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NISER Bhubaneswar PhD Admission 2018

National Institute of Science Education and Research announces PhD Admissions 2018


NISER Bhubaneswar notifies Admission to PhD Program 2018 (Winter Session)

Applications are invited from Indian citizens for admission to PhD Program scheduled to commence from 2nd January 2018 in the following schools of basic sciences at NISER, Bhubaneswar:

1. School of Biological Sciences (SBS)

2. School of Chemical Sciences (SCS)

3. School of Physical Sciences (SPS)

4. School of Mathematical Sciences (SMS)

5. School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS)


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.

Teh 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



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


Mathematics Sciences: Candidates with 60% in Masters in Mathematics or Statistics or Computer Science


Humanities & Social Sciences: Candidates with 60% in Masters in Social Sciences and allied disciplines


Research areas in School of Biological Sciences:

Cellular and molecular genetics of aging disorders

Understanding the role of CEACAMs in gastric epithelial cancer

Antibiotic resistance and virulence: Focus on membrane proteins and persistence phenomenon

Flowering time control and light signaling in plants

Study of cellular response upon addition of novel ligands

Molecular genetics of gallbladder cancer

Putative angiogenic regulators and tumorigenesis

Organization and regulation of neural pathways controlling energy balance and reproduction

Defects in translation initiation fidelity and analysis of its effects on cellular proteome by using genome wide polysome profiling

Structure-and-function work on two component systems / transporters

Structure-function of proteins, cell biology

Development and homoeostasis of complex cell and tissue architecture Organisation of cytoskeleton by molecular motors in extant eukaryotes: dictyostelium and tetrahymena

Cell mediated immunity of inflammation, cancer and viral infection

Structural biology of viral DNA packaging proteins


#Research areas in School of Mathematical Sciences:

1. Probability

2. Statistics

Candidates who have been called for interview of NBHM PhD Scholarship examination for the year 2017 are also eligible to apply. Further, UGC-CSIR NET qualified candidates should have passed the examination on or after 01st January 2017 to be eligible to apply. Candidates applying for statistics should have a M.Sc. degree in statistics


#PhD program in School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS), NISER, includes areas of research under the disciplines of Economics, Psychology, Sociology and English


Selection Procedure

The selection committee of the respective school 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


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 fro single, second-sleeper class railway fare by the shortest route from their place of residence to the Institute/venue of the Test & Interview


Scholarship Amount

The scholarship given by NISER is Rs. 25000/- for first two years, which will subsequently be enhanced to Rs. 28000/- 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



The application form has to be filled up online at and candidates should follow stepwise instructions mentioned to complete the application submission process


Candidates intending to apply for more than one school should fill up online application forms for each school and send the forms with appropriate enclosures in separate envelopes


NISER does not demand any entrance fee from the candidates who apply for PhD Program


For further details on the admission procedure, please visit the website of the NISER website


Accommodation in hostels for the days of interview/test can be provided subject to availability. Desirous candidates should send an email request to [email protected] / [email protected]


Important Dates


Online Application will be activated on 07th October 2017


Last Date for Filling up Online Application 6th November 2017


List of short-listed candidates will be uploaded on NISER website latest by 10th November 2017


Tentative dates for test/interview, at Jatni campus will be as follows:


School of Mathematical Sciences: 24 November 2017


School of Humanities and Social Sciences: 27th - 28th November 2017


School of Physical Sciences: 01st - 02nd December 2017


School of Chemical Sciences 07th - 08th December 2017


School of Biological Sciences: 09th - 20th December 2017


For any query, candidates are requested to check the official website:


NISER Bhubaneswar

National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER) Bhubaneswar (An Autonomous Institute under Dept. of Atomic nery, GoI), Sachivalaya Marg, P.O., Sainik School, Bhubaneswar-751005, Odisha Tel.: 0674-2304000, Website


For any query,  candidates are requested to check the official website  .

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