Ph.D. Admissions, August 2010


Applications are invited from highly motivated students for admission to the Ph.D. programme beginning in August 2010 at IISER TVM.

Eligibility:Masters degree in Physical/Chemical/Biological Sciences (including Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences)/Mathematics/Statistics (minimum 60% marks or equivalent, relaxable by 5% for SC/ST candidates). Qualifying in one of the following tests with validity as on 1st of August 2010 :GATE/JEST/NBHM/CSIR-UGC-JRF/ICMR JRF/DBT JRF

Satisfying the eligibility criteria does not entitle the candidate to be shortlisted. Shortlisting is based on their academic performance including but not limited to performance in the national qualifying tests. The shortlisted candidates will be called for a test/interview.

Scholarship: JRFs of CSIR/UGC/ICMR/DBT etc. will draw fellowship and contingency according to the granting Institutions. The other qualified candidates will draw scholarship of Rs.12000/- p.m. from IISER TVM.

Students registered for the Ph.D. Programme at IISER TVM are required to take a minimum of four courses and clear the Comprehensive Examination to be eligible to continue with the research programme.


  1. Candidates shortlisted for test/interview will be intimated and their names will also be displayed on our website.
  2. Candidates selected for admission will be intimated and their names will also be displayed on our website.

For the application form click here

Research interests of IISER TVM faculty can be found here

Items to be enclosed with the application: Duly filled application form, Demand Draft for Rs.200/-(Rs.100/- for SC/ST candidates) drawn in favor of the Registrar, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Thiruvananthapuram, Attested copies of mark-sheets and certificates of all examinations, two letters of Recommendation in sealed envelope and a statement of purpose not exceeding 150 words.

Completed applications (hard copy) should be sent to The Chairman, Graduate Admissions Committee, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Thiruvananthapuram, Computer Science Building, CET Campus, Engineering College PO, Thiruvananthapuram-695016, Kerala so as to reach here on or before 29th April, 2010.