National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER), Bhubaneswar, has invited applications for admission to Ph.D Programs-2018-19, Winter Session, scheduled to commence on 4th January, 2019 in the Schools Biological Sciences; Chemical Sciences; Physical Sciences; Humanities and Social Sciences and Computer Sciences.
Eligibility: Biological Sciences: 60% or equivalent GPA in Masters or M.Tech in any branche of Biology, Life Sciences, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Agricultural Sciences, Veterinary Sciences, Computer Sciences, Bioinformatics or Biotechnology. Those with Master’s degree in Physics, Chemistry or Mathematics having interest in pursuing a career in Biology are also encouraged to apply.
Chemical Sciences: 60% or equivalent GPA in Masters in Chemistry or allied fields. Master’s degree holders in any branch of Basic Sciences or M.Tech in Applied Chemistry or Computer Sciences with interest in pursuing career in Chemistry may also apply.
Physical Sciences: 60% or equivalent GPA in Master’s degree cumulatively till the last year/semester examination appeared in M.Sc majoring in Physics or M.E./M.Tech in Applied Physics.
Humanities and Social Sciences: 55% or equivalent GPA in Masters in Social Sciences/allied disciplines
Computer Sciences: 60% or equivalent GPA in Masters in Computer Science, Electrical, Electronics Engineering or related fields, or Mathematics.
National Test needed: Those applying for admission in School of Chemical Sciences, Humanities & Social Sciences and Computer Sciences should have qualified in CSIR-UGC NET/GATE/JEST/INSPIRE (Doctoral fellowship under AORC Scheme with fellowship) or any other equivalent national level examination, valid for the current year in the relevant area of research.
Those applying for admission in School of Biological Sciences should have qualified at least one of CSIR-NET, DST INSPIRE, DBT, ICMR or any other equivalent and must have valid fellowship certificate for the year 2019 at the time of application.
Those applying for admission in School of Physical Sciences should have qualified at least one National Level Exam - CSIR-UGC NET/GATE/JEST or any other equivalent national level examination valid for the current year.
Scholarship: The scholarship given by NISER is ₹25,000/- for first two years, which will subsequently be enhanced to ₹28,000/- for remaining three years, subject to the condition that scholar fulfils all the requirements of the Institute that will be stipulated from time to time. Fellowship amount from external sources will be governed as per the rules of the respective funding agencies.
Details of the research areas are given in the Notification at http://www.niser.ac.in
Application: Applications are to submitted online at the appropriate link given at http://www.niser.ac.in, latest by 02.11.2018 (Friday). More details on the selection process are available in the Notification.