CSIR-Structural Engineering Research Centre (CSIR-SERC), Chennai has invited applications for admission to following Doctoral programmes:
(i) PhD in Science
(ii) PhD in Engineering
(iii) Direct PhD in Engineering

Eligibility Criteria:

PhD in Science:
Candidates with a Bachelorís degree in Engineering / Technology / Medicine or BS (of 4 year duration) or Masterís degree with a keen sense of scientific enquiry for pursuing advanced research in frontier areas of Biological, Chemical, Physical and Mathematical Sciences leading to a PhD degree. The candidate should be having a valid National level fellowship (JRF / SRF of various funding agencies, e.g. CSIR, UGC, DBT, DST etc.), INSPIRE or other equivalent fellowships.

PhD in Engineering:
Candidates with a Masterís degree in Engineering / Technology / Pharmacy with a good academic record or with a Masterís degree in Sciences with a good academic record and with a valid GATE score or UGC / CSIR NET / NBHM or valid CSIR-SRF or equivalent fellowship or Bachelorís degree in Engineering / Technology with exceptionally good academic record and having a valid GATE score having keen interest in research in various disciplines in Engineering.

Direct PhD in Engineering:
Candidates having following qualifications are eligible to apply:
i. BE / BTech+GATE / NET (Engg)
ii. BE / BTech+2-year experience as PA / CSIR-SRF/ Industrial Candidates
iii. BE / BTech or MSc + National level fellowship/ Ranked first in University Personnel from Industry for PhD.
Candidates having Masterís degree in Science/Engineering with endorsement from a Industry for financial support during studies.

Candidates whose final results are awaited but who are otherwise eligible as per the screening criteria, can also apply.


Important Dates:

  • Last date of Online Application Process: October 24, 2013
  • Screening of Applications: October 25 to 30, 2013
  • Intimation to Shortlisted Candidates (Electronic): October 31, 2013
  • Aptitude Test/Interviews: Nov 18 to Dec 13, 2013
  • Declaration of results (on web): December 18, 2013
  • Enrolment: January 06 to 07, 2014
  • Commencement of Session: January 10, 2014


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