Institute of Advanced Study in Science and Technology – IASST Entrance Exam

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IASST PhD Entrance Examination 2019

The Institute of Advanced Study in Science and Technology (IASST), Guwahati is an autonomous R&D Institute under the Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India. The Institute is engaged in frontier areas of research in the specific domain of Physical, Chemical, Mathematical and Biological Sciences. The Institute’s aim is to contribute to basic sciences and develop technology using local resources through strong interdisciplinary research approach across different divisions. Institute is equipped with modern and sophisticated instrumentation including SEM, XRD, LCMS-MS, AFM, DNA Sequencer and computational facility for cutting edge scientific research. Ph.D. program of IASST is affiliated to Gauhati University, Cotton University and Deakin University.

The Institute invites applications against the following vacancies for admission into the Ph.D. program for the year 2019-20.

Area of ResearchBasic Qualification
Traditional Knowledge based Drug Development and DeliveryM.Sc. Biochemistry / Zoology ( Cell Biology ) / M.Pharm
Computational Condensed Matter PhysicsM. Sc. in Physics
Experimental Condensed Matter PhysicsM. Sc. in Physics
Nanoscience and Nanotechnology M. Sc. in Chemistry / Nanotechnology

IASST PhD 2019 Eligibility

Candidates shall be eligible to apply for admission and registration within the ongoing program of research at IASST leading to the degree of Doctor of Philosophy ( Ph.D. ), if he/she has obtained 55% marks in aggregate ( Equivalent CGPA in 10 point scale ) in the master’s degree examination. A candidate belonging to SC / ST who has obtained 50% marks in aggregate in master degree examination shall also be eligible to apply.

IASST PhD 2019 Selection Procedure 

List of applicants selected to appear in the entrance test will be uploaded in the IASST website. The expected dates of Entrance test followed by the interview will be displayed in website / communicated to candidates selected for entrance test.

Entrance Test

A written test will be conducted for the applicants and the short listed candidates will have to appear interview subsequently. The entrance test will be conducted using questions set by renowned expert / professor / scientist in the discipline concerned. There will be multiple choice questions and questions of descriptive nature to test creative ability required for asking research questions and designing experiments for answer. It will be of 1 hour and 15 minutes duration. Successful candidates in the written test will write an essay of 10 sentences on the area of research of his/her choice before the interview starts and submit to the expert panel constituted for final selection.

Candidates who hold fellowship from different funding agencies after clearing CSIR-UGC-NET / DBT-JRF / ICMR-JRF / ICAR-JRF examination need not appear for the written test but have to appear in the interview for final selection. These candidates shall also express their research interest in the form of an essay of 10 sentences on the topic of their choice within the broad research programmes of IASST.

Candidates are requested to refer to the institute’s website for the details of the application form and Ph.D. notifications.

IASST PhD 2019  Application Procedure

Application should be filled up online or in case of difficulty, in the format available here. The candidate can print the form on A4-size plain paper, fill-up, scan and send by email to Each page of the application form should be signed by the candidate. The candidate should write the serial number and area of research as listed above, for which he/she is applying on the application form.

Applications should be accompanied by self-attested copies of certificates and mark sheets. The candidate must provide their mobile/phone number and correct e-mail address as most of the correspondence will be done through these channels. Incomplete applications and those received after the closing date will not be entertained. The decisions of the admission committee will be final and binding and no correspondence will be entertained in this regard. Results of written test and interview will be available in IASST website and all correspondence must be done through the email The online form has to be filled in or the scanned copy emailed within 30 days of publication of this advertisement in the newspaper.

No application fee will be charged by the Institute.


IASST PhD 2019 Important dates

  • IASST PHD Last date for application form – September, 2019

Contact Details

The Registrar,
Institute of Advanced Study in Science and Technology ( IASST ),
Paschim Boragaon, Garchuk,
Guwahati – 781035.
Telephone No : +91-361-2270084 / 2912075/2273061
Fax No : +91-361-2273063
EPABX : +91-361-2270095 / 2912073
Email : registrariasst[at]gmail[dot]com
Website :

JEE Main

Application Form Submission 16 Dec 2020 to 16 Jan 2021.