Admission to Ph.D. Programme in Science Education – 2020

Admission to PhD Programme in Science Education – 2020 

  • Interest in science and mathematics education
  • Flair for teaching and writing
  • Curiosity about how students learn
  • Critical and analytical skills
  • Commitment to improving education

Science and mathematics teachers and educators are also encouraged to apply. They would have to spend a minimum of two years at HBCSE and can undertake research while stationed at their parent institutions.

To apply online, to download the form and for more information about the admission please visit:

For more information about the PhD Programme please visit:

Note: This is a programme in education. It is not a pure or applied science research programme.

Areas of Research (More details at

  • Teaching and learning of science and mathematics from primary to undergraduate level
  • Innovative curricula and assessment methods, experimental problem-solving in science
  • Development of scientific and mathematical thinking in students at school and college level
  • Design and technology in the curriculum
  • Visual and spatial modes in learning
  • Socio-cultural and gender factors in learning
  • Science-Technology-Society-Environment Education
  • Science of learning and new computational media
  • Discipline-based education research in physics, chemistry, biology, mathematics, astronomy and environmental science education


M.Sc. (in any subject), M.E., M. Tech or a Master’s degree (M.A./ M.S.W.) in any of the social/ behavioural sciences/ psychology/ linguistics/ sociology/ economics/ anthropology, M.Ed. with a science or social sciences/humanities undergraduate degree.

Exam Fee (Non-Refundable)

Male Candidate: ₹ 750 for online or  manual applications. Female Candidate: ₹ 250 for online or  manual applications. 

Important Dates

  • Application submission deadline: March 31, 2020
  • Written test: May 10,  2020 
  • Interview: June 3rd week, 2020


  • ₹ 31000/- per month till registration, ₹ 35000/- per month post-registration
  • Additionally, 24% HRA in lieu of on-campus institute accommodation
  • Annual contingency grant of ₹ 40000/-

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Author Profile

Mritunjay Sharma
Mritunjay Sharma
Mritunjay Sharma finished his B.Sc (H) from Kirori Mal College, Delhi University in Chemistry. After that he went to England to study Masters in Polymer Material Science and Engineering from University of Manchester and consequently finished his PhD in Nuclear and Materials Chemistry from University of Manchester

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