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Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Thiruvananthapuram
Online Application for the Admission to PhD Programme
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) in Biological Sciences, Chemical Sciences and Physical Sciences for the session starting from January 2020, i.e., Vasanth 2020 semester. Candidates are required to apply through online portal only.
|School||Relevant Areas||Eligibility Requirement|
|Biological Sciences||Biological / Mathematics / Bioinformatics / Agricultural Sciences / Veterinary Sciences or a Bachelor Degree in Medicine (MBBS)||
|#JGEEBILS and GATE (EY, XL and BT only) candidates may be further shortlisted by IISER TVM Ph.D. applications shortlisting committee based on the marks/score.|
|Chemical Sciences||Chemical Sciences||
|Physical Sciences||Physical Sciences/Material Science/ Engineering areas (closely related to the research areas of IISER TVM)||
The shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend a written test/interview at IISER TVM. The final selection of the candidates will solely be based on the performance in the interview.
In School of Biology, there will be two rounds of interviews. In case of a high turnout of candidates, an entrance exam will be conducted (based on Master’s-level Biology questions for 70% marks and 12th-level Physics, Mathematics and Chemistry questions for 30%) on the first day of interviews.
|Opening of online application portal||25 September 2019|
|Last date for receipt of online applications||15 October 2019|
|School of Biology (Interview)||02 - 04 December 2019|
|School of Chemistry (Interview)||15 - 16 November 2019|
|School of Physics (Interview)||09 December 2019|
|Reporting time for all candidates||8.30 AM on the first day of the interview|
|Venue||IISER TVM, Vithura Campus|
NB: Hostel accommodation will be available in the campus for candidates only on request in advance.
For School of Biology, it is mandatory for all the candidates to submit a short research proposal of 300-400 words, which should clearly state a research problem you find interesting to address and how you approach towards solving this. While applying online, please upload this proposal under the section "Statement of Purpose". Please note the proposal does not need to be related to the research ongoing at the School of Biology, IISER TVM. The proposal will be used to evaluate your scientific aptitude and will be a major criterion for short-listing candidates for the interview.