FAQs -Ph. D. Admissions


I am in the final year of Masters’s degree. Am I eligible to apply for the Ph.D. programme?
I am an engineering graduate, am I eligible to apply for the Ph.D. programme?
No. Please check the individual school criteria.
I am in my first year of the Master’s degree., am I eligible to apply for the Ph.D. programme?
Is there a part-time Ph.D. programme at IISER-TVM?
No. IISER-TVM is a fully residential institute and all the Ph.D. students are required to reside in the institute for the entire period.


Can I apply for more than one schools?
Yes. However, you will be evaluated separately for each school.
Can I submit the Ph.D. application by post?
No. As prescribed in the advertisement, please fill in the online application with the required documents.
What all documents do I need to upload along with the application form?
Please keep the following documents (in JPG, PNG or GIF formats, 100 dpi and each less than 1MB) before filling the online Integrated Ph.D. application form:
  1. Scanned copy of your recent passport size photograph
  2. Scanned copy of proof of Date of birth (Birth certificate, X standard certificate or Passport)
  3. Scanned copy of the proof of XII standard mark sheet
  4. Scanned copy of national level examination
  5. Scanned copy of the community (SC/ST) certificate, if applicable.
  6. Journal number of the payment of the application fee to the PowerJyoti account
In what format do I need to upload the above documents?
You can upload in JPG, PNG and GIF formats. Maximum size of each document should be 1 MB and 100dpi
Is there an application fee?
Yes. Rs. 200/- (Rs. 100/- for SC/ST applicants) for applying to the Ph.D. Programme.
How do I pay the application fee?
Please download the Powerjyoti challan form from the online application page (http://phd.iisertvm.ac.in) and deposit it at any branch office of State Bank of India. Please note that bank charges a processing fee of Rs. 50/- which is not included in the application fee mentioned above.
Please note the Journal number, date of remitance and SBI branch number in which the application fee was paid. You need to fill in these in the application form.
Will I get a confirmation after submitting the application form?
Yes, you will get an automated message informing the same. You will also receive an application number.
If you have not received the automated message, it is likely that you have not entered the correct email address. Hence, make sure that you enter the correct email address. Also check your spam folder.
My last semester results have not yet been declared. What to fill in aggregate % field?
Please fill in the aggregate % up to the current semester.