IISc PhD Admissions 2020
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IISc PhD Admissions 2020 January – Apply Online

Centre for BioSystems Science and Engineering, IISc Bengaluru invited applications for PhD Admissions Jan 2020. It’s an online application process. For more details on what the Department offers, the eligibility, the application procedure, the application fees and important dates, please check below:

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BSSE undertakes research and training in the broad multi-disciplinary are of biological systems with equal emphasis on science and engineering.

Key Highlights:

  • Research topics ranging from Biomechanics, Drug Delivery, Tissue Engineering, Systems Biology, lmmunoengineering to Neural Engineering.
  • lnterdiscplinary training in research at the cutting-edge.
  • Structured curriculum providing a well-rounded background Potential for collaboration with clinicians and hospitals.


Qualifying degree Qualifying in national entrance tests (Mode of entry)
1. Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Technology/4-year Bachelor of Science. Valid GATE score* / NET JRF** is mandatory
2. Master’s degree in Science / Master’s degree in Economics, Geography, Social Work, Psychology, Management, Commerce, Operations Research, Computer Science/ Computer Application Valid GATE score / NET JRF is mandatory
3. Master’s degree in Engineering/ Technology/ Architecture/ Agriculture/ Pharmacy/ Veterinary Sciences Desirable to have valid GATE score / NET JRF.
4. Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent in Engineering/ Technology from any centrally funded technical institutions, with a minimum CGPA of 8.5 out of 10 or its equivalent (for Ph D only). Desirable to have valid GATE score / NET JRF.
5. MBBS/MD Desirable to have valid GATE score / NET JRF.
6. B Pharm Valid GPAT score / JRF
7. Bachelor’s degree holders in Physics/ Chemistry/ Mathematics/ Statistics/ Computer Science /Electronics followed by qualifications obtained through examinations conducted by professional societies recognised by UPSC/AICTE as being equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering. Valid GATE score / NET JRF is mandatory


*The GATE score should be valid as on January 1, 2020.  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.

Short-listing is based either on performance in national entrance tests or on the academic performance in the qualifying degree examination as per the table above. The final selection is based on the performance in an interview (in some of the departments, a written test will precede the interview).

(Note that candidates who were called for the interview held in May 2019 in any one of the above mentioned departments are also eligible to apply again. And the cut-off remains the same as fixed for August 2019 admissions)

Reservation for OBC/EWS/SC/ST/Persons with disability (PwD) and Kashmiri-Migrant (KM) candidates: As per the Government of India regulations. Grade/class of qualifying examination is relaxed to a “pass class” for SC/ST candidates.

How to Apply:

Application is available online only, candidates can apply online through https://admissions.iisc.ac.in using the link “Newuser Registration / Login”.

APPLICATION FEE( non refundable)

Category Application Fee*
General / OBC Rs.800/-
SC / ST / PwD Rs.400/-
ERP Rs.2000/-

* any bank or payment gateway service charges must be borne by the applicant.

Mode of Payment for Application fee: Only online Payment mode is available (includes internet-banking, Debit Card, Visa/Master Credit Card Payments).

Important Dates:

Website opens for on-line submission of applications 01.10.2019
Last date for online submission of applications (website closes – 23:59 hours of 31.10.2019) 31.10.2019
Date of Interview 18 & 19-11-2019
Commencement of session 01-01-2020


It is desirable that the applicants consult the department websites to obtain further information regarding the research activities of the individual departments/centres/units.

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