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IIA Ph.D. - Exam


The Indian Institute of Astrophysics (IIA), with its headquarters in Bangalore (Karnataka state),, is a premier National Research Institute of India. IIA conducts research primarily in the areas of astronomy, astrophysics and related subjects. It is widely recognised as one of the best research institutes in the country.



A. You may apply if: (a) you have qualified for JRF in the NET/CSIR/UGC exam, or, (b) scored 96 percentile or above in the JEST 2017, or, (c) scored 97 percentile or above in GATE. Candidates applying for the IIA-Ph.D program based on their GATE / JEST score must have qualified in the PHYSICS paper of GATE / JEST. 
 NOTE: Percentile = [(T-R)/T]*100, where T = Total number of candidates, and R = All India Rank. 
 Please refer to the GATE / JEST score card for T & R. 
B. IMPORTANT: Our admission criteria also requires that the candidate to have scored aggregate of 55% marks or above throughout his/her academic career. 
C. Candidates who obtained their last degree (qualifying degree) before 2013 are not eligible to apply. 
IMPORTANT: Candidates are selected based on an interview at the IIA, Bangalore campus. Original documents of all academic records (mark sheets etc.) must be produced during the interview. If any information is found to have been falsified in the online application, it will lead to the automatic and immediate disqualification of the candidate.
Qualifying year:2017

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