PhD Mid-Year Admissions 2019 at IISc Bangalore: Apply by Oct 31: Expired

Applications are invited for admission to the (i) Research (Ph D) Programmes and (ii) Ph D – External Registration Programme (ERP) at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.

Participating Departments

Aerospace Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Computer Science and Automation, Computational and Data Sciences, Electrical Communication Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronic Systems Engineering, Instrumentation and Applied Physics, Inorganic & Physical Chemistry, Materials Engineering, Materials Research, Mechanical Engineering, Nanoscience and Engineering, Physics, and Product Design and Manufacturing.

Interdisciplinary programme – Biosystems Science and Engineering, Energy.


Candidates possessing a minimum of second class in the following degrees are eligible to apply:

Qualifying degreeQualifying in national
entrance tests (Mode of entry)
1Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Technology/ 4-year Bachelor of Science.Valid GATE score* / NET JRF** is mandatory
2Master’s degree in Science / Master’s degree in Economics,Geography, Social Work, Psychology, Management,Commerce, Operations Research, Computer Science/ Computer ApplicationValid GATE score / NET JRF is mandatory
3Master’s degree in Engineering/ Technology/ Architecture/ Agriculture/ Pharmacy/ Veterinary SciencesDesirable to have valid GATE score / NET JRF.
4Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent in Engineering/ Technology from any centrally funded technical
institutions, with a minimum CGPA of 8.5 out of 10 or its equivalent (for Ph D only).
Desirable to have valid GATE score / NET JRF
5MBBS/MDDesirable to have valid GATE score / NET JRF.
6B PharmValid GPAT score / JRF
7Bachelor’s degree holders in Physics/ Chemistry/ Mathematics/ Statistics/ Computer Science /Electronics
followed by qualifications obtained through examinations conducted by professional societies recognised by UPSC/AICTE as being equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering.
Valid GATE score / NET JRF is mandatory

*The GATE score should be valid as on January 1, 2020. Candidates securing the valid GATE score for the years 2017/2018/2019 may apply.

** NET JRF includes – CSIR-UGC NET for JRF; UGC-NET for JRF; DBT JRF; ICMR JRF; JEST; NBHM Screening Test 2019; INSPIRE.

How to apply

Apply online through this page.

Application Fee

  • General / OBC: Rs.800/-
  •  SC / ST / PwD Rs.400/-
  • ERP Rs.2000/-

Important Dates

Website opens for on-line submission of applications: 01.10.2019

Last date for online submission of applications: 31.10.2019 (23:59 hours)

Date of Interview: 18 & 19-11-2019

Commencement of session: 01-01-2020


Email: admission.acad@iisc.ac.in.  24 x 7 Helpline – 9845103264

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