IISc Bangalore PG, PhD & Integrated PhD Admissions 2021, Application, Important Dates

IISc Bangalore Admissions 2021 – Application invited for admission to the various PG, PhD and Integrated PhD Programs in Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. Get the complete details like application form, eligibility criteria, important dates etc. of IISc Bangalore Admission 2021 here.

Latest – Shortlisted and selected candidates declared for various departments (Check Below)

Related – IISc UG (BSc Research) Admission 2021

Programmes for Admissions – IISc Bangalore Admission 2021

  • Research Programmes (Ph D / M Tech (Research)
  • Course Programmes (M Tech/M Des/M Mgt)
  • Integrated Ph D Programmes
  • Ph D under External Registration Programme

Participating Departments – Ph D/M Tech (Research)

PhD in Science Faculty

  • Physics
  • Astronomy & Astrophysics
  • High Energy Physics
  • Biochemistry
  • Ecological Sciences
  • Inorganic & Physical Chemistry
  • Materials Research
  • Mathematics
  • Microbiology & Cell Biology
  • Molecular Biophysics
  • Molecular Reproduction, Development & Genetics
  • Neurosciences
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Solid State & Structural Chemistry

M Tech (Research) and PhD in Engineering Faculty

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Nano Science and Engineering (Ph D only)
  • Instrumentation and Applied Physics
  • Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Science & Automation
  • Earth Sciences
  • Electrical Communication Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronic Systems Engineering
  • Management Studies (Ph D only)
  • Materials Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Product Design & Manufacturing
  • Sustainable Technologies
  • Computational & Data Sciences.

Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary areas

  • BioSystems Science and Engineering (offered by Centre for Biosystems Science and Engineering)
  • Energy (offered by Interdisciplinary Centre for Energy Research)
  • Mathematical Sciences (offered by IISc Mathematics Initiative)
  • Nanoscience and Engineering (offered by the Centre for Nano Science and Engineering)
  • Water Research (offered by Interdisciplinary Centre for Water Research)
  • Cyber Physical Systems (offered by Robert Bosch Centre for Physical Systems)
  • Climate Change (offered by Divecha Centre for Climate Change)
  • Brain and Artificial Intelligence (offered by Brain, Computation, and Data Science group)

Eligibility Criteria and Selection Process for Ph D/M Tech (Research) Admission 2021

Applicants having minimum of 2nd class or equivalent in the following degrees as applicable to the individual departments / areas are eligible for applying.

Sl. No.Qualifying degree Qualifying in national entrance tests
1Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Technology/
4-year Bachelor of Science
Mandatory to have Valid GATE score / NET JRF
2Master’s degree in Science / Master’s degree in Economics, Geography, Psychology, Management, Commerce, Operations Research, Computer Science/ ApplicationMandatory to have Valid GATE score / NET JRF mandatory
3Master’s degree in Engineering / Technology / Architecture/ Agriculture / Pharmacy / Veterinary SciencesValid GATE score / NET JRF/GPAT is Desirable
4MS/MBA (post BE/B Tech/M Sc) – (applicable for the department of Management Studies/Ecological Sciences)Valid GATE score / NET JRF is Desirable
5Graduates of any course with a minimum duration of
FOUR years, from any Centrally Funded Technical
Institution with a minimum CGPA of 8.5 out of 10 or its
equivalent (for Ph D only) .
Valid GATE score / NET JRF is Desirable
6MBBS/MDValid GATE score / NET JRF is Desirable
7B PharmaValid GPAT score / JRF
8B.E./B.Tech. equivalent examinations of Professional
Societies, recognized by MoE/UPSC/AICTE
(e.g AMIE by Institutions of Engineers).
Note: Candidates enrolled upto 31.05.2013 with
professional societies(e.g AMIE) recognized by MoE are
only eligible to apply.
Valid GATE score / NET JRF is mandatory
  • The GATE score should be valid as of 02 August 2021.
  • NET JRF includes – CSIR-UGC NET for JRF; UGC-NET for JRF; DBT JRF; ICMR JRF; JEST; NBHM; INSPIRE Fellow. NET JRF should be valid as of March 01, 2021.
  • Applicant applying through INSPIRE mode must be in possession of valid provisional INSPIRE offer for consideration of their application at level II of the selection, issued by DST at the time of interview).

Selection procedure

Candidates will be shortlisted for an interview based on the performance in the National Entrance Test and/or the qualifying degree as per detail given in the above table. The selection will be based on performance in the interview (in some of the departments, an aptitude test/preliminary interview will be taken before the interview/final interview).

