IISER Pune PhD Programme

IISER Pune PhD Programme in Chemistry August 2024 – Apply Online

Ph.D. Programme in Chemistry – August 2024

Applications are invited for admissions to the PhD Programme in the Department of Chemistry at IISER Pune in August 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 a 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.

If a candidate has successfully completed a 4-year bachelor’s degree (e.g., BS, B.Tech), it is appropriate to indicate “Not Applicable” in the Masters field, denoting that the candidate has not pursued a master’s degree.

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


(c) GATE

(d) DBT

(e) INSPIRE-PhD fellowship (Should be in possession of INSPIRE Fellowship Provisional)

(f) BS-MS/Masters students from any of the institutes of national importance with a CGPA 8 or above on a 10-point scale are exempted from national-level test eligibility related criteria.

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.

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.

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Important Dates:

  • Starting date of application: March 06, 2024
  • Last date to apply : May 01, 2024
  • Date(s) of Interview: Between June 3-June 15, 2024.
  • Time: 9:30 am to 5:00 pm (Specific date/time would be communicated to shortlisted candidates via email).
  • Mode of Interview: In person
  • Tentative date of publication of the list of selected Candidates: 1st week of July, 2024


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