1. Common Ph.D. programme of the institute:
IASST welcomes excellent quality students into the Ph.D. programme of the institute. The minimum requirement is qualification of NET conducted by CSIR, ICAR, DBT, ICMR or INSPIRE Fellowship programme of DST. In case, sufficient number of CSIR/ICAR/DBT/ICMR/INSPIRE qualified students are not available, other candidates having good academic records may be accepted for Ph.D. programme subject to their qualifying the Entrance Test to be conducted by IASST, followed by an interview by an Expert Panel. The entrance test structure will be similar to the National Entrance Test & NET conducted by different agencies.
In case, qualified students are not available in an academic year, the Ph.D. positions in the concerned area/faculty for that year will remain vacant.
2. Ph.D. under extramural funded projects of IASST:
The institute encourages the Junior Research Fellows of Externally Funded Projects (EFP) to register for Ph.D. programme. However, the scholarships of these EFP-JRF Ph.D. students will be their remuneration during the project period. A research fellow of a project will carry out his/her Ph.D. research on the theme of the EFP.
*IASST is affiliated to Guwahati University and Cotton University for Ph.D. Registration
3. IASST and Deakin University, Australia Joint Ph.D. programme
IASST and Deakin University, Australia had signed a MoU for collaborative research to be carried out at both the Institutes. This collaboration includes Ph.D. research in advanced field of science under joint supervision of a principal supervisor at Deakin University and a lead supervisor from IASST on a selected theme, and the degree will be offered by the Deakin University, Australia. Candidates who have already cleared IELTS/TOEFL (with overall IELTS score of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0 for faculty of SEBE) will be preferred.
Remuneration for the period of research in Australia will be governed as per the norms of Deakin India Research Initiative (DIRI) programme of Deakin University and for the remaining period as per the norms that guide research fellowship of DST, Govt. of India.
IASST levies monthly studentship fee for Ph.D. research scholars.