IISER Bhopal PhD Physics admissions August 2021

Are you interested in joining a Ph.D. program in Physics? IISER, Bhopal has released an official notification and invited applications from eligible candidates for admission in Ph.D. Physics for the August 2021 session. Know all the details like program details, eligibility criteria, application, and selection procedure in this article.

Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Bhopal offers various courses including BS, BS-MS Dual degree, PhD and Integrated PhD programmes. Currently, the institute is offering a PhD programme in Physics. Eligible candidates who are academically bright and highly motivated can apply for the same.

Research Areas Available in Department of Physics

  • Experimental and Theoretical Soft Condensed Matter Physics
  • Experimental and Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics
  • Quantum Sensing and Metrology
  • Theoretical High Energy Physics (Astronomy, Cosmology, Nuclear Astrophysics, Particle physics, QCD, String theory)
  • Ultra-fast Optics

Eligibility Criteria

  1. The candidate wishing to join the PhD programme in the Department of Physics at IISER, Bhopal must have MSc or M.Tech Degree in the relevant discipline. They must have secured at least 60% marks or CGPA/CPI of 7.0 on a 10 point scale.
  2. In case the students have the transcript/grade sheet issued by the Institute, only marks (%) or grades (CGPA/CPI) will be considered. An equivalent CGPA/CPI will be calculated using the following formula:
    CGPA/CPI in a 10 point scale = (CGPA/CPI Obtained×10)/PS
    PS = Point scale used by the Institute/University.
  3. With both marks and CGPA/CPI, a percentage equivalent to CGPA/CPI or only CGPA/CPI will be considered.
  4. Apart from this, the candidates must qualify for any of the following National Level Test and should have a valid fellowship certificate/ score at the time of admission: GATE or UGC-JRF or CSIR-JRF or JEST or INSPIRE-PhD or JGEEBILS or any other recognised fellowship. However, the candidates with B.Tech from IITs or BS-MS from IISERs with CGPA/CPI more than 8.0 on a 10 point scale will be exempted from the requirement of National level examination.
  5. Students whose results for CSIR-JRF/UGC-JRF/INSPIRE-PhD Fellowship or NET-LS or Rajiv Gandhi Fellowship any other equivalent fellowship are awaited may also apply with their roll number(s) mentioned in the application. Such candidates may walk in for the interview, provided they have qualified examination for any of the above fellowship before the interview date.
  6. There will be a relaxation of 5% of marks, or equivalent for the candidates belonging to SC/ST/PwD categories.
  7. The candidates who are appearing in the final examinations of the qualifying degree are eligible to apply for a PhD programme. However, they will have to provide a degree before joining the institute.
The candidates may check the eligibility on the official website by visiting the following link: https://www.iiserb.ac.in/doaa/phd-admission. Then, click on Research Areas (Physics).

Age Limit

The upper age limit for the candidate is 28 years. There will be an age relaxation of 3 years for OBC-NCL (Non-Creamy Layer) and 5 years for SC/ST/PwD/Female applicants. For age determination, the Date of Birth as recorded in the Matriculation/ Secondary Examination Certificate/Aadhar Card only will be considered by the IISER Bhopal.

Reservation Policy

The candidates belonging to reserved categories will avail reservation facility as per the Government of India norms. They will have to submit relevant community certificates.


The candidates who will be selected for the PhD-Physics programme will get a JRF fellowship as per the funding agency norms.

Application Procedure

The candidates who are desirous to apply for the PhD programme in August 2021 in Physics Department must visit the official website of IISER, Bhopal, and read the instruction carefully before applying. Application for PhD-Physics is available on the online application portal. A link of the same has also been placed at the end of this article.
The candidate must fill the application form carefully and after submission must take a print out of the submitted application form. This print out of the application form is to be carried at the time of the interview along with the supporting documents such as mark sheets, scorecards and category certificate, etc. The candidates should communicate through an email only to the Department of Physics, in case of any query. Application number must be mentioned in the subject line while sending any application related-query. The candidates must check the official website regularly for any updates.

Selection Procedure

Selection of the candidates will be done based on the interviews. For interviews, only the shortlisted candidates will be called that will be short-listed using academic performance and /or performance in the national level exam. Interviews will be held either online or offline. The date of the interview will be communicated to shortlisted candidates through e-mail and the same will be updated on the Institute website. The SC/ST/PwD candidates, who will attend the interview, will be paid TA for appearing in the interview as per Government of India rules.

The Last Date of Application Submission: The closing date for receiving an online application is May 07, 2021.

Contact Information

Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Bhopal
Bhopal Bypass Road, Bhauri
Bhopal 462 066
Madhya Pradesh, India
Physics Office Contact No.: +91 755 269 2582
E-mail: admission.phyphd@iiserb.ac.in (For queries related to admission in Physics Department)
Official Website: https://www.iiserb.ac.in/
PhD notification: https://www.iiserb.ac.in/doaa/phd-admission
Application form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScnJrQ6J9gevp_sLO0aZgWrvJFjgRSiAv4nOXDFvrpyqP49Sg/viewform

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To check eligibility: Please visit the link: https://www.iiserb.ac.in/doaa/phd-admission. Then, click on Research Areas (Physics).

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