Indian Institute of Astrophysics

PhD Admission 2017 at IIA Bangalore

The Indian Institute of Astrophysics (IIA) Bangalore has invited applications for admission to Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Program offered jointly with Pondicherry Central University and Integrated M.Tech-PhD offered jointly with University of Calcutta for 2017 sessions.

Courses offered

IIA conducts the following two graduate programs leading to PhD degrees:

  • PhD Programme – Jointly with Pondicherry Central University, Puducherry
  • Integrated M.Tech – PhD (Tech) Program in collaboration with University of Calcutta, Kolkata

Eligibility Criteria

Students who expect to complete their M.Sc., Integrated M.Sc. or B.E./B.Tech/M.E/M.Tech degrees with a consistently good academic record.

Unless you have already scored > 96 percentile in JEST (Physics)/ GATE (Physics), or have a UGC-CSIR-NET Junior Research Fellowship, you are required to appear for the IIA screening test (IIAST), at an exam center of your choice.

Selection Procedure

Selection of applicants will be based on the performance in their IIA Screening Test (IIAST/JEST/GATE/UGC-CSIR-NET) conducted by the institute.

Applicants short listed based on their performance in the IIAST will be called for personal interview in IIA, Bangalore.

Centres: Bangalore, Bhubaneshwar, Chennai, Cochin, Guwahati , Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai, Delhi.

How to Apply?

All the applicants are requested to apply online at

There are Two-Steps in the application procedure – registration and login. First, register by entering your name and valid e-mail address in the appropriate registration boxes from link. A welcome message with further instructions will be sent to e-mail address. You can then login and fill out the application form.

Before filling the form, keep ready with the scanned copies of your Photo, Date of Birth Proof, X, XII, Degree, Master Degree (If Applicable).

Applicants will be asked to bring originals of the relevant documents for verification during the interview. Any false data provided on the form will automatically disqualify the applicant.

The final selection will be based on the interviews.

Please e-mail the administrator at in case of any problems with the online forms.

Important Dates

Last date to Apply Online: October 28th 2016

Date of Exam: December 10th 2016 (Saturday)

Date of Exam Results will be posted on web around: December 20th 2016

Interview for PhD will be held in IIA Bangalore: January 2017

Interview for M.Tech-PhD will be held in IIA Bangalore: May 2017

IIA Bangalore PhD Admissions 2017 | PhD Application Form
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