Ph.D. Admissions @ IOP, Bhubaneswar

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Ph. D. Selection Dates

July 27-29, 2020
(Last Date for receiving online application: July 15, 2020)

Who we are

About Institute of Physics

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. 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. 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 appear for their M.Sc. final examination in this year (2020), the admission will be provisional. The admission will be confirmed and the fellowship shall start after submission of the certificate and marksheet with minimum of 55% marks.

Ph.D. Admission Criteria

Call for Ph.D. 2020

The Institute invites application for its regular Doctoral Programme in Physics starting from September, 2020. Indian nationals satisfying both 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 - 2020 rank up to 407 (for Ph. D only)
  2. M.Sc. in Physics with a minimum of 55% marks (in aggregate) or equivalent cumulative CGPA. (Candidates appearing for M.Sc. in 2020, 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 register online and upload all the supporting documents and produce the same in original at the time of selection. Last date of online application is 15th July, 2020.
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Procedure and Stages

  • Registered candidates will be notified within 7 days of their registration in our portal about their eligibility to the Ph. D. Selection process. In the past, eligible candidates were required to appear for a written test at IOP, Bhubaneswar and those shortlisted on the basis of their performance in the written test appeared for a personal interview. However, depending on the Covid-19 situation, the dates and/or the selection process may be modified and will be communicated by email.
  • Note: Acceptance of 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.
  • The intake number is expected to be up to about 15.

Contact us

Address for correspondence

Ph.D. Admissions-2020

Institute of Physics

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

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