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Institute of Physics Bhubaneswar PhD Admission 2018

IOP Bhubaneswar PhD Admission 2018

Institute of Physics (IOP) Bhubaneswar invites application from eligible candidates for admission to Doctoral of Philosophy (PhD) Program for the academic session 2018

About the Institute

  • Institute of Physics, Bhubaneswar is an autonomous research institute of Dept of Atomic Energy (DAE), Govt. of India
  • The research activities in the Institute spans theoretical and experimental research in the areas of condensed matter physics, nuclear physics, high energy physics and interdisciplinary areas such as quantum computation
  • Institute of Physics has large number of world class experimental facilities
  • Institute is actively involved in international collaborations with CERN (Switzerland) (ALICE, CMS), BNL (USA), ANL (USA), GSI (Germany)
  • Institute is also participating in various research activities related to India-based Neutrino Observatory (INO)
  • It comprises of one year of Course Work; this course work is designed to prepare fresh M.Sc. students for taking up research work as well as imparting a broad based training in advanced physics
  • The coursework runs from August to June every year; on successful completion, the students are eligible take up research work under the supervision of faculty members of the Institute, leading to the PhD degree awarded by Homi Bhabha National Institute (HBNI), a deemed-to-be University within the Dept of Atomic Energy


Also See : Admission Notification


Important Dates

  • Last Date for receiving online application: 15th May 2018
  • The Selection Test and Interviews will be held during 04th - 06th June 2018
  • Application for its regular Doctoral Program starting from August 2018


Duration & Fellowship

  • During the first two years of the PhD Program(which includes the period of course work), scholars are paid a fellowship of Rs 25000/- pm
  • Thereafter, scholars are placed in Senior Research Fellowship (SRF) grade and are paid Rs.28000/- pm
  • In addition, there is an annual contingency grant of Rs 32000/- to meet expenses on books and other research related expenses including academic travel


Eligibility Criteria

  • The Institute invites application for its regular Doctoral Programs Starting from August 2018. Indian nationals satisfying the following criteria are eligible to apply:
  • M.Sc. in Physics with a minimum of 55% marks (in aggregate) or equivalent CGPA cumulatively till the last year/semester (Candidates appearing for M.Sc. in 2018, and who satisfy any of the criteria (2) as mentioned below can apply. Their admission will be treated as provisional)
  • A valid GATE score with rank upto 200,
  • OR
  • CSIR NET (JRF) within the last one year (Examinations held in June and Dec 2017),
  • OR
  • DST-INSPIRE fellowship for carrying out PhD
  • Candidates having a rank upto 120 (Sl. No.: 303, Percentile: 84.98) in JEST-2018 (PhD only)
  • (Candidates are required to upload the supporting documents regarding GATE/ NET/ DST-INSPIRE and produce the same in original at the time of selection)
  • If a candidate has a rank beyond 120 (Sl. No.: 303, Percentile: 84.98) in JEST-2018 but satisfies the criteria mentioned above, she/he is encouraged to apply


Selection Procedure

  • Eligible candidates are required to appear for a written test at around 09.00 AM in the morning of 04th June 2018 at IOP, Bhubaneswar. Those shortlisted on the basis of the performance in the written test will appear for a personal interview during 04th - 06th June 2018
  • The final selection will be based on the performance in the test and the personal interview
  • Candidates appearing for the written test will be reimbursed sleeper class round trip train fare between their place of residence and Bhubaneswar. A sum of Rs.600/- will be provided to meet living expenses


Application Form

  • The detailed information for applying for the regular PhD Program can be found in the link www.iopb.res.in; application should be sent by e-mail to admit@iopb.res.in
  • You will immediately receive an e-mail with a link to complete your online application
  • Please check your SPAM folder also; if you do not receive it within 30 minutes, please send an email from your registered email address to admit@iopb.res.in with the subject "Request for application link")
  • All the candidates appearing for the written test will be reimbursed (a maximum amount equivalent to) sleeper class round trip train fare between their place of residence and Bhubaneswar on production of train ticket.
  • A sum of Rs.600/- will be provided to meet living expenses
  • You are also required to bring JEST/GATE/CSIR-UGC (JRF)/INSPIRE documents/marks card etc. to prove your eligibility for our PhD Selection
  • In case you belong to a reserved category, you are required to bring the necessary certificates
  • How to reach Institute of Physics is mentioned at the following website www.iopb.res.in


Institute of Physics, Bhubaneswar

(An Autonomous Research Institute of Dept of Atomic Energy, Govt of India), PO-Sainik School, Bhubaneswar-751005, Odisha, Website www.iopb.res.in



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