PhD and Integrated PhD programmes in Physics

IMSc offers PhD and integrated PhD programmes in Physics.

This website was last updated on 26/05/2021. Any changes to the schedule given below would be notified here. Please keep checking the website regularly.

Due to the spread of the COVID-19, the 2021 JEST examination has been postponed indefinitely.
Applicants who plan to apply to IMSc using the 2021 JEST scores will be notified if and when the exam is conducted and the results are announced, subject to other constraints of admission.
 

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 Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) of UGC-CSIR NET examination or Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) or the 2020 Joint Entrance Screening Test (JEST). The last date for submitting applications, including receiving the letters of recommendation, for the Ph.D. program is June 14, 2021.

Joint Entrance Screening Test (JEST)

  • At the time of the interview you are required to produce your valid 2020 JEST scorecard.
  • Your 2020 JEST rank should be less than or equal to 148.
  • Apply online  (JEST 2020 qualified only) on or before June 14, 2021.

UGC-CSIR NET Examination

For admission into Ph. D. programme, applicant should be qualified for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF). Please note that:

  • At the time of the interview you are required to produce a valid letter from CSIR-UGC informing you of your qualification as a JRF.
  • Your CSIR rank should be less than or equal to 125.
  • The applicant should have qualified for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF). Those who have qualified for only the Lecturership are NOT ELIGIBLE.
  • Apply online  (UGC-CSIR/GATE qualified only) on or before  June 14, 2021

GATE qualified candidates

  • At the time of interview, you are required to produce a valid GATE Score Card.
  • Your rank should be less than or equal 100.
  • Apply online  (UGC-CSIR/GATE qualified only) on or before June 14, 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 2020 Joint Entrance Screening Test (JEST) or the Joint Admission Test for Masters 2021 (JAM 2021). The last date for submitting applications, including receiving the letters of recommendations, for the integrated Ph.D. program, is June 14, 2021.

JAM 2021 qualified candidates:

  • At the time of the interview you are required to produce your valid 2021 JAM scorecard.
  • Your 2021 JAM rank should be less than or equal to 100.
  • Apply online (JAM qualified only) on or before June 14, 2021.

Joint Entrance Screening Test (JEST)

  • At the time of the interview you are required to produce your valid 2020 JEST scorecard.
  • Your 2020 JEST rank should be less than or equal to 148.
  • Apply online  (JEST 2020 qualified only) on or before June 14, 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 June 21 to 25, 2021. Interviews will be held online using video conferences.
Details will be sent only to shortlisted applicants by June 17, 2021.