|Portal opening date||18-10-2023|
|Portal Closing date||26-11-2023|
|Date of Dispatch of Call letter||30-11-2023|
|Date of written and Viva Examination||11/12-12-2023|
|Date of Declaration of Result||15-12-2023|
|Last date of payment of the fee & charges||08-01-2024|
|Reporting & Joining date / verification of the documents||08-01-2024|
Master’s degree in Physics or in a relevant subject with 55% marks or equivalent CPI/CGPA.
Bachelor’s degree in science or engineering (typically a 4-year programme) relevant to Physics with a minimum of 90% marks or equivalent CPI/CGPA, with a valid GATE score of 99 percentile or above in the relevant area of application.
The students awaiting their qualifying examination results are also eligible to apply. They need to submit the qualifying mark sheets and/or certificates at the time of admission.
Please note that the qualifying degree of applicant should be from an accredited university /deemed-to-be-university or an institution of higher learning of comparable standing. The eligibility criteria given above are the absolute minimum. Institute may prescribe any requirements over and above these. In case the candidates are awarded grades/CPI/CGPA instead of marks, applicant would have to produce the grade-percentage conversion criterion or formula provided by the university/institution from where the applicant has obtained the degree. In case, where, a university/institute does not provide any scheme for converting CPI/CGPA into equivalent marks, UGC and AICTE guidelines would be applicable.
Admission to the Ph.D. Programme is offered to eligible candidates on the basis of an entrance examination and an interview. Consequently, all applicants who qualify in the written examination have to appear for the personal interview on the same day or very next day. Candidates who have qualified for national level fellowships like CSIR/UGC-NET-JRF, DST-INSPIRE, NBHM Ph.D. scholarship or equivalent valid fellowship in the relevant subject/discipline may be exempted from the written examination but not from the interview. No request for remote interviews would be entertained.
Choice 1 (Default choice): To be exempted from the written test: In this case, if finally admitted, they will not be getting any Institute fellowship and their fellowship will be subject to acceptance and approval by DST, whenever it happens. Their admission will be with fellowship status as DST-Inspire Fellowship, from the beginning.
Choice 2: NOT to be exempted from the written test: In this case, if finally admitted, they will be under Institute fellowship category until they get DST-Inspire fellowship. If they get DST-Inspire fellowship, then their fellowship status will be changed from Institute Fellowship to DST-Inspire Fellowship.
The entrance examination shall contain both objective and subjective type of questions. The syllabus for the written entrance examination shall consist of 50% of research aptitude/methodology and 50% shall be subject-specific. Research aptitude/methodology part shall be of generic nature, intended to assess the research aptitude of the candidate. This part primarily shall contain questions to test research aptitude, reasoning ability, graphical analysis, analytical and numerical ability, data interpretation, quantitative aptitude of the candidate. The subject specific syllabus is as follows:
The financial support for qualified candidates for the PhD program whose last degree is B. Tech will be covered under HTTA/HTRA
scheme- "Financial support under the half-time teaching/ research assistant (HTTA/HTRA) scheme will be equivalent to the full tuition fee.”
(a) Students are encouraged to avail financial assistantship from external funding agencies also (such as UGC/CSIR/NBHM/DST/DAE etc.) as well as from industries. They may have to be involved in Department as per rules.
(b) All Ph.D. students must work as TAs/RAs if they are being funded by the Institute.