The National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS), Bangalore invites applications for admission to its Doctoral Program for the academic session 2021.
The National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS), Bengaluru carries out research in multidisciplinary areas that bridge the gap between the natural and engineering sciences, social sciences, conflict, and security studies, humanities, and the arts. As part of its outreach program, NIAS conducts residential courses every year for persons in senior positions in the government and industry.
Admissions to the NIAS Doctoral Programme are open to those who have completed/are completing a Master’s/ M Phil degree in any relevant subject in conflict and security studies, natural sciences, engineering, mathematics, social sciences, humanities, or the arts, and with a consistently proven academic record, including a minimum of 55% marks in the aggregate. Some research and/ or field experience in the concerned areas will be preferred.
A limited number of selected candidates will be eligible to receive a NIAS Fellowship, which will be available for a period of four years on an annually renewable basis. The NIAS Fellowship is currently fixed at INR 31,000 per month for the first two years and INR 35,000 per month from the third year, with an additional 24% per month as House Rent Allowance. Limited hostel seats are available on the NIAS campus for women.
Admission to the NIAS Doctoral Programme will be based on a common online written test and two rounds of interviews. Candidates who have successfully passed the CSIR/ DST INSPIRE/ UGC NET examination, with an assured junior research fellowship, are particularly invited to apply. Such candidates are exempt from the online written examination although they must pass the two rounds of interviews.
How to Apply?
Interested candidates can apply online by clicking here.
The deadline for receiving online applications, with all required documents, is 15 April 2021. Candidates who meet all the eligibility criteria mentioned above will alone be permitted to appear for the online written examination.
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