Integrated Ph. D. Admission Varsha 2021

Applications are invited from highly motivated students for admission to the Integrated Ph. D. programme of Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Thiruvananthapuram (IISER TVM) in Biological, Chemical, Mathematical and Physical Sciences for the session starting from August 2021, i.e., Varsha 2021 semester. Candidates are required to apply through the online portal only. The online application portal will be open till 26th June 2021 at

General Eligibility Criteria

(For school specific eligibility criteria see the tables below)

General Eligibility: Bachelor's degree in the relevant areas with a minimum of 55% marks (or a CGPA of 6.0 in the 10-point scale) for General/OBC-NCL candidates and a minimum of 50% marks (or a CGPA of 5.5 in the 10-point scale) for SC/ST and PwD candidates.

Biological Sciences Biological Sciences/Chemical Sciences/Physical Sciences/ Mathematical Sciences and Bioinformatics
• General Eligibility
The applicant should have qualified in either JAM 2021 (BT only) or JGEEBILS (GS-2021).
Chemical Sciences Chemical Sciences
• General Eligibility
Mathematical Sciences Mathematics/Statistics /Engineering/ relevant area of science
• General Eligibility
The applicant should have qualified in either JAM-MA-2021 or JAM-MS-2021
Physical Sciences Physical Sciences/Material Science/Engineering areas closely related to the research areas of School of Physics, IISER TVM
• General Eligibility
The applicant should have qualified in JAM 2021

School wise Selection Procedure

Biological Sciences Candidates shortlisted on the basis of marks/scores/ ranks from each of the two streams will be required to appear for one or two rounds of online interview(s).
Chemical Sciences Candidates shortlisted will be required to appear for one or two rounds of online interview(s). Shortlisted candidates with JAM 2021 qualification will have to appear for only one round of interview.
Mathematical Sciences Applicants satisfying the above eligibility criteria will be shortlisted and be called for one or two rounds of online interview(s). The syllabus for the interviews can be found here.
Physical Sciences The shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend online interviews at IISER TVM.

Important Dates

Online application portal opened from 25 May 2021
Last date for receipt of online applications 26 June 2021
Tentative Interview Dates
Biological Sciences 14-16 July 2021
Chemical Sciences 06-09 July 2021
Mathematical Sciences 15-16 July 2021
Physical Sciences 07-08 July 2021
Mode of examination Online Interview

General Information and Application Procedure

  1. Students appearing in the final year Bachelor degree examination are also eligible to apply. However, if selected, their admission will be subjected to fulfilling the minimum eligibility criteria for the individual school.
  2. Please go through the instructions carefully before filling up the application form.
  3. Applicants should complete the online application form at the following URL: Only online applications are accepted.
  4. Applicants will also be prompted to upload necessary supporting documents, like photograph, proof of date of birth, mark sheet/grade transcript, community certificate etc. in JPEG format only. Go to Required documents (URL: ) for the information regarding the size of the files.
  5. Candidates are required to make a payment of Rs. 500/- [candidates belonging to SC/ST category are exempted from payment] as processing fee through
  6. On submission of the online application form, the applicants will receive an acknowledgement email with an application number.
  7. Candidates who wish to apply to individual/different schools through different streams (JGEEBILS, JAM) need to fill separate application forms, and separate fee has to be paid for each application.
  8. Shortlisted applicants will be invited for online interview(s) at IISER TVM.
  9. Normal relaxation to the eligibility criteria for SC/ST, OBC, PWD, EWS and other reserved categories will be applicable as per Government of India guidelines.
  10. Since many national level eligibility tests have been postponed, IISER TVM may conduct one more round of admissions to the Integrated Ph.D. program of some of the schools after the results of these tests have been announced.
  11. In case of any application related queries, please contact by email, addressed to the Integrated Ph. D. coordinator [iphdadmission[at]iisertvm[dot]ac[dot]in]. Other modes of communication will not be entertained.