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National Institute of Science Education and Research Bhubaneswar Ph.D. Admission 2020

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National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER) Bhubaneswar announces admission to Ph.D. Program in Schools of NISER for the academic year 2020-21 (Summer Session).

Applications can be submitted through online mode till March 31, 2020. Check out details on eligibility criteria, the application process, selection process and more for NISER Bhubaneswar Ph.D. Admission 2020 from the post below.


Schools of NISER

Admission to Ph.D. program scheduled to commence from 28th July 2020 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 Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS)


School of Mathematical Sciences (SMS)


School of Physical Sciences (SPS)


NISER Bhubaneswar Ph.D. Admission 2020 Important Dates

The online application will be activated on

01st March 2020

Last date for filling up an online application

31st March 2020

Short-listed candidates list will be uploaded on NISER website latest by

15th April 2020

Tentative dates for test/interview will be as follows:

School of Biological Sciences

12th to 14th May 2020

School of Chemical Sciences

13th to 14th May 2020

School of Computer Sciences

25th to 26th May 2020

School of Earth & Planetary Sciences

26th to 27th May 2020

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

18th to 19th May 2020

School of Mathematical Sciences

27th to 29th May 2020

School of Physical Sciences

22nd to 23th May 2020

The registration is scheduled to be held on

24th July 2020


Eligibility Criteria for NISER Bhubaneswar Ph.D. 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 an 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, Chemistry, Space, Earth, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences Or M.Tech in Space Technology, Hydrological and Earth System Sciences.

Humanities and Social Sciences

55% or equivalent GPA in Masters in Social Sciences or in allied disciplines.

Mathematical Sciences

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

Physical Sciences

60% or equivalent GPA in Masters in Physics or M.E/M.Tech in Applied Physics.

Candidates who are appearing in the final semester/year of qualifying examination in 2020 are also eligible to apply.

However, if selected, their admission will be subject to the submission of the final semester/year result mark sheet wherein they should have obtained the requisite percentage.


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

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


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 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 CSIR-UGC-NET (LS or JRF) exam on the date of Ph.D. written test/interview failing which his/her candidature will be rejected automatically.



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 external fellowship from agencies viz. CSIR, UGC, etc will be eligible to draw fellowship as per the extant rules of the respective funding agencies.


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 for, 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.


NISER Bhubaneswar Ph.D. Admission 2020 Application Process

Eligible candidates can apply online mode through 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 program.


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