Admissions Open for PhD Program in Chemistry 2018 @ IISER Pune


PhD program in Chemistry (January 2018)

The PhD programme at IISER Pune is a blend of class room curriculum and mentoring under-graduate students along with a major research component. IISER Pune admits students to doctoral programme in BiologyChemistryEarth and Climate SciencesMathematicsPhysics, Humanities & Social Sciences and inter-disciplinary areas of research.

Students with a Master’s degree in Science / Mathematics or a four-year Bacherlor degree with at least 60% marks (aggregate) are encouraged to apply to our PhD programme. In addition to the qualifying degree, we expect the students to have qualified a national examination such as CSIR-UGC NET/GATE/JEST/NBHM/JGEEBILS, etc. depending on their area of research interest. Students will be selected to the PhD programme based on performance in the interviews.

Please note that the precise eligibility criterion for each year may vary from department to department and will be announced at the time of intake.

General information on the IISER Pune PhD programme

1.  Students with minimum 60% marks in aggregate (overall percentage; not only in majoring subject) or CGPA 6 out of 10 point scale (55% or equivalent CGPA in aggregate for SC/ST and PD candidates) in Master’s Degree in any branch of Science: Physics

/ Chemistry / Mathematics / Biology or equivalent. Candidates with BE / B.Tech / B.Pharm / ME / M.Tech / M.Pharm degree satisfying the above criteria of marks can also apply.

Additionally, the candidate MUST have qualified any ONE of the following exams:-

(a) Qualified National Eligibility Test (NET) with VALID* CSIR-JRF/UGC-JRF


(c) INSPIRE-Ph.D. fellowship (Should possess Provisional Selection Letter at the time of Interview)

(d) JEST* or GATE* qualified

* The scores/ranks MUST be valid at least till 01 January, 2018


2.  IISER BS-MS (All IISERs) Dual degree students (CGPA >= 7.0)

Click here to apply online  

(Due to the delay in declaration of the Joint CSIR-UGC NET results, the deadline for submission of applications has been extended until November 3, 2017)

The list of shortlisted candidates will be displayed on this website by November 7, 2017

Please email [email protected] for queries.

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