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Ph.D and Integrated PhD programmes

IMSc offers PhD and integrated PhD programmes in Physics.

Applicants for the PhD programme should have completed a Masters degree in the Physics by the time they actually join the programme.

Applicants for the integrated PhD programme should have completed a Bachelors degree in Physics by the time they actually join the programme.

Exceptional candidates with a Bachelors or Masters degree in other areas will also be considered for admission to the integrated PhD programme.

A monthly stipend of Rs. 25,000 for the first two years and Rs. 28,000 in subsequent years (subject to satisfactory performance), together with an annual contingency grant of Rs. 32,000, housing and medical facilities will be provided.

Further details of our academic programme can be found here.

Admission to both of these programmes is based on the candidate's performance in Joint Entrance Screening Test (JEST) and interview.

The advertisement of the JEST examination is expected to appear in national newspapers in the last quarter of each year.

Those who have qualified for  Junior Research Fellowship (JRF)  of UGC-CSIR NET examination or Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) may apply for direct interview. Further details of direct interview can be found here

Seminars

Sep 3 - Alladi Ramakrishnan Hall Life at the boundary and novel physics by T. R. Govindarajan
Sep 4 - Chandrasekhar Hall Lie groups by P Sankaran
Sep 4 - Alladi Ramakrishnan Hall Parameterized complexity by Parameterized Complexity Journal Club
Sep 4 - Alladi Ramakrishnan Hall Broken symmetry in dissipative structures by Ronojoy Adhikari
Sep 4 - Room 327 Axiomatizing regular expressions by Kamal Lodaya
Sep 4 - Hall 123 Some arithmetic properties of dynamical systems by Ajay Ranganathan