CPS PhD Programme

Applications for the 2019 PhD Programme are now open at http://www.iisc.ac.in/admissions/.

We are looking for PhD candidates in the areas of

  • Robotics and Autonomous Systems
  • Socio-Technical Systems

For more information, please you can find details on our research here.


  1. B.E./B.Tech. or equivalent degree in any branch of Engineering or
  2. Master’s degree in Engineering/Technology or
  3. M.Sc. or equivalent degree in Physics/ Mathematics/ Electronics/ Statistics/ Computer Science or
  4. Graduates of 4-year Bachelor of Science programmes

Gate Requirement

A valid GATE score is desirable but not necessary for applicants with:

  1. Master’s degree in Engineering/Technology
  2. B.E./B.Tech from centrally funded technical institutions with a minimum CGPA of 8.5/10 or its equivalent either of seventh semester or at the end of eighth semester

All other applicants have to provide a valid GATE score.

Application Process

  1. Online application at http://www.iisc.ac.in/admissions/ before 25 March
    1. Click Apply online
    2. Select Apply to PG Programme
    3. Register with your email address
    4. Log in after registration and select Research Programme (PhD)
    5. Complete Personal Details to access the second page (Preference of Department(s))
    6. Select Interdisciplinary Program – Cyber Physical Systems as Department Preference
    7. Enter Details of Qualification
    8. Enter National Entry Test Details
    9. Pay the Application Fees
  2. If selected for the interviews, you will receive an email and this website will be updated with further instructions on how to prepare for the interview (early to mid-April)
  3. Interviews will be scheduled on 18 and 19 May
  4. Successful candidates will receive an offer letter by mid-June
  5. PhD programme starts on 1 August