Eligibility Criteria and Selection Process for For M Tech Admission 2021

Applicants possessing a minimum of Second Class or equivalent in a bachelor’s degree in an appropriate field of Engineering / Technology or *B.E./B.Tech./B.Arch. equivalent examinations of Professional Societies, recognized by MoE/UPSC/AICTE (e.g AMIE by Institutions of Engineers).

or

Master’s degree in Physical Sciences, Mathematics, Statistics, Geology, Instrumentation, Electronics,
Computer Applications as applicable to individual departments / programmes with a valid GATE
2019 / 2020 / 2021 score are eligible to apply.

Selection Procedure

IISc MTech Selection Procedure

Common Offer Acceptance Portal (COAP) provides a common platform for the candidate to make the most preferred choice for an admission into M.Tech Programmes through GATE in participating institutions (IISc & IITs). Admission offers for M Tech programmes of IISc for all the above disciplines and also for M.Des. (from GATE stream) will be made on COAP.

Candidates will have to register on COAP and must update the COAP registration number on Applicant’s Interface. Please visit the COAP 2021 website to register as per the instructions given therein.

Sponsored candidates from Defence, BARC, DRDO,ISRO, NAL, NTRO, KSRTC, BMTC, BDA, PWD, CPRI, ACIWRM:Water Resource Dept(WRD) GoK, Ministry of Water Research(MOWR) and Central water Commission (CWC) under DRIP Project ,applying for a course programme under the sponsored category must compulsorily fill an online application form and submit
the printed version, in duplicate, on or before 05 April 2021.

Eligibility Criteria and Selection Process For Master of Design (M Des)

Eligibility

Applicants possessing a minimum of second class in Bachelor’s degree in Engineering / Technology
Design / Architecture with valid GATE 2019/ 2020/ 2021 or CEED 2021 score as on 02 August 2021
are eligible to apply.

Selection procedure

Candidates will be shortlisted for online design aptitude test and an interview based on the GATE / CEED score as per the schedule given on the IISc website under Important Dates.

Selection will be based on 70% GATE / CEED + 30% performance in online design aptitude test and interview.

The announcement of the results and issue of admission offers for candidates based on GATE score will be through COAP, and for those based on CEED offer letters
will be sent directly to the candidates by the Institute. Therefore, the candidates with GATE are required to register on COAP.

Eligibility Criteria and Selection Process For Master of Management (M Mgt)

Eligibility

Applicants possessing a minimum of first class or equivalent in Bachelor’s degree in Engineering / Technology or equivalent with a valid GATE 2019/ 2020/ 2021 or CAT 2020 or GMAT scores as on 02 August 2021 are eligible to apply.

Selection procedure

Candidates will be short-listed for online interview based on GATE / CAT / GMAT scores as per the schedule given on the IISc website under Important Dates.

Selection will be based on 15% (GATE / CAT / GMAT scores) + 15% UG performance + 30% Communication skill + 40% performance in online interview.

Eligibility Criteria and Selection Process for Ph D under External Registration Programme (ERP)

This programme is meant for

  • Professionals from R&D Organizations / Industries
  • Faculty members from Engineering, Agricultural, Pharmaceutical, Veterinary, Medical Colleges/ Universities, recognized by the appropriate government agencies.

Eligibility

The educational qualifications remain the same as for the regular candidates. Qualifying in one of the national entrance tests like CSIR-UGC NET for JRF, UGC-NET for JRF, DBT JRF, ICMR JRF, GATE, NBHM is desirable but not mandatory.

Further, the candidate should have completed two
years of full-time employment in the current organization after completion of degree.

The candidates must be officially sponsored by their employing organizations and compulsorily fill an online
application form and submit the printed version, in duplicate, on or before 05 April 2021.

