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Ph.D. Programme in History

The Department of Physics at Ashoka University invites applications for its Ph.D. program, starting in the Monsoon semester (September -2021). Currently, we invite applications only in experimental soft condensed matter physics, cosmology, computational biophysics and quantum field theory.  The Department’s work in these areas is described in more detail in the faculty profiles listed below.


Candidates must have a masters degree in Physics. A minimum of 55% marks in aggregate (or equivalent in any point system), both at the bachelor’s and master’s level, is required.

How to apply

Applicants should complete the online application form. They are required to supply a brief statement of research interests (maximum 1 page) and two letters of recommendation. Research experience at the undergraduate or master’s level, project work, or internships should be highlighted. Candidates interested in experimental physics should describe relevant experiences and interests. Recommendation letters should be emailed, with the candidate’s name in the subject line, to physics.phd@ashoka.edu.in.

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Candidates are typically expected to have qualified, at a level to be decided by Ashoka University, in one of the following national examinations: JEST, CSIR-UGC NET, and GATE. In exceptional circumstances, candidates who have not qualified in these examinations but with skills relevant to research, e.g. in experimental work, may be given an internal entrance examination (written test). International candidates may also appear for this examination. All those shortlisted will be invited to an interview at the Ashoka University campus, Sonepat. The tentative examination/interview date is in the second/third week of August 2021.

List of the Selected Candidates for Monsoon 2020 Session

O50-2019-03031 – Anantharaman S V
O55-2020-10038 – Aditya Jain
O55-2020-10021 – Souradeep Sengupta
O55-2020-10024 -Manmeet Kaur
O55-2020-10028 – Ajay Partap Singh Rana


A fixed number of attractive Ph.D. fellowships will be offered according to Ashoka University’s rules. The fellowship includes a monthly stipend of INR 35,000 and an annual contingency grant of INR 20,000. Students will either be given on-campus accommodation or a rent allowance of INR 7000 per month.

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