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NISER Bhubaneswar PhD Admission 2018, Dates, Eligibility, Application

National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER) Bhubaneswar announces Admission to PhD Program 2018 (Winter Session)

NISER Bhubaneswar PhD Admission 2018 - Applications are invited from Indian citizens for admission to PhD Program scheduled to commence from 04th January 2019 in the following schools of basic sciences at NISER, Bhubaneswar:

  • School of Biological Sciences (SBS)
  • School of Chemical Sciences (SCS)
  • School of Physical Sciences (SPS)
  • School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS)
  • School of Computer Sciences (SCPS)

NISER Bhubaneswar

  • The National Institute of Science Education and Research Is a research institution in Jatani, Odisha. NISER was established in 2007 and achieved a ranking among top research institutes in India.
  • Institute offers 5 year integrated Master of Science Programs and Doctoral Programs in Science
  • NISER Bhubaneswar has excellent facilities and faculty at par with the top rated institutes in India


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NISER Bhubaneswar PhD Admission 2018 Dates

  • Online Application will be activated on 01st October 2018
  • Last Date for Filling up Online Application: 02nd November 2018
  • List of short-listed candidates will be uploaded on NISER website latest by:
  • School of Physical Sciences/Biological Sciences/Chemical Sciences/ Humanities & Social Sciences/ Computer Sciences: 12th November 2018 (Monday)

Tentative Dates for Test/Interview will be as follows:

  • School of Humanities and Social Sciences: 28th & 29th November 2018
  • School of Computer Sciences 26th & 27th November 2018
  • School of Biological Sciences: 11th & 12th December 2018
  • School of Chemical Sciences: 10th & 11th December 2018
  • School of Physical Sciences: 15th & 16th December 2018


Also See : Admission Notifications 2018


Eligibility Criteria for NISER Bhubaneswar PhD Admission 2018

  • Biological Sciences: Candidates with 60% in M. Tech or Masters in any branches of Biology, Life Sciences, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Agricultural Sciences, Veterinary Sciences, Computer Sciences, Bioinformatics and Biotechnology. Students with Master’s degree in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics having interest in pursuing a career in Biology are also encouraged to apply
  • Chemical Sciences: Candidates with 60% in Masters in Chemistry or allied fields; student with masters in any branches of Natural or M. Tech in Applied chemistry or Computer Sciences with interest in pursuing career in Chemistry
  • Physical Sciences: Candidates with 60% or equivalent GPA cumulatively till the last year/semester examination appeared in M.Sc. majoring in Physics OR M.E./M. Tech in Applied Physics
  • Humanities & Social Sciences: Candidates with 60% in Masters in Social Sciences and allied disciplines
  • Computer Sciences: Candidates with 60% or equivalent GPA in Masters in Computer Science, Electrical, Electronics Engineering or related fields, or Mathematics
  • Candidates applying for admission in School of Chemical Sciences, Humanities & Social Sciences and Computer Sciences should have qualified at least one of the sensational level exams i.e. CSIR-UGC NET/GATE/JEST/INSPIRE (Doctoral fellowship under AORC Scheme with fellowship) or any other equivalent national level exam, valid for the current year in the relevant area of research
  • Candidates applying for admission in School of Biological Sciences should have qualified at least one National Level Exam with fellowship (CSIR-NET, DST INSPIRE, DBT, ICMR or any other equivalent) and must have valid fellowship certificate for the year 2019 at the time of application. Fellowship certificate/award letter must be submitted at the time of application
  • Candidates applying for admission in School of Physical Sciences should have qualified at least one National Level Exam i.e. CSIR-UGC NET/GATE/JEST or any other equivalent national level exam valid for the current year

Research Areas
School of Biological Sciences

  • AR lab: Regulation of Lipid Homeostasis and Membrane Biogenesis: role of a phosphatidate phosphatase (PAH) and 2. Mechanism of Nuclear Remodelling: role of Drp6 and its interacting proteins in the nuclear expansion of Tetrahymena
  • DPA lab: Molecular Genetics, Epigenetics and Genomics of Ageing Disorders: Neurodegeneration and Cancer
  • HM lab: Antimicrobial resistance and virulence: The lab focuses on studying abiotic and biotic stress response in gram negative opportunistic bacterial pathogens. Candidates having sound knowledge and experience in microbiology, molecular biology, cell biology techniques and bioinformatics are encouraged
  • PSS lab: Neuroendocrine regulation, Neural circuitry of energy balance and reproduction
  • PVA lab: Molecular mechanism of eukaryotic start code on selection fidelity and its effect on differential protein expression pattern and cellular physiology
  • RA lab: Structure-and-function; mechanistic insights into the functioning of two-component systems and transporters
  • SC lab: Cellular immunology of T cells and macrophages: implication in infection immunity and cancer Immunity
  • TKC lab: Structure-function relationship of Dengue Virus replication complex proteins

School of Humanities & Social Sciences

  • Areas of research under the disciplines of Economics, Psychology, Sociology (specifically in the areas of a) Healthcare and b) New Media), and English
  • Candidates with GPA need to produce the conversion note (in case it is not mentioned in their mark sheet) from their institution towards calculation of percentage

School of Computer Sciences

  • Computational Geometry, Cryptography and Cyber Security, Cyber Physical Systems, Graph Algorithms, Machine Learning


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 PhD 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/venue of the Test and Interview


NISER Bhubaneswar PhD Admission 2018 Application Process

  • The application form has to be filled up online at https://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 soft copy of the supporting documents as per the eligibility criteria.
  • Candidates intending to apply for more than one school should fill up online application forms for each school and submit separate forms with appropriate supporting
  • documents
  • Two sealed letters of reference in the prescribed format with signature of the referee on
  • the envelope should be produced by the student at the time of interview. The copy of the reference letter is available online
  • NISER does not demand any application fee from the candidates who apply for PhD
  • Program
  • For further details on the admission procedure, please visit the website of the NISER website www.niser.ac.in
  • Accommodation in hostels for the days of interview/test can be provided subject to availability. Desirous candidates should send an email request to chiefwarden@niser.ac.in / vijay@niser.ac.in


NISER Bhubaneswar

NISER Bhubaneswar (An Autonomous Institute under Dept. of Atomic, GoI), Sachivalaya Marg, P.O., Sainik School, Bhubaneswar-751005, Odisha Tel.: 0674-2304000, Website www.niser.ac.in