Doctor of Philosophy Programme (DPS)

PhD Advertisement for Spring Semester 2018 (DPS)

Department of Physical Sciences (DPS)

Minimum Eligibility criteria:


Applications are invited from motivated candidates having Masters degree with at least 55% aggregate marks in any field of Physical Sciences for the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) program. Final year post-graduate students who are yet to obtain their degree may also apply; however, they must complete the MSc/MS degree at the time of admission with the requisite 55% aggregate marks.


Reservations for SC/ST/OBC candidates are applicable as per Government of India rules.

There are two channels of admission.


Channel 1: External funding


Apart from satisfying minimal eligibility criteria all candidates must have their own PhD fellowships, such as, UGC/CSIR-NET JRF, INSPIRE or any other equivalent fellowships. The list of openings for externally funded candidates is following area of research:


  • Experimental:Condensed matter physics, Nano science, Atomic and molecular physics, Spectroscopy under high pressure, Magnetism in mesoscopic systems and spintronics applications;
  • Theoretical/Computational:Quantum condensed matter physics, Non-linear dynamics, Biological Physics, Wound healing, Socio-physics, High Energy Physics


    Channel 2: Institute funding


    A limited number of Institute fellowships are available for the students who prefer to work in one of the following area of research. For these fellowships the candidates must have qualified in one of the following examinations: GATE, JEST, NET-LS (apart from satisfying minimal eligibility criteria).


    • Topic 1 (Experimental):Condensed matter physics, Nano science
    • Topic 2 (Experimental):Spectroscopy under high pressure
    • Topic 3 (Theoretical): Quantum condensed matter physics


    * Please note that fulfilling the minimum essential criteria does not ensure that a candidate will be called for the interview. Additional short listing criteria might be set by the department based on academic records, experience and the research interest of the candidates.

    The profiles of the faculty members of the department can found in the following URL:

    Applicants are strongly encouraged to send their academic CV and Statement of Purpose to the faculties of their choice (by email).