IISc Admission 2019

IISc Admission 2019 : PhD / M.Tech & Integrated PhD Programmes

The notification for the Indian Institute of Science Admissions 2019 has been released. Online application has opened. Candidates interested in applying for PhD, MTech, Integrated PhD & PhD Under External Registration Programme, are encouraged to check out all of the details on the same below:

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Applications are invited from eligible applicants for admissions to regular (1) Research
Programmes [Ph D / M Tech (Research)] (2) Course Programmes [M Tech/M Des/M Mgt], (3) Integrated Ph D Programmes, and also to (4) Research (Ph D only) under External Registration Programmes. The gist of the admission operations is given in the following paragraphs. Applicants are advised to go through the eligibility criteria, specialisations, areas of research, selection procedure and other details available at separate links on the IISc website (e.g, http://www.iisc.ac.in → Admissions → Programmes → PG Research programmes → M Tech (Research)/Ph D → Eligibility)

Applicants possessing the educational qualification including those in the final semester/year of their qualifying examinations, but expect to complete all the requirements for the award of the degree (like examinations, project dissertation, viva-voce etc.) and furnish the necessary certificates by 31 October 2019 are eligible

to apply.

1. RESEARCH PROGRAMMES [Ph D/M Tech (Research)]

Departments / Areas

Ph D in Science Faculty: Astronomy & Astrophysics, Biochemistry, Ecological Sciences, High Energy Physics, Inorganic & Physical Chemistry, Materials Research, Mathematics, Microbiology & Cell Biology, Molecular Biophysics, Molecular Reproduction, Development & Genetics, Neurosciences, Organic Chemistry, Physics, and Solid State & Structural Chemistry.

M Tech (Research) and Ph D in Engineering Faculty: Aerospace Engineering, Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science & Automation, Earth Sciences, Electrical Communication Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronic Systems Engineering, Instrumentation, Management Studies (Ph D only), Materials Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Nano Science and Engineering (Ph D only), Design & Manufacturing, Sustainable Technologies, and Computational & Data Sciences.

Ph D in Interdisciplinary areas: BioSystems Science and Engineering (offered by Centre for Biosystems Science and Engineering), Energy (offered by Interdisciplinary Centre for Energy Research), Mathematical Sciences (offered by National Mathematics Initiative), Nanoscience and Engineering (offered by the Centre for Nano Science and Engineering), Water Research (offered by Interdisciplinary Centre for Water Research), Cyber-Physical Systems (offered by Robert Bosch Centre for Physical Systems), Climate Change (offered by Divecha Centre for Climate Change).

Eligibility: Applicants possessing a minimum of second class or equivalent in the following
degrees as applicable to the individual departments/areas are eligible to apply:

*The GATE score should be valid as on August 1, 2019. Candidates securing the valid GATE score for the years 2017/2018/2019 may apply.

** NET JRF includes – CSIR-UGC NET for JRF; UGC-NET for JRF; DBT JRF; ICMR JRF; JEST; NBHM Screening Test 2019; INSPIRE.

Selection procedure: Candidates are shortlisted for an interview based on their performance in the National Entrance Test or the qualifying degree as detailed in the above table. The selection is based on the performance in the interview (in some of the departments, a written test will precede the interview).



Selection procedure: Candidates will be shortlisted for interview based on their JAM 2019 score for all four disciplines and also JEST 2019 for Physical Sciences. Selection for (a) Chemical Sciences will be based on the performance in the Interview; (b) Biological, Physical and Mathematical Sciences will be based on combined performance in the qualifying examination and interview.

Research Ph D under External Registration Programme (ERP)

This programme is meant for (1) professionals from R&D Organizations / Industries and (2) Faculty members from Engineering, Agricultural, Pharmaceutical, Veterinary, Medical Colleges/ Universities, recognized by the appropriate government agencies.


The educational qualifications remain the same as for the regular candidates. Qualifying in one of the national entrance tests like CSIR-UGC NET for JRF, UGC-NET for JRF, DBT JRF, ICMR JRF, GATE, NBHM is desirable but not mandatory. Further, the candidate should have completed two years of full-time employment in the current organization. The candidates must be officially sponsored by their employing organizations.

Selection procedure: Based on the performance in an interview.

How to Apply:

Applications for all the programmes mentioned above are available online. Hence the applicants should apply online only. Visit website www.iisc.ac.inAdmissions for more details and register online and fill the application.

Application Fee:

  • General / OBC : Rs.800
  • SC / ST / PwD (person with disability) : Rs.400
  • ERP candidates (all categories) : Rs.2000
  • Sponsored candidates from Defence, DRDO, BARC, ISRO, NAL,NTRO,
    KSRTC, BMTC, BDA PWD and CPRI : Rs.800
  • *The fee is non-refundable; any bank or payment gateway service
    charges must be borne by the applicant.

Payment options: Online payment through net-banking, debit card, visa/master credit card.

Reservation/concession/relaxations for OBC/SC/ST/Persons with disability (PwD) and Kashmiri-Migrant (KM) candidates: As per the Government of India rules. The minimum class prescribed in the qualifying examination is relaxed to a “Pass Class” for SC/ST candidates.

Scholarships: All the regular students (except M.Mgt) who join the Institute are eligible for a scholarship from MHRD / CSIR / UGC/ ICMR / DBT / AICTE / DAE (NBHM) depending upon their mode of entry. Scholarships from many Indian and multinational agencies and business houses are also available for meritorious students.

The applicants are advised to visit the website www.iisc.ac.in/admissions and the department website to which they are applying to familiarize themselves with complete admission related matters, areas of research, etc.

Important Dates:

  • The website opens for online submission of applications: 01.02.2019
  • Last date for online submission of applications (website closes at 23:59 hours
    on 25.03.2019): 25.03.2019

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  1. What about the TNSET Exam? If qualified is he eligible. Because it is recognized by CSIR UGC NET

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