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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


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