IISER Thiruvananthapuram PhD Admission

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IISER Thiruvananthapuram PhD Admission 2021 For Biological Sciences. The notification for the IISER TVM PhD Admissions Varsha 2021 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:

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Ph. D. Admission – Varsha 2021

Applications are welcomed from highly motivated students for admission to the Ph. D. program of Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Thiruvananthapuram (IISER TVM) in the Schools of Biological, Chemical, Mathematical and Physical Sciences for the session starting from August 2021, i.e., Varsha 2021 semester. Candidates are required to apply via the online portal only. The online application portal will certainly be open till 26th June 2021 at http://appserv.iisertvm.ac.in/phd/

Since many nationwide level eligibility tests have actually been postponed, IISER TVM plans to conduct one more round of admissions of the Ph. D. program after the results of these tests have actually been announced.

General Eligibility Criteria:

(For school-specific eligibility criteria see the tables below).

  1. 7.5 CGPA on a 10-point scale (or first-class equivalent) or first-class Master’s degree in relevant areas as declared by the respective University. (BE/BTech degree in pertinent areas is admissible for selected research areas in the School of Physics (see Research Areas)).
  2. The applicant should have qualified at the very least one of the following examinations: CSIR-UGC, UGC-NET JRF or GATE or any other national-level exams as mentioned below, with validity as on 01 August 2021.
  3. BS-MS/Masters students from any one of the IISERs/IITs/IISc with CGPA 8 or above on a 10-point scale are exempted from nationwide level eligibility test relevant criteria.

School: Biological Science

Relevant Areas: Biological Sciences/Chemical Sciences/Physical Sciences/ Mathematics/ Bioinformatics/Agricultural Sciences/Veterinary Sciences or a Bachelor Degree in Medicine (MBBS).

Eligibility Requirement:

• (General Eligibility 1 AND General Eligibility 2)


• General Eligibility 3


DBT-JRF(Category I)*/ ICMR-JRF*/ GATE** (EY, XL, BT only) /JGEEBILS (GS-2021)*** are also eligible to apply.

* Only candidates whose ranks make them eligible to avail Category 1 DBT-Junior Research Fellowships tenable at any university/institution in India. Fellowships restricted to join DBT or ICMR sponsored projects are not eligible.

** GATE (EY) qualified candidates will be considered only for Ecology, Evolution and Behaviour. GATE (XL) or GATE (BT) qualified candidates will be considered only for Bioinformatics.

***Candidates may be further shortlisted by IISER TVM Ph. D. applications shortlisting committee based on the marks/score.

Research Areas:

  • Bioinformatics
  • Ecology, Evolution and Behaviour
  • Genetics
  • Neurodegenerative Disease Biology
  • Stem Cell and Development Biology
  • Genomics
  • Molecular Biology
  • Molecular Virology
  • Cell Biology
  • Structural Molecular Biology

Selection Procedure

It is mandatory for all the candidates to submit a short research proposal of 300-400 words, which ought to clearly state a research problem the applicant find interesting to address and the approach you will take to solve the problem. While applying online, please upload this proposal under the section “Statement of Purpose”. Please note: the proposal does not need to be related to the research ongoing at the School of Biology, IISER TVM. The proposal will certainly be utilized to evaluate your scientific aptitude and will certainly be a major criterion for short-listing applicants for the interview. Your application will be treated as incomplete if you do not submit the short research proposal.

Short-listed candidates will certainly need to appear for online interviews conducted by IISER TVM. There will be two rounds of online interviews, conducted over 3 days. The final selection of applicants will solely be based on the performance during the interviews.

Application Procedure

  1. Candidates ought to complete the on-line application at the url: http://appserv.iisertvm.ac.in/phd.
  2. Only applications complete in all respects would certainly be taken into consideration. Do not forget to click the “Submit” button after completing your application.
  3. Applicants will certainly additionally be prompted to upload all the supporting documents on-line.
  4. Applicants should provide the Name/Affiliation/Contact number and Email addresses of two referees in the application.
  5. Applicants belonging to GE/OBC and SC/ST/PH categories are required to make a payment of Rs. 500/- and Rs. 250/-, respectively, as a processing fee on-line at: https://www.onlinesbi.sbi/sbicollect/icollecthome.htm.
  6. On submission of the online application, the candidates will certainly obtain an acknowledgement e-mail with a unique application number.
  7. Candidates are NOT required to post a hard copy of the application to IISER TVM.
  8. In case of any application-related queries, please get in touch with the Ph. D. coordinator by e-mail at: [email protected]. Any other setting of communication will not be entertained.
  9. Mere fulfilment of the eligibility criteria does not entitle a candidate to be called for the interview.
  10. Relaxation for reserved categories to the eligibility criteria will certainly be applicable according to Government of India rules.

Important Dates

Online application portal opened from 25 May 2021
Last date for receipt of online applications 26 June 2021
Tentative Interview Dates
Biological Sciences 07-09 July 2021
Chemical Sciences 12-15 July 2021
Mathematical Sciences 12-14 July 2021
Physical Sciences 12-13 July 2021
Mode of examination Online Interview


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