Bose Institute has an established Ph.D. programme in physical sciences, life sciences and interdisciplinary sciences. The institute has conducted path-breaking research in the fields of plant sciences, structural biology, molecular biology, biomedical sciences and biotechnology. The Institute also runs a vibrant Integrated M.Sc. - Ph.D. programme. Many of our alumni have become reputed experts in their fields.

Details about research in life sciences can be found on the individual faculty pages in the following institutional research programmes: (i) basic and applied microbiology, (ii) computational biology, (iii) molecular medicine, (iv) plant functional biology of stress responses for improvement and exploring plant genetic resources, (v) structural studies and biophysical problems, (vi) systems and synthetic biology, and, (vii) complex systems.

Students interested in pursuing a Ph.D. at Bose Institute are encouraged to directly contact faculty members of their interest. Applicants possessing a Master's degree and a fellowship like NET-JRF (CSIR-UGC, DBT, ICMR etc.), DST-INSPIRE or equivalent would be admitted, if they successfully clear the interview.

In addition, any available vacancy along with required qualifications is always advertised on the Institute website.