Admission To PHD

Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeobotany (BSIP), Lucknow, an autonomous research institute under the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, is a premier research organization engaged in research activities in the field of plant and earth sciences, both on pure and applied aspects. Research in fossil plant taxonomy, morphology, anatomy, evolutionary aspects of plant life through the geological ages, biodiversity, vegetation dynamics, palynology, evolution, marine and continental ecosystems, biostratigraphy, geochemistry, geochronology, coal petrology, polar research, glaciology, dendrochronology, climate change, archaeobotany and allied aspects, is pursued in Institute.
BSIP invites applications from eligible students to pursue their doctoral work in one of the above fields.


Category I: Candidates with 1st class M.Sc./M.Tech. degree in earth/life science or any other relevant discipline plus CSIR-UGC NET (JRF) qualification/DST INSPIRE Fellowship or any other Fellowship sponsored by government organizations are eligible to apply.

Category II: Self-supported candidates with 1st class M.Sc./M.Tech. degree in earth/life science or any other relevant discipline (candidates in this category may be asked to appear in a screening test and/or personal interview).


Interested candidates are required to apply with a CV with recent passport size photograph, photocopies of academic records and a write up of about 250 words on the field of interest. The application along with the necessary documents should be submitted either by email to the Director BSIP (E-mail: or by post to the Director, Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeobotany, 53 University Road, Lucknow 226007 (UP). There is no last date for receiving applications. Applications will be processed on a quarterly basis, and no interim enquiries will be entertained.