PhD Admissions 2018-19 to the Institute of Physics IOP Bhubaneswar

This article describes about the admission process to gain a PhD from the Institute of Physics IOP, Bhubaneswar. Check this article to know about the institute, the admission schedule, eligibility criteria and way to apply for admissions online.

Introduction to the Institute of Physics, Bhubaneswar

The IOP is an autonomous research institute under the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) of India. It comes directly under the purview of the Government of India. The facility provides activities related to research in concepts of Physics. Some of the research going on in the IOP relate to condensed matter physics, nuclear physics, quantum computation, radioactive physics and high energy fields.
With a PhD admission, one gets to collaborate and research with international bodies in Physics. Some of the popular ones include the CERN in Switzerland, ALICS, BNL and ANL in USA and GSI of Germany.

The address of Institute of Physics, Bhubaneswar is
Sachivalaya Marg, P.O. Sainik School, Bhubaneswar - 751 005

The email address is

The phone numbers are 0674-2306418, 0674-2306406 and personnel are available in between 10 am - 5:30 pm.

The map below gives easy reference to reach the Institute of Physics, Bhubaneshwar:

Get to read more information about the Institute of Physics in Bhubaneshwar on Indiastudychannel website over here: Institute of Physics in Bhubaneshwar

Application process for IOP Bhubaneswar Admissions - 2018-19

The main website for IOP Bhubaneswar is
IOP Bhubaneswar Home Page
Candidates who wish to register for the Ph.D Admissions through GATE/NET/INSPIRE channel should click here:
IOP 2018-19 Admission Links
The list of selected candidates through GATE/NET/INSPIRE channel can check for their names by clicking here:
GATENETINSPIRE Selected Candidates
Candidates who wish to register for the Ph.D Admissions through JEST channel should click here:

The list of selected candidates through JEST channel can check for their names by clicking here:

  • IOP Bhubaneswar has started to accept online applications for the PhD course. The last date of application is 15th May 2018.
  • All candidates who would be eligible for giving written tests will be informed within 1 week of registration.
  • Candidates will have to present at IOP in between 8 am to 8:45 am.
  • The written test will be conducted on 4th June 2018 at 9 am and will finish by 11 am.
  • Evaluation of papers will happen in between 11 am to 14:30 pm. The results will be declared by 15 pm.
  • 30 to 40 candidates will be shortlisted for personal interviews. These will take place in between 4th to 6th June 2018. The process will immediately begin a 15:30 to 18:30 on the 4th June.
  • The times for 5th and 6th of June will be 9:30 am to 1 pm and 2 pm to 6:30 pm.
  • The results from the interviews will be declared in within 1 week.
  • Selected candidates will be awarded admission for the degree. The programme will begin from August 2018.

All candidates appearing for will be reimbursed train sleeper class return ticket from their place of residence and Bhubaneswar. Candidates will have to produce their train tickets as proofs. They will also be given Rs 600 to meet living expenses.

Coursework in the PhD course

The PhD provides a coursework which spans over a year's timespan. It begins in the month of August and is prepared in such a way to assist M.Sc. graduates to take up research work with relative ease. The coursework starts from August and ends in June. The IOP further enables taking up research work under the supervision of the faculty members of the institute. Upon successful completion of the PhD, the degree is awarded by the Homi Bhabha National Institute (HBNI), which is a Deemed-to-be-University.

The course framework

The first 2 years of the PhD programme will include the coursework, as mentioned above. The PhD will be paid a fellowship of Rs 25000 per month.

From the third year, the scholars will be given the Senior Research Fellowship grade and will be paid Rs 28000 per month.

In addition to the fellowship, the scholars will be given an annual contingency grant of Rs 32000 (may be revised per year). This will allow covering expenses related to books, travel and research-related expenses.

Eligibility criteria for IOP Bhubaneswar Admissions - 2018-19

M.Sc. students who complete the following criteria are eligible for taking part in admissions for the PhD 2018-19 Admissions:
  • Students who are Indian Nationals are eligible to participate in the admission rounds.
  • A M.Sc. Physics student should have a minimum of 55% aggregate. Alternatively, they should have an equivalent CGPA until the last year or semester.
    Students who would be giving their M.Sc. finals in 2018 can apply for the IOP Bhubaneswar PhD admissions if they complete either of the above criteria. Their admission will be provisional and subject to successful completion of the M.Sc.
  • A student having a valid GATE score up to 200 can be considered eligible for the admissions. A student who has given the CSIR NET (JRF) examinations in within the last one year in June or December 2017 is eligible. A candidate who has DST-INSPIRE fellowship can apply for admissions.
  • Candidates having a rank up to 120 in the JEST-2018 for PhD or Sl. No. 303 or Percentile up to 84.98 are eligible for taking part in the IOP PhD admissions. Students who do not fulfil the HEST 2018 criteria but fulfil all the criteria mentioned above, can also apply for the PhD admissions

Students will have to upload supporting documents regarding the GATE/NET/DST-INSPIRE examinations and should produce in original at selection rounds.

Guest houses to stay near IOP

Guest houses within 1 Km from IOP campus

Address: Shikhar Chandi Rd, Patia, Bhubaneswar, Odisha 751024
Phone: 093381 94381

Plot No-1731, in Front of Sainik School Gate, Gajapati Nagar, Bhubaneswar
Phone: 9437364399

Sachivalaya Marg EW, Gajapati Nagar, Bhubaneswar, Odisha 751013
Phone: 9338707460/0674-2301662

In front of Sainik School Main Road, Sainik School, Near Apollo Hospital, Bhubaneshwar - 751005
Phone: 9853850087/9437170087

Padma Residency
Plot No - 19(P), Apollo Hospital Road, Acharya Vihar, Near Old Car Showroom, Bhubaneshwar - 751013
Phone: 7377136796/9437412765

Guest houses Near Railway station (IOP is about 5 Km from railway station)

Sai Amrit Residency
969A, Uttam Tower, Jhunjhunwala Garden, Ashok Nagar, behind the city bus stand, Bhubaneswar, Odisha 751009
Phone: 9438433987/ 0674-2535007/8

Chandra Kal Guest house
Ashok Nagar, Bhubaneswar, Odisha 751009
Phone: 0674-2532411/2535346

Dreamland Inn:
21, Shriya Talkies St, Master Canteen Area, Kharabela Nagar, Bhubaneswar, Odisha 751001
Phone: 9337747761/0674-2530206

Hotel Gokul Plaza
Plot No: 969/1510, Master Canteen Road, Ashok Nagar, Bhubaneswar, Odisha 751009
Phone: 0674-2534404

Bishnu Priya lodge
Station Square, Master Canteen, Kharabela Nagar, Bhubaneswar, Odisha 751001
Phone: 0674-2530233

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