Raman Research Institute (RRI) Bangalore PhD Admission 2023: Dates, Application Form

Raman Research Institute PhD Admission 2023 – Raman Research Institute (RRI) Bangalore invites applications for PhD Program in various research areas for 2023.

Students at RRI are registered for their PhD degree with Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. RRI is also a participant in the Joint Astronomy Programme (JAP) with the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.

Check more details on Raman Research Institute PhD Admission 2023 below here.

Area of Research & Vacancies

Area of Research

Astronomy & Astrophysics

  • Cosmology and Galaxy Formation
  • Cosmic Rays and Gamma Ray Astronomy
  • Clusters of Galaxies
  • The Galaxy and the Interstellar Medium
  • The Intergalactic Medium
  • X-Ray Astronomy and X-Ray Astronomical
  • Instrumentation
  • Signal Processing in Astronomy

Light and Matter Physics

  • Degenerate Bose and Fermi gases
  • Fundamental Tests of Quantum Mechanics
  • Intense Laser–Matter Interactions
  • Nonlinear Optics and Ultrafast Phenomena
  • Quantum Information, Computation and Cryptography
  • Quantum Random Number Generation
  • Quantum Optics, Quantum Sensing and Cavity QED
  • Quantum interactions Between ions, Atoms and Molecules
  • Waves in Random Media

Theoretical Physics

  • Condensed Matter and Statistical Physics
  • Non-Equilibrium Dynamics
  • Topological Quantum Matter
  • Light–Matter Interaction
  • Classical and Quantum Gravity

Soft Condensed Matter

  • Structure, Dynamics and Phase Behavior of
  • Soft Matter
  • Rheology of Soft Matter and Living Cells
  • Physics of Biological Systems – Cells to DNA
  • Nano-devices for Biosensing
  • Liquid Crystals: Phase Transitions, Structure, Topological Defects, etc.


Total number of vacant Ph.D. positions for 2023:

Astronomy & Astrophysicsto be announced
Light and Matter Physicsto be announced
Soft Condensed Matterto be announced
Theoretical Physicsto be announced

Important Dates for RRI Bangalore PhD Admission 2023

Online application OpeningMarch 2023
Last date for Applicationto be announced

Eligibility Criteria

Regular MSc degree in Physics/Mathematics or M.E./M.Tech degree in engineering with a minimum of 55% marks (50% marks for SC/ST/OBC candidates) in aggregate or equivalent for the qualifying degree.

Students those who are going to complete their final degree in the academic year 2022-2023 may also apply, provided they can produce their final scorecard at the time of admission.


  • Students are paid a scholarship of Rs. 31,000/- per month for the first two years and Rs.35,000/- per month thereafter for the next three years, subject to satisfactory progress.
  • In addition, they are paid a book grant totaling of Rs.50,000/- in five years.
  • Hostel accommodation, if available, or HRA at applicable rate will be provided for a period of five years.
  • RRI encourages and supports participation of students in national and international conferences.

Application Process

All candidates need to apply online for admission at RRI website.

The online application will start only after the result of JEST, CSIR-UGC NET and GATE exam are announced

Selection Procedure

The Candidates seeking admission are called for a written test and/or interview based on:

Performance in the Joint Entrance Screening Test (JEST)


Performance in CSIR-UGC NET for JRF (Physics) or in subject GRE (Physics) or score in GATE (Physics/Mathematics) or in subject
GRE (Physics) with a valid score.

Final Selection

The final selection of all the candidates is based on performance in the interviews to be held at RRI tentatively during May – June 2023. Call
letters for interviews will be sent around second or third week of April 2023. Outstation candidates from SC/ST/OBC/EWS categories will be paid a round trip sleeper class train fare as TA reimbursement on their visit to
RRI for Interviews.

Important Links

Poster 2023Click Here
Application FormClick Here
RRI Bangalore WebsiteClick Here
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Previous Admissions

Raman Research Institute (RRI) Bangalore PhD Admission 2022

Important Dates for RRI Bangalore PhD Admission 2022

Online application OpeningMarch 2022
Last date for Application30 April 2022


Total number of vacant Ph.D. positions for 2022:

Astronomy & Astrophysics02
Light and Matter Physics06
Soft Condensed Matter05
Theoretical Physics01

RRI Bangalore PhD Admission 2022 Results

Shortlisted Candidates

Shortlisted candidates for interview (23-27 May, 2022)

List of Shortlisted Candidates

Raman Research Institute (RRI) Bangalore PhD Admission 2021

Important Dates

Online application OpeningMay 2021
Extended Last Date for Application22nd August 2021

Vacancies & Area of Research


Astronomy & Astrophysics 04
Light and Matter Physics 03
Theoretical Physics 03
Soft Condensed Matter 07

RRI Bangalore PhD Admissions 2021 Results

Shortlisted candidates for interview

Shortlisted candidates for interview

Interview Dates – 13-17 September, 2021

Raman Research Institute (RRI) Bangalore PhD Admission 2020

List of Shortlisted candidates for Interview

List of Shortlisted candidates for Interview: Click here
(The candidates have been shortlisted for online interview based on their first preference selected in application form and the student requirement for that group.)

List of Selected and Waitlisted candidates for RRI Bangalore PhD Admission 2020

List of Selected and Waitlisted candidates