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IISER Thiruvananthapuram PhD 2017 - Application, Eligibility and Dates

IISER Thiruvananthapuram PhD Admissions August 2017

Applications are invited from highly motivated students for admission to the PhD Programme of Indian Institute of Science Education and Research - Thiruvananthapuram (IISER-TVM), starting August 2017

Research Areas in School of Biology open for PhD students:

i. Ecology, Evolution and Behaviour
ii. Genome stability
iii. Stem cells and regenerative medicine
iv. Mammalian cell division and cytoskeleton
v. Structural Molecular Biology
vi. Immune Cell Biology

IISER Thiruvananthapuram PhD Application Form

Applicants should complete the online application form in the URL http://appserv.iisertvm.ac.in/phd/

Before proceeding with the application please go through the required documents list which is to be made ready
(Only Properly submitted applications would be considered. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Do not forget to click the "Submit Application" button after completing your application]
GE/OBC [SC/ST/PH] applicants are required to make a payment of Rs.200/- [Rs.100/-] as processing fee through the Power jyoti Account

Applicants will also be prompted to upload all the supporting documents, like photograph, signature, community certificate and national level examination (CSIR/NBHM/Inspire etc) online

Applicants should provide Name/Affiliation/Contact number and Email address of two referees in the application form
In case of any application related queries, please contact by email, addressed to the PhD coordinator ([email protected]); any other mode of communication will not be entertained

Application Fee Details

For GE/OBC [SC/ST] applicants are required to make a payment of Rs.200/- (Rs.100/-) as processing fee through the Power Jyoti Account.

IISER Thiruvananthapuram PhD Admission Eligibility Criteria

Biological Sciences:

Applicants must satisfy the following criteria:

Master’s degree (A five-year degree after +2 level) in Biological Sciences/Chemical Sciences/Physical Sciences/ Mathematics/Bioinformatics/Agricultural Sciences/Veterinary Sciences or a Bachelor Degree in Medicine (MBBS). The qualifying degree should have been obtained within 5 years as on August 1st, 2017

The applicant must have a minimum of 60% marks or CGPA 6.5 on a scale of 10, or equivalent. According to your mark list if your CGPA is not calculated on a scale of 10, please convert the CGPA to a scale of 10 and enter in the space provided. Please mention this in the remarks column [See point-1 under the heading "Important Points" below for relaxation in the eligibility criteria]
Qualification in one of the following national level tests, with validity as on 1st August 2017: CSIR-UGC-JRF/ DBT-JRF (Category I)*/ ICMR-JRF*/ Ranks 1 to 90 in GATE (Ecology and Evolution)*/JGEEBILS (GS-2017) (Or) the candidate should be eligible for DST-Inspire PhD fellowship [See point-2 under the heading "Important Points" below for INSPIRE Ph. D[a] fellowship]
Only candidates whose ranks make them eligible to avail Category 1 DBT-Junior Research Fellowships tenable at any university/institution in India. Fellowships restricted to join DBT or ICMR sponsored projects are not eligible
*** JGEEBILS qualified candidates will be shortlisted based on their marks and may apply ONLY after receiving an e-mail invitation from IISER-TVM. Please don't write to us asking for your JGEEBILS marks

Chemical Sciences:

Applicants must satisfy the following criteria:

The candidate must have a Master’s degree in Chemical Sciences with 60% marks or equivalent [See point-1 under the heading "Important Points" below for relaxation in the eligibility criteria]
Candidate must have qualified CSIR-UGC-JRF/GATE examinations valid as on 1st August 2017 or DST INSPIRE Ph. D. fellowship [See point-2 under the heading "Important Points" below for INSPIRE Ph. D[a] fellowship]

Previous research experience and quality publications will be considered as an added qualification

IISER Thiruvananthapuram PhD Selection Procedure:

The shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend an interview at IISER-TVM. The selection of the candidate will be based on the performance in the interview

Physical Sciences:

Applicants must satisfy the following criteria:

Master's degree in Physical Sciences, Materials Science, Engineering (Biomedical, Instrumentation, Electrical, Electronic, and Communication Engineering), in areas closely related to the interests of the physics faculty at IISER TVM; 60% marks or equivalent is desirable

Qualifying in one of the following national level examination with validity as on 1st August 2017: GATE#/CSIR-UGC-JRF/JEST-2017/INSPIRE PhD [a] Fellowship
Applicants with M. Tech need a GATE score valid as of 1st August 2016

Candidates who meet the minimum eligibility criteria for obtaining INSPIRE PhD fellowship as per the DST guidelines can also apply. In the event of shortlisting, and successful clearing of interview, the candidate shall be provisionally admitted for the PhD Program

The admission shall be cancelled, if the candidate is unable to provide evidence for INSPIRE PhD fellowship at the time of registration

IISER Thiruvananthapuram PhD Admission Important Dates

Online Application will be Available from 01st March 2017

Last Date of Receipt of the Application Form: 30th April 2017

Announcement of shortlisted candidates on the Institute’s Website: 03rd May 2017

Interview for the short-listed candidates Biological Sciences: 05th June - 07th June 2017

Interview for the short-listed candidates in Chemical Sciences: 02nd June - 3rd June 2017

Interview for the short-listed candidates in Physical sciences: 14th June - 16th June 2017

IISER Thiruvananthapuram

IISER Thiruvananthapuram is one of the seven Indian Institutes of science and Research established by MHRD and govt. of India. The institute awards five-year integrated Master of Science degrees in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology. There are facilities for doing research in those areas leading to the award of PhD. Teh institute offer admission through JEE Advance.

IISER-TVM Thiruvananthapuram

(School of Physics), Thiruvananthapuram (IISER-TVM), Computer Science Building, College of Engineering Trivandrum Campus, Trivandrum-695016 Kerala, Tel: 0471-2597459, Email: [email protected], Website www.iisertvm.ac.in

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

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