PhD Admissions – Chemical Sciences – January 2018 @ IISER TVM


PhD Admissions January 2018

Applications are invited from highly motivated students for admission to the Ph.D. Programme of Indian Institute of Science Education and Research – Thiruvananthapuram (IISER-TVM), starting January 2018.

Chemical Sciences:

Applicants must satisfy the following criteria.

  1. 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].
  2. The candidate must have qualified CSIR-UGC-JRF/GATE examinations valid as on 1st January 2018 or DST INSPIRE Ph. D. fellowship [See point-2 under the heading “Important Points” below for INSPIRE Ph. D Fellowship].

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.  Research Areas:

  • Inorganic and organometallic chemistry
  • Organic synthesis, Medicinal chemistry, Carbohydrate chemistry, Chemical Biology
  • Organic Synthesis/DNA Nanotechnology/Supramolecular Chemistry
  • Solution and solid-state NMR spectroscopy
  • Inorganic & Materials Chemistry
  • Development of new synthetic strategies, C–H activations and Asymmetric catalysis
  • Planar pi-conjugated and extended macrocyclic systems
  • Photochemistry, Photophysics, Nanomaterials, Nanoclusters
  • Biomass conversion
  • Hybrid inorganic-organic materials chemistry
  • Theoretical Chemistry
  • Ultrafast Spectroscopy
  • Asymmetric synthesis and Catalysis
  • Bio inspired coordination chemistry
  • Fuel cells and electro-catalysis

Application Procedure

  1. Applicants should complete the online application form in the url
    [Only Properly submitted applications would be considered. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Do not forget to click the “submit” button after completing your application]
  2. 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. Before proceeding with the application please go through the required documents list which is to be made ready.
  3. Applicants should provide Name/Affiliation/Contact number and Email address of two referees in the application form.
  4. GE/OBC applicants are required to make a payment of Rs. 200/- and SC/ST/PH candidates need to pay Rs. 100/- as processing fee through the Powerjyoti Account.
  5. On submission of the online application form, the applicants will receive an acknowledgment email with a unique application number.
  6. Applicants are NOT required to post hard copy of the application to IISER-TVM.
  7. 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.
  8. Mere fulfilling the eligibility criterion does not entitle a candidate to be called for the test and interview.

Important Links:

Important Dates:


Online Application will be available at from 9th September 2017
Last date of receipt of the application form 10th October 2017
Announcement of shortlisted candidates on the Institute’s website 20th October 2017
Interview for the short-listed candidates in Biological Sciences/Chemical Sciences/Physical Sciences 20– 24th November 2017


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