- be an Indian citizen
- be a woman candidate between the age of 27-45 years (Note – Relaxation of 3 years in the upper age limit will be made for candidates belonging to the SC/ST/PH category)
- hold an M.Sc/M.Tech or equivalent degree like B.Tech/M.Phil./M.Pharm etc.
- It is mandatory to register for Ph.D. within 6 months of receipt of the recommendation letter.
- Women in regular employment are not eligible for WISE-PhD.