IISc Admission 2021

IISc Admission 2021 : PhD & Integrated PhD Programmes

IISc Admission 2021 : PhD & Integrated PhD Programmes. The notification for the Indian Institute of Science Admissions 2021 has been released. Online application has opened. Candidates interested in applying for PhD & Integrated PhD 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 Technology (Research)] (2) Course Programmes [M Tech/M Des/M Mgt], (3) Integrated Ph D. Programmes, as well as to (4) Ph D under External Registration Programme. The gist of the admission operations is given in the following paragraphs. Applicants are advised to go via the eligibility requirements, specialisations, areas of research, selection procedure as well as various other details available separate links on the IISc web site (ie, https://www.iisc.ac.in → Admissions → Programmes ).

Applicants possessing the educational qualification including those in the final semester/ year of their qualifying examinations, however, expect to complete all the requirements for the award of the degree (like exams, project dissertation, viva-voce etc.) by 31 July 2021, as well as can furnish the necessary certifications on and prior to 31 October 2021 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.

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 IISc 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), Brain and Artificial Intelligence (offered by Brain, Computation, and Data Science group).

Eligibility: Applicants having a minimum of 2nd class or equivalent in the following.
degrees as applicable to the individual departments/ areas are eligible to apply.

Sl.No. 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
2. Master’s degree in Science / Master’s degree in Economics,
Geography, Psychology, Management, Commerce,
Operations Research, Computer Science/ Application
Valid GATE score / NET JRF* is
3. Master’s degree in Engineering / Technology /
Architecture/ Agriculture / Pharmacy / Veterinary Science
Desirable to have valid GATE
score / NET JRF/GPAT.
4. MS/MBA (post BE/B Tech/M Sc) – (applicable for the
department of Management Studies/Ecological Sciences)
Desirable to have valid GATE
score / NET JRF.
5. Graduates of any course with a minimum duration of
FOUR years, from any Centrally Funded Technical
Institution 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.
6. MBBS/MD Desirable to have valid GATE
score / NET JRF.
7. B Pharm Valid GPAT score / JRF
8. B.E./B.Tech. equivalent examinations of Professional
Societies, recognized by MoE/UPSC/AICTE
(e.g AMIE by Institutions of Engineers).
Note: Candidates enrolled upto 31.05.2013 with
professional societies(e.g AMIE) recognized by MoE are
only eligible to apply.
Valid GATE score / NET JRF is


  1. The GATE/GPAT/NET JRF/other National entrance examination need to be valid as of 02 August 2021.
  2. * NET JRF includes– Joint CSIR-UGC NET for JRF; UGC-NET for JRF; DBT JRF; ICMR JRF; JEST; NBHM Screening Test 2021; INSPIRE. The candidate has to be qualified for a Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) to be eligible to apply via NET JRF mode.
  3. Candidate applying through INSPIRE mode need to be in possession of a legitimate provisional INSPIRE offer for consideration of their application at level II of the selection, issued by DST at the time of interview).

Selection procedure: Applicants are shortlisted for an on-line interview based on their performance in the National Entrance Test and/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, an aptitude test/preliminary interview will precede the interview/Final Interview).


Disciplines Educational qualification Qualifying examination
Biological Sciences A minimum of first class or equivalent in Bachelor’s or
an equivalent degree in Physical, Chemical or
Biological Sciences (including Biotechnology,
Pharmaceutical, Veterinary Sciences and Agricultural
Sciences) orA minimum of first class or equivalent in BE/B Tech degree.
JAM 2021 in
Biotechnology(BT) or
Chemistry (CY) or
Mathematics (MA) or Physics
(PH)Biotechnology (BT)


Selection procedure: Candidates will be shortlisted for online interview based on their JAM 2021 score for all 4 disciplines, as well as those cleared JEST 2021 for Physical Sciences. Selection for (a) Chemical Sciences will certainly be based on the performance in the interview; (b) Biological, Physical and Mathematical Sciences will certainly be based upon combined performance in the qualifying examination and online interview.

How to Apply:

Applications for all the programmes mentioned above are available online. To apply online visit www.iisc.ac.in → Admissions → click Apply Online.

Application Fee:

Category Application Fee*
General / OBC / EWS (economically weaker section) Rs.800
SC / ST / PwD (person with disability) Rs.400
ERP candidates (all categories) Rs.2000
Sponsored candidates from organization mentioned
*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.


  1. Reservation/ concession/ relaxations for SC/ST/OBC/ EWS/Person with disability (PwD) as well as Kashmiri-Migrant (KILOMETRES), Kashmiri Pandits/Kashmiri Hindu Families(Non-Migrants) living in the Kashmir valley: As per Government of India regulations.
  2. The minimal class prescribed in the qualifying exam is relaxed to a “Pass Class” for SC/ST candidates.
  3. Candidate applying under EWS/OBC (based on a central list of OBC available at www.ncbc.nic.in) category must guarantee that they are in possession of legitimate EWS/OBC-NCL Certifications issued after 31 March 2021( i.e FY:2021 -22) at the time of interview and admission.
  4.  Interviews anywhere applicable will certainly be conducted in on-line Mode.
  5. Scholarships: All the regular students (except M.Mgt) who join the Institute are eligible for scholarship from MHRD/ CSIR/ UGC/ ICMR/ DBT/ DST/ AICTE/ DAE (NBHM) depending upon their mode of entry. Scholarships from many Indian as well as multinational agencies and business houses are also available for meritorious students.
  6. The candidates are advised to visit the web site www.iisc.ac.in/admissions and admission portal regularly for admission related updates. The applicant is also advised to visit the department website to which they are applying to familiarize themselves with total admission related matters, areas of research, etc.

Important Dates:

Website opens for on-line submission of applications 22.02.2021
Last date for online submission of applications (website closes at 23:59 hours on


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