National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS) notifies PhD Admission 2021-22

NIAS PhD Admission 2021 – The National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS) Bengaluru has invited applications for admission to Doctoral of Philosophy (PhD) Program offer at various department for the academic session 2021-22

Candidates can check details on NIAS PhD Admission 2021 from the page below.

NIAS Doctoral Program

  • NIAS is looking for exceptionally motivated students interested in pursuing interdisciplinary research in conflict and security studies, natural and engineering sciences, social sciences, humanities, and the arts.
  • If you are a postgraduate or expecting the degree by July 2020, you can also apply to one or more research areas represented by faculty research interests



School of Conflict & Security Studies Programme


School of Humanities


School of Natural Sciences and Engineering


School of Social Sciences

NIAS PhD Admission 2021 Important Date



Last Date of Submission of Application Form

15th April 2021

Eligibility Criteria for NIAS PhD Admission 2021

  • Admissions to the NIAS Doctoral Program are open to those who have completed / are completing a Master’s/M Phil degree in any relevant subject in conflict and Security Studies, Natural Sciences, Engineering, Mathematics, Social Sciences, Humanities or the Arts, and with a consistently proven academic record, including a minimum of 55% marks in the aggregate.
  • Some research and / or field experience in the concerned areas will be preferred

NIAS PhD Admission 2021 Application Procedure

  • Applications will only be accepted online
  • All application details are provided at:
  • The deadline for receiving online applications, with all required documents, as specified in the above website, is 15 April 2021.
  • Candidates who meet all the eligibility criteria mentioned above will alone be permitted to appear for the online written exam.
  • For further Information, please visit the NIAS website

Selection Procedure

  • Admission to the NIAS Doctoral Program will be based on a common online written test and two rounds of interviews.
  • Candidates who have successfully passed the CSIR/DST INSPIRE/UGC NET Exam, with an assured junior research fellowship, are particularly invited to apply
  • Such candidates are exempt from the online written exam although they must pass the two rounds of interviews


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