PhD and Integrated PhD programmes in Physics

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 the Physics  or a BE/BTech degree by the time they actually join the programme.

Admission to both of these programmes is based on the candidate's performance in Joint Entrance Screening Test (JEST)  and to those who have qualified for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF)  of UGC-CSIR NET examination or Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE).

ADMISSIONS 2018

For admission into Physics Graduate programme 2018, applicant should qualify any one of the following examination.

Joint Entrance Screening Test (JEST)

  • Please note that the maximum JEST 2018 rank is 87 and below  for Ph D and 76 and below for Integrated Ph D.
  • Note that the cut-off for both PhD and Integrated PhD is 37 marks; the actual rank may vary depending on the degeneracy.

UGC-CSIR NET Examination

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

  • Only those who have qualified for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) are eligible to apply.
  • Those who have qualified for only Lecturership are NOT ELIGIBLE.
  • Please note that the maximum CSIR rank is 150 and below.
  • Please note that you have to produce your letter from CSIR-UGC informing you of your qualification as JRF at the time of your interview.

GATE qualified candidates

  • Please note that you have to produce the valid Gate Score Card at the time of your interview.
  • Please note that the minimum score required is 97%tile.

Apply online.

Last date for submission of applications is 30 April 2018.

Please arrange to submit two referee letters in the prescribed format on or before 10th May, 2018.