NISER Ph.D Admission 2018

National Institute Of Science Education And Research Bhubaneswar – For Admission to Ph.D. Programme – 2018 ( Winter Session ).

Applications are invited from Indian citizens for admission to Ph.D. Programme scheduled to commence from 2nd January, 2018 in the following schools of basic sciences at NISER, Bhubaneswar :

  1. School of Biological Sciences. ( SBS )
  2. School of Chemical Sciences. ( SCS )
  3. School of Physical Sciences. ( SPS )
  4. School of Mathematical Sciences. ( SMS )
  5. School of Humanities and Social Sciences ( SHSS )

NISER PhD Eligibility 2018

1. Age : Not more than 28 years on 1st April 2018 ( Born on / after 2nd April, 1988 ).

2. Educational Qualification :

StreamMinimum Educational Qualifications
Biological Sciences60% in Masters in any branches of Biology, Life Sciences, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Agricultural Sciences, Veterinary Sciences, Computer Sciences and Bioinformatics. Students with Masters in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics with an interest in pursuing a research career in life sciences are also encouraged to apply.
Chemical Sciences60% in Masters in Chemistry or allied fields. Student with masters in any branches of Natural or Computer Sciences with interest in pursuing career in Chemistry.
Physical Sciences60% or equivalent GPA cumulatively till the last year/semester examination appeared in M.Sc majoring in Physics OR M.E./ M.Tech in Applied Physics.
Mathematical Sciences60% in Masters in Mathematics or Statistics or Computer Science
Humanities and Social Sciences60% in Masters in Social Sciences and allied disciplines

3. Candidates should have qualified the CSIR-UGC NET / GATE / GPAT / JEST / NBHM / INSPIRE ( Doctoral fellowship under AORC Scheme ) / JGEEBILS or any other equivalent national level examination, valid for the current year in the relevant area of research.

4. UGC-CSIR or any other JRF qualified candidates have to avail the fellowship directly from that organization whereas, students selected for Ph.D. program based on GATE / GPAT / JEST or any other scores, are eligible for fellowship from NISER, Bhubaneswar, if selected.

5. The scholarship given by NISER is ₹ 25,000/- for first two years, which will subsequently be enhanced to ₹28,000/- for remaining three years, subject to the condition that he / she fulfills all the requirements of the Institute that will be stipulated from time to time.

NISER PhD Selection Procedure 2018

  • The selection committee of the respective schools will short-list the candidates among those who meet the minimum educational qualifications and satisfy additional criteria which each school may set as deemed necessary.
  • The short-listed candidates will be called for an interview, supplemented by a written test, if necessary, for the admission.
  • Based on the academic record and the performance of the candidates in the selection process, the selection committee of the school will recommend candidates to the Chairman, Academic Council for admission to the Ph.D. program.
  • All candidates called for the Test / Interview will be paid to and fro single, second-sleeper class railway fare by the shortest route from their place of residence to the Institute / venue of the Test and Interview. They have to produce evidence ( railway ticket ) in support of their claim.

How to Apply for NISER PhD 2018

  • The NISER PhD application form has to be filled up online at and candidates should follow stepwise instructions mentioned to complete the application submission process. At the time of application, along with this online form, the candidate should upload soft copy of the supporting documents in favor of eligibility criteria as a single pdf file ( maximum upload limit 2MB ).
  • Candidates intending to apply for more than one school should fill up online application forms for each school and submit separate forms with appropriate supporting documents.
  • Two sealed letters of reference in the prescribed format with signature of the referee on the envelope should be produced at the time of interview.
  • NISER does not demand any entrance fee from the candidates who apply for Ph.D program.

Check List

During online submission, you will need to have the following ready with you for uploading;

  • JPEG file of your passport size photo
  • JPEG file of your valid signatures
  • Birth Certificate / 10th pass certificate in support of date of birth.
  • Certificate in support of category claimed ( SC / ST ), only if applicable.
  • Certificate and mark sheets in support of passing qualifying examination i.e Master’s degree.
  • Certificate(s) / document(s) in support of qualifying national level examination(s) viz. CSIR-UGC  NET / GATE / GPAT / JEST / NBHM / INSPIRE ( Doctoral fellowship under AORC Scheme ) / JGEEBILS or any other.

NISER PhD Admission Important dates 2018

Events Dates
Online application process starts07th October, 2017
Last date for filling up online application6th November, 2017
List of short-listed candidates will be uploaded on NISER website latest by10th November, 2017
Tentative dates for test / interview, at Jatni campus are as follows :
School of Mathematical Sciences24th November, 2017
School of Biological Sciences:19th - 20th December, 2017
School of Chemical Sciences7th - 8th December, 2017
School of Physical Sciences:1st - 2nd December, 2017
School of Humanities and Social Sciences27th 28th November, 2017
The registration will be done on2nd January, 2018 ( Tuesday )

Contact Address :

National Institute of Science Education and Research ( NISER ),
PO : Bhimpur-Padanpur, Via: Jatni, Dist: Khurda – 752 050
Phone : 0674-2494013,
Fax : 0674-2494004,
Email :,
Website :

26 thoughts on “National Institute of Science Education and Research – NISER Admission 2018

  1. Can i apply for integrated phd course in physics..scored 57% in n have ST to apply???

  2. Now can I apply for Int-Phd(Maths) I have done B.Sc(P.C.M)2013 and I have got 55.16% in B.Sc. I have S.C certificate so please tell me 9899575752

  3. now can i apply for int-phd(maths) i have done and i have got 55.16% in i have s.c certificate so please tell me 9899575752

  4. please provide books names for my child .HERE at Hyderabad ,ANY BOOK STORES PLEASE GIVE THOSE STORES NAMES.

  5. Respected Madam/ Sir ,
    Can l know the information about editing the application form after submitting it once . All the procedures of applying is being over but there was a mistake on the application ..Please be kind on me and please send me a positive response .

  6. Confirmation page of Online application of Suvajit Basu received at Sainik School Post office on 15.01.2014. Speed post document no. EW027590544IN.Pl. inform how acknowledgement can be received?

  7. I sent my son’s confirmation page of Online application and fee receipt vide speed post on 10.01.2014. Consignment No. EW 027590544IN. The document received at Sainik School Post Office on 10.01.2014. Name of my son is Suvajit Basu. I mailed to NISER asking acknowledgement but nothing received as yet. How can i get acknowledgement of receipt of confirmation page of online application?

  8. sir i attend nest exam, but not applied niser application,pls send more details sir

  9. sir
    i’m interested to join in part time ph_d plese sent the details regarding this part time ph_d program.

  10. Dear sir/madam

    I want to know the last date for the application of graduation (after 10+2) Course 2012. Plz guided me.

  11. SIR, i was intersed in filling online forms for mbbs for niser nest . will the university provide mbbs and where can i get the application form for filling

  12. sir,

    I am not able to access the niser 2012 application form. i request you to provide me the details of the application form.

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