IISER Tirupati PhD Admission 2020 - Application Details

IISER Tirupati PhD Admission 2020 – Application Details

IISER Tirupati invites applications from prospective candidates for admission to the PhD programme, August 2020. IISER Tirupati admits students in the disciplines of chemistry and associated interdisciplinary areas of research. In addition to research, the programme involves coursework and teaching assistantship.


Organic Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Theoretical & Computational Chemistry, Physical & Materials Chemistry, Chemical biology and other interdisciplinary areas.


  • Students with minimum 55% marks in aggregate (overall percentage; with all subjects) or CGPA 6.0 on a 10-point scale in master’s degree in any branch of Science: Physics/Chemistry/Mathematics/Biology or ME/M.Tech or any equivalent degree.
  • Candidates with BE/B.Tech degree with minimum 60% marks in aggregate (overall percentage; not only in majoring subject) or CGPA 6.5 on a 10-point scale can also apply.
  • IISER BS-MS (All IISERs) Dual degree students with CGPA >= 8.0 are eligible without the additional eligibility criteria listed on the right column

Application Procedure:

Only online applications will be accepted. Applicants can submit their forms for the Chemistry discipline in the following link:

Click Here to Apply for Chemistry PhD Programme

Selection Procedure:

The shortlisted candidates will be called for written test/ interview and final selection is based on interview performance.

TA/DA will be provided to the SC/ST/PD students appearing for the interview as per institute norms.

Applying does not automatically guarantee that a candidate will be shortlisted for interview. The respective departments may use additional criteria (based on academic performance and/or performance in the national level tests) to shortlist candidates for interviews. In addition, the chemistry department may have different internal shortlisting criteria for different branches of chemistry.


Upon selection and subsequently joining the Ph.D program, candidates who do not possess any CSIR, UGC, DBT and DST INSPIRE, will be eligible for institute fellowship at par with CSIR, DBT etc., but without HRA component.

Please Note:

All communication with candidates will be by email only.

Kindly check this website for periodic updates.

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Important Dates:

Opening date of Online Application: March 11, 2020

Closing date of Online Application: May 31, 2020

Announcement of Shortlisted Candidates for the Interview: May 10-15, 2020 (Tentative)

Interview of Shortlisted Candidates: June 1-6 (Tentative)

Announcement of Interview Results : July, 2020 (Tentative)

Registration of PhD Programme: 31st July 2020 (Tentative)

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