CQuERE Ph.D. in Science

Under the aegis of the TCG CREST-AcSIR Agreement for promoting research and academic collaboration in quantum sciences and technologies, CQuERE is inviting applications from interested candidates for the PhD in Science program on quantum sciences and technologies with emphasis on quantum computing and quantum sensing. The Ph.D. degree will be awarded by Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research (AcSIR) and the PhD program shall be guided by the rules and regulations of AcSIR Ph.D. ordinances.

The CQuERE Ph.D. Program at TCG CREST was initiated in 2022 and combines coursework and original research. The program is thesis based. At present six research fellows are pursuing their PhD at CQuERE.

Why join Ph.D. at CQuERE?

The CQuERE PhD program trains you to become the next generation research leader in the field of Quantum Sciences. The cornerstone of the doctoral experience at the CQuERE of TCG CREST is the research coursework that all students undertake, typically under the guidance of a group of academic advisors, but often with other external eminent faculty as well.

Research Focus

The areas of research currently being pursued at CQuERE are quantum computation (theory), quantum computing using superconducting quantum circuits, photonic integrated circuits for sensing and computing, quantum computing and sensing using cold atoms, quantum algorithms and machine learning.


MSc in Physics / Chemistry (preferably Physical Chemistry), ME / MTech or other equivalent degree in Engineering Physics or other similar streams, MS in Computer Science, (preferably the students have taken some courses in MSc level Quantum Mechanics). All students, who have qualified NET / INSPIRE / JEST / GATE / NBHM or other equivalent national level exams conducted by a national body in the areas of Physics / Chemistry / Engineering / Computer Science, can apply.

Ph.D. Fellowship

CQuERE Ph.D. Program is a full-time course. Candidates selected to our PhD Programs will be supported with TCG CREST Institutional Fellowship (including HRA) or Teaching Assistanship (including HRA). Students shall be promoted to Senior Research Fellowship (SRF) after two years as JRF, subject to satisfactory performance in the coursework and the clearing of the Comprehensive examination conducted at the end of the first/second year after completion of the coursework. An appropriate travel grant may be provided for attending National / International conferences and other such expenses. Lastly the fellowship / teaching assistantship will be provided for a period of five years.

Important Information

The maximum number of seats available is twenty.

TCG CREST does not provide any hostel facilities. However, we will organise managed and secured hostel facilities at a competitive rate for you in the vicinity. We will also help you to find secured accommodation in the vicinity. TCG CREST will not bear the rent nor the hostel charges.

For selection of candidates UGC and/or AcSIR guidelines may be adopted.

Reservation Policy as per the norms of Government of India will be followed.

CQuERE PhD Program

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CQuERE offers PhD in Science in the areas of Quantum Sciences and Technologies