Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR) Ph.D. Admissions 2020: Courses, Eligibility, Entrance Exam

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Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research(JNCASR) offers Ph.D degrees in a number of disciplines. In the last few years, the Centre's faculty members have published their research in some of the most prestigious scientific journals, including Nature, Nature Medicine, etc. All students who are admitted to the Centre’s programmes receive stipends that are more than adequate to cover their tuition and living expenses, including hostel fees, etc.

JNCASR  invites applications for admission to both Engineering and Research programs. It also offers Integrated Ph.D. programs. The admission is based on academic performance followed by an Interview. The admission for the Integrated Ph.D. programmes is through the JAM and/or JNCASR’s written test, followed by an Interview.

Check JNCASR Admission 2020

The interviews will be held as per the vacancies available. The admission committee shall shortlist the candidates for a written test and/or interviews based on the Unit criteria.

Official Website of JNCASR

How To Apply

There are two forms available. One is meant for both the MS courses and the Ph.D. programs, and the other form is meant for the Integrated Ph.D. program.

For the MS and Ph.D. Program:

  • One can register for this program online via the university’s website.
  • Fill in the Application form with the required details.

Candidates must keep a copy of the HSC (10+2) mark sheet, Bachelor's mark sheets and the details of GATE /GPAT/ JEST /UGC - CSIR - NET-JRF/ ICMR - JRF / DBT-JRF/ INSPIRE –JRF, at hand before proceeding with the online application.

Note: There’s no fee required to apply for these programs.

  • Enter the personal details (names, addresses, e-mail)
  • Contact details of two people (reference) who are willing to give letters of recommendation in the space provided.

You should then submit the Application Form online only.


MS (Engineering) Programme

The MS (Engineering) program is offered under the following Units (departments):

  • Chemistry and Physics of Materials
  • Material Sciences
  • Biological Science

MS (By Research) Programme

The MS (Research) program is offered under the following Units (departments):

  • Evolutionary and Organismal Biological Unit
  • Molecular Biology and Genetics Unit


You should have an M Sc., B E, B Tech, B.Pharm., M E, M.Tech. or MBBS degree with at least 50% marks in your highest University examination.

You should also have qualified in any of the following examinations: GATE /GPAT/UGC -/ CSIR - NET-JRF / ICMR - JRF / DBT-JRF/JEST / INSPIRE (JRF). The award certificate of such a test should be in the validity period.


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Admission Process

For Integrated Courses :

Selection will be done through the Joint Admission Test (JAM) for Master’s and/or JNCASR’s written test, followed by an Interview at Bangalore.

Only the shortlisted candidates will appear for the Interview, which can take place on the same day as the screening process.

Contact Details

The Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research
Rachenahalli Lake Rd,
Jakkur, Bengaluru,
Karnataka 560064

Phone: 080-2208-2750

*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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