How to apply for IISER Thiruvananthapuram Integrated PhD Admissions Varsha 2021


Are you searching for admission in an Integrated PhD programme in Sciences? IISER Thiruvananthapuram has released an official notification for Integrated PhD Admission-Varsha 2021. Eligible candidates can check out all of the details on the course, the fees, the fellowship, the application procedure in this article.

Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Thiruvananthapuram (IISER TVM) has released an official notification and invited applications from highly motivated students for admission to the Integrated PhD programme for the session August 2021(Varsha 2021). Eligible candidates can apply through the online portal only.

Subjects Offered in Integrated PhD Programmes

  • Biological Sciences
  • Chemical Sciences
  • Mathematical Sciences
  • Physical Sciences

Eligibility Requirements

School of Biological Sciences
  1. The candidates must have a Bachelor's degree in Biological Sciences or Chemical Sciences or Physical Sciences or Mathematical Sciences or Bioinformatics or any relevant areas. They must have scored a minimum of 55% marks for General/OBC-NCL candidates or a CGPA of 6.0 on the 10-point scale and a minimum of 50% marks for SC/ST and PwD candidates or a CGPA of 5.5 on the 10-point scale.
  2. The applicant should have qualified in either JAM 2021 (BT only) or JGEEBILS (GS-2021).

School of Chemical Sciences The candidates must have a Bachelor's degree in Chemical Sciences. They must have scored a minimum of 55% marks for General/OBC-NCL candidates or a CGPA of 6.0 on the 10-point scale and a minimum of 50% marks for SC/ST and PwD candidates or a CGPA of 5.5 on the 10-point scale.

School of Mathematical Sciences
  1. The candidates must have a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics or Statistics or Engineering or any relevant area of science. They must have scored a minimum of 55% marks for General/OBC-NCL candidates or a CGPA of 6.0 on the 10-point scale and a minimum of 50% marks for SC/ST and PwD candidates or a CGPA of 5.5 on the 10-point scale.
  2. The applicant should have qualified in either JAM-MA-2021 or JAM-MS-2021.




School of Physical Sciences
  1. The candidates must have a Bachelor's degree in Physical Sciences or Material Science or Engineering areas closely related to the research areas of School of Physics, IISER TVM or any relevant area of science. They must have scored a minimum of 55% marks for General/OBC-NCL candidates or a CGPA of 6.0 on the 10-point scale and a minimum of 50% marks for SC/ST and PwD candidates or a CGPA of 5.5 on the 10-point scale.
  2. The applicant should have qualified in JAM 2021.

Important Note: Students who are going to appear in the final year Bachelor degree examination are also eligible to apply.

Reservation Policy: The candidates belonging to SC/ST, OBC, PWD, EWS and other reserved categories will get a normal reservation to the eligibility criteria as per Government of India norms.

Application Process

The candidates who wish to get admission in Integrated PhD programmes at IISER TVM must visit the official website of IISER TVM and read the instructions carefully before filling up the application form. The candidates will have to fill the application for the Integrated PhD programme of IISER TVM online using the institute's online application portal. The link to the application portal has been provided at the end of this article. Candidates must note the only online application will be accepted hence, no need to send a hard copy of the application form to the institute. All the required details must be filled in the application form carefully and the complete application must be submitted along with the required documents. An acknowledgement email with an application number will be sent to the candidate's registered email ID upon successful submission of the online application. If the candidates will have any application-related query, they may send their queries to the PhD coordinator at email: iphdadmission@iisertvm.ac.in. IISER TVM will not entertain any other mode of communication. Please note that the candidates who are applying to individual/different schools through different streams such as JGEEBILS or JAM will have to fill separate application forms along with the separate fee for each application.



Documents to be uploaded

Applicants will also be prompted to upload following supporting documents are:
  • Photograph (Scanned copy in .jpg/.jpeg format not more than 500KB in size)
  • Signature (Scanned in .jpg/.jpeg format nor more than 500KB in size)
  • Proof of date of birth (Scanned copy in .jpg/.jpeg format not more than 2048KB in size)
  • Mark sheet or grade transcript: Higher Secondary Level and Bachelors Level examinations (Scanned copy in .jpg/.jpeg format not more than 2048KB in size).
  • National Level examinations (Scanned copy in .jpg/.jpeg format not more than 2048KB in size).
  • Community certificate (Scanned copy in .jpg/.jpeg format not more than 2048KB in size)

Application Processing Fee

The candidates are required to submit an application processing fee along with the application form. Students can make payment of application fee online through 'SBICOLLECT' via net banking. Details of the application fee to be paid are as follows:
  • General/OBC Categories Candidates: Rs.500/-
  • SC/ST Categories candidates: Exempted from payment

Selection Procedure

For the final selection in the integrated PhD programme at IISER TVM, only short-listed candidates will be called for an online interview. The interview will be held at IISER TVM.

School of Biological Sciences: Selection of the candidates will be based on the academic scores and interview. The candidates will be shortlisted based on marks or scores from each of the two streams. Only short-listed candidates will be called for one or two rounds of online interviews.

School of Chemical Sciences: There will be one or two rounds of interview. Shortlisted candidates will appear in the online interview at IISER TVM. JAM 2021 qualified candidates will appear for only one round of interview.

School of Mathematical Sciences: To be eligible for selection in the integrated PhD course, the candidate will have to fulfil minimum eligibility criteria and only shortlisted candidates will be called for one or two rounds of online interviews. Applicants can check the syllabus for the interview on the website of IISER TVM.

School of Physical Sciences: Final selection of the candidates will be based on the performance in interviews conducted at IISER TVM. Interviews will be conducted online at the institute.

Key Dates

Starts of Online Application Submission: May 25, 2021
Closing date of Online Application Submission: June 26. 2021
Interview Schedule (Tentative)
Biological Sciences: July 14-16, 2021
Chemical Sciences: July 06-09, 2021
Mathematical Sciences: July 15-16, 2021
Physical Sciences: July 07-08, 2021

Contact Information

Indian Institute of Science Education and Research
Maruthamala PO, Vithura,
Thiruvananthapuram-695551,
Kerala, India
Phone: 0471-2778009, 8044, 8028
Email: iphdadmission@iisertvm.ac.in, registrar@iisertvm.ac.in
Official website: https://www.iisertvm.ac.in/
Online Application Link: http://appserv.iisertvm.ac.in/iphd/
Online Payment Link: https://www.onlinesbi.com/sbicollect/icollecthome.htm


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