Applications are invited from highly motivated students for admission to the Ph.D. Programme of Indian Institute of Science Education and Research - Thiruvananthapuram (IISER-TVM), starting January 2017.
* Only candidates whose ranks make them eligible to avail Category 1 DBT-Junior Research Fellowships tenable at any university/institution in India and is not restricted to join only DBT sponsored projects.
** GATE (EY) qualified candidates are eligible only for Ecology, Evolution and Behaviour. GATE exam scores for other subjects will not be considered for PhD admissions to IISER-TVM.
*** JGEEBILS qualified candidates will be shortlisted based on their marks and may apply ONLY after receiving an e-mail invitation from IISER-TVM. Please do not write to us asking for your JGEEBILS marks or ranks.
It is mandatory for all the candidates to submit a short research proposal, with a question or a problem clearly spelt out and how it would be addressed. The proposal should have a minimum of 350 words, but should not exceed 400 words. While applying online upload this proposal as No. 20 Statement of Purpose. This question does not need to be related to the research going on at School of Biology, IISER-TVM. The proposal will be used as one of the criteria for short-listing and your application will be treated incomplete if you do not submit the short research proposal.
Short-listed candidates will have to appear for interviews conducted at IISER-TVM. There will be two rounds of interviews, conducted over three days. In case of a high turn out of candidates above 75, an entrance exam will be conducted (based on Master's level Biology questions (70% marks) and 12th level Physics, Math, Chemistry questions (together 30%) on the first day of interview. Hence, all the short-listed candidates must report at IISER-TVM on the first day of the interviews. The final selection of candidates will solely be based on your performance in the interviews.
The shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend an interview at IISER-TVM. The selection of the candidate will be based on the performance in the interview.
|Inorganic and organometallic chemistry,||Photochemistry, Photophysics, Nanomaterials,|
|Organic synthesis, Medicinal chemistry, Carbohydrate chemistry, Chemical Biology||Biomass conversion|
|Organic Synthesis/DNA Nanotechnology/Supramolecular Chemistry,||Theoretical Chemistry|
|Protein structure determination through NMR spectroscopy,||Ultrafast Spectroscopy|
|Materials Chemistry||Asymmetric synthesis and Catalysis|
|Development of new synthetic strategies, C-H activations and Asymmetric catalysis||Asymmetric coupling reactions|
|Planar pi-conjugated and extended macrocyclic systems|
|Magnetic, Electronic and Superconducting Materials|
|Quantum engineered QDs, OFET, and solid electrolyte gating|
Biomedical instrumentation and imaging: photoacoustic microscopy and tomography, development of LED-based low cost photoacoustic imaging system
(instead of expensive pulse laser), photoacoustic system for imaging excitatory neurotransmitter (glutamate), speckle contrast
|Multifunctional nanostructured materials and energy applications|
|Organic and organic -inorganic hybrid system for optoelectronics & spectroscopy. Conducting polymer/Biomolecule interface studies.|
|High temperature superconductivity, Quantum phase transitions, superconductivity in nano-clusters|
|Plasmonics, Scanning Tunnelling Microscopy and Biomolecular Imaging. Magnetic Semiconductor and Thermoelectric Thin Films|
|Ultrafast and Terahertz spectroscopy of 2-D layered materials|
|Online Application will be available at http://www.iisertvm.in/phd/ from||20th September 2016|
|Last date of receipt of the application form||17th October 2016 [17:00 hrs]|
|Announcement of shortlisted candidates on the Institute's website http://www.iisertvm.ac.in||20th October 2016|
|Interview for the short-listed candidates Biological Sciences||22-24 November 2016|
|Interview for the short-listed candidates in Chemical Sciences||02-03 December 2016|
|Interview for the short-listed candidates in Physical sciences||29-30 November 2016|