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IISC Bangalore PhD Admission 2018 – Dates, Courses, Eligibility, Application


IISC Bangalore PhD Admission


Important Dates

Website Opens for Online Submission of Applications: 01st February 2018

Last Date for Online Submission of Applications (23:59 hours): 26th March 2018

Last Date for Receipt of Printed of Sponsored/ERP Applications:      28th March 2018

Courses Offered – Specialisations & Eligibility Criteria

Applications are invited for admissions to

  1. Research Programs [PhD /M Tech (Research)]
  2. Course Programs [M Tech/M Des/M Mgt.],
  3. Integrated PhD Programs And
  4. PhD- External Registration Programs(ERP).

Eligibility criteria, specialisations, areas of Research and other details are available at separate links on the IISc website (e.g.
Candidates who are yet to complete their qualifying exams, but expect to complete all the requirements for admission eligibility are also eligible to apply provided they can furnish the necessary certificates by 31st October 2018
I. Research Programs [Ph D/M Tech (Research)]

PhD 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

M Tech (Research) & PhD in Eng. Faculty: Aerospace Eng., Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences, Chemical Engineering, Civil Eng., Computer Science & Automation, Earth Sciences, Electrical Communication Eng., Electrical Eng., Electronic Systems Eng., Instrumentation, Mgt. Studies, Materials Eng., Mechanical Eng.,Nano Science and Eng., Product Design & Manufacturing, Sustainable Technologies, and Computational and Data Sciences – (Computational Science Stream and Computer Data Systems Stream).

PhD in Interdisciplinary Areas: Bio-Systems Sci. & Eng. (offered by Centre for Biosystems Sci. & Eng.), Energy (offered by Interdisciplinary Centre for Energy Research), Mathematical Sciences (offered by National Mathematics Initiative), Nanoscience & Eng. (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)

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates possessing a minimum of second class in the following degrees are eligible to apply:

(1) Bachelor’s degree in Eng./Technology/Graduates of 4-year Bachelor of Science

(2) Master’s degree in Science/Master’s degree in Economics, Geography, Social Work, Psychology, Mgt., Commerce, Operations Research, Computer Science/ Application

(3) Master’s degree in Eng. / Technology/Architecture/ Agriculture/ Pharmacy/ Veterinary Sciences

(4) MS/MBA (post BE/B Tech) – (applicable for the department of Mgt. Studies/Ecological Sciences)

(5) Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent in Eng. /Technology from any centrally funded technical institutions, with a minimum CGPA of 8.5 out of 10 or its equivalent either of seventh semester or at the end of eighth semester

*The GATE score should be valid as on 01st Aug. 2018. Candidates securing the valid GATE score for the years 2016/2017/2018 may apply

** NET JRF includes – CSIR-UGC NET for JRF; UGC-NET for JRF; DBT JRF; ICMR JRF; JEST; NBHM Screening Test 2018; INSPIRE
II Course Programs [M Tech/M Des/M Mgt.]

(a)Master of Technology (M Tech) in (1) Aerospace Eng., (2) Chemical Eng., (3)Civil Eng., (4) Computer Science &Eng., (5) Instrumentation, (6) Mechanical Eng., (7) Materials Eng., (8) Microelectronic Systems, (9) Signal Processing,(10)Systems Eng., (11) Transportation & Infrastructure Eng., (12) Climate Science,(13)Computational Data Sci. (14) Earth Science, (15) Electronic Systems Eng.,(16)Electrical Eng.,  (17) Communication & Networks and (18) Nano Science & Eng.
Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates possessing a minimum of second class in a bachelor’s degree in an appropriate field of Engineering / Technology with a valid GATE 2016/2017/ 2018 score; and master’s degree in Science, Physical Sciences, Mathematics, Statistics, Geology, Instrumentation, Electronics or Master’s in Computer Application with a valid GATE 2016/2017/2018 score are eligible
  • For M Tech Programs with serial numbers 1 to 11, selection will be based on valid GATE score, whereas for the programs with serial numbers 12 to 16 short-listing will be done based on a valid GATE score


There will be an aptitude test and an interview and for the programs with serial numbers 17&18 the selection is based on only interview, as per the schedule

(b) Master of Design (M Des) in the Centre for Product Design and Manufacturing

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates possessing a minimum of second class in bachelor’s degree in Eng./Technology / Design/Architecture with valid GATE 2016/ 2017/2018/CEED 2018 scores are eligible


Short-listing will be done based on a valid GATE/CEED score followed by a Design Aptitude Test

Interview as per the schedule given on the IISc website under Important Dates

Selection will be based on the performance in the Design Aptitude Test and interview. Selection list will be made available on COAP and will receive admission offers via COAP only.

(c) Master of Management (M Mgt.)

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates possessing a minimum of first class in bachelor’s degree in Eng. /Technology or equivalent degree with a valid GATE 2016/2017/2018 /CAT 2017/GMAT scores are eligible


Short-listing will be based on a valid GATE/CAT /GMAT scores followed by a GD & Interview as per the schedule given on the IISc website

Selection will be based on the performance in the group discussion and interview
III Integrated PhD Programs

Integrated PhD Programs in (1) Biological Sciences(2) Chemical Sciences(3) Physical Sciences and (4) Mathematical Sciences

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates possessing a minimum of first class in B.Sc. or equivalent degree in Physical, Mathematical, Chemical, Biological Sciences (including bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy, Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences) with valid JAM 2018 Score are eligible to apply

Candidates who clear JEST 2018 are also eligible to apply for the Physical Sciences stream

BE/B Tech degree holders who qualify in Mathematics/Mathematical Statistics paper in JAM are eligible to apply to Mathematical Sciences discipline, and those who appear in Biotechnology paper in JAM to Biological Sciences discipline


Short-listing will be based on JAM 2018 score for all the four disciplines. Short-listing for Physical Sciences discipline will also be based on JEST 2018 score for those cleared JEST 2018

Selection will be based only on the performance in the Interview for Chemical Sciences and for other disciplines based on the combined performance in the JAM and in the Interview

IV PhD – External Registration Programs (ERP)

ERP is offered for working professionals from (1) R&D Organizations/Industries and (2)Faculty members from Eng., Agricultural, Pharmaceutical, Veterinary, Medical Colleges/ Universities, recognized by the appropriate Govt. Agencies

Eligibility Criteria

The required qualifications remain the same as for the regular candidates, except for the requirement of qualifying in one of the national entrance tests

However, qualifying in one of the national entrance tests like CSIR-UGC NET for JRF, UGC-NET for JRF, DBT JRF, ICMR JRF, GATE, NBHM is desirable


Selection will be based on performance in an interview to be conducted at IISc

Application Procedure

Applications for all the Programs mentioned above are available online only, hence candidates should apply online. Visit our website–>Admissions for more details and register yourself online for filling online application

Application Fee

  1. General/OBC – Rs.800/-
  2. SC/ST/PwD (person with disability) – Rs.400/-
  3. ERP candidates (all categories) – Rs.2000/-
  4. Sponsored Candidates – PWD and CPRI – Rs.800/-

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

IISC Bangalore

Indian Institute of Science (IISC) Bangalore (Concerned Department), IISC Bangalore, Telephone: +91-80-23600757, Email [email protected], Website
For any query,  candidates are requested to check the official website  .
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