Integrated PhD and PhD Programme

Admission is open for:

  1. Research Programmes [Ph D / M Sc (Engg)]
  2. Course Programmes [ME/M Tech/M Des/M.Mgt]
  3. Ph D (Integrated) Programmes and
  4. External Registration Programmes for Ph D at the Institute.

Eligibility criteria, specialization, areas of research and other details are available from the dropdown menu at the IISc website ( - then click on Admissions - Research programs – Ph D – Information Brochure - Eligibility Criteria – Research programme (Ph D/M Sc Engg)).

Refer to concerned department websites for more details. Candidates who are yet to complete their qualifying examinations and expect to complete all the requirements for the degree (including all examinations, project dissertation, viva-voce etc.) are also eligible to apply provided they can furnish the necessary certificates by October 31, 2015.

(1) Research Programme [Ph D]

Ph D in Science Faculty: Biochemistry, Ecological Sciences, Microbiology & Cell Biology, Molecular Biophysics, Molecular Reproduction, Development & Genetics, Neuroscience.
Ph D in Interdisciplinary areas: Bioengineering, Energy, Mathematical Sciences, Nano Science and Engineering.


Candidates possessing a minimum of second class in the following degrees are eligible to apply: Bachelor’s or Master's degree in an appropriate field of Engineering/Technology/Architecture/ Medicine/ Agriculture/ Pharmacy/ Veterinary Sciences; or Master’s degree in Science in an appropriate field, or Master’s in Economics, Geography, Social Work, Psychology, Management, Commerce, Operations Research, Computer Science/ Application as applicable to the respective departments.

Specific eligibility criteria for a given department/centre/unit can be seen from their websites. Mandatory: Qualifying in one of the following appropriate National Entrance Test (NET) with validity as on 1st August 2015: CSIR-UGC NET for JRF; or UGC-NET for JRF; or DBT JRF; or ICMR JRF; or JEST 2015; or NBHM Screening Test 2015; or GATE 2014/2015 or INSPIRE Fellows (for Ph D).

(2) Course Programmes [ME/ M Tech/M Des/M.Mgt]

[Not applicable for Division of Biological Sciences.]

(3) Ph D (Integrated) Programmes in Biological Sciences


Candidates possessing a minimum of first class in B Sc or equivalent degree in Biological Sciences (including Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy, Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences) are eligible to apply to an appropriate discipline. BE / B Tech degree holders who qualify in Mathematics/Mathematical Statistics paper in JAM are eligible to apply only to Mathematical Sciences discipline.

The short-listing of candidates for interview within Biological Sciences is based on the performance in JAM 2015. Those candidates who qualify in JAM and interested to apply for the Ph D (Integrated) programme at the Institute must give IISc as one of the preferences while applying online through JAM portal after the JAM results.

(4) External Registration Programmes (ERP)

ERP is offered for working professionals from (1) R&D Organizations / Industries and (2) Faculty members from Engineering, Agricultural, Pharmaceutical, Veterinary, Medical Colleges/ Universities, recognized by the appropriate government agencies. The candidates must be officially sponsored by their employing organization. The departments will decide on whether they will have ERP candidates in their Ph D programmes.


  • Qualifications remain the same as for the regular candidates. Further, the candidate should have two years of full time employment service in the present organization.

Desirable: Qualifying in one of the NET: CSIR-UGC NET for JRF, UGC-NET for JRF, DBT JRF ,ICMR JRF, GATE, NBHM, etc. Selection will be based on candidate’s performance in the interview to be conducted at IISc.

How to Apply

Application for all the programmes mentioned above are available online only, prospective candidates should apply online.

Visit our website for e-brochure and online application. Sponsored candidates from Defence, DRDO, BARC, ISRO, NAL, KSRTC, BMTC, BDA, PWD and CPRI applying for the Sponsored course programme should compulsorily fill in the online application form and submit the printed version, in duplicate, on or before March 25, 2015.

Application Fee (non-refundable)

Categorywise application fees:
General / OBC: Rs.800/-
SC / ST / PH: Rs.400/-
ERP candidates (All categories): Rs.2000/-
Sponsored candidates from Defence, DRDO, BARC, ISRO, NAL, KSRTC, BMTC, BDA PWD and CPRI: Rs.800/-
Note: Bank service charge extra (to be borne by the applicants)

Mode of Payment for Application fee:

(1) Online Payment (includes Net-banking, Debit Card, Visa/Master Credit Card Payments).

(2) Offline Payment – SBI Bank branches accept Challan payment across the country.

Important Dates

Website opening and online submission of Applications: 02.02.2015

Last date for online submission of applications (website closure) 20.03.2015

Ph D (Integrated) programmes: Refer to IIT, Guwahati website for online submission of Applications after JAM results.

Reservation for OBC/SC/ST/Physically-Handicapped(PH) and Kashmiri-Migrant(KM) candidates: As per the Government of India regulations. Grade/Class of qualifying examination is relaxed to a “pass class” for SC/ST candidates.

Scholarships: All the regular students (except M.Mgt students) who join the Institute are eligible for IISc scholarship / fellowship from CSIR/ UGC/ ICMR/ MHRD/ AICTE/ NBHM. Scholarships from many Indian and multinational agencies and business houses are also available for meritorious students.

The prospective applicants may please refer to the concerned department’s website for required fields of specialization and for more details regarding specific academic programs by visiting the main page: