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A list of major research institutes in India that are active in research in the field of physical sciences, chemical sciences, biological sciences, mathematics, astronomy and astrophysics are given below. Additionally, there are research institutes in arts and humanities. Various universities throughout the country offer research opportunities but those are not included below. Only the institutes of excellences are listed here.

Biological Science

Institutes Entrance Exams Research Opportunities Other Links
Anna University K B Chandrashekar Research Centre Wikipedia
Bose Institute Wikipedia
Center for Excellence in Basic Sciences, Mumbai NEST In process Wikipedia
Center For Stem Cell Science, Hyderabad Wikipedia
Central Drug Research Institute Wikipedia
Central Food Technological Research Institute Wikipedia
Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants Wikipedia
Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute Wikipedia
Central Rice Research Institute Wikipedia
Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology Wikipedia
Centre for Marine Living Resources & Ecology Wikipedia
Defence Institute of Physiology and Allied Sciences Wikipedia
Defence Institute of Psychological Research Wikipedia
Directorate of Rice Research Wikipedia
Institute of Mathematical Sciences PhD program (2013) - Results of JEST (for physics, computer science students), NBHM (for mathematics students), GATE (for engineering students), NET (all sciences). Holders of national fellowships such as CSIR-SRF, DST-INSPIRE etc may apply directly. Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed biophyscs of biomolecules, active membranes, biomolecular transport, pattern formation, regulatory genomics, sequence alignment algorithms, systems biology, infectious disease modelling, cardiac arrhythmias, computational neuroscience, modelling of protein folding, protein-protein interactions, nature of hydrophobic force, and various other topics in computational and mathematical biology
Institute of Microbial Technology NET, Details Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Immunology, Protein science and engineering, Bioinformatics, Bionanotechnology, Protein Chemistry, Bioorganic chemistry
Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine CSIR/ICMR examination for Research fellowship and PhD studentship Stem Cell Biology, Brain Development, Cancer, Cardiovascular diseases
National Centre for Biological Sciences, Bangalore
National Institute of Biomedical Genomics, Kalyani
National Institute of Immunology PhD entrance examination Immunology, Development and cell biology, Genetics and cancer biology, Chemical biology, Structural biology, Biochemistry

Chemical Science

Institutes Entrance Exams Research Opportunities Other Links
Indian Institute of Technology Regular, Sponsored and Individual Fellowship (i.e. CSIR/UGC/DBT/ICMR/INSPIRE categories), GATE
Indian Institute of Science PhD program - GATE, CSIR-UGC or NBHM examinations followed by interview. Integrated PhD program - Joint Admission Test for MSc (JAM ), followed by an interview Organic Chemistry, Inorganic and Physical Chemistry, Solid State and Structural Chemistry Academics
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) PhD program - Graduate School Admissions examination Bioinorganic Chemistry, Biophotonics, Cellular Biochemistry and Biophysics, Materials Chemistry, Molecular Biophysics, Molecular Dynamics, Supersonic-jet Spectroscopy, Synthetic Chemistry. Details Details
Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science M.Sc with qualification of NET(CSIR/UGC/LS) or GATE Organic Chemistry,Inroganic Chemistry, Physical Chemistry
Jawaharlal Neheru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research PhD: Master degree with first class. Details Asymmetric organic synthesis, Biomaterials, Functional Organic Materials, Organic and Supramolecular synthesis, Peptide and protein chemistry, Supramolecular Polymers New Chemistry Unit

