The applicant should have a Masters degree/ B.Tech/ MBBS/ M.Tech with a good academic record and should be GATE/ CSIR or UGC-NET/ JEST/ NBHM-JRF/JGEEBILS (TIFR/NCBS)/ GPAT/ ICMR-JRF/ DBT-JRF/DST-INSPIRE qualified in the relevant subject.
Detailed criteria set by individual departments for PhD admissions:
Department of Biological Sciences:
The applicant should have M. Sc./ B. Tech/ MBBS/ M. Tech or equivalent degree and should have a valid GATE(Life Sciences/ Biotechnology/ Ecology and Evolution) / CSIR-UGC-NET/ JGEEBILS (TIFR/ NCBS)/ ICMR/ DBT/ DST-Inspire fellowship.
Department of Chemical Sciences:
The applicant should have M. Sc. degree in Chemistry/ Physics (with a minimum of 55% marks) or equivalent degree and should have a valid NET/ GATE/ DST-Inspire fellowship in Chemistry/ Physics.
Department of Mathematical Sciences:
The applicant must have qualified one of the following
examinations GATE/CSIR-UGC-NET/NBHM-JRF with Mathematics as the primary subject. Applicants who have obtained the DST-INSPIRE fellowship must have taken Mathematics as their primary subject during their Master's programme.
Department of Physical Sciences:
The applicant should have a Masters degree in Physics or a Bachelors/Masters degree in Engineering, and should have a valid GATE/ CSIR-UGC-NET/ JEST/ DST-Inspire fellowship in Physics.
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences:
The applicant should have M. Sc./ B. Tech/ M. Tech in
Atmospheric Sciences/ Earth and Environmental Sciences/ Geology/ Chemistry/ Physics and should have a
valid GATE/ CSIR-UGC-NET/ DST-Inspire fellowship.
Department of Humanities and Social Sciences:
The applicant should have M.A./M.Sc./M.Phil degree (with
a minimum of 55% marks) in one or more of the following subjects: Philosophy (Ethics, Indian Philosophy,
Analytical Philosophy and Philosophy of Science)/ Sociology / Anthropology / Modern Indian History / Urban
History / Political Economy / Archaeology /Prehistory / Paleoanthropology / Ancient Indian History (Cultural
heritage studies)/ Gender Studies /Geography / English Literature (Postmodernism, Literary Theory, American
Literature) or related areas such as development studies, South Asian studies. UGC/NET/GATE or any other
national level eligibility test is required.