Ph.D Admission at IISER Trivandrum

Kochi: Applications have been invited from highly motivated students for admission to the Ph.D. programme of Indian Institute of Science Education and Research – Thiruvananthapuram (IISER-TVM), starting in January 2016.
Research areas:
1. Biological Sciences:
Ecology, Evolution and Behaviour
Patterning, stem cells and regeneration of plants
Genetics and Genomic
Stem cells and regenerative medicine
Mammalian Cell Biology: cytoskeleton, centrosome
Molecular Structural Biology

2. Chemical Sciences:
Inorganic and organometallic chemistry,
Photochemistry, Photophysics, Nanomaterials,
Organic synthesis, Medicinal chemistry, Carbohydrate chemistry, Chemical Biology
Biomass conversion
Organic Synthesis/DNA Nanotechnology/Supramolecular Chemistry,
Theoretical Chemistry
Protein structure determination through NMR spectroscopy,
Ultrafast Spectroscopy
Materials Chemistry
Catalytic asymmetric synthesis and natural product synthesis

3. Physical Sciences:

Hybrid Nano-structured Materials for energy applications.
spin transport, Quantum dot circuits
Photonics, thermoelectrics, plastic electronics and semiconductor physics, solar cells
Plasmonics, Nanoscale transport
TeraHertz Sepctroscopy
Non-linear Optics, nano photonics, photon-phonon interaction
Magnetic and Superconducting materials
Novel hybrid organic-inorganic semiconductors design and potential device applications
Thin film device applications of high-mobility organic semiconductors

Quantum Information theory and open quantum systems
Topological Insulators, Fracntional Chern Insulators

Refer the link for detailed information regarding Eligibility to different research areas.

Applicants should complete the online application form by going to the following URL:
Applicants will also be prompted to upload all the supporting documents, like photograph, signature, community certificate and national level examination (CSIR/NBHM/Inspire etc) online.
Applicants should provide Name/Affiliation/Contact number and Email address of two referees in the application form.
Applicants should download the Referee Report Form here and forward them to the concerned referees. The completed reports should be obtained in sealed envelopes and be submitted by the candidates, directly while attending the selection interviews.
GE/OBC [SC/ST/PH] applicants are required to make a payment of Rs. 200/- [Rs. 100/-] as processing fee through the Powerjyoti Account.
On submission of the online application form, the applicants will receive an acknowledgment email with a unique application number.
Applicants are NOT required to post hard copy of the application to IISER-TVM.

Important dates:
Last date of receipt of the application form 02 November, 2015
Announcement of shortlisted candidates on website 05 November, 2015
Interview for the short-listed candidates Biological Sciences 26-28 November, 2015
Interview for the short-listed candidates in Chemical Sciences 02-03 December, 2015
Interview for the short-listed candidates in Physical sciences 26-27 November, 2015

For details, visit the link:


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