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NISER Bhubaneswar PhD Admission 2018 – eligibility, dates

NISER Bhubaneswar announces PhD Program 2018 (Summer Session)

NISER Bhubaneswar PhD Admission 2018 - Applications are invited from Indian citizens for admission to PhD Program scheduled to commence from 27th July 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.
  • 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


Also See : Admission Notification


Important Dates

  • Online Application will be activated on 26th February 2018
  • Last Date for Filling up Online Application 26th March 2018
  • List of short-listed candidates will be uploaded on NISER website latest by
  • School of Humanities and Social Sciences: 03rd April 2018
  • School of Physical Sciences: 06th April 2018
  • School of Biological Sciences: 06th April 2018
  • School of Mathematical Sciences: 06th April 2018
  • School of Chemical Sciences: 10th April 2018
  • Tentative dates for test/interview, at Jatni campus will be as follows:
  • School of Physical Sciences: 15th - 16th May 2018
  • School of Biological Sciences: 16th - 17th May 2018
  • School of Chemical Sciences 21st - 22nd May 2018
  • School of Mathematical Sciences: 23rd May to 24th May 2018
  • School of Humanities and Social Sciences: 28th May to 29th May 2018


Eligibility Criteria

  • 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 signalling 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 polysomy 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 Exam for the year 2018 are also eligible to apply
  • Further, UGC-CSIR NET qualified candidates should have passed the examination on or after 01st December 2016 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 shortlist 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 for 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


Application Process

  • 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 /


NISER Bhubaneswar

Tel.: 0674-2304000, Website