Ashoka University PhD Admission
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Admission: PhD Programme in Chemistry at Ashoka University [Fully Funded]: Apply by Dec 4

The department of Chemistry at Ashoka University offers full-time graduate program leading to Ph.D. degree in Chemical Sciences. Prospective students are encouraged to be integrated into the world class research and liberal learning culture of the Ashoka University by joining a research group, supervised by one of our academic staff, in one of the following broad areas of Chemical Sciences

  • Bioinorganic Chemistry
  • Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Catalysis
  • Nanoscience and Photocatalysis
  • Sustainable and Green Chemistry
  • Physical and Material Chemistry
  • Separation Science and Technology
  • Small Molecule Activation
  • Theoretical and Computational Chemistry
  • Synthetic Biology (Biology & Chemistry Interface)

Prospective students from any basic/natural or applied sciences discipline including Chemistry, Physics, Biology, and/or Chemical Engineering with an MSc./ MPhil./ MTech./ MEngg./ BTech degree with minimum of 55 percentage or equivalent grade are eligible to apply for the Ph.D. program at Ashoka University.

How to apply?

Only complete applications submitted via the online Ph.D. application portal before the deadline is considered. Applicants are expected to provide the following documents as part of their application

  • A short write-up (maximum two pages) of research interests, research training, motivation to carry out Ph.D. program in Chemical Sciences at Ashoka University.
  • Latest CV, which contains educational qualification, experiences (if any), skills and contact details of at least two referees.
  • Minimum one letter of recommendation from the referees are to be emailed directly to phd.chemistry[at] in .pdf or .doc format. Files should be named in as – ‘Recommendation_<candidate’s name>’.
Important date

Deadline for submission of applications: 4th December 2020.


The monthly stipend paid to all Ph.D. students selected as TAs funded by Ashoka University will be Rs. 35,000/- per month. The Ph.D. Scholars are eligible for Senior Research Fellowship (SRF) upon completing their candidacy. The monthly stipend for an SRF is Rs 40,000/- per month. A contingency grant of Rs. 20,000/- per annum will be made available to each Ph.D. student.

Students funded externally through fellowships from UGC/CSIR/DST-INSPIRE, University waives the semester fees for those students (Rs. 12500/-).

Ashoka University offers financial assistance to all Ph.D. scholars for presenting their research ideas/findings in reputed international conferences. This facility can be availed once by each Ph.D. student during their studentship. The maximum amount of aid is Rs. 2,00,000/-.


Email: phd.chemistry[at]

PhD Programme in Chemistry at Ashoka University.


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