Ph.D. Admissions @ IOP, Bhubaneswar

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Important Dates

Last Date for receiving online application: 5th Dec, 2021

Tentative window for the selection is 13th-17th Dec, 2021

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 ₹ 31,000/- p.m. Thereafter, scholars are placed in Senior Research Fellowship (SRF) grade and are paid ₹ 35,000/- p.m. In addition, there is an annual contingency grant of ₹ 40,000/- to meet expenses on books and other research related expenses including academic travel. Medical facilities are also available to them.

Ph.D. Admission Criteria

Call for Ph.D. 2021

The Institute invites application for its regular Doctoral Programme starting from August, 2021. Indian nationals satisfying the following criteria are eligible to apply:

  1. A valid CSIR-JRF / UGC-JRF fellowship
    A valid GATE score with rank up to 200
    JEST - 2021 rank up to 250 (for Ph. D only)
  2. M.Sc. in Physics with a minimum of 55% marks (in aggregate) or equivalent cumulative CGPA. (Candidates who appeared for M.Sc. in 2021, and who satisfy the criteria mentioned above can apply. However, if selected, their admission will be provisional subject to satisfying the minimal criteria and submission of the M.Sc. certificate.)

(Candidates are required to upload the supporting documents regarding GATE/ JRF/JEST and produce the same in original at the time of admission.)


Procedure and Stages

The selection will be based on an online interview. However, depending on the COVID-19 situation, the dates and/or the selection process may be modified.

Important Information

Call for Ph.D. 2021

  1. After admission the selected candidates have to undergo one year of course work. After successful completion of the coursework they will work under the supervision of faculty members of the institute for the Ph.D. degree which will be awarded by the Homi Bhabha National Institute (HBNI), Mumbai. Selected candidates# will receive a monthly fellowship at par with other research institutes of the DAE, an annual contingency grant and have access to on-campus accommodation, medical facilities etc. at nominal charges.
    # For those selected candidates who have appeared for their M.Sc. final examination in this year (2021), the admission will be provisional in case they cannot produce the M.Sc. degree certificate. The admission will be confirmed and the fellowship will start after submission of the certificate and marksheets with minimum of 55% marks. Selected candidates, at the time of joining, have to produce B.Sc., M.Sc. marksheets and certificates besides JEST/GATE/NET scorecard in original. In addition, document indicating date of birth needs to be produced.
  2. Last date of online application is 5th December, 2021.
  3. Tentative dates of selection are 13th - 17th December, 2021. The selection will be based on an online interview. However, depending on the COVID-19 situation, the dates and/or the selection process may be modified.
  4. Online application does not entitle the applicant to be considered for the Selection process. If the number of applications is more than what can be processed, additional cut-off criteria may be used for further shortlisting.
  5. Candidates are encouraged to give their preference for Theory or Experimental Physics towards getting interviewed by a suitable committee.

Contact us

Address for correspondence

Ph.D. Admissions-2021

Institute of Physics

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

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