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 etc., is desirable.
The guidelines for the ERP programme and the format for the Sponsorship Certificate from the Head of the Organization isgiven 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 1st August of the respective Academic year.
The Organization/Institution must have at least 5 years of existence for sponsoring Ph.D. candidates to the ERP programme, and 3 years of existence for sponsoring M. Tech (Research) candidates. 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. DSIR Certification is preferred but not mandatory. Organizations without DSIR certification will have to fill up an IISc proforma, which will capture relevant information about R & D capability of the organization.
Should not have completed 50 years of age before the commencement of the classes.
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 as per the schedule mentioned on the announcement page and the last date for the receipt of applications will not be extended for any reason.
The short-listed eligible candidates will be called for an interview as per the schedule mentioned on the announcement page. The final selection is based on the performance of the candidate in the interview.
9. RTP requirements
10. Progress Report