Doctoral Program at IISc

National Institute of Advanced Studies

Indian Institute of Science Campus, Bangalore 560 012

Tel. 080-22185000, Fax: 080-2218 5028



The National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS) is one of the unique
institutions in the country, conducting advanced research in
multidisciplinary areas that bridge the gap between the natural and
engineering sciences, social sciences, humanities and the arts. A limited
number of research scholarships are available in the Institute for bright
and committed postgraduate students interested in pursuing independent
research across disciplines towards a doctoral degree.


The specific areas of research in which students may be admitted for the
year 2010-2011 are the following:

– Education
– National Security, Strategic Studies
– Animal Behavioural Ecology, Cognitive Ethology, Conservation Biology
– Energy and Environment
– Urban Studies
– Sociology/ Social Anthropology *
– Indian Psychology & Philosophy
– Consciousness Studies
– Cognitive Science
– Bio-security
– Agro-ecology
– Art and Archaeology, Materials Heritage
– Philosophy of Science

Applicants may consult the NIAS website for information on faculty and their
research interests (**).**
* Applications for Sociology are invited only under the Provincial
Globalisation Programme:** *

The scholarships are open to those who have completed / are completing a
Master’s/M.Phil. degree in any relevant subject in natural sciences,
engineering, mathematics, social sciences, humanities or the arts, and with
a consistently proven academic record (minimum 55% marks). Some research
and/or field experience in the concerned areas may be preferred, but is not
essential. Candidates who have passed the NET/ SET examinations or qualified
for JRF/ DST/ CSIR/ ICSSR fellowships will be preferred.


Candidates admitted to the NIAS Doctoral Programme will be entitled to
fellowships, which will be available for a period of four years on a yearly
renewable basis. The fellowship amount is fixed at Rs. 12,000/- per month
for the first two years and Rs. 14,000/- per month for the third year, with
an additional 30% per month as House Rent Allowance. *Limited hostel seats
are available on campus.*

Applications should be made on plain paper, including a curriculum vitae,
copies of mark sheets and degree certificates (to be verified at the time of
interview) and a clear statement of purpose detailing the research interests
of the candidate and explaining why she/he would like to join NIAS. Explicit
mention must be made of the research areas for which the application is
being sent. The candidate’s email address, postal address and contact phone
numbers (landline and cell) should be included in the application.

Applications should be sent *(preferably by email)* on or before *March 31,
2010, *to:


National Institute of Advanced Studies

Indian Institute of Science Campus

Bangalore 560 012, India,

*For additional information, applicants may contact:*

*,** ***


Short-listed candidates will be invited for a written test and an interview
in May/June 2010. The dates will be informed later by email.

K S Rama Krishna

N.I.A.S., I.I.Sc Campus
Bangalore 560012
Ph: 2218 5000
Fax: 2218 5028

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