Mid-Year Regular PhD Admissions 2017 Announced

Several departments in IISc, including IPC, are taking part in the mid-year admission 2017. This is meant for the regular PhD programme only. For details, please see IISc's main admission site.
Last date for online applications 31st October 2017
Dates of interviews 20th & 21st November 2017
Start of academic session 1st January 2018

Info on Admission to the Regular and Integrated PhD Programmes

This page provides quick information regarding admission to the PhD programmes in IPC department, and is meant to supplement the information given in IISc's main admission site.

NOTE: All applications must be submitted only through the portal at IISc's admission site (link above).

Regular PhD and Integrated PhD programmes

The IPC department accepts students into two PhD programmes, viz. regular and Integrated PhD programmes.

The Regular PhD programme is a post-Masters degree programme, and has a typical duration of 5 years. Once the admitted students join a research group, they begin their work under the guidance of their research advisor. They also undergo several courses as part of their research training programme.

The Integrated PhD programme is a post-Bachelors degree programme, and has a typical duration of 6 years. Students are admitted into the Division of Chemical Sciences. For the first two years, the students take Masters level courses, with a fourth semester project as well. By the start of the third semester, the students join a research group either in IPC or in another Chemistry department.

Research Fields

The research groups of the IPC department work in a wide variety of areas. Please click here to visit the faculty pages.

Required Qualifications

      Regular PhD Candidates

  • Masters degree in Science with Second Class or higher in any discipline.

           OR

    Masters degree in Engineering with Second Class or higher in one of the following disciplines: Chemical Engg., Materials Engg., or Biomaterials Engg., Biotechnology, Nanotechnology.

  • Note: The Second Class requirement applies to candidates in the General / OBC category. It is relaxed to Pass Class for SC / ST candidates.

  • Valid GATE (Chemistry), Joint CSIR-UGC NET for JRF, CSIR NET for JRF, or JEST (Physics) qualification certificate, or a valid INSPIRE Fellowship.

      Integrated PhD Candidates

  • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry

  • Valid JAM qualification certificate in the Chemistry paper.

Application, Interview, and Selection Process

      Regular PhD Candidates

  • Candidates must submit their application only via the online form at the main IISc admission's website. See the top of this webpage for the link to the site.

  • At the time of the application, the candidate must choose to apply to the IPC department. Two other departments in IISc may also be given as a choice.

  • Candidates will be invited to an interview in the IPC department based on a cut-off mark/rank in a qualifying examination. See the Required Qualifications section of this page for the list of examinations.

  • The interview is mandatory. Candidates who do not attend the interview automatically forfeit their chance for admission.

  • The interviews for August term admissions typically take place between mid May or early June. Interviews for the January term (mid-year) admissions, if conducted, typically take place in the second half of November.

      Integrated PhD Candidates

  • Candidates must submit their application only via the online form at the main IISc admission's website. See the top of this webpage for the link to the site.

  • Candidates will be invited to an interview based on their JAM rank. This will be independent of the automatic preference-based allotment process followed by the JAM on behalf of participating institutes.

  • The interview is mandatory. Candidates who do not attend the interview automatically forfeit their chance for admission.

  • The Int PhD interviews are usually conducted around the second half of May.

Offer of Admission

Contact regarding admissions

If you have specific queries, please write to: ni.ca.csii@cpi.riahc