Direct Admission For IISER (Indian Institute of Science Education and Research), Thiruvananthapuram

Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala   

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  • Doctor of Philosophy (Chemical Sciences)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Physical Sciences)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Biological Science)

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Important Dates

Events Date Last Date
Registration Dates 01/11/2020 20/11/2020


Registration Details

Admission Registration

Students applying for the admissions have to fill up the application form on the official site. A student can submit the application for only once; multiple forms will be rejected.

Requirements to be readied before you start filling up the Application Form:    

  • PC or a Laptop with Internet connectivity
  • Qualification details
  • Functional e-mail Id as all communication are made through email; Parents email id is recommended.
  • Mobile number as all information is sent through SMS too. Parents phone number can be used.
  • For online payments, usually a valid debit or credit card as well as Net B facility Service is a must.
  • Printer is required for keeping hard copies; if there is no printer, one can save the printouts, transfer them on to a pen drive and get it printed from a cyber-café.
  • It is recommended to download the information Bulletin Brochure and read it carefully so that you understand various requirements to fill up the form.

The Usual Steps in filling up the Online Application Form :

  • Step-1: Students have register for Online Application Form. A login and Password are created.
  • Step-2: Student has to Complete the Application Form and its various sections
  • Step-3: Required documents in the form of Scanned Images of Candidate’s Photograph, Candidate’s Signature.

Tentative Interview Dates

Course NameDate
Biological Sciences9 to 11 Dec. 2020
Chemical Sciences10 to 11 Dec. 2020
Physical Sciences07 to 08 Dec. 2020

Reporting time for all candidates 8.30 AM on the first day of the interview

Venue IISER TVM, Vithura Campus


Online Mode

Admission Details

Admission Information

Eligibility : 


  • 7.5 CGPA in 10-point scale (or first class equivalent) or first class Master’s degree in relevant areas as declared by the respective University.
  • BE/BTech degree in relevant areas is admissible for selected research areas in School of Physics (see Research Areas)
  • The candidate must have qualified either of the following examinations: CSIR-UGC, UGC-NET JRF and GATE with validity as of January 2021. Candidates with DST-INSPIRE fellowship or fellowship through any other national-level examinations as mentioned below

Selection Procedure

  • The shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend a written test/interview at IISER TVM. The final selection of the candidates will solely be based on the performance in the interview.
  • In the School of Biology, there will be two rounds of interviews. In case of a high turnout of candidates, an entrance exam will be conducted (based on Master’s-level Biology questions for 70% marks and 12th-level Physics, Mathematics and Chemistry questions for 30%) on the first day of interviews.

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