PhD Admissions August 2018 – Chemical Sciences @ IISER TVM

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Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Thiruvananthapuram

PhD Admissions August 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 August 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 CGPA 6.5 on a scale of 10 [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 August 2018 or DST INSPIRE Ph. D. fellowship [See point-2 under the heading “Important Points” below for INSPIRE Ph. D fellowship].
  3. Previous research experience and quality publications will be considered as an added qualification.

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
  • Protein structure determination through 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
  • Biomass conversion
  • Theoretical Chemistry
  • Ultrafast Spectroscopy
  • Asymmetric synthesis and Catalysis

Important points

  1. Normal relaxation to the eligibility criteria will be applicable as per government of India guidelines.
  2. Candidates who meet the minimum eligibility criteria for obtaining INSPIRE PhD fellowship as per the DST guidelines can also apply. In the event of shortlisting, and successful clearing of interview, the candidate shall be provisionally admitted for the PhD program. The admission shall be cancelled, if the candidate is unable to provide evidence for INSPIRE PhD fellowship at the time of registration.

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.
  3. Applicants should provide Name/Affiliation/Contact number and Email address of two referees in the application form.
  4. GE/OBC [SC/ST/PH] applicants are required to make a payment of Rs. 500/- [Rs. 250/-] as processing fee through the
    Choose Kerala -> Educational Institutions -> IISER Thiruvananthapuram -> PhD Application Fee
  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]]. 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 Dates:

Online Application will be available from2nd March 2018
Last date of receipt of the application form30th April 2018

Online Application will be available here

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