The External Registration Programme (ERP) at the Institute provides opportunities to
(1) individuals employed in R & D environments in scientific institutions or industries and
(2) young Engineering / Science faculty members of all Engineering Colleges/Universities including Agricultural, Pharmaceutical, Veterinary, Medical Colleges,/Universities recognized by appropriate government agencies to pursue research degrees in Science / Engineering.
Applicants applying for ERP must see the “Research programme” page for a list of departments, eligibility and areas of research.
The required qualifications remain the same as for the regular candidates except for the requirement of qualifying in one of the national entrance tests. However, qualifying in one of the national entrance tests like CSIR-UGC NET for JRF, UGC-NET for JRF, DBT JRF, ICMR JRF, GATE, NBHM is desirable. Further, the candidate should have completed two years of full time employment in the present organization.
The guidelines for the ERP programme and the format for the Sponsorship Certificate from the Head of the Organization is given here.
Important deadlines, click here to view
Fee structure, click here to view.
In addition to possessing the academic qualifications mentioned in the respective departments, an applicant should also fulfill the following requirements:
1. Professional Experience
Should have completed full time employment of two years as on 02 January 2023 in the current organization.
The Organisation/Institution must have at least 5 years of its existence for sponsoring candidates to the ERP programme. Only persons engaged in R & D work in Technical / Scientific Institutions/ Industries or R & D Establishments are eligible. The Organization/Institution should have adequate facilities for carrying out research, including DSIR Certification.
Should not have completed 50 year as on 02 January 2023
Unconditional sponsorship by the employer is essential. This sponsorship should be complete in all respects as per the Institute requirements and should be obtained at the time of submitting the application itself. In the absence of this, the application will be rejected. To view format of Sponsorship certificate click here
5 (a). Joint Research Supervisor (for candidates from R&D Organization/Industries)
The applicant should identify a Joint Research Supervisor from the sponsoring organization (who must be a permanent staff member) who satisfies the following requirements of the Institute and is willing to supervise the research work of the candidate as a supervisor.
6. Research Supervisor from the Institute
7. Documents to be submitted along with application form on or before last date of receipt of hard copy of application form
8. Only those applications, whose hardcopy has been received by the Academic Section, IISc will be considered for admission.
A printout of the online application form (in duplicate) should reach the Deputy Registrar (Academic), Admissions Unit, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore 560012 on or before November 4, 2022, and the last date for the receipt of applications cannot be extended for any reason.
8. Residence Requirements
9. Progress Report
The short-listed eligible candidates will be called for an interview tentatively between the 21-25, November 2022. The final selection is based on the performance of the candidate in the interview.