New Delhi: The CSIR-lnstitute of Genomics and Integrative biology (CSIR-IGIB) has invited applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds to pursue research in the frontier areas of modern biology leading to a PhD degree. The broad interdisciplinary research areas are as followed: genomics and molecular medicine, genome informatics and structural biology, chemical and systems biology, respiratory disease biology and environmental biotechnology.
The closing date for online submission of application is 31 May 2017. CSIR-Institute of Genomics & Integrative Biology (IGIB) is a premier Institute of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), engaged in research of national importance in the areas of genomics, molecular medicine, bioinformatics, proteomics and environmental biotechnology.
Educational Qualification Conditions: CSIR-IGIB has informed that candidates with Masters’ degree (M.Sc/ M.Tech/ M.Pharm) with at least 60% (or equivalent in CGPA) in any branch of Life Sciences/ Biotechnology/ Chemistry/ Physics/ Mathematics/ Computer Science or allied subjects with special interest in Biology can apply. B.Tech (in Biological sciences or other branches with special interest in Biology)/B.Pharm/B.E./MBBS candidates