Friday, 5 October 2012

IISER Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Pune Ph.D Admission Notification 2012-2013 ,PUNE


Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Pune
First Floor, Central Tower, Sai Trinity Building, Garware Circle, Sutarwadi, Pashan, Pune
Maharashtra-411021, Tel 020-25908001, Fax 020-25865315,

Ph.D Admission Notification 2012-2013

Interdisciplinary Biological Sciences    
Chemical Sciences

Exciting questions in the life sciences, be it on the origins of life or the complex choreography of cells that make up an organism and define its behavior, cannot always be confined within the boundaries of traditional disciplines. This creates the need for a class of scientists who are uninhibited to tackle problems that require resourcefulness and expertise across disciplines.

The goal of Interdisciplinary Biology PhD program is to  enable students to use a variety of experimental and computational tools to address important problems in biology. 

Students with backgrounds in Physics, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics and Engineering interested to work on biology related projects are strongly encouraged to apply. Any prior knowledge of Biology is not mandatory.

Our entrance exams are designed to select students with backgrounds in any of the basic sciences based on their reasoning abilities. Our interview panels will be composed of faculty members from various disciplines so that students can be assessed based on their strongest subjects.

Students selected in the Interdisciplinary Biology graduate program will have the opportunity to choose any of the basic or advanced courses offered at the institute to familiarize themselves to a new area or to supplement their existing knowledge of an area in the context of their research topic.

IISER Pune invites applications for its Interdisciplinary Biology Ph.D. program in the following research areas:
Computational neuroscience , neuronal networks
Computational cell biology, cytoskeletal dynamics, image analysis, pattern formation
Complex and dynamical systems, biophysics, pattern formation, statistical biophysics, protein folding
Population Dynamics, life-history evolution, simulations
Biomechanics of neurons: active responses and long distance signaling
Mathematical biology. Nonlinear dynamical systems, multiscale methods. Theoretical neuroscience, cardiac physiology and diabetes
Computational neuroscience, models of synaptic plasticity
Nanotechnology, atomic force microscopy and single molecular interactions
Biophysical Chemistry, Chemical Biology, Biophysics
Origins of life, chemical biology

Minimum Educational Qualifications

60%  marks (55% for SC/ST)  in: M.Sc in any branch of Science - Biological Sciences/Ecology & EnvironmentalSciences/Biodiversity/Biochemical/Biophysical/ Biomathematical or equivalent. Including Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. B.E/B.Tech/M.Tech or MBBS degree holders may also apply. No prior knowledge of Biology is required.

The candidate MUST qualify National Eligibility Test (NET) with valid CSIR-JRF/UGC-JRF or DBT-JRF-A or ICMR-JRF or ICAR-JRF or CSIR-LS or INSPIRE-PhD or DAE-JEST or NBHM or have a valid GATE qualification.  IISER BS-MS Dual degree students are exempted from this requirement provided they have CGPA>=7.0.

Additional criteria may be used for shortlisting of candidates.

To apply for PhD in Interdisciplinary Biology please click here.

Chemical Sciences
IISER Pune invites applications for its Chemical Sciences PhD program in the following research areas:
Molecular modelling, fuel cells and computational quantum chemistry
Organic Chemistry, Drug Discovery, Nitric Oxide Prodrugs
Glycochemical Biology
Organometallic chemistry, Asymmetric synthesis
Chemical biology, nucleic acid chemistry, assay development, functionalised nucleic acids
Supramolecular chemistry in lipid membranes, synthetic organic and medicinal chemistry
Origins of life, chemical biology

Minimum Educational Qualifications

60% marks (55% for SC/ST)  in: M. Sc. or equivalent degree in Chemistry/Physics/Biochemistry/Material Science/Bioinformatics/Pharmacy.

The candidate should have qualified National Eligibility Test (NET) with CSIR-JRF/UGC-JRF or INSPIRE-Ph.D. IISER BS-MS Dual degree students are exempted from this requirement provided they have CGPA>=7.0.

Additional criteria may be used for shortlisting of candidates.

To apply for PhD in Chemical Sciences please click click here.


General Criteria

Nationality: Indian                        
Age: Not more than 28 years on January 01, 2013.  Age relaxation of 5 years for SC/ST/OBC/PwD/Female applicants



Selection Procedure
Only Eligible candidates that meet the minimum educational qualifications and satisfy the additional criteria set by the respective departments will be called for a written test.  The additional criteria may  include cut-off marks at different levels of examinations, rank in the national examinations etc. No correspondence/inquiries will be entertained in this regard.

Candidates who are shortlisted by the selection committee will be informed the dates and details of the written test/interview by e-mail.

Only candidates who qualify the written test will be interviewed.  The interview may be conducted in 1 or 2 rounds.

Based on their academic record and the performance of the candidates in the written test and interview, the departmental selection committee will recommend candidates to the Chairman for admission to the Ph. D. program.

E-mail will be the primary means of communication. All applicants should specify their e-mail ID clearly and legibly in their application forms.

How to Apply/ Application Deadline
Application form has to be filled ONLINE. Candidates intending to apply to more than one program/Department should apply separately application forms for each program/Department.

Fill the online application form completely. Incomplete application forms may be rejected.

Attested copies of all supporting documents (mark sheets, certificates, age proof, caste certificate, etc.) are to be brought in at the time of the interview.

Please carry one photograph. In addition, applicants for Biological/Interdisciplinary Biological/Ecological  Sciences should bring along one recommendation letter at the time of interview.

The last date for receipt of completed applications ONLINE is October 31, 2012.


Contact e-mail
Please contact Coordinator for each Department at the following address in case you have questions: