IISER TVM PhD Admissions
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IISER TVM PhD Admissions

The notification for the IISER TVM PhD Admissions August 2019 has been released. Interested and eligible can check out all of the details on the course, the fees, the fellowship, the application procedure and apply online link have been given below:

IISER Thiruvananthapuram has a vibrant PhD Programme in the areas of Biological Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Mathematical Sciences, Physical Sciences and Interdisciplinary areas. The Institute admitted it’s first batch of doctoral students in August, 200 and currently has over 150 PhD researchers on its rolls. The Institute hosts contemporary research facilities that are necessary to conduct scientific research in the 21st Century.

Admission to the PhD Programme:

Candidates aspiring to enrol for the PhD Programme at IISER-TVM must satisfy the minimum eligibility criteria for applying, as given below:

  1. Qualify in a Minumum of One of the National Level Eligibility Tests or Fellowships (see School specific details below),
  2. Obtain a minimum of 60% marks (or equivalent) in the Qualifying Degree (Master’s Degree or equivalent)

Each School can then use additional standards to shortlist applicants and invite them to appear for written or interview test at IISER-TVM. Merely satisfying the minimum eligibility criteria does not necessarily entitle a candidate to be called for interview.

National Level Eligibility Tests or Fellowships Acceptable for PhD Admission

School of Biology



Note: Candidates are advised to refer to the relevant PhD Admissions Advertisements? for further details.

Duration: Including the course work, the duration of the Ph. D. Programme is approximately 10 semesters.

Fellowship: The monthly fellowship awarded to the PhD scholars is at par with the CSIR-UGC Junior Research Fellowship.

Fees: For the current fee structure, visit the following URL

Doctoral Committee: Upon joining the PhD Programme, every student is assigned a research supervisor(s). A duly included doctoral committee (consisting of the research supervisor(s) and two other members of this IISER faculty) tracks the progress of the course/research work of the scholar and will reevaluate the synopsis of this PhD thesis before submission.

Coursework and Comprehensive Examination:

Students must credit a minimum of four courses, at 300 level or higher, within the first two years of enrolling for the PhD programme. On successful completion of this course work, the CGPA of those credited courses has to be 7.0 or greater.

What’s more, the scholar should have a comprehensive examination in the area of proposed research work.

Teaching Assistantship:  A key feature of the PhD Programme at IISER-TVM is that students get involved in teaching assistant responsibilities as delegated by the various schools.

Seminars: All PhD students must give at least 2 seminars on their topic of research.

Guidebook: The PhD Guide Book for the academic year 2018 — 19 could be downloaded here.

Hostel Regulations: The hostel regulations could be downloaded here


Dean (Academics), IISER-TVM, CET Campus, TVM 695016,
Tel: 0471-2778017
Mail: [email protected]


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