The Ph D-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.
For the ERP fees structure click on the “Fees and Scholarships” link.
In addition to possessing the academic qualifications mentioned in the respective departments, an applicant should also fulfill the following requirements:
Should have completed full time employment of two years as on 1st August 2020 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.
There is no age restriction for the Engineering/Science faculty members of Colleges/ Universities recognized by appropriate government agencies to pursue research degrees in Science / Engineering. However, individuals employed in R & D environments in scientific institutions or industries should not have completed 45 years of age as on 1st August 2020.
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.
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.
5 (b). Research Supervisor (for the faculty members from Educational Institutions)
The applicant should identify a Joint Research Supervisor or Coordinator (who must be a permanent staff member) from the educational institution who satisfies the following requirements of the Institute and is willing to supervise the research work of the candidate.
The Joint Research Supervisor or Coordinator should be from the same establishment/laboratory in which the candidate is employed. Guidance by making periodic visits to the institution is not permitted.
The applicant should identify a Research Supervisor from the department concerned at the time of submitting the application itself.
8. Residence Requirements
The candidate should submit a report of the progress of work done through the research supervisors from IISc and the organisation at the end of every 6 months. If a report is not received thrice during the studentship, the registration will be terminated.
A print out of the online application form (in duplicate) should reach the Assistant Registrar (Academic), Admissions Unit, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore 560012 on or before March 30, 2020 and the last date for the receipt of applications cannot be extended for any reason.
The short-listed eligible candidates will be called for an interview between the 18 – 22, May 2020. The final selection is based on the performance of the candidate in the interview.
Candidates will be short-listed based on their academic performance including the qualifying examinations like GATE/ CSIR-UGC NET for JRF/UGC NET for JRF/ DBT JRF/ICMR JRF/ JEST/ NBHM or any other National Entrance Test (if qualified).
SPECIMEN OF Sponsorship from the Head of the Organization
We sponsor the candidate Mr./Ms.___________________________________ who is a full time employee of our Organization.
We understand that this sponsorship is covered by the following conditions:
i The candidate will be continue in the present place of work till he / she completes the research work.
ii Necessary facilities will be provided for the proposed research work of the candidate.
iii Necessary leave will be given to the candidate to enable him / her to fulfill the residence requirements at the Institute. The residence requirement consists of :
(a) one term of continuous residence in the first year immediately after admission to complete the Research Training Programme (RTP) and
(b) 8 weeks every subsequent year for consultation with the Research Supervisor from the Institute.
iv The Research Supervisor from the Institute will be given access to the facilities necessary for the research work of the candidate in our organization.
v The Joint Research Supervisor from the organization will ensure that half yearly reports are submitted through the Research Supervisor at the Institute to the Deans. Failure to comply with this will result in cancellation of the registration. Travel expenses of the Joint Research Supervisor to attend various meetings conducted at IISc in connection with the evaluation and progress monitoring of the student will be borne by the organization.
vi The organization will ensure that the candidate devotes sufficient time to his/her research work so that the submission of the thesis will be done within the time frame stipulated by the Institute.
vii The organization will ensure that the candidate will be relieved of his/her duties for attending the Residential Training Program (RTP) for a period of one or two terms of continuous residence at the Institute, which will be taken up immediately after joining.
viii The organization will ensure that during RTP, the candidate will not be engaged with the duties of the organization.
ix In the event of any intellectual property generated by the student during his/her proposed research, the Organization agrees to, the sharing of IP rights as determined by a Committee constituted by IISc for this purpose.
x The thesis is a public document, and shall include all the work carried out by the student for the Ph D degree. The organization shall agree that sensitive/confidential information will not be included in the problem formulation or, subsequently, during the course of research.
xi All material in the thesis can be submitted for publication in peer-reviewed journals/ conference, the organization waives the right to deny permission for publication, for reasons of confidentiality or for any other reason, for any material contained in the thesis.
xii Publications: In the case of publications arising from the thesis, only those who have directly contributed to the research work can be listed as authors. In case there is any difference of opinion, the decision of the Deans of IISc shall be final.
Signature of the Head of the Organization
with the official seal.
The applicants applying for ERP must see the Research programme page for list of departments, eligibility and areas of research.