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JNCASR - PhD & PG Admissions are now Open; Important Dates, Eligibility, Apply, Scholarship, etc

Updated: Mar 24, 2020

The Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR), Jakkur, Bengaluru was established in 1989 by the Department of Science and Technology of the Government of India, to mark the birth centenary of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru.

Researchers at the Centre are divided into nine units: Chemistry and Physics of Materials, Educational Technology, Engineering Mechanics, Evolutionary and Integrative Biology, Geodynamics, Molecular Biology and Genetics, New Chemistry, Neuroscience, Theoretical Sciences. Though it is, of course, difficult to quantify scientific performance, by all numerical indications (numbers of publications, citations, grants, patents filed, etc.), science at the Centre is flourishing. In the last few years, the Centre’s faculty members have published their research in some of the most prestigious scientific journals, including Nature, Nature Medicine, Science, Evolution, the Journal of the American Chemical Society, Angewandte Chemie, the Journal of Fluid Mechanics, and Physical Review Letters. The work of the Centre’s faculty is also being recognized by various awards.


Today JNCASR has invited applications from eligible applicants for admissions to:

  1. Research Programmes [(Ph.D. / MS(Engg.) / MS(Research)]

  2. Masters in Chemistry (Two-year program)

  3. Integrated Ph.D. Programmes

Let's take a look at each of these Programmes

RESEARCH PROGRAMMES [Ph.D / M.S(Engg.) / M.S(Research)]


  • Candidates with an M Sc., B E, B Tech, M E, M Tech or MBBS./MD are eligible to apply.

  • Candidates should have at least 50% in their highest University examination.

  • Candidates should also have qualified in the GATE / JEST /GPAT or UGC -/ CSIR - NET-JRF/ / ICMR - JRF / DBT-JRF/ INSPIREJRF.

  • The award certificate of the above-mentioned test should have the validity period for seeking admission to a research programme as on 1 st August 2020.

  • Generally, ME/M-Tech students are required to qualify one of the exams mentioned above, however exceptional candidates without these exams may also be considered.

Units in JNCASR that you can apply with the following educational qualification
Units in JNCASR that you can apply with the following educational qualification

Selection procedure

Candidates will be short-listed for an interview based on their overall performance and scores in the National Entrance Test or the qualifying degree for ME/M.Tech. The selection is based on the performance in the interview (in some units, a short-written test will precede the interview)




  • Applicants possessing a minimum of 55% marks at the B.Sc level.

  • Those appearing in the final examination of their Bachelor’s degree this year.

  • Candidates who have qualified the Joint Admissions Test for Masters (JAM).

Selection procedure

Shortlisted candidates based on fulfilling the eligibility criteria will have to appear for a written test at JNCASR. Based on the performance in the written test, candidates will be called for an interview.



JNCASR Admissions 2020 Integrated PhD Eligibility

Selection procedure

Selection will be through the Joint Admission Test for Master’s (JAM) and /or JNCASR’s written test, followed by an interview for shortlisted candidates on the same day or the following day. The JNCASR written entrance test for all the three disciplines will be held only at JNCASR, Bengaluru.


Now that we have gone through the details regarding each of the programmes, let's see some General Important Informations

How to Apply:

Applications for all the programmes mentioned above are available online. Click here for Applying.

Application Fee:

The application fee is Rs.500/- and is non-refundable. Any bank or payment gateway service charges must be borne by the applicant. Options of online payment through net-banking, debit card/credit card, etc are available.

Important Dates:


All the regular students (except Masters in Chemistry) joining JNCASR are eligible for a scholarship from JNCASR/ CSIR / UGC/ ICMR / DBT /INSPIRE depending upon their mode of entry.

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