National Institute of Immunology Delhi notifies for PhD Entrance for 2019 session

New Delhi: National Institute of Immunology (NII) New Delhi has announced the admission process for PhD Programme for 2019. Cutting-edge research at NII encompasses broad interdisciplinary areas of Immunology, Infectious and Chronic Disease Biology, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Chemical Biology, Structural Biology, and Computational Biology.

Research Benefits: The institute currently provides a Junior Research Fellowship of Rs.25000/- per month. Selected candidates who are already fellowship awardees from CSIR, UGC, ICMR, DBT, and DST may avail those fellowships as per rules governed by the respective funding agency. NII is a residential campus and shared hostel accommodation will be provided to all the students admitted to the program.


Key Dates: Online Application has begun from   26 December 2018. Online application is closing from 27 January 2019. NII-2019 Entrance Examination will be held on 24 February 2019.

Minimum Qualifications:

MSc in any branch of Science (e.g. Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics), M.Tech., M.B.B.S., M.V.Sc., M.Pharm., Integrated M.Sc., or equivalent qualification as per norms of the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi.

At least 60% aggregate score or equivalent grade in Senior Secondary Certificate (10+2) and Bachelor’s degree, and55% aggregate score or equivalent grade in Master’s degree are essential for general category. Five percent relaxation in aggregate scores in Senior Secondary, Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees will be applicable for candidates from reserved categories [OBC (non-creamy layer; NCL), SC/ST, and PwD]. Rounding off of percentage score to the next integral value is not permitted.

Candidates appearing for the qualifying examination in the current academic year are also eligible to apply; they will be admitted provisionally pending satisfactory fulfilment of the eligibility requirements at the time of joining.

Reservations of seats: 15% for SC, 7.5% for ST, 27% for OBC (non-creamy layer) and 3% for persons with disability (PwD) as per statutory norms.

Selection procedure: NII will select candidates for the Ph.D. programme through the following Channels:

Channel # 1: Computer-based Entrance Examination, NII-2019,to be conducted by NII at multiple centres all over India on 24th February 2019 (Sunday).


Channel # 2: Joint Graduate Entrance Examination in Biology and Interdisciplinary Life Sciences (JGEEBILS-2019). Candidates applying through JGEEBILS-2019 must submit an application through NII application portal, along with application fees, and the JGEEBILS-2019 admit card.

Candidates must appear in at least one of the two examinations mentioned above. Candidates will be short-listed for an interview based on their scores in either NII-2019 or JGEEBILS-2019. Candidates are encouraged to appear in both the examinations.

The list of candidates short-listed for interviews shall be available on the NII website and Notice Board on or before15th March 2019.

Interviews will be held at the National Institute of Immunology, New Delhi from 13th to 15thJune, 2019.

Candidates selected will be enrolled for the Ph.D. programme of NII in academic affiliation with JNU, New Delhi.

The programme will start on 08th July 2019and the allotment of laboratories and thesis supervisors will be made by 12th July 2019, based on the interactions with faculties in the candidates’ area of interest and mutual preference.

For exact details about eligibility conditions, how to apply and other details, the candidates should refer the Admission Notification, uploaded on the official website of  NII Delhi. 

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