IISER TVM 2023 PhD Admission For Biological Sciences

IISER TVM 2023 PhD Admission For Biological Sciences. The notification for the IISER TVM PhD Admissions August 2023 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

Application portals for PhD starting August 2023 are reopened as per the schedule below as prospective candidates have been requesting for reopening.

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Ph. D. Advertisement Varsha 2023

Applications are invited from highly motivated students for admission to the Ph. D. programme of the 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 2023, i.e., Varsha 2023 semester. Candidates are required to apply through an online portal only. The online application portal will be open from 28 March 2023 at ( (http://appserv.iisertvm.ac.in/phd/index.php/applicant/register/11) ).

General Eligibility Criteria

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

  1. 6.5 CGPA on a 10-point scale (or first-class equivalent) or first class in a Master’s program in a relevant discipline as declared by the respective University.
    (BE/BTech degree in relevant specialization is admissible for select areas of research in the School of Physics (see Research Areas))
  2. The candidate must have qualified for at least one of the following examinations: CSIR-UGC, UGC-NET JRF or GATE or other national-level examinations as mentioned below, with validity as on 01 August 2023.
  3. BS-MS students from any of the IISERs/IITS/IISc with a CGPA of 8 or above on a 10-point scale are exempted from national-level test eligibility-related 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-2023)*** 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 joining 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 their marks/score.


Biological Sciences

  • Behavioral ecology and Plant-animal interactions
  • Structural Molecular Biology
  • Genome Stability Evolutionary ecology
  • Plant centromere biology
  • Stem cells and development
  • Chronobiology
  • Molecular Virology
  • Mutations and Antibiotic Resistance
  • Mammalian cell division and signaling
  • Neurodegenerative disease biology
  • Host-parasite interactions
  • Chromatin Biology
  • Bioinformatics/computational Biology

School wise Selection Procedure –

Biological Sciences

  • It is mandatory for all the candidates to submit a short “Statement of Purpose” of 300-400 words, based on a research area the candidate finds interesting. While applying online, please upload this proposal under the section “Statement of Purpose (SOP)”. Please note: the proposal does not need to be related to the research ongoing at the School of Biology, IISER TVM.
  • Short-listed candidates will have to appear for interviews conducted by IISER TVM in hybrid mode. There will be two rounds of interviews, conducted over a few days. In case of a high turnout of candidates, an entrance test may be conducted (based on Master’s level Biology questions for 70% marks and 12th level Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry questions-together 30%) on the first day of interviews. The final selection of candidates will solely be based on the performance during the interviews.

Application Procedure

  1. Applicants should complete the online application form at the URL:(http://appserv.iisertvm.ac.in/phd/index.php/applicant/register/11).
  2. Only applications complete in all respects would be considered. Do not forget to click the “Submit” button after completing your application.
  3. Applicants will also be prompted to upload all the supporting documents online.
  4. Applicants should provide the Name/Affiliation/Contact number and Email addresses of two referees in the application form.
  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 online at: (https://epayments.iisertvm.ac.in/index.php/paymentsforms/form/95314-95312)
  6. On submission of the online application form, the applicants will receive an acknowledgement email with a unique application number.
  7. Applicants are NOT required to post a hard copy of the application to IISER TVM.
  8. In case of any application-related queries, please contact the Ph. D. Coordinator by email at – [email protected]. Any other mode 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 be applicable as per Government of India rules.

Important Dates

Online application portal opened from 28 March 2023
Last date for receipt of online applications 19 April, 2023 10-05-2023
Tentative Interview Dates
Biological Sciences 1st-2nd Week of June, 2023
Mode of examination See the School/centre wise selection procedure



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