If you are interested in a Ph.D. program at CES, don’t wait till next year, apply now! The Centre for Ecological Sciences, Indian Institute of Science is now accepting applications for mid-term admissions.
Online applications will be open from 1 Oct 2017 to 31 Oct 2017.
Short-listed candidates will be called for an interview on 20-21 November 2017, and the semester will begin for accepted students on 1 Jan 2018.
Dear Prospective Students to CES,
Are you interested in a PhD in Ecology and Evolution?
Take the GATE EY exam. GATE EY covers topics in Ecology, Evolution, Behaviour, and Basic Mathematics and Statistics.
GATE scores are recognized at the best institutions in India, including IISc, all IISERs, JNCASR, NCBS and many MHRD approved universities.
Online Application Deadline is 05 October 2017. Don’t miss it!
Visit http://www.gate.iisc.ac.in for more details for the procedure to apply for GATE Exam.
Recent research findings by a CES Ph.D. student Sanjeeta Sharma Pokharel, Prof. Polani B Seshagiri (MRDG, IISc) and Prof. Raman Sukumar (CES, IISc) show that the stress levels and body condition of elephants varied between seasons. Wild Asian elephants were showed ‘poor’ body condition and were found to be ‘more’ stressed during resource-deficient periods. This pattern was more conspicuous in female Asian elephants.
Photo-credit: Nikhil More
Bower bird nests, bee hives and towering termite mounds have always fascinated architects, naturalists and laypersons alike but we barely know how they are built. A study by an interdisciplinary team consisting Nikita Zachariah (a PhD student) and Prof. Renee M Borges from CES, Aritra Das from the Centre for NeuroScience and Prof. Tejas Murthy from the Department of Civil Engineering, IISc offers interesting clues on how termites build huge mounds.