Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Thiruvananthapuram Admission to the Ph.D. programme

Name of Institute / University

Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Thiruvananthapuram

Courses Offered

Applications are invited from highly motivated students for admission to the Ph.D. programme beginning in January, 2011 at IISER-TVM.

Eligibility

Biological Sciences

Masters degree in Biological/Chemical/Physical Sciences or MBBS. 60% marks or equivalent is desirable. Qualifying in one of the following national level tests with validity as on 1st of January 2011: CSIR-UGC-JRF/ DBT-JRF/ GATE/ ICMR JRF. The second requirement (qualifying in a national test) is waived for applicants interested in pursuing a Ph.D. in ecological sciences. They will however be required to appear for a written screening test at IISER -TVM and only those shortlisted based on the screening will be allowed to appear for the interview.

Chemical Sciences

Masters degree in Chemistry. 60% marks or equivalent is desirable. Qualifying in one of the following national level tests with validity as on 1st of January 2011: CSIR-UGC-JRF/ GATE.

Physical Sciences

Masters degree in Physical Sciences, Engineering or Technology in areas closely related to the interests of the physics faculty at IISER TVM. 60% marks or equivalent is desirable. Qualifying in one of the following national level tests with validity as on 1st of January 2011: JEST/GATE/CSIRUGC-JRF. Applicants with M. Tech need a GATE score valid as of 1st January 2010
Mathematical Sciences

Master’s degree in Mathematics / Statistics / in a relevant area of science with desired CPI of 6.5 (or 60% of marks) and a valid CSIR UGC-JRF/NBHM/GATE/INSPIRE (PhD) as on 1st January 2011.
Master’s degree in Engineering / Technology in a relevant area with desired CPI of 6.5 (or 60% of marks) with valid GATE score as on 1st January 2010.

Bachelor’s degree in Engineering / Technology in a relevant area with a desired CPI of 7.0 (or 65% of marks), an appearance in the Indian National Math Olympiad (INMO) in class XI or XII, and a valid CSIRUGC-JRF/ NBHM/ GATE/ INSPIRE (PhD) as on 1st January 2011.
Eligibility criterion will be relaxed by CPI of 0.5 (or 5% of marks) for SC/ST candidates.

How To Apply

Application form can be downloaded from the institute’s website.
Click Here to download the Application Form

The completed application along with Demand Draft for Rs.500/- (Rs.250/- for SC/ST) drawn in favour of the Registrar, Indian Institute Of Science Education and Research, Thiruvananthapuram should reach the following address before 22nd October, 2010:

The Chairman
Graduate Admissions Committee
Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Thiruvananthapuram, CET Campus,
Thiruvananthapuram – 695016, Kerala (India)


Please write “Application for Ph. D. program 2009-2010” on the envelope.

Contact Details

Address: IISER, Computer Science Building, College of Engineering, Trivandrum Campus, Trivandrum-695016 Kerala
Phone: 0471-2597459/2597438
Fax: 0471 2597427
Email : registrar@iisertvm.ac.in
Website: www.iisertvm.ac.in



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