Doctoral programme 2013-14 at National Institute Of Advanced Studies (NIAS)
- Last Date : April 22, 2013 -

National Institute Of Advanced Studies (NIAS)
Indian Institute of Science Campus, Bangalore 560 012
Tel. 080-22185000, Fax: 080-2218 5028

We are admitting exceptional students interested in multidisciplinary research in the areas represented at NIAS, especially in the following areas for the year 2013-2014:

o Agroecology
o Animal behavioural ecology and cognitive ethology
o Animal studies and human-animal relationship
o Archaeology, art history and materials heritage
o Biosecurity
o Consciousness studies
o Dynamical systems theory, Physics of complex systems
o Economic and social change
o Education: Social exclusion; Education of the gifted; Higher education
o Energy and environment policy studies
o Gender studies: Development, State & NGOs, Women in Science
o Indian philosophy and psychology
o International relations and strategic studies/ Policy studies

Applicants may consult the NIAS website for information on faculty and their research interests

Doctoral Programme

The National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS) is a unique Indian institution conducting multidisciplinary research in 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 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 will be preferred. 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.16,000/- per month for the first two years and Rs.18,000/- per month from the third year, with an additional 30% per month as House Rent Allowance. Limited hostel seats are available on campus.

How to Apply

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.

Application along with all other documents should be sent as one single PDF document along with a hard copy on or before April 22, 2013, to:
National Institute of Advanced Studies
Indian Institute of Science Campus
Bangalore 560 012, India
The candidate's email address, postal address and contact phone numbers (landline and cell) should be included in the application.

* This info was sent by Khwairakpam Rakesh (PhD Scholar School of Social sciences, Tata Institute of Social Sciences.) who can be contacted at khulakpakh(at)gmail(dot)com
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