Indian Institute of Science Education & Research (IISER) Mohali PhD & Integrated PhD Admissions 2021


Are you looking for admission to a PhD? Indian Institute of Science Education & Research (IISER), Mohali has invited applications from eligible candidates for admission in PhD & Integrated PhD program-August 2021. Interested candidates can check out all the details like program details, eligibility criteria, application and selection procedure etc. in this article.

About IISER Mohali

Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Mohali was founded by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India. It offers various undergraduates, postgraduates and PhD programmes. IISER Mohali is inviting applications from prospective applicants for admission to the PhD and Integrated Program at IISER Mohali in various departments for August 2021. The candidates who are interested in PhD and Integrated PhD in interdisciplinary areas can apply for the same.

A. PhD Program at IISER Mohali

Research Areas Available in PhD

Students can apply in the following research areas of PhD Program at IISER Mohali for the session beginning in August/September 2021:
  • Biological Sciences
  • Chemical Sciences
  • Physical Sciences
  • Mathematical Sciences
  • Earth & Environmental Sciences
  • Humanities & Social Sciences

Eligibility Criteria

Biological Sciences: The candidates must have MSc or MBBS or M.Pharm or M.Tech or B.Tech with at least 60% marks or above. They must have a good academic record. They must have qualified any of the National Level Examination such as GATE/CSIR or UGC-NET/ JEST/ GPAT/ ICMR-JRF/ DBT-JRF/ DBT-BINC/ ICAR-NET/ DST- INSPIRE in the relevant subject.

Chemical Sciences: The candidates must have MSc or MBBS or M.Pharm or M.Tech or B.Tech with at least a high second class. They must have a good academic record. They must have qualified any of the National Level Examination such as GATE or CSIR-NET or UGC-NET or JEST or GPAT or ICMR-JRF or DBT-JRF or DBT-BINC or ICAR-NET or DST- INSPIRE in the relevant subject.

Physical Sciences: The applicant should have a Master's degree/MBBS/ M.Tech/B.Tech with at least a high second class. They must have a good academic record. They must have qualified any of the National Level Examination such as GATE or CSIR-NET or UGC-NET or JEST or GPAT or ICMR-JRF or DBT-JRF or DBT-BINC or ICAR-NET or DST- INSPIRE in the relevant subject.

Mathematical Sciences: The candidates must have a Master's degree or a B.Tech degree with at least a high second class and they must have a good academic record.

Earth and Environmental Sciences: The candidates must have Masters/B.Tech/M.Tech degree in Atmospheric Sciences/ Earth and Environmental Sciences/ Geology/Chemistry/ Physics/ Environmental Biotechnology /Biological Sciences/Geophysics/Meteorology/Hydrology/ Climate Sciences/Mathematics/ Remote Sensing / Computer Sciences / Artificial Intelligence /Data Sciences. Apart from this, they must qualify for a national level test and have a valid GATE/ CSIR-UGC-NET/ DST-Inspire fellowship at the time of PhD application.

Humanities and Social Sciences: An applicant should have an MA/MSc/MPhil degree in one or more of the following subjects: Sociology / Anthropology / Modern Indian History / Urban History / Political Economy / Urban Studies / English Literature / Development Studies / South Asian Studies / Economics / Labour Studies / Public Policy Studies / Feminist Geography / Labour Geography and Critical Infrastructure Studies. They must have scored a minimum of 55% marks (for General and OBC category candidates) and a minimum of 50% marks (for SC/ST/PD category candidates) in their master's degree. They must have qualified for any national level test like UGC/NET/NET-JRF/GATE or any other. The candidates who have not qualified for any national level exam need not apply.

PMRF Fellowship

IISER Mohali provides fellowship to meritorious PhD candidates. The candidates who will be selected for the PhD program at IISER Mohali can apply for the PMRF fellowship. Details and eligibility criteria can be checked at https://dec2020.pmrf.in/.

B. Integrated PhD Program at IISER Mohali

The programme will include course work along with research work. After successful completion of the integrated program, the candidates will receive an MS degree and a PhD degree.

Research Areas Available in Integrated PhD

Following research areas are available for admission to the Integrated PhD Program at IISER Mohali for the session beginning in August/September 2021:
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Physics

Eligibility Criteria

  1. Educational Qualifications: The candidates who wish to get admission in integrated PhD must have a Bachelor's degree in Science and any relevant area with at least 60% aggregate or CGPI 6.0 on a scale of 10. They must have a great academic record.
  2. Additional Qualifications: Applicants should have qualified for any of the following national-level examinations such as NBHM Masters or PhD scholarship for Mathematics, JEST examination for Physics, IIT JAM for the chosen specialization, DST INSPIRE fellowship or KVPY scholarship and must fill its details in the application form.


Application Procedure

Interested applicants who are desirous to join the PhD/ Integrated PhD program at IISER Mohali must visit the official website of IISER Mohali and read the instructions carefully before applying. Applications can be filled online using the "Online Application Facility" by visiting the official website. Earth and Environmental Sciences candidates will have to prepare an SOP document (Max. 600 words) and emailed it to phdees@iisermohali.ac.in (Template available at the official website). In the subject line of the Email broad subject areas such as Atmospheric Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Geology etc must be mentioned. In the case of the Humanities and Social Sciences, the candidate must send a research statement (minimum 1500 words) to the email: hssiisermohali@gmail.com and mention the broad subject area (History, Literature, Economics, etc.) in the subject line of the email. UGC-NET-JRF candidates will be considered for English literature.

Selection Procedure

Selection of the students will be done based on the performance of the candidates in the written test and/or interview and/or performance in the nationwide level tests depending on the application received. Short-listing of the candidates will be done and a merit list will be prepared based on the screening test and/or interview/online interview at IISER Mohali. Laboratory and guide will be assigned to the students according to their research interests. In case of any additional information, candidates will be informed through email. The candidates must check their email regularly and provide the necessary information.

Last Date: The closing date of the online application facility for PhD & Int-PhD is April 30, 2021 till 12.00 noon.

Contact Details

Indian Institute of Science Education and Research
Knowledge city, Sector 81,
SAS Nagar, Manauli PO 140306
Telefax: 2240266, 2240124
E-mail: webmanager@iisermohali.ac.in
Website: http://www.iisermohali.ac.in

Important Links:
Official Notification for Int-PhD: https://www.iisermohali.ac.in/home/front-page-articles/admissions-to-intphd-program-august-2021
Official Notification for PhD: https://www.iisermohali.ac.in/home/front-page-articles/admissions-to-phd-program-august-2021
Instructions for Applicant: https://www.iisermohali.ac.in/home/front-page-articles/instructions-phd-august-2021
Online Application Facility: http://erp.iisermohali.ac.in/OnlineApplication.action


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