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Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences (ARIES) Nainital PhD Admission 2020

aryabhatta research institute of observational sciences phd 2020


ARIES PhD Admission 2020 - Applications are invited for the Junior Fellowship Program at Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences (ARIES), Uttarakhand leading to PhD. Students admitted to the PhD Program are initially offered a Junior Research Fellowship (JRF).

Interested candidates can check more details on ARIES PhD Admission 2020 from the page below and apply for the same on or before June 5, 2020, through online mode.

  • The JRF joins the Ph.D. program after the successful completion of the course work. On completion of two years as a Junior Research Fellow, a student is offered a Senior Research Fellowship (SRF) after an assessment.
  • The total tenure of the fellowship may not ordinarily exceed five years, inclusive of the course work. Once a student submits the thesis within five years, and enhanced fellowship amount may be given for a further period of one year.

ARIES PhD Admission 2020 Important Dates



Online application portal will become online after 1200 Hrs on

15th May 2020

Deadline for application is 1200 Hrs on

05th June 2020

List of candidates called for interview

12th June 2020

Last date to confirm interview

26th June 2020

Interview Dates

To be decided later

Eligibility Criteria for ARIES PhD Admission 2020

Minimum Qualification for PhD interviews at ARIES


M. Sc. Physics with minimum 55% marks for General/OBC and 50% for SC/ST. Post graduation degree should be from an UGC recognized college/University.


Candidate should have passed M. Sc. on or after 2018. Students who are appearing in M. Sc. final year exam can appear before the interview, but, if selected, have to furnish the proof of M. Sc. qualification at the time of joining.


Applicants should have qualified JEST-2020 in Physics -OR- CSIR/UGC-NET (JRF/LS) qualified in Physics/Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean and Planetary Science (2018/19) -OR- GATE - 2019/GATE -2020 qualified in Physics/Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences.


All the applications will be further screened by taking into account marks/ranks in JEST/GATE/CSIR, UGC-NET, and M.Sc. and other guidelines decided by ARIES. Fulfilling the minimum qualifications does not guarantee a call for the interview.


Candidates with external fellowships (CSIR-JRF, DST Inspire) may be given preference.

Age limit

28 years as on July 1, 2020 (date of birth on or after July 1, 1992). The upper age limit for reserved categories may be relaxed as per the UGC rules.


Rs 31000/- per month (JRF); Rs 35000/- per month (SRF)

ARIES PhD Admission 2020 Application Process

  • Interested candidates can apply online by The last date to apply is June 5, 2020.
  • Please read the instructions carefully before filling this application form. A confirmation mail will be automatically sent to your valid e-mail address on submission
  • Fill out the following information carefully. You will be contacted based on the information you provide here. Further correspondence will be made by email only.
  • After submission you can print your application at this LINK for your future reference. Please note your Application ID carefully, this will be needed for Application printing.


For more details and to apply online, please visit the official website



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