Mathematics

Institutes Entrance Exams Research Opportunities Other Links
TIFR Centre for Applicable Mathematics, Bangalore (CAM) Ph.D. and Integrated Ph.D. programs (Master 2yrs + PhD) in Applicable Mathematics- Graduate School Admissions examination Applicable Mathematics
Chennai Mathematical Institute Programs and Admission procedure - 1. M.Sc. in Mathematics, 2. M.Sc. in Applications of Mathematics - CMI entrance examination followed by an interview in Chennai. 5. Ph.D. in Mathematics- written exam conducted by NBHM/CSIR or CMI entrance examination followed by an interview algebra, analysis, differential equations, geometry, probability, statistics, topology, number theory and differential geometry
Harish-Chandra Research Institute (HRI) Regular PhD and integrated M.Sc-PhD program -NBHM research fellowship together with an interview. CSIR Research Fellowship holders are also eligible for appearing in the interview Algebra, Analysis, Geometry and Topology, Number theory
Indian Institute of Science PhD program - GATE, CSIR-UGC or NBHM examinations followed by interview. Integrated PhD program - Joint Admission Test for MSc (JAM ), followed by an interview Research areas - Algebraic and Combinatorial Topology, Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry , Differential Equations , Differential Geometry , Finite fields and Coding Theory , Functional Analysis and Operator Theory , Harmonic Analysis, Low Dimensional Topology , Nonlinear Waves, Hyperbolic Equations and Numerical Analysis , Nonlinear Dynamics , Probability and Stochastic Processes, Several Complex Variables , Time Series Analysis
Indian Institute of Technology Regular, Sponsored and Individual Fellowship (i.e. CSIR/UGC/DBT/ICMR/INSPIRE categories), GATE
Institute of Mathematical Sciences NBHM Algebra, Algebraic geometry, Number theory, Partial Differential Equations, Schroedinger and Jacobi operators, Subfactors, Representation theory and Topology, Ergodic Theory and Non-Commutative Geometry
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) PhD program - Graduate School Admissions examination Combinatorics, Discrete mathematics, Ergodic theory, Lie groups, Representation theory, Algebraic geometry, Number theory, Topology, Riemann surfaces, Algebra, Non associative rings and algebras http://www.math.tifr.res.in/people/research.php

Physical Science

Institutes Entrance Exams Research Opportunities Other Links
Anna University K B Chandrashekar Research Centre Eligibility : M.Tech/M.S/M.Sc/MBBS Wikipedia
Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences JEST, CSIR-NET, GATE Astronomy, Astrophysics and Atmospheric Sciences Wikipedia
Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) GATE, Written test Research Opportunities Wikipedia
Bose Institute Fluid mechanics, Radiation physics, Nuclear and High Energy Physics, Astrophysics, Cosmology, QIC Wikipedia
Center for Excellence in Basic Sciences, Mumbai NEST In process Wikipedia
Central Electronics Engineering Research Institute (CEERI) CSIR-NET Electronic Systems, Microwave Tubes, Semiconductor Devices Wikipedia
Centre for Mathematical Sciences (Kerala) Walk-in interview Astrophysics Wikipedia
Centre of Plasma Physics – Institute for Plasma Research Theoretical and Applied plasma physics Wikipedia
Chennai Mathematical Institute Programs and Admission procedure - Ph.D. - JEST or CMI entrance examination followed by an interview gravitation, quantum field theory, string theory and mathematical physics
DRDO DESIDOC, DEAL, DLRL, LASTEC, LRDE, SSPL
Harish-Chandra Research Institute JEST, CSIR-NET Astrophysics, CMP, High energy physics, String theory, QIC Wikipedia
Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education Wikipedia, NIUS
Homi Bhabha National Institute JEST Wikipedia
India-based Neutrino Observatory (INO) Written Test Wikipedia, IMSc-INO
Indian Academy of Sciences Wikipedia
Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science Material science, Solid state physics, Spectroscopy, HEP Wikipedia
Indian Astronomical Observatory Wikipedia
Indian Centre for Space Physics Astronomy, astrophysics and space science
Indian Institute of Astrophysics JEST Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology Wikipedia
Indian Institute of Technology Regular, Sponsored and Individual Fellowship (i.e. CSIR/UGC/DBT/ICMR/INSPIRE categories) [1], GATE Details Wikipedia
Indian Institute of Science JEST, IISc Entrance, CSIR/UGC NET, GATE, INSPIRE fellow Research Areas Wikipedia
Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Bhopal KVPY, IIT-JEE/ISEET, Board toppers, CSIR/UGC/NET, GATE BS-MS Program, Ph.D. Wikipedia
Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Kolkata KVPY, IIT-JEE/ISEET, Board toppers, CSIR/UGC/NET, GATE Int. M.Sc., Int. Ph.D., Ph.D., Wikipedia
Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Pune ISEET, KVPY, Board toppers, CSIR/UGC/NET, GATE, JEST Wikipedia
Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Mohali ISEET, KVPY, Board toppers, CSIR/UGC/NET, GATE, JEST Wikipedia
Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, TVM ISEET, KVPY, Board toppers, CSIR/UGC/NET, GATE, JEST Wikipedia
Indian Statistical Institute ISI Admission test Wikipedia
Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research Wikipedia
Institute for Plasma Research Wikipedia
Institute of Mathematical Sciences JEST, GATE, CSIR/UGC-NET [2] Wikipedia
Institute of Physics, Bhubaneswar JEST Wikipedia
Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics JEST, INAT Wikipedia
International Centre for Theoretical Sciences Wikipedia
Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research
M. P. Birla Institute of Fundamental Research
National Centre for Radio Astrophysics JEST, INAT Int. Ph.D., Ph.D. Wikipedia
National Institute of Advanced Studies Wkipedia
National Institute of Science Education and Research Wikipedia
National Institute of Science, Technology and Development Studies Wikipedia
Physical Research Laboratory Wikipedia
Raja Ramanna Centre for Advanced Technology Wikipedia
Raman Research Institute JEST, CSIR-NET, GATE, Advanced GRE Astronomy and Astrophysics, Light and Matter Physics, Soft Condensed Matter, Theoretical Physics Wikipedia
S.N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences DST-INSPIRE Fellow, JEST, NGPE, CSIR/UGC NET Astrophysics and Cosmology , Condensed Matter Physics and Material Sciences, Nano-science, Theoretical Sciences Wikipedia
Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics JEST, CSIR/UGC/DBT NET, PMSc Entrance Exam Astronomy and Astrophysics, Biophysics, Cosmology, Condensed Matter Physics, Molecular Biology, Nuclear and High Energy Physics, Plasma Physics, Theoretical Physics Wikipedia
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research Entrance Exam Astronomy & Astrophysics, Condensed Matter Physics, High Energy Physics, Theoretical Physics, Nuclear & Atomic Physics Wikipedia

