The External Registration Programme (ERP) at the Institute provides opportunities to
(1) individuals employed in R & D environments in scientific institutions or industries and
(2) young Engineering / Science faculty members of all Engineering Colleges/Universities including Agricultural, Pharmaceutical, Veterinary, Medical Colleges,/Universities recognized by appropriate government agencies to pursue research degrees in Science / Engineering.
Applicants applying for ERP must see the “Research programme” page for a list of departments, eligibility and areas of research.
The required qualifications remain the same as for the regular candidates except for the requirement of qualifying in one of the national entrance tests. However, qualifying in one of the national entrance tests like CSIR-UGC NET for JRF, UGC-NET for JRF, DBT JRF, ICMR JRF, GATE, NBHM is desirable. Further, the candidate should have completed two years of full time employment in the present organization.
For the ERP fees structure click on the “Fees and Scholarships” link.
In addition to possessing the academic qualifications mentioned in the respective departments, an applicant should also fulfill the following requirements:
Should have completed full time employment of two years as on 2nd August 2021 in the current organization.
The Organisation/Institution must have at least 5 years of its existence for sponsoring candidates to the ERP programme. Only persons engaged in R & D work in Technical / Scientific Institutions/ Industries or R & D Establishments are eligible. The Organization/Institution should have adequate facilities for carrying out research, including DSIR Certification.
Should not have completed 50 year as on 02 August 2021
Unconditional sponsorship by the employer is essential. This sponsorship should be complete in all respects as per the Institute requirements and should be obtained at the time of submitting the application itself. In the absence of this, the application will be rejected. To view format of Sponsorship certificate click here
5 (a). Joint Research Supervisor (for candidates from R&D Organization/Industries)
The applicant should identify a Joint Research Supervisor from the sponsoring organization (who must be a permanent staff member) who satisfies the following requirements of the Institute and is willing to supervise the research work of the candidate as a supervisor.
6. Research Supervisor from the Institute
7. Documents to be submitted along with application form on or before last date of receipt of hard copy of application form
The applicant should identify a Research Supervisor from the department concerned at the time of submitting the application itself.
8. Residence Requirements
The candidate should submit a report of the progress of work done through the research supervisors from IISc and the organisation at the end of every 6 months. If a report is not received thrice during the studentship, the registration will be terminated.
A print out of the online application form (in duplicate) should reach the Assistant Registrar (Academic), Admissions Unit, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore 560012 on or before April 25, 2021 and the last date for the receipt of applications cannot be extended for any reason.
The short-listed eligible candidates will be called for an interview between the 17 – 21, May 2021. The final selection is based on the performance of the candidate in the interview.
Candidates will be short-listed based on their academic performance including the qualifying examinations like GATE/ CSIR-UGC NET for JRF/UGC NET for JRF/ DBT JRF/ICMR JRF/ JEST/ NBHM or any other National Entrance Test (if qualified).