Selection procedure

Based on the performance in an Online Interview

IISc Bangalore Integrated PhD Admission 2021

Disciplines for Integrated PhD

  • Physical Sciences
  • Mathematical Sciences
  • Biological Sciences
  • Chemical Sciences

Eligibility Criteria

Physical Sciences

Educational qualificationQualifying examination
A minimum of first class or equivalent in B.Sc. or an
equivalent degree with Physics as one of the main
subjects
or
BE/B Tech or equivalent in any discipline
JAM 2021 in
Physics (PH) or
JEST 2021

Mathematical Sciences

Educational qualificationQualifying examination
A minimum of first class or equivalent in B Sc or
equivalent degree with Mathematics as one of the
subjects
or
BE/B Tech or equivalent degree.
JAM 2021 in
Mathematics (MA) or
Mathematical Statistics (MS)

Biological Sciences

Educational qualificationQualifying examination
A minimum of first class or equivalent in Bachelor’s or
an equivalent degree in Physical, Chemical or
Biological Sciences (including Biotechnology,
Pharmaceutical, Veterinary Sciences and Agricultural
Sciences)
or
A minimum of first class or equivalent in BE/B Tech
degree.
JAM 2021 in
Biotechnology(BT) or
Chemistry (CY)
or
Mathematics (MA) or
Physics (PH)
or
Biotechnology (BT)

Chemical Sciences

Educational qualificationQualifying examination
A minimum of first class in B.Sc. or an equivalent degree with Chemistry as one of the main subjects with
Mathematics at the PUC or Plus 2 level.
JAM 2021 in
Chemistry (CY)
or
Physics (PH)

Selection procedure for Integrated PhD

Candidates will be short listed for online interview based on their JAM 2021 score for all the four disciplines, and those cleared JEST 2021 for Physical Sciences.

Selection Criteria

(a) Chemical Sciences will be based on the performance in the interview;

(b) Biological, Physical and Mathematical Sciences will be based on combined performance in the qualifying examination and online interview.

Application fee

Category Application Fee
General / OBC / EWS (economically weaker section) Rs.800
SC / ST / PwD (person with disability) Rs.400
ERP Candidates (all categories) Rs.2000/-

Payment options: Online payment through net-banking, debit card, visa/master credit card.

Important Dates for IISc Bangalore PG and PhD Admission 2021

Start of online submission of applicationsFebruary 22, 2021
Last date for online submission of applications (except Undergraduate Programme)March 31, 2021
Last date for receipt of printed version of Sponsored/ERP applications upto 5.30 p.mApril 05, 2021
Last date for online submission of applications for Undergraduate ProgrammeApril 30,2021

M Tech/M Des/ M Mgt: Tentative written/ Interview schedule

M Tech/ M Des programmes (regular) – online written test (as applicable to Department)April 15-18, 2021
M Tech/ M Des programmes (regular) – online interviewApril 19-23, 2021
M Mgt programme (Online Group discussion and interview)April 19-23, 2021
M Tech programme (sponsored from ISRO, NAL, DRIP, ACIWRM etc)May 10, 2021
M Tech programme (sponsored from Defence & DRDO)May 11-12, 2021

Research: Tentative online written test/ online interview schedule

Online written test (as applicable to department)May 1-8, 2021
Interdisciplinary programmesMay 14 & 15, 2021
Research programmes/ERPMay 17 – 21, 2021
Integrated Ph D programmesMay 24, 25 – 27, 2021

Tentative Date of Reporting at IISc

Course programmes (Regular)July 20-21, 2021
Research programmes,I ntegrated Ph D, Sponsored M Tech ERP programmesJuly 22-23, 2021
Commencement of ClassesAugust 02, 2021

How To Apply

Applications for IISc Bangalore PhD Admission are available online. Visit website www.iisc.ac.in → Admissions and register online and fill the application.

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IISc Bangalore Admission 2021 Results

Selected and Shortlisted Candidates List

Check the list of shortlisted and selected candidates for M.Tech., PhD, MS Research and Integrated PhD programs for various departments below.

Division of Biological Sciences

Division of Chemical Sciences

Division of Electrical, Electronics, and Computer Science (EECS)

Division of Interdisciplinary Sciences

Division of Mechanical Sciences

Division of Physical and Mathematical Sciences


IISc Bangalore Admissions – Previous Years Details

IISc Bangalore PhD Admission Mid Year 2020-21

Important Dates

Website opens for on-line submission of applicationsNovember 9, 2020
Last date for online submission of applicationsDecember 6, 2020
Interview dateJanuary 04-08, 2021
Date of Reporting (tentative)February 23-25, 2021
Commencement of Session (tentative)March 1, 2021

Research Programmes for IISc PhD Admission 2020 (June 2020)

Important Dates

Website opens for on-line submission of applications 01.02.2020
Extended Last date for (M.Tech. Research/Ph.D.) applications 30.04.2020

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Provisional Merit List and Waiting List for PhD Admissions in Department of Physics

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Research admissions PhD 2020 JAAP