Science Education

Homi Bhabha Center For Science Education (HBCSE)
Institute name Courses Admission
HBCSE PhD in Science Education Admission information, Admission website

Statistics

Institutes Entrance Exams Research Opportunities Other Links
Indian Statistical Institute JRF Asymptotic Theory in Statistics, Decision Theory, Statistical Inference: parametric, non­parametric and semi­parametric, Bayesian Analysis, Model Selection, Resampling Plans, Sequential Analysis, Sequential Plan, Multivariate Analysis, Parametric/Non­parametric Regression Analysis, Robustness, Minimum Distance Methods, Discrete and Categorical Data Analysis, Linear Models, Parametric/Nonparametric Discriminant Analysis, Biostatistics, Environmental Data Analysis, Survival Analysis, Reliability, Directional Data Analysis, Growth Curve Modelling, Exploratory Data Analysis, Ranking and Selection, Constructional and Combinatorial Aspects of Designs, Optimal Designs, Sampling Theory and Surveys, Small Area Estimation, Inference in High Dimensional Models. Applications of Statistics in Geology, Molecular Biology, Human Genetics, Social Sciences and Industrial (Quality) Engineering; GIS Applications, Statistical Computation, Cryptology, Statistical Pattern Recognition, Image Analysis, HIV/AIDSModelling. Clinical Trial, Majorisation, Brain Mapping. Wikipedia

Theoretical Computer Science

Institutes Entrance Exams Research Opportunities Other Links
Indian Institute of Science CSA Entrance Interview Research Areas Wikipedia
Institute of Mathematical Sciences JEST Algorithms and Data Structures, Automata Theory, Computational Complexity, Distributed Computing, Graph Theory and Combinatorics, Logics of Programs, Parameterized Complexity, Semantics and Symbolic Computation Wikipedia
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research TIFR Entrance Exam Wikipedia