PhD and Integrated PhD programmes in Physics

IMSc offers PhD and integrated PhD programmes in Physics.

This website was last updated on 10/08/2021.

Any changes to the schedule given below would be notified here. Please keep checking the website regularly.

The first round of admissions to the graduate program, that took place in June and July of 2021, was based on scores obtained in the CSIR/GATE/JAM 2021/JEST 2020 exams. Selected candidates have already been notified and need not apply again.
The current (second) round of admissions is exclusively for candidates who participated in the JEST 2021 exam. Only the candidates with a valid JEST 2021 score would be considered in the current (second) round of admissions:

Physics PhD / Integrated PhD Programme -- First Round  Selection List

Physics PhD / Integrated PhD Programme -- Second Round  Selection List

SECOND ROUND OF ADMISSIONS (For JEST 2021 qualified applicants):

ADMISSIONS 2021

Ph.D. program:
Applicants for the Ph.D. program should have completed a Master's degree in Physics by the time they join the program.

The application to the Ph.D. program is now open to students who have qualified for the 2021 Joint Entrance Screening Test (JEST). The last date for submitting applications, including receiving the letters of recommendation, for the Ph.D. program is August 24, 2021.

Joint Entrance Screening Test (JEST) 2021

  • At the time of the interview you are required to produce your valid 2021 JEST scorecard.
  • Your 2020 JEST rank should be less than or equal to 100.
  • Apply online  (JEST 2021 qualified only) on or before August 24, 2021.

Integrated Ph.D. program

Applicants for the Integrated Ph.D. program should have completed a Bachelors' degree in Physics or a B.E./B.Tech degree by the time they join the program.

The application to the Integrated Ph.D. program is now open to students who have qualified for the Joint Entrance Screening Test (JEST) 2021.

Joint Entrance Screening Test (JEST) 2021

  • At the time of the interview you are required to produce your valid 2021 JEST scorecard.
  • Your JEST 2021 rank should be less than or equal to 96.
  • Apply online  (JEST 2021 qualified only) on or before August 24, 2021.

Important notes on JRF selection interview for 2021:

Physics interviews for admission to the Integrated Ph.D. and Ph.D. program at IMSc is scheduled to take place from  August 30 to September 3, 2021. Interviews will be held online using video conferences.
Details will be sent only to shortlisted applicants by August 27, 2021.