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PhD Admission 2014-15, NISER Bhubaneswar

Updated on Sat, 18 October 2014 at 11:03 IST
PhD Admission 2014-15, NISER Bhubaneswar

Application invites for Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) Admission 2014-15, National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER), Bhubaneswar

Applications are invited from Indian citizens for admission to Ph.D Programme scheduled to commence from 29th December 2014 in the following schools of basic sciences at NISER, Bhubaneswar:
1) School of Biological Sciences
2) School of Chemical Sciences
3) School of Physical Sciences
4) School of Mathematical Sciences

PhD Admission 2014-15 Eligibility Criteria:

=> Age: Not more than 28 years on 14th November 2014 (Born on/after 15th November 1986)

Biological Sciences: 60% in Master’s in any branches of Biology, Life Sciences and Bioinformatics Students with Master’s in any branches of Natural or Computer Sciences with interest in pursuing career in Biology

Chemical Sciences: 60% in M.Sc or in an equivalent degree in Chemistry, Physics, Applied Chemistry, Biochemistry, Material Science, any one of the subject

Physical Sciences: 60% in M.Sc in Physics and allied fields or equivalent degree in BE/B.Tech/M.Tech

Mathematical Sciences: 60% in M.Sc or in an equivalent degree in Mathematics

Candidates should have qualified the CSIR-UGC NET/GATE/JEST/NBHM/INSPIRE or any other equivalent exam valid for the current year in the relevant area of research

UGC-CSIR or any other JRF qualified candidates have to avail the fellowship directly from that organization whereas, students selected for PhD program based on GATE/GPAT/JEST or any other scores, are eligible for financial aid (Assistantship / Scholarship) from NISER, Bhubaneswar, if selected

The scholarship given by NISER is Rs.16000/- for first 2 years, which will subsequently be enhanced to Rs.18000/- for remaining years, subject to the condition that he/she fulfills all the requirements of the Institute that will be stipulated from time to time

PhD Admission 2014-15 Application Procedure:

=> The selection committee of the respective school will short-list the candidates among those who meet the minimum educational qualifications and satisfy additional criteria which each school may set as deemed necessary

=> The short-listed candidates will be called for an interview, supplemented by a written test, if necessary, for the admission

=> Based on the academic record and the performance of the candidates in the selection process, the selection committee of the school will recommend candidates to the Chairman, Academic Council for admission to the PhD program

=> All candidates called for the Test / Interview will be paid to and fro single, second-sleeper class railway fare by the shortest route from their place of residence to the Institute / venue of the Test and Interview
They have to produce evidence (railway ticket) in support of their claim

=> Those who want to apply for the School of Physical Sciences will have to take a written test based on which they will be further shortlisted for interview

How to Apply:

The application form can be found at

=> Else, the form can be obtained by speed post or in person from the Academic Section, NISER Bhubaneswar (for postal address see below)

=> In case of request by post, please enclose a self-addressed envelope (A4 size, 21 cm X 30 cm) affixed with postage stamps of Rs.40/- (Rupees forty only)

=> The forms will be sent by speed post; candidates intending to apply for more than one school should use separate application form for each school with appropriate enclosures

=> The application form can either be typed or hand-written. Incomplete application form will be rejected
NISER does not demand any entrance fee from the candidates who apply for Ph.D program

=> Send only self attested copies of all supporting documents (mark sheets, certificates, age proof, caste certificate, etc)

=> Enclose two sealed letters of reference with signature of the referee on the envelope

=> Send the filled-in application forms with all enclosures to the address
Administrative Officer-III (Academic Affairs),
National Institute of Science Education and Research,
Institute of Physics Campus,
PO Sainik School,
Bhubaneswar-751005, Odisha

=> For any further query, mail to [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected] for Biology, Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics respectively.

PhD Admission 2014-15 Important Dates:

PhD Admission 2014-15 Important dates section aims to list all important dates such as date of availablity of form, last submission date, result date, counselling date, etc.

Last date for Postal requests for application Forms: 10th November 2014 (Monday)

Last Date for Online Registration: 14th November 2014 (Friday)

Names of the short-listed candidates will be available in the Website on 03rd December 2014 (Wednesday)

The tentative dates for test/interview for all the four schools would be between 08th - 13th December 2014

The PhD registration will be done on 29th December 2014 (Monday)

contact Details:

For more details please contact :
National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER) Bhubaneswar
Sachivalaya Marg,
PO Sainik School,

Tel: 0674-2304000,


National Institute of Science Education & Research (NISER), Bhubaneswar
A primary objective of the Institute is to train and nurture human resources in the Sciences for the knowledge economies of the future. This is in line with a general shift in geo-political thinking that requires a remedy for sites of knowledge production centred in the west. Such a strategic shift in perspective has been necessitated by the realization that the unique circumstances of our nation demand unique scientific and pedagogic responses.
Related Courses: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

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