Integrated PhD and PhD Programme

Admission is open for:

  1. Research Programmes [Ph D / M Sc (Engg)]
  2. Course Programmes [ME/M Tech/M Des/M.Mgt]
  3. Ph D (Integrated) Programmes and
  4. External Registration Programmes for Ph D at the Institute.

Eligibility criteria, specialization, areas of research and other details are available from the dropdown menu at the IISc website ( - then click on Admissions - Research programs – Ph D – Information Brochure - Eligibility Criteria – Research programme (Ph D/M Sc Engg)).

Refer to concerned department websites for more details. Candidates who are yet to complete their qualifying examinations and expect to complete all the requirements for the degree (including all examinations, project dissertation, viva-voce etc.) are also eligible to apply provided they can furnish the necessary certificates by October 31, 2015.

(1) Research Programme [Ph D]

Ph D in Science Faculty: Biochemistry, Ecological Sciences, Microbiology & Cell Biology, Molecular Biophysics, Molecular Reproduction, Development & Genetics, Neuroscience.
Ph D in Interdisciplinary areas: Bioengineering, Energy, Mathematical Sciences, Nano Science and Engineering.


Candidates possessing a minimum of second class in the following degrees are eligible to apply: Bachelor’s or Master's degree in an appropriate field of Engineering/Technology/Architecture/ Medicine/ Agriculture/ Pharmacy/ Veterinary Sciences; or Master’s degree in Science in an appropriate field, or Master’s in Economics, Geography, Social Work, Psychology, Management, Commerce, Operations Research, Computer Science/ Application as applicable to the respective departments.

Specific eligibility criteria for a given department/centre/unit can be seen from their websites. Mandatory: Qualifying in one of the following appropriate National Entrance Test (NET) with validity as on 1st August 2015: CSIR-UGC NET for JRF; or UGC-NET for JRF; or DBT JRF; or ICMR JRF; or JEST 2015; or NBHM Screening Test 2015; or GATE 2014/2015 or INSPIRE Fellows (for Ph D).

(2) Course Programmes [ME/ M Tech/M Des/M.Mgt]

[Not applicable for Division of Biological Sciences.]

(3) Ph D (Integrated) Programmes in Biological Sciences


Candidates possessing a minimum of first class in B Sc or equivalent degree in Biological Sciences (including Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy, Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences) are eligible to apply to an appropriate discipline. BE / B Tech degree holders who qualify in Mathematics/Mathematical Statistics paper in JAM