The National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS) is looking for exceptionally motivated students interested in pursuing interdisciplinary research in natural and engineering sciences, social sciences, humanities and the arts. Unencumbered by the constraints of traditional disciplinary PhD programmes, NIAS PhD students have a unique opportunity to broaden their intellectual horizons beyond their narrow training during their thesis research in one of the listed areas. NIAS not only values such cross-pollination of ideas but encourages and provides the necessary support to its students to develop interdisciplinary orientation to problem-solving. This interdisciplinary ethos is also reflected in the work of its faculty and research scholars.
Students who are applying against Project based PhD vacancy will have to pursue research theme only within the profile and parameters of the respective project. They are not permitted to shift the fellowship from the Project under which they have been taken, to work in the general pool or in another Project.
How To Apply ForDoctoral Programme
Interested candidates should Apply Online.
Last Date for receiving application with all required documents submitted online is 25th April 2019.
Short-listed candidates will be invited for a written test and interview on 17th and 18th June 2019
About National Institute of Advanced Studies NIAS
The National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS) was conceived and established by the vision and initiative of the late Mr. J. R. D. Tata. He sought to create an institution which would conduct advanced research in multidisciplinary areas, and also serve as a forum that will bring together administrators and managers from industry and government, leaders in public affairs, eminent individuals in different walks of life, and the academic community in the natural & social sciences, and the arts & humanities.