Indian Institute of Science Bangalore announces Research (PhD) and PhD-External Registration Programme (ERP) Admission 2022, Apply Now


IISc Bangalore PhD Admission 2022 – Indian Institute of Science Bangalore has invited applications from eligible applicants for admissions to regular (1) Research Programmes [PhD) and (2) PhD – External Registration Programme (ERP)  for the academic year 2022-23  (Mid Year)


IISc Bangalore PhD Admission 2022


Course Offered

  • Research Programs [PhD]
  • PhD – External Registration Program (ERP)


Important Dates

  • Last date for online submission of applications : 31st October 2022
  • Date of Interview : 21st – 25th November 2022
  • Commencement of session : 02nd January 2023


Eligibility Criteria

  •  Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/ Technology/ 4-year Bachelor of Science (Valid GATE score / NET JRF* is mandatory)
  • Master’s degree in Science / Master’s degree in Economics, Geography, Psychology, Management, Commerce, Operations Research, Computer Science/ Application (Valid GATE score / NET JRF is mandatory)
  • Master’s degree in Engineering / Technology / Architecture/ Agriculture / Pharmacy / Veterinary Sciences (Desirable to have a valid GATE score / NET JRF/GPAT.)
  • MS/MBA (post BE/B Tech/M Sc) – (applicable for the Ecological Sciences) (Desirable to have a valid GATE score / NET JRF.)
  • Graduates of any course with a minimum duration of FOUR years, from any Centrally Funded Technical Institution with a minimum CGPA of 8.0 out of 10 or its equivalent (for Ph D only) (Desirable to have a valid GATE score / NET JRF).
  • MBBS/MD (Desirable to have a valid GATE score / NET JRF.)
  • B Pharm (Valid GPAT score / JRF)
  • B.E./B.Tech. equivalent examinations of Professional Societies, recognized by MoE/UPSC/AICTE. Candidates enrolled upto 31.05.2013 with professional societies (e.g AMIE) recognized by MoE are only eligible to apply. (Valid GATE score / NET JRF is mandatory)


  • The GATE/GPAT/NET JRF/other National entrance exam should be valid as on 02 January 2023.
  • *NET JRF includes –Joint CSIR-UGC NET for JRF; UGC-NET for JRF; DBT JRF; ICMR JRF; JEST; NBHM; INSPIRE. Applicants must be qualified for Junior Research fellowship (JRF) to be eligible to apply through NET JRF mode.
  • Applicants applying through INSPIRE mode must be in possession of a valid provisional INSPIRE offer for consideration of their application at level II of the selection, issued by DST at the time of interview). 


Application Process

  • Eligible applicants can apply online only through the official website The candidates are desirous to seek admission to be required to apply online. Only those applicants, who apply online before the last date and satisfy the eligibility criteria, will be considered for admission.
  • Read all instructions regarding filling up online forms, and relevant information is available on the University website.
  • Applicants are also advised to visit the department website to which they are applying to familiarize themselves with complete admission related matters, areas of research, etc. 


Application Fee

  • For General / OBC / EWS Category/ Sponsored candidates – Rs. 800/-
  • For SC / ST / PwD Category – Rs. 400/-
  • For ERP candidates (all categories) – Rs.2000/-
  • Mode of Payment -Online through debit card/credit card/net banking


Selection Procedure

  • Candidates are shortlisted for an interview based on their performance in the National Entrance Test and/or academic performance. The selection is based on the performance in the interview (in some of the departments, an aptitude test/preliminary interview will precede the interview/final interview).


For more details and to apply online, please visit the official website


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