Newton-Bhabha Ph.D. Placement Programme offers opportunity for the UK and Indian PhD scholars to spend a period of their study (2 to 4 months) in Indian and UK higher education institutions.

The Online Application for Newton Bhabha Ph.D. Placement Programme 2016-17 is launched on 05.07.2016.


In UK, The scheme is open only for UK scholars pursuing their PhD at a UK higher education institution.

In India, The scheme is open only for Indian scholars enrolled at Indian higher education institution with following criteria:

  1. INSPIRE PhD Senior Research Fellows (SRFs) of Batch 2013 are eligible to apply for a STEM subject. This includes Physics, Chemistry, Engineering, Physical, Mathematics, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences.
  2. PhD Scholar who have qualified through national level test and are pursuing PhD in mid second or third year of Life sciences are eligible to apply. 

Please refer to call guidelines for full details of eligibility criteria.

Please see the website: for Online Application
Deadline for applications: Friday 16th August 2016 by 17.00hrs UK time.

Result to be announced by mid November 2016

Placements to take place between April to December 2017.


For British Council India 
Purti Kohli
For DST – India
Dr S Mallikarjun Babu
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For DBT – India
Dr. Sanjay Kalia
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