Vikash Sharma

The National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER) Bhubaneswar has invited applications from Indian citizens for admission in the PhD program scheduled to commence from January 1, 2023.

PhD program is meant for School of Biological Sciences (SBS), School of Chemical Sciences (SCS), . School of Computer Sciences (SCPS), School of Humanities & Social Sciences (SHSS) and School of Physical Sciences (SPS).


Biological Sciences: 60% or equivalent GPA in Masters or M. Tech or M. Pharm in any branches of Agricultural Sciences, Biology, Life Sciences, Pharmacy (any specialization), Veterinary Sciences, Computer Sciences, Bioinformatics and Biotechnology. Students with Master’s degree in Physics, Chemistry or Mathematics having interest in pursuing a career in Biology.

Chemical Sciences: 60% or equivalent GPA in Masters in Chemistry or allied Chemistry fields. Student with Master’s degree in any branches of Basic Sciences with undergraduate degree in Chemistry (or chemistry as one of the subjects) or M.Tech in applied Chemistry or Computer Sciences with interest in pursuing a career in Chemistry.

Computer Sciences: 60% or equivalent GPA in Masters in Computer Science/Mathematics/Electronics/Electrical Engineering or related fields.

Humanities & Social Sciences: 55% or equivalent GPA in Masters in Psychology.


The cut-off marks for national examination such as GATE/ JEST/ GPAT/ NBHM/ JGEEBILS/ CSIR-UGC-NET etc will be further decided by each School for the relevant subject area.

As per HBNI Ordinance, student having DST INSPIRE Doctoral Fellowship ONLY, without qualifying any other national level written examination as mentioned above at S.No 2, will not be considered for admission to Ph.D program in NISER.


Students with institute fellowship from NISER will be eligible to draw Rs 31,000 for first two years, which will subsequently be enhanced to Rs 35,000 for remaining three years, subject to the condition that he/she fulfils all the requirements of the Institute that will be stipulated from time to time.

Students with external fellowship from agencies viz. CSIR, UGC etc will be eligible to draw fellowship as per the extant rules of the respective funding agencies.

For other details, visit NISER Bhubaneswar website or click HERE