IISER Thiruvananthapuram has a vibrant Ph.D Programme in the area of Physical Sciences and Interdisciplinary areas.
The School of Physics admitted the first batch of doctoral students in August, 2009. From then onwards, Ph.D Students were admitted twice each academic year at the beginning of Varsha(August - December) and Vasanth(January - May) semesters. All the students admitted have cleared one of the following national examinations: CSIR-UGC NET, GATE, JEST. The School now has 28 students, out of which 14 of these students avail fellowships from UGC/CSIR and other students receive fellowship from IISER-TVM.
Including the course work, the duration of the Ph.D Programme is approximately 10 semesters.
Rs. 16,000/- pm for the first two years and Rs.18,000/- pm from third year onwards (subject to clearing comprehensive examination).
Course work and Comprehensive Examination
A key feature of the Ph.D Programme at IISER-TVM is that students take part in teaching assistant duties as assigned by the respective school.
All Ph.D students must give atleast two seminars related to the work carried out in the 3rd and 4th year.
Applicants must satisfy the following criteria