Ph.D. Admissions @ IOP, Bhubaneswar

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Ph. D. Selection Dates

May 29-31, 2019
(Last Date for receiving online application: 19th May, 2019)

Selected Candidates

* This selection page update is under progress. Shortlisted Candidates

Who we are

About our Institute

Institute of Physics, Bhubaneswar is an autonomous research institution funded by the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), Government of India. The research activities in the Institute spans theoretical and experimental research in the areas of condensed matter physics, nuclear physics, high energy physics and interdisciplinary areas such as quantum computation, biological physics, complex systems, nano-science, material science, etc. With its distinguished research faculties and worldclass facilities, Institute of Physics offers an ideal platform to motivated and aspiring students to initiate their research career.

  • Institute of Physics has large number of world class experimental facilities.
  • Institute is actively involved in international collaborations with CERN (Switzerland) (ALICE, CMS), BNL (USA), ANL (USA), GSI (Germany).
  • Institute is also participating in various research activities related to India-based Neutrino Observatory (INO).

One of the important objectives of the Institute is to train and guide young scholars for research and career in physics. For this, the Institute conducts regular Ph.D program, where the degree is awarded by Homi Bhabha National Institute (HBNI), a deemed-to-be University within the Department of Atomic Energy. During the first two years of the Ph.D program (which includes the period of course work), scholars are paid a fellowship of ₹ 25,000/- p.m. Thereafter, scholars are placed in Senior Research Fellowship (SRF) grade and are paid ₹ 28,000/- p.m. In addition, there is an annual contingency grant of ₹ 32,000/- to meet expenses on books and other research related expenses including academic travel. The HBNI also supports the scholars for participating in an International conference once during the doctoral programme. On campus hostel accommodation is normally provided to all scholars. Medical facilities are also available to them.

Ph.D. Admission Criteria

Call for Ph.D. 2019

The Institute invites application for its regular Doctoral Programme starting from August, 2019. Indian nationals satisfying the following criteria are eligible to apply:

  1. M.Sc. in Physics with a minimum of 55% marks (in aggregate) or equivalent CGPA cumulatively till the last year/ semester. (Candidates appearing for M.Sc. in 2019, and who satisfy any of the criteria (2) as mentioned below can apply. Their admission will be treated as provisional.)

  2. A valid GATE score with rank upto 200 (who appeared in 2019),
    CSIR NET (JRF) within the last one year (Examinations held in June 2018 and Dec 2018),
    (Due to administrative constraints, we won't be able to consider DST-Inspire fellowship for Ph.D. admissions 2019. Although, those who have already applied via DST-Inspire, are welcome to apply again via their GATE/NET/JEST score cards.)
  3. Candidates having a rank upto 302 (Percentile: 95.87) in JEST-2019 (Ph.D. only). They will have to fill up a form.

(Candidates are required to upload the supporting documents regarding GATE/ NET and produce the same in original at the time of selection.)
If a candidate has a rank beyond 302 (Percentile: 95.87) in JEST-2019 but satisfies the criteria mentioned above, she/he is encouraged to apply.


Procedure and Stages

Eligible candidates are required to appear for a written test at around 9 AM in the morning of 29 May, 2019 at IOP, Bhubaneswar. Those shortlisted on the basis of the performance in the written test will appear for a personal interview during 29 - 31 May, 2019. The final selection will be based on the performance in the test and the personal interview.

Important Information

Call for Ph.D. 2019

You will be notified about your eligibility within 1 week of your registration

In case of any discrepancy kindly bring it to our notice so that we can make necessary corrections.

  1. All the candidates appearing for Ph. D. selection are required to be present at IOP by 8.30 am on May 29, 2019 for written test starting at 09.00 am.
  2. Based on the results of written test, about 30-40 students will be selected for interview to be held on May 29 - 31, 2019.
  3. You are required to bring all the academic documents like marks card, certificates, etc. starting X standard (till the highest degree that you have attained/pursuing) to appear for the Ph. D. selection.
  4. You are also required to bring JEST/GATE/CSIR-UGC (JRF)/marks card etc. to prove your eligibility for our Ph. D. selection.
  5. In case you belong to a reserved category you are required to bring the necessary certificates.

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Ph. D. Test Schedule

May 29 - 31, 2019

May 29, 2019
8:00 - 8:45 Reporting
Venue: Institute of Physics, Main Lecture Hall
9:00 - 11:00 Written Test
11:00 - 14:30 Evaluation of Papers
15:00 Declaration of Results of written exam/
List of Candidates qualified for Interview
15:30 - 18:30 Interview + Document Verification
May 30, 2019
9:30 - 13:00 Interview + Document Verification
14:00 - 18:30 Interview + Document Verification
May 31, 2019
9:30 - 13:00 Interview + Document Verification
14:00 - 18:30 Interview + Document Verification

Declaration of final results will be within a week following the interview.

Contact us

Address for correspondence

Ph.D. Admissions-2019

Institute of Physics

Sachivalaya Marg, P.O. Sainik School, Bhubaneswar - 751 005

For any queries, please contact:

0674-2306418, 0674-2306406 (10AM - 5:30PM)

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