PhD Admissions open in Institute of Life Sciences (ILS), Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: Institute of Life Sciences (ILS), Bhubaneswar, an autonomous Institute of the Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India engaged in advanced research invites applications from Indian nationals for Ph.D. programs in the following research areas: 1. Cancer Biology; 2. Infectious Disease Biology; 3. Plant & Microbial Biotechnology; 4. Interdisciplinary Areas (Human Genetics, Bioinformatics, Clinical Proteomics and Regenerative Medicine).

Key Dates & Application Fees: The last date of receiving applications is 4 May, 2018 & Date of display of short-listed candidates and instructions in the Institute website: 14th May, 2018. Tentative date of interview: 18th – 20th June, 2018.


Applicants except SC/ST candidates are required to send a non-refundable D.D. for Rs.500/- in favour of“Director, Institute of Life Sciences, Bhubaneswar” payable at Bhubaneswar along with duly filled-in application form by the date mentioned below, for each research area.

To and fro bus/rail fare by the shortest route limited to second class sleeper will be paid to all the candidates appearing for the interview.

Essential Qualification: Candidates should have passed their M.Sc. / M.Tech. / M.Pharm./ M.V.Sc. or equivalent qualification in life sciences and allied subjects (Biochemistry/ Biotechnology/ Bioinformatics/ Biophysics/ Chemistry/ Microbiology, etc.) with minimum of 60% marks (or equivalent grade point). Programming/scripting experience would be a plus for candidates interested in Bioinformatics.

Candidates awaiting final results may also apply, however, if shortlisted, they have to produce their final marksheet on the date of the interview, failing which they will not be interviewed. Candidates should have also qualified in CSIR/UGC-JRF or DBT-JRF or DBT-BINC-JRF or UGC-RGNF or ICMR-JRF or DST-INSPIRE or GATE or GPAT. If the original certificate is not available, the candidate has to provide a photocopy of the original admit card and the particular result page highlighting their roll number, along with the application.

Age Limit: The candidate should be below 28 years in age, as on 14th May, 2018. An age relaxation of five years in the case of SC/ST/women/PH candidates and three years in the case of OBC candidates will be given (as per Govt. of India rules).

Fellowship: The fellowship and other emoluments will be as per the guidelines of the funding agencies – SERB/DST/DBT/CSIR/ICMR and as revised from time to time.

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  Institute of Life Sciences (ILS), Bhubaneswar.

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