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Admission 2017 Ph.D Programmes in Physical, Chemical and & Biological Sciences

The S.N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences invites students with consistently good academic record (First Division/Class) to apply for admission into the Ph.D Programme in Physical, Chemical & Biological Sciences 2017. The students who apply are expected to be motivated to make a career in Research. The programme is fully residential and the students are offered on-campus accommodations and boarding facilities. The Centre charges no fee for the programmes. All students joining the centre get contingency grants to meet research contingency expenses that include expenses for attending conferences and training programmes in India. The students also get generous support to attend International Conferences outside India.

The Centre is a premier autonomous research institute under the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India. In addition, the Centre receives extramural funding from various funding agencies of India and abroad for its different research programmes. The Centre has extensive collaborative programmes with other premier institutions in India and abroad through bi-lateral exchanges in which the PhD research scholars take active part. The Centre is fully equipped with the state-of-the art infrastructure (experimental and computational) including a digital library for advanced research in chosen areas of Physical, Chemical, Biological and Mathematical Sciences. The research programme in biological sciences focuses on the areas of overlap with chemical and biophysical problems. For research profiles of the members of the Faculty and for the facilities available, please visit the URL: www.bose.res.in.

At present, the Centre has nearly 155 students in its PhD and Integrated PhD (IPhD) programmes. The Alumni of the Centre have gone on to work in academic and research sectors in India and abroad. The Centre offers an excellent atmosphere for academic development of students.

The students, after registering with a Research Supervisor, have to undertake a prescribed Course Work Programme. The details of the admission are furnished below:

1. Basic qualification: M.Sc with First Class/Division i.e., minimum 60% in aggregate (55% for SC/ST/OBC candidates) in Physics, Chemistry, Applied Mathematics, Biophysics or Biochemistry.

2. Further Qualifications required in addition to (1) :

JEST – Upto 257 Rank
GATE – Upto AIR 400 (2015, 2016 and 2017)
NET – CSIR NET-JRF and UGC-NET-JRF (June/Dec 2015, June/Dec 2016)
OR INSPIRE – PROVISIONALLY SELECTED and Award Letter to be valid upto 31.08.2017

3. Date of Interview: May 25 and May 26, 2017

4. Age Limit: None. However, the last qualifying University examination (M.Sc.) should
have been taken not earlier than 2015.

5. Fellowship:

  • As JRF – Rs. 25,000/- (per month)
  • As SRF – Rs. 28,000/-(per month)

The programme is strictly residential and all students will be provided on campus accommodation.

6. Online Application: Starts on 16th April 2017 and Closes on 14th May 2017

Only online applications will be accepted. Please log on to http://www.bose.res.in for further details. In matters of admission, the decision of the Director of the Centre is final and binding.

For any academic/official query, please write to: [email protected]

For any technical query, please write to: [email protected]

Important Dates

  • Publication of advertisement in Newspapers : 16th April, 2017
  • Online application system starts on : 16th April, 2017
  • Online application system closes on : 14th May, 2017

Interview Programme

  • Integrated Ph.D : 19 – 20 June, 2017
  • Ph.D : 25 – 26 May, 2017

Online Application Interface for Admission 2017

Admission Criteria

Intake ThroughAge LimitFellowship
PhD in Chemical SciencesM.Sc. with minimum 60% in aggregate (55% for SC/ST/OBC candidates) in Chemistry or Biophysics or Biochemistry
  • JEST
  • NET
  • GATE
None. However, the last qualifying University examination (M.Sc.) should have been taken not earlier than 2015
  • Rs. 25000/- as Junior Research Fellow
  • Rs. 28000/- as Senior Research Fellow


Admission Procedure for PhD Programme


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