBILS 2019 test are eligible to apply. JGEEBILS candidates will be shortlisted by IISER TVM PhD Applications shortlisting committee 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: the 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, Mathematics, 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 the performance during the interviews.

Chemical Sciences:

Applicants must satisfy the following criteria

1.    The candidate must have a Master’s degree in Chemical Sciences with 60% marks or equivalent [See point-1 under the heading "Important Points for all Schools" below for relaxation in the eligibility criteria].

2.    The candidate must have qualified either of CSIR-JRF/UGC-JRF/GATE examinations valid as on August 2019 or DST INSPIRE PhD fellowship [See point-2 under the heading "Important Points for all Schools" below for INSPIRE PhD fellowship].

Physical Sciences:

Applicants must satisfy the following criteria

1.    Master’s degree in Physics, Materials Science or Engineering in areas closely related to the interests of the Physics faculty at IISER TVM. 60% marks or equivalent is required.

2.    Having qualified in one of the following national level examinations with validity as on 1st August 2019: GATE/CSIR-UGC-JRF/UGC NET-JRF/JEST-2019/INSPIRE Ph.D. Fellowship [See point-2 under the heading "Important Points for all Schools" below for INSPIRE Ph. D Fellowship].

Mathematical Sciences:

Applicants must satisfy any one of the following criteria

1.    Master's degree in Mathematics / Statistics / in a relevant area of science with a minimum CPI of 6.5 (or 60% of marks) [See point-1 under the heading “Important Points” below for relaxation in the eligibility criteria] and

·         Qualified for CSIR/UGC-JRF/GATE/INSPIRE Ph.D. Fellowship/NBHM JRF Fellowship, valid as on 01 August 2019 [See point-2 under the heading “Important Points for all Schools” below for INSPIRE Ph. D fellowship].

OR

·         Qualified NBHM JRF Scholarship Written Exam 2019 and have received the NBHM interview call letter

2.    Master's degree in Engineering / Technology in a relevant area with a minimum CPI of 6.5 (or 60% of marks) with valid GATE score as on 01 August 2019.

3.    Bachelor's degree in Engineering / Technology in a relevant area with a minimum CPI of 7.0 (or 65% of marks), and a CSIR-UGC-JRF/NBHM JRF (or qualified NBHM JRF Scholarship Written Exam 2019 and have received the NBHM interview call letter) /GATE Fellowship valid as on 01 August 2019.

How to apply:

Application Procedure

1.    Applicants should complete the online application form in the url http://appserv.iisertvm.ac.in/phd

2.    [Only Properly submitted applications would be considered. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Do not forget to click the “submit” button after completing your application]

3.    Applicants will also be prompted to upload all the supporting documents, like photograph, signature, community certificate and national level examination (CSIR/NBHM/Inspire etc.) online.

4.    Applicants should provide Name/Affiliation/Contact number and Email address of two referees in the application form.

5.    GE/OBC [SC/ST/PH] applicants are required to make a payment of Rs. 500/- [Rs. 250/-] as processing fee through the https://www.onlinesbi.com/prelogin/icollecthome.htm

6.    On submission of the online application form, the applicants will receive an acknowledgment email with a unique application number.

7.    Applicants are NOT required to post hard copy of the application to IISER-TVM.

8.    In case of any application related queries, please contact by email, addressed to the PhD coordinator [phdprogramme@iisertvm.ac.in]. Other mode of communication will not be entertained.

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

Interview Dates (Tentative)

PhD interview dates for School of Biology: 27-29th May 2019

PhD interview dates for School of Chemistry: 20-21st June 2019

PhD interview dates for School of Mathematics: 18-19th June 2019

PhD interview dates for School of Physics: 12-13th June 2019

Reporting time for all candidates: 8.30am on the first day of the interview

Venue: IISER Thiruvananthapuram, Vithura Campus

Closing Date:

Opening of online application portal: 1st March, 2019

Last date for receipt of online applications: 30th April, 2019

 

Course Name:

Integrated PhD [Research Areas: Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics]

Eligibility:

Biology:

Admission Streams: IISER TVM Test-2019, JGEEBILS-2019, JAM-BL-2019 and JAM-BT-2019

Bachelor's degree in Biological/Chemical/Physical/ Mathematical Sciences with a minimum of 55% marks (or a CGPA of 6.0 in the 10 point scale) for General/OBC-NCL candidates and a minimum of 50% marks (or a CGPA of 5.5 in the 10 point scale) for SC/ST and PwD candidates.

Candidate should qualify in any one (or more) of the following examinations:

IISER TVM Test-2019

JGEEBILS 2019

JAM 2019 - BL

JAM 2019 - BT

Candidates shortlisted from any of the above streams will be required to appear for interview(s).

Chemistry:

Admission Streams: IISER TVM Test-2019 and JAM-CY-2019

Bachelor's degree in Chemical science with a minimum of 55% marks (or a CGPA of 6.0 in the 10 point scale) for general/OBC-NCL candidates and a minimum of 50% marks (or a CGPA of 5.5 in the 10 point scale) for SC/ST and PwD candidates.

Candidate should qualify in any one (or more) of the following examinations.

IISER TVM test-2019

JAM-CY-2019

Candidates shortlisted from any of the above streams will be required to appear for interview(s)

Mathematics:

Admission Streams: IISER TVM Test-2019, NBHM-MA/MSc 2018-19*, JAM-MA-2019, JAM-MS-2019

Bachelor's degree in Mathematics/ Statistics/ Engineering/ Technology in a relevant discipline with minimum of 55% marks (or a CGPA of 6.0 on a 10 points scale) for general/OBC-NCL candidates and a minimum of 50% marks (or a CGPA of 5.5 on a 10 point scale) for SC/ST and PwD candidates.

Candidate should qualify in any one (or more) of the following examinations.

IISER-TVM Test-2019

NBHM-MA/MSc 2018-19

JAM-MA-2019

JAM-MS-2019

Candidates shortlisted from any of the above streams will be required to appear for interview(s)

*Note: In case of NBHM-MA/MSc 2018-19, candidates who have qualified the written test and have received the NBHM-MA/MSc Interview call letter are also eligible to apply.

Research Areas:

Faculty research areas can be broadly classified as following:

Algebra, Number Theory &Geometry: Linear Algebra, Group Theory, Commutative Algebra, Homological Algebra, Number Theory

Analysis: Functional Analysis/Numerical Functional Analysis, Harmonic Analysis, Wavelet Analysis,Complex Dynamics, Ergodic Theory, Dynamical Systems

Applied Analysis: Partial Differential Equations (PDEs), Control Theory, Image Processing using PDEs, Stochastic PDEs, Mathematical Finance, Financial Engineering, Numerical Analysis & Scientific Computing, Mathematical and Computational Fluid Dynamics

Computational Sciences: Numerical Functional Analysis/Mathematical Finance/Financial Engineering/Mathematical Biology/Data Science Research/Applied Cryptography

Physics:

Admission Streams: JEST-2019 and JAM-PH-2019

Bachelor's degree in Physical Sciences, Engineering or Technology with minimum 55 % marks (or a CGPA of 6.0 in the 10 point scale) for general/OBC-NCL candidates and a minimum of 50% marks (or a CGPA of 5.5 in the 10 point scale) for SC/ST and PwD candidates

Candidate should qualify in any one (or more) of the following examinations.

JEST-2019

JAM-PH-2019

Candidates shortlisted from any of the above streams will be required to appear for interview(s).

How to Apply:

General information:

·         Students appearing in the final year Bachelor degree examination are also eligible to apply. However, if selected, their admission will be subjected to fulfilling the minimum eligibility criteria for the individual school.

·         Please go through the Instructions carefully before filling up the application form.

·         Applicants should complete the online application form at the following URL: http://appserv.iisertvm.ac.in/iphd/

·         Only online applications are accepted.

·         Applicants will also be prompted to upload necessary supporting documents, like photograph, proof of date of birth, mark sheet/grade transcript, community certificate etc. in JPEG format only.

·         Go to Required documents for the information regarding the size of the files.

·         Candidates are required to make a payment of Rs. 500/- [candidates belonging to SC/ST category are exempted from payment] as processing fee through https://www.onlinesbi.com/prelogin/icollecthome.htm

·         On submission of the online application form, the applicants will receive an acknowledgment email with an application number.

·         Candidates who wish to apply to individual/different schools through different streams (JGEEBILS, JAM, NBHM-MA/MSc, JEST & IISER test) need to fill separate application forms, and separate fee has to be paid for each application.

·         Short-listed applicants will be invited for a written test/interview at IISER TVM.

·         Venue for interviews [ALL Streams]: IISER - Thiruvananthapuram, Maruthamala PO, Vithura, Thiruvananthapuram - 695551, Kerala, India.

·         Normal relaxation to the eligibility criteria will be applicable as per government of India guidelines.

·         In case of any application related queries, please contact by email, addressed to the iPhD coordinator [iphdadmission@iisertvm.ac.in]. Other mode of communication will not be entertained.

Closing Date:

Opening of online application portal: 1st March, 2019

Last date for receipt of online applications: 5th April, 2019

Date of IISER-TVM 2019 Test: 5th May, 2019

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