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(Posted on 2 May, 2017) 

The PhD programme at IISER Tirupati is starting from August 2017. 

Online application form and other information are at

It involves a combination of coursework, teaching assistantship along with a major research component. IISER Tirupati admits students to its doctoral programme in Biology (includes Ecology & Evolution), Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics and associated inter-disciplinary areas of research.

Students with a Master's degree in Science / Mathematics or a four-year Bacherlor degree with at least 60% marks (aggregate) are encouraged to apply to our PhD programme. In addition to the qualifying degree, we expect the students to have qualified a national examination such as CSIR-UGC NET/GATE/JEST/NBHM/JGEEBILS, etc. depending on their area of research interest. Students will be selected to the PhD programme based on their performance in the interviews, which will be conducted once eligible candidates are shortlisted. 

Eligibility criteria for the Biology programme:

  1. Minimum 60% marks in aggregate (overall percentage; not only in majoring subject) or CGPA 6 out of 10 point scale (55% or equivalent CGPA in aggregate for SC/ST and PD candidates) in Master's Degree in any branch of Science Physics/Chemistry/Mathematics/Biological Sciences/Ecology & Environmental Sciences/Agricultural Sciences/ Biodiversity/Psychology or equivalent. B.E/B.Tech/M.Tech/M.VSc or MBBS degree holders may also apply.
  2. In addition to the above criteria, the candidate must have qualified any ONE of the following exams:
    1. JGEEBILS exam.
    2. National Eligibility Test (NET) with VALID* CSIR-JRF / UGC-JRF
    4. CSIR/UGC NET-LSa* or DAE-JESTb*or GATEb* or GPATb* or NBHM in last two years
    5. INSPIRE-Ph.D. fellowship (Should be in possession of Provisional Selection Letter at the time of Interview)
    6. IISER BS-MS (All IISERs) Dual degree students and exceptional 4 year BS students (CGPA >= 7.0)

Rank/CGPA cut-offs for some of the aforementioned qualifying exams:
a*. For CSIR-LS rank-holders, up to rank 200 are eligible (date of passing should be in the previous two years).
b*. For DAE-JEST/GATE/GPAT rank-holders, up to rank 600 (GATE Life Sciences) are eligible. No cut-off for GATE Ecology.
* The scores/ranks must be valid at least till September 01 of the year of application, and the admission criteria can change next year.


(Posted on 24 April, 2017) 


A walk-in-interview will be held on 9 May, 2017 at IWST for the positions of 10 Project Assistants and on 11May,  2017 for   09 Junior Research Fellows under ICFRE/KFD/External funded projects. The engagement of the positions will be purely on temporary basis and co­terminus with the projects. The engagement shall not be treated as regular employment under ICFRE/IWST, Bangalore. The details of the projects, dates, timings and venue of interviews are available in the websites and

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(Posted on 7 April, 2017) 

Workshop on Fundamentals of Herpetology

A five day workshop on Fundamentals of Herpetology from 12 to 16 July 2017.

For more details contact on:


(Posted on 23 March, 2017) 


SCCS2017: Registrations & abstract-submission OPEN!


The Student Conference on Conservation Science (SCCS) – Bengaluru brings together young researchers in the science and practice of biodiversity conservation. The conference facilitates interaction, encourages exchange of research ideas and methods, sharing of knowledge and experience related to conserving wildlife and helps build contacts and capacity. As a sister conference to SCCS-Cambridge, SCCS-Bengaluru focuses on attracting student participants, primarily from countries in South and South-east Asia and  Africa.


The 2017 conference will be held at the JN Tata Auditorium, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, from 21st to 24th September 2017.

Early Bird registrations and Abstract submissions are now open on our website!

Abstract submissions are open for those who want to present either a talk or a poster. Students need to register and pay the conference fee before being able to submit an abstract.
Deadline for submitting abstracts is 3 April 2017.

You can view the Conference Flyer here:

SCCS-Bengaluru is a four-day conference, where you can look forward to a host of long and short workshops (which are research focused and equip students with skills required for conservation), plenary talks by invited speakers, close to 25+ student talks and about 80 student poster presentations.
Read the 2016 report here:

We will also have sessions on 'Who's Who in Conservation' and 'Birds of a Feather' for students to learn about the work done by a diversity of academic institutions and conservation organisations, to discover work and research opportunities they offer, and to network with students and scientists working on similar issues. Based on feedback from previous years we are working towards a slightly new format for this year’s conference, so do keep a lookout for our announcements via email, our website, Facebook and Twitter.

For further information don't hesitate to contact at



(Posted on 21 Febrauary, 2017) 

M.Sc. and PhD in Wildlife Science - Amity University
Amity Institute of Wildlife Science (AIWS), Amity University Noida Campus is offering a Masters and PhD program in Wildlife Science. The official call for applications for the year 2017-2018 is out. Please check the amity university website for the application process. In the case of queries, please email the Director, AIWS. Contact details as given below.


The Director, Amity Institute of Wildlife Sciences,
Amity University Campus, Sector – 125, Noida, Uttar Pradesh,
India - 201303.                                      
Phone: +91(0)-120-4735642         Website:


(Posted on 6 Febrauary, 2017) 

 Advertisement for the Admission to XVI M.Sc. Course in Wildlife Science (2017-2019)



The Wildlife Institute of India ( is an internationally acclaimed premier national institute in providing professional and training, research and advisory services in wildlife conservation and management. The Institute invites applications from eligible Indian and foreign candidates having passion for its prestigious 2 year Master’s Degree Programme in Wildlife Science for the Year 2017-2019.

Total intake for the course is 20 students (15 Indian and 5 foreign nationals). The Institute will provide scholarships to eight Indian students based on their selection merit.  The scholarship covers academic fee, hostel accommodation fee and a monthly stipend. 

The online registration of applicants, submission of application and payment of application processing fee will open on 02 March, 2017 and close on 15 April, 2017. 

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Upto 2016-17


(Posted on 28 December, 2016) 

Recruitment of post of Scientist, Project Scientist, Research Associate at Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology, Dehradun, Uttarakhand


Recruitment of post of Scientist, Project Scientist, Research Associate at Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology, Dehradun, Uttarakhand. Click for more information…



(Posted on 21 November, 2016) 

Interview for JRF position in the project ‘Shallow water benthic communities and food-web dynamics: a case for Kakinada Bay and coastal Andhra Pradesh’

As part of Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES), Govt of India funded project ‘Shallow water benthic communities and food-web dynamics: a case for Kakinada Bay and coastal Andhra Pradesh ', a position of Junior Research Fellow is open in the Integrative Taxonomy and Microbial Ecology Research Group, Department of Biological Sciences, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata [IISERK]. The project aims to understand the roles of microphytobenthos in marine food-web dynamics and nutrient cycling in coastal Andhra Pradesh based on microscopy, culture based and molecular biological approaches.


Candidates with M.Sc. in Botany/Marine Science/Microbiology/ and having some exposure in algal taxonomy as well as willing to undertake rigorous field work can apply electronically by sending a copy of their CV along with motivation letter to Fellowship will be as per MoES guidelines. The position will be initially for a period of one year.


Only short-listed candidates will be called for interview in due course.



(Posted on 7 November, 2016) 

ICECAPS Workshop 2016


Improving Communication Effectiveness and Capacity Addition in Polar Science

Indian Polar Research Network (IPRN-APECS India) and Wildlife Institute of India- ENVIS centre on Wildlife and Protected Areas, Dehradun are jointly organizing a two-day science communication workshop called the ICECAPS Workshop 2016. The workshop will be held at Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun on 1st and 2nd December 2016. This workshop aims to teach key communication skills to participants to prepare them for a career in science disciplines. Some key topics to be covered under the workshop include basic skills needed to apply for MSc/PhD courses, resume building, improving presentation skills, writing effective grant applications, planning a research project and learning basic analytical and reporting tools (R program, Latex).

This workshop will also include special sessions on Protected Area management in Polar regions (Arctic, Antarctica and the Himalayas) with a view to generate awareness about international conventions and protocols.

We are expecting a higher participation of students from organizations/universities in Uttarakhand esp. from Dehradun region. Interested students who are currently doing MSc or are in a PhD program in biological or environmental science disciplines are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to students who are currently working in any of the three above-mentioned Polar regions.

Apply for the workshop by filling this google form

More information about the workshop will be updated here


Note: Outstation candidates are expected to arrange their own accommodation if selected.




(Posted on 25 October, 2016) 

M. Krishnan Memorial Nature Writing Award 2017

Madras Naturalists' Society is conducting the M Krishnan Memorial Nature Writing Award Competition for nature writers aged between 18 and 30 years.

The Organiser: Madras Naturalists’ Society (MNS)

The Theme: Nature of Seasons


1 September 2016 – Launch of the Writing Competition

30 November 2016 – Deadline for submissions

31 December 2016 – Ten shortlisted participants will be announced on the website -

15 February 2017 – The award winning entry and the next two best entries will be announced on the website –


Madras Naturalists’ Society

No. 8, Janaki Avenue, Abhiramapuram, Chennai – 600 018

Phone: 98400 90875. E-mail:



Download The 2017 Theme & Rules and the Entry Form

Award Theme & Rules

Award Entry Form



(Posted on 25 October, 2016)