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IISER TVM PhD Admission 2019, Dates, Eligibility, Application

IISER TVM PhD Admission January 2019 Notification

IISER TVM PhD Admission 2019 - Applications are invited from highly motivated students for admission to the PhD Program of Indian Institute of Science Education and Research - Thiruvananthapuram (IISER-TVM), starting January 2019


Also See : Phd Admissions 2018


PhD Research Areas
Research Areas in School of Biology open for PhD students:

  • Ecology, Evolution and Behavior (Group1, Group2)
  • Bacterial Genetics and Cell Biology
  • Cellular Plasticity and Reprogramming in Plants
  • Drosophila Development and Energy Homeostasis
  • Genome Stability
  • Immune Cell Biology
  • Molecular Genetics
  • Plant Molecular Genetics
  • Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine
  • Structural Molecular Biology

Research Areas in School of Chemistry open for PhD students

  • 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


Also See : Admission Notifications 2018


IISER-TVM PhD Admission 2019 Dates

  • Online Application will be available from: 11th September 2018
  • Last Date of Receipt of the Application Form: 31st October 2018


Eligibility Criteria for IISER TVM PhD Admission 2019

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 01st 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
  • Qualification in one of the following national level tests, with validity as on 01st January 2019: CSIR-UGC-JRF/DBT-JRF (Category I)*/ ICMR-JRF*/ Ranks 1 to 90 in GATE (Ecology and Evolution)/JGEEBILS (GS-2018) or; the candidate should be eligible for DST-Inspire PhD 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 exam organizers

Chemical Sciences

  • Candidate must have a Master’s degree in Chemical Sciences with 60% marks or equivalent; the candidate must have qualified CSIR-UGC-JRF/GATE examinations valid as on 01st January 2019 or DST INSPIRE PhD Fellowship

Physical Sciences

  • Master’s degree in Physical Sciences, Materials Science, Engineering (Biomedical, Instrumentation, Electrical, Electronic, and Communication Engineering), in areas closely related to the interests of the physics faculty at IISER TVM; 60% marks or equivalent is desirable
  • Qualifying in one of the following National Level Exam with validity as on 01st January 2019: GATE#/CSIR-UGC-JRF/JEST-2018/INSPIRE PhD Fellowship
  • Applicants with M. Tech need a GATE score valid as of 01st January 2019


Selection Procedure for IISER TVM PhD Admission 2019

Biological Sciences

  • 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
  • Final selection of candidates will solely be based on your performance during the interviews

Chemical Sciences

  • 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.

Physical Sciences

  • Positions are open in the following research areas: Experimental Condensed Matter Physics and Optics


IISER TVM PhD Admission 2019 Application Procedure

  • Applicants should complete the Online Application Form in the URL https://appserv.iisertvm.ac.in/phd
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Applicants should provide Name/Affiliation/Contact number and Email address of two referees in the application form.

Application Fee

  • 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
  • Choose Kerala -> Educational Institutions -> IISER Thiruvananthapuram -> PhD Application Fee submission of the online application form, the applicants will receive an acknowledgment email with a unique application number
  • Applicants are NOT required to post hard copy of the application to IISER-TVM
  • 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
  • Mere fulfilling the eligibility criterion does not entitle a candidate to be called for the test and interview


IISER  Thiruvananthapuram

Tel: 0471-2597459, Email: registrar@iisertvm.ac.in, Website www.iisertvm.ac.in