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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 http://appserv.iisertvm.ac.in/phd
    [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 http://appserv.iisertvm.ac.in/phd from 9th September 2017
Last date of receipt of the application form 10th October 2017
Announcement of shortlisted candidates on the Institute’s website http://www.iisertvm.ac.in 20th October 2017
Interview for the short-listed candidates in Biological Sciences/Chemical Sciences/Physical Sciences 20– 24th November 2017

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