NISER Bhubaneswar PhD Program Admission 2021 Application form, Dates, Eligibility

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National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER) Bhubaneswar announces admission to PhD Program 2021-22 (Summer Session)

NISER Bhubaneswar PhD Admission 2021 – National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER) Bhubaneswar invites application for admission to PhD Program in Schools of NISER for the academic year 2021-22 (Summer Session)
Applications can be submitted through online mode on or before 01st May 2021. Interested candidates can check details like eligibility criteria, application process, selection and more for NISER Bhubaneswar PhD Admission 2021 from the post below.

PhD Program are offered in the following schools of NISER, Bhubaneswar

  • School of Biological Sciences (SBS)
  • School of Chemical Sciences (SCS)
  • School of Computer Sciences (SCPS)
  • School of Earth & Planetary Sciences (SEPS)
  • School of Mathematical Sciences (SMS)

NISER Bhubaneswar PhD Admission 2021 Important Dates

The online application will be activated on

30th March 2021

Last date for filling up online application

01st May 2021

Dates for test/interview are as follows

School of Biological Sciences

27th & 28th May, 2021

 School of Chemical Sciences

07th to 10th June, 2021

School of Computer Sciences

05th & 6th July, 2021

School of Earth & Planetary Sciences

05th to 8th July, 2021

School of Mathematical Sciences

14th to 16th July, 2021

School of Humanities and social Sciences

03rd & 4th June, 2021

School of Physical Sciences

28th June to 3rd July 2021

Eligibility Criteria for NISER Bhubaneswar PhD Admission 2021

Name of School

Minimum Educational Qualifications

Biological Sciences

60% or equivalent GPA in Masters or M. Tech or M. Pharm in any branches of Agricultural Sciences, Biology, Life Sciences, Pharmacy (any specialization), Veterinary Sciences, Computer Sciences, Bioinformatics, and Biotechnology. Students with Master’s degrees in Physics, Chemistry or Mathematics having an interest in pursuing a career in Biology are also encouraged to apply.

Chemical Sciences

60% or equivalent GPA in Masters in Chemistry  or allied Chemistry fields. Students with a Master’s degree in any branch of  Basic Sciences with undergraduate degree in Chemistry (or chemistry as one of the subjects) or M.Tech in applied Chemistry or Computer Sciences with interest in pursuing a career in Chemistry are also encouraged to apply.

Computer Sciences

60% or equivalent GPA in Masters in Computer Science, Electrical, Electronics Engineering or related fields, or Mathematics.

Earth & Planetary Sciences

60% or equivalent GPA in Masters in Physics, Astronomy & Astrophysics, Chemistry, Space, Earth, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences OR M.Tech in Engineering Physics, Space Sciences & Technology, Hydrological and Earth System Sciences.

In addition to the above criteria, candidates should possess a mathematical, physical or chemical science based Bachelor’s degree.

Mathematical Sciences

60% or equivalent GPA in Masters in Mathematics or Computer Science.

The requirement of Qualifying in National Level Examinations for pursuing Ph.D program

School of Biological Sciences

Candidates should have qualified at least one of the National Level Examinations i.e. CSIR-UGC-NET (JRF) /DBT/ICMR and be eligible to
receive a fellowship from these agencies valid for the academic year 2020-2021 and must be financially supported from a scholarship/fellowship from  CSIR-UGC NET (JRF)/DBT/ICMR during their Ph.D. program at NISER.

School of Chemical Sciences

Candidates should have qualified at least one of these National Level Examinations i.e. CSIR-UGC NET(LS or JRF)/GATE valid for the academic year 2020-2021.

School of Computer Sciences

Candidates should have qualified at least one of these National Level Examinations i.e. CSIR-UGC-NET (LS or JRF) /GATE/JEST valid for the academic year August 2021- July 2022.

School of Earth and Planetary Sciences

Candidates should have qualified at least one of these National Level Examinations i.e. CSIR-UGC-NET (LS or JRF) /GATE/JEST valid for the academic year August 2021- July 2022.

School of Mathematical Sciences

Candidates should have qualified at least one of these National Level Examinations i.e. CSIR-UGC-NET(JRF)/GATE/NBHM* or any other equivalent national level examination valid for the academic year 2020-2021.

  • A student will be considered to be qualified in National Level Written Examination
    conducted by NBHM if he/she has received an interview call letter from NBHM to appear
    in the interview for PhD fellowship 2020 (irrespective of getting selected for NBHM PhD
    fellowship 2020 or not).

Note

The cut off marks for national examinations such as GATE/JEST/GPAT/NBHM/JGEEBILS/CSIR-UGC-NET etc will be further decided by each School for the relevant subject area.

As per HBNI Ordinance, students having INSPIRE Fellowship Doctoral Fellowship ONLY, without qualifying any other national level written examination will not be considered for admission to Ph.D program in NISER. Candidates with GPA in qualifying degree may need to produce the conversion note (in case it is not mentioned in their mark sheet) from their institution towards calculation of percentage.

NISER Bhubaneswar PhD Admission 2021 Application Process

  • Eligible candidates can apply online mode through the official website www.niser.ac.in
  • The Application Form has to be filled up online at http://www.niser.ac.in and candidates should follow stepwise instructions mentioned to complete the application submission process.
  • At the time of application, along with this online form, the candidate should upload a soft copy of the supporting documents as per the eligibility criteria.
  • Candidates intending to apply for more than one school should fill up separate online application forms for each school with appropriate supporting documents.
  • Two sealed letters of reference in the prescribed format with the signature of the referee on the envelope should be produced by the student at the time of the interview. A copy of the reference letter is available online.
  • NISER does not demand any application fee from the candidates who apply for PhD programs.

Selection Procedure

  • The selection committee of the respective schools will short-list the candidates among those who meet the minimum educational qualifications and satisfy additional criteria which each school may set as deemed necessary.  
  • The short-listed candidates will be called for an interview, supplemented by a written test, if necessary, for the admission.
  • Based on the academic record and the performance of the candidates in the selection process, the selection committee of the school will recommend candidates to the Chairman, Academic Council for admission to the Ph.D. program. 
  • All candidates called for the Test / Interview will be paid to and from single, second sleeper class railway fare by the shortest route from their place of residence to the Institute. They have to produce evidence (railway ticket) in support of their claim.

Fellowship

  • The institute fellowship given by NISER is Rs. 31,000/- for first two years, which will subsequently be enhanced to Rs. 35,000/- for remaining three years, subject to the condition that he/she fulfills all the requirements of the Institute that will be stipulated from time to time.
  • Students with external fellowship from agencies viz. CSIR, UGC etc will be eligible to draw fellowship as per the extant rules of the respective funding agencies.

 

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