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National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER) Bhubaneswar announces admission to PhD Program 2020-21 (Winter Session)

NISER Bhubaneswar PhD Admission 2020 - National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER) Bhubaneswar invites application for admission to PhD Program in Schools of NISER for the academic year 2020-21 (Winter Session)
Applications can be submitted through online mode on or before November 5, 2020. Interested candidates can check details like eligibility criteria, application process, selection and more for NISER Bhubaneswar PhD Admission 2020 from the post below.

Admission to Ph.D. program scheduled to commence 5th January 2021 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 2020 Important Dates

The online application will be activated on

021st October 2020

Last date for filling up an online application

05th November 2020

Dates for test/interview are as follows

School of Biological Sciences

21st to 23rd December 2020

 School of Chemical Sciences

07th to 09th December 2020

School of Computer Sciences

14th to 15th December 2020

School of Earth & Planetary Sciences

10th to 13th December 2020

School of Mathematical Sciences

16th to 18th December 2020

School of Humanities and social Sciences

25th November 2020

School of Physical Sciences

 26th to 28th November 2020

 Registration is scheduled

4th January, 2021

Eligibility Criteria for NISER Bhubaneswar PhD Admission 2020

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 degree 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 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 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 LevelExaminations i.e. CSIR-UGC-NET(LS or JRF) /GATE/JEST valid for the academic year 2020-2021.

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 2020-2021.

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.

Those who have appeared for the CSIR-UGC-NET examination held in December 2019 and awaiting results may also apply. However, such candidates, if shortlisted, have to produce the qualifying mark statement of the CSIR-UGC-NET (LS or JRF) exam on the date of the Ph.D. written test/interview failing which his/her candidature will be rejected automatically.

As per HBNI Ordinance, student 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 the calculation of percentage.

NISER Bhubaneswar PhD Admission 2020 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 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 for 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 the first two years, which will subsequently be enhanced to Rs. 35,000/- for the 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 an 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

 

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