IISc Bangalore Ph.D. Admission 2020: Courses, Fees, Eligibility

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IISc Bangalore PhD Quick Update 2020

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IISc Bangalore PhD admissions are ongoing and the last date for online application has been extended till 30 April 2020. The tentative dates for interview and registration are 6 July to 10 July 2020. 

Students who have completed a 4-years bachelor’s program or masters’ degree in Science, engineering or technology can apply. Also, students need to have a valid GATE/NET JRF score to get selected. The expected cut-off is 650 for GATE and 200 for UGC NET. 

Students aspiring to do a PhD program from IISc Bangalore need to apply online from the official website of the institute. The application will be thoroughly shortlisted based on previous academic records, but the final selection will be based on performance at written examination and interview.

For detailed information on links to apply online for IISc Bangalore PhD admissions are tabulated below:

Name of InstituteIndian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore
Official Website
Online Application open forPhD program 2020-2021
Last date for Online Application 30 April 2020
Online Application LinkCheck here
Application FeeRs. 800 (General/OBC)
Rs 500 (SC/ST)
Rs. 2000 (ERP candidates)
Rs. 800 (Sponsored candidates of DRDO, CPRI, BARC, ISRO, KSRTC, BMTC, BDA, NAL and NTRO)
Registration LinkCheck here
Accepted Entrance ExaminationsGATE/UGC-NET JRF
Tuition Fee (per year)Rs 50,200 (General/OBC) Rs 40,200 (SC/ST)
Fellowship (per month)Rs. 35,000 

Check IISc Bangalore Courses & Fees

CourseAdmission Link
M.Phil/Ph.D in Science,
M.Phil/Ph.D in Engineering,
M.Phil/Ph.D in Medicine,
M.Phil/Ph.D in Management
Admission Link

Important Dates: IISc Bangalore Ph.D Admissions

Feb 01, 2020Website opens for online admissions of PhD
April 30, 2020Last date of online application
July 06 to 10, 2020Tentative interview schedule for PhD applicants 
September 2020Tentative date for reporting at IISc

Eligibility Criteria for IISc Bangalore Ph.D

Eligible criteria for PhD in various subject areas are as follows:

  • Completed a 4-years bachelor’s degree in science, engineering or technology
  • Masters degree in Science, Business, Technology or Engineering
  • Aggregate score (inclusive of Classes X, XII and graduation) should be a minimum of 50% or a second class.
  • Students with bachelor’s in engineering or technology from centrally Funded Institutes should have at least 8.5 CGPA.
  • A valid score of UGC-NET JRF or GATE as of 2018/ 2019/ 2020

Documents Required

Following are the documents required while applying online:

  • Mark sheets of Class X, XII, graduation and postgraduation
  • In case the certificates of the final semester are not available, provisional certificates of all the semester is a mandate for submission. However, the final certificate is required during registration.
  • Scanned image of signature and passport-size photograph
  • Scanned copies of caste certificates (if applicable) and domicile certificate as in case of Kashmir valley residents 

Read more: IISc Bangalore Admission

Selection Procedure for IISc Bangalore Ph.D

The selection procedure takes place in two stages. The shortlisted candidates will be called for an interview. The performance at the interview decides the final selections of candidates. The details of the procedures are mentioned below:


For PhD programs, students are shortlisted based on their previous academic performance, scores at the national level examinations and publications they own. Few facts that are considered for shortlisted candidates:

  • Consistent academic record which includes:
    • Grades or marks obtained in Classes X and XII board examinations
    • Grades or CGPA in Bachelor’s program
    • Grades obtained in Master’s program
  • Noteworthy academic accomplishments like research publications, scholarships or awards
  • Ranks in national level examinations

Final Selection

  • Shortlisted candidates will be called for an interview. 
  • In certain departments, the interview will be preceded by a written test.
  • Hence, the performance at the written test, personal interview and records of national level entrance tests will lead to the final selection of PhD candidates.

Note: Shortlisted candidates will not be separately communicated through posts. Students have to check the application status in the admission section on the official website of IISc. Making personal arrangements for transportation and accommodation for the interview, students have to carry the original documents pertaining to all academic transcripts, caste, EWS or PD certificates. 

How to Apply for IISc Bangalore PhD Admissions?

Students have to apply online for IISc Bangalore PhD programs. The steps are as follows:

  1. Visit the official website:
  2. Go to the Apply Online tab and click on it.
IISc Bangalore PhD Admission
  1. You will be redirected to another page, where you will have to click on the ‘Apply to PG program’.
IISc Bangalore PhD Admission
  1. Next, you have to register, if you are a new user. Click on New User to Register link.
IISc Bangalore PhD Admission
  1. Enter all your personal details that are required for registration.
  1. Registration will require the user's email ID and password for verification. This will allow the portal to communicate with the applicant.
  2. Once the registration is over, students can simply log in to apply.
  3. Enter all the personal details and upload the required documents. Make sure any field is not left blank or incomplete.
  4. Click on Save and proceed.
  5. Make the payments for application through net banking or debit/credit/visa master cards. 

General Instructions

Before applying, here are some of the general instructions that students need to follow:

  • Applicants need to go through the guidelines carefully before beginning to apply.
  • Make sure the application is completely filled. Incomplete applications will not be entertained at any cost.
  • Students need to make sure accurate information is inserted in the form.
  • Students need to bring all the original copies of uploaded documents for verification at the time of registration.

About the Institute

Indian Institute of Science(IISc), Bangalore was founded in 1909 with the objective to enhance research scope and development in the country. With more than 34 departments concerning 6 research areas, IISc is a public deemed university in Bangalore, Karnataka.


Ques. How to apply for IISc Bangalore PhD admissions?

Ans. To apply for PhD admissions, students have to apply online from the official website of IISc Bangalore.

Ques. What is the stipend for PhD students in IISc Bangalore?

Ans. The monthly stipend for the first 2 years is Rs. 25,000 and for the next 3 years is Rs. 28,000.

Ques. What is the tuition fee for IISc Bangalore PhD programs?

Ans. The tuition fee per year is Rs. 35,200 (for General/OBC) and Rs. 20,200 (for SC/ST) .

Ques. Are fellowships available for PhD students at IISc Bangalore?

Ans. Yes, there are fellowships for PhD programs that are available for 5 years amounting to Rs. 35,000 per month.

Ques. What is the last date for IISc Bangalore PhD admissions?

Ans. The last date for online applications is extended until April 30, 2020.

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College



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