IISER Pune Chemistry Admissions PhD 2024 - Apply Online

IISER Pune Chemistry Admissions PhD 2024 – Apply Online

(Batch starting Jan 01, 2024)

Applications are invited for admissions to the PhD Programme in Department of Chemistry at IISER Pune in Jan 2024. Interested candidates with an excellent academic track record who satisfy the eligibility criteria mentioned below are encouraged to apply.

Minimum Eligibility Criteria:

1A. Minimum 60% marks in aggregate (overall percentage; not only in the majoring subject) or an equivalent C.G.P.A on 10-point scale (55% or an equivalent C.G.P.A in aggregate for SC, ST and Specially abled candidates PwD/VH) in Masters’ Degree in any branch of Science: Chemistry/ Physics/ Mathematics/ Biology or equivalent. Candidates with Integrated BS-MS degree/ B.E./ B. Tech./ B. Pharm./ ME/ M. Tech./ M. Pharm. degree satisfying the above criteria of marks can also apply.

Students whose final results in Master’s or equivalent are yet to be declared can also apply. However, if selected, the offer for these students will be provisional, subject to their fulfilling the above criteria at the time of admission.


1B. In addition to the above criteria, the candidate MUST have qualified at least any ONE of the following exams:

(a) National Eligibility Test (NET) with VALID CSIR-JRF/UGC-JRF(b) CSIR/UGC NET-LS

(c) GATE

(d) DBT

(e) INSPIRE-PhD fellowship

(Should be in possession of INSPIRE Fellowship Provisional letter at the time of interview)

(e) IISER BS-MS (All IISERs) Dual Degree students with CGPA greater or equal to 8.0
Candidates must have all necessary documents related to the exam at the time of Interview

All shortlisted applicants will be further screened based on the ranks/score for their eligibility set by the Institute/Department committee.

Above scores/ranks/fellowships MUST be valid at least till the date of admission to the PhD program

For all the national eligibility examinations which provide a common rank/score, the cut-off rank/score for the reserved categories to be shortlisted for the interview shall be lowered to 1.25 times the General category rank/score.

2. IISER BS-MS (All IISERs) Dual Degree students with CGPA greater or equal to 8.0

Selection Procedure:

Based on application forms received and the above listed criteria, applicants will be further shortlisted for the interview based on additional criteria set by the Department. All the candidates selected for the interview will receive a separate email to appear for the in-person interview. Shortlisted candidates will be selected for admission to the PhD programme through a rigorous evaluation process that includes an interview by a selection committee.

The mere application/shortlisting does not guarantee admission into the PhD programme.

Applicants are advised to go through the Departmental Web-pages to explore the research programs of individual faculty.

  • Deadline of Application:  Oct 31, 2023
  • Tentative Date(s) of Interview: Nov 22-24, 2023
  • Time: 9:30 am to 5:00 pm (Specific date/time would be communicated to shortlisted candidates via email).
  • Mode of Interview: In person


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