About IISER-TVMThe Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Thiruvananthapuram (IISER TVM) is a premier institute and known for research and education in science. The education is of international standards at IISER-TVM. IISER-TVM was established in 2008 by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India. The institute endeavours to provide high-quality modern science education and support students in research. Institute offers PhD programmes in science and engineering. Besides, it also offers a five-year BS-MS programme. IISER-TVM has invited applications from highly motivated students for admission to the PhD programme in various streams for the January session 2021(Varsha semester 2021).
Why study at IISER-TVM?IISER-TVM is in a beautiful location at the foothills of Ponmudi in Vithura. The campus is rich in greenery and has an eco-friendly environment. Further, IISER-TVM has several facilities and offer benefits to the candidates:
Hostel Facility: Separate hostel facilities for boys and girls are available at IISER-TVM. A fully functional, multi-cuisine mess is also available, which is managed by the student committee.
Teaching Assistantship: At IISEM-TVM, students get an opportunity to students takes part in teaching assistant duties as assigned by the respective schools.
Fellowship: A monthly fellowship will be awarded to the PhD scholars is at par with the CSIR-UGC Junior Research Fellowship.
PhD programmes offered at IISER-TVMIndian Institute of Science Education and Research Thiruvananthapuram (IISER TVM) is offering admission to the PhD programme for the session starting from January 2021(Varsha 2021) in following branches of Science:
Duration: Duration of the PhD programme will be approximately 10 semesters, including the course work.
Fee: Fee for the PhD programme admission 2020 can be checked on the official website.
Eligibility criteria for PhD admissions
A. School of Biology (SoB)Relevant Subject Areas: The candidates must have a Master's degree in any of the following: Biological Sciences/ Mathematics/ Bioinformatics/Agricultural Sciences/ Veterinary Sciences or a Bachelor Degree in Medicine (MBBS)
Eligibility requirement For SoB
Note: JGEEBILS and GATE (XL and BT only) candidates may be further shortlisted by IISER TVM PhD applications short-listing committee based on the marks/score.
GATE (XL and BT only): These candidates will be considered only for Bioinformatics.
PhD Research areas at SoB
B. School of Chemistry (SoC)Relevant Subject Areas: The candidates must have a Master's degree in Chemical Sciences.
Eligibility requirement for SoC
PhD Research Areas at SoC
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C. School of Physics (SoP)Relevant Subject Areas: The candidates must have a Master's degree in Physical Sciences/Material Science and closely related areas or BE/B.Tech.
Eligibility requirement for SoP
PhD Research Areas at SoP
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Note: For asterisk (*) marked research areas, the students having BE/B.Tech with 7.5 CGPA or first-class degree is also admissible.
How to apply
For General or OBC category Candidates: Rs.500/-
For SC or ST or PH category Candidates: Rs.250/-
The application fee can be paid online at:
The research proposal must be uploaded under the section "Statement of Purpose" while applying online.
Selection procedureSelection of the candidates will be done based on the written test or an interview. Only shortlisted candidates will be called for a written test or an interview at IISER-TVM. For the School of Biology, the written test or entrance test will be conducted only in case of a high number of applicants. In the entrance test, the question will be asked based on the post-graduate level Biology (70% marks) and 10+2 level Physics, Mathematics and Chemistry (30% marks). The entrance test will be conducted on the first day of the interview.
Important datesCommencement of online application submission: November 01, 2020
Closing date of receipt of online applications: November 20, 2020
Interview Schedule (Tentative)
Biological Sciences: December 09-11, 2020
Chemical Sciences: 10–11 December 2020
Physical Sciences: 07–08 December 2020
Reporting time for Interview: 8.30 AM on the first day of the interview
Venue: IISER TVM, Vithura Campus OR Online Mode.
Note: Candidates may send a request for hostel accommodation for attending the interview/written test in advance.
Maruthamala PO, Vithura,
Thiruvananthapuram - 695551,
Phone: 0471-2778009, 8044, 8028
Official Website: http://www.iisertvm.ac.in/
Official Notification: http://www.iisertvm.ac.in/pages/phd_admissions
PhD Guidebook: http://www.iisertvm.ac.in/files/read/phd_regulations-2020-2021
Fee Details: http://www.iisertvm.ac.in/files/read/varsha_2020_fee_structure_202008050937
Online Application Portal: http://appserv.iisertvm.ac.in/phd/