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IISER Thiruvananthapuram Begins Admission into Ph.D Programme

October 08, 2015 03:02 PM 3 minute read

IISER Thiruvananthapuram Begins Admission into Ph.D Programme

Indian Institute of Science Education and Research – Thiruvananthapuram (IISER-TVM), has invited application for the students for the admission to the Ph.D Pragramme starting January 2016.
Biological Sciences:

Applicants must satisfy the following criteria.

• Master’s degree (A five year degree post +2 level) in Biological/ Chemical/ Physical/Mathematical/Bioinformatics/Agricultural/Veterinary/Pharmcy/Nursing or a Bachelor’s Degree in Medicine (MBBS).
• The applicant must have a minimum of 60% marks or CGPA 6.5 on a scale of 10, or equivalent (55% or CGPA 6/10 for SC/ST candidates). The qualifying degree should have been obtained within 5 years as on January 1st, 2016.
• Qualification in one of the following national level tests, with validity as on 1st January 2016: CSIR-UGC-JRF/DBT-JRF (A category)*/DST-INSPIRE for Ph.D.1/ ICMR-JRF*/GATE-Ecology; Rank 1 to 60)** /JGEEBILS (GS-2015)***

* Only candidates whose ranks make them eligible to avail fellowships in Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) institutions

** GATE (EY) qualified candidates are eligible only for Ecology, Evolution and Behaviour. Other subject GATE exam scores will not be considered for PhD admissions to IISER-TVM.

*** JGEEBILS qualified candidates will be shortlisted based on their marks and may apply ONLY after receiving an e-mail invitation from IISER-TVM

It is mandatory for all the candidates to submit a research proposal, which should clearly have a question or a problem you find interesting to address (word limit 500-700) during the online application (No. 20 Statement of Purpose). The proposal will be used as one of the criteria for short-listing
Short-listed candidates will have to appear for interviews conducted at IISER-TVM. There will be two rounds of interviews, which will be conducted over three days. In case of a high turn out of candidates, an entrance exam may be conducted (based on Master’s level Biology questions for 70% marks and 12th level Physics, Math, Chemistry questions-together 30%) on the first day of interviews. Hence, all the short-listed candidates must report at IISER-TVM on the first day of the interviews. The final selection of candidates will solely be based on performance in interviews.
Research Areas:

Ecology, Evolution and Behaviour, Patterning, stem cells and regeneration of plants, Genetics and Genomic, Stem cells and regenerative medicine, Mammalian Cell Biology: cytoskeleton, centrosome, Molecular Structural Biology
Chemical Sciences:

Applicants must satisfy the following criteria.
• The candidate must have a Master’s degree in Chemical Sciences with 60% marks or equivalent.
• The candidate must have qualified CSIR-UGC-JRF/GATE examinations valid as on 1st January 2016 or DST INSPIRE Ph. D.1fellowship.
• 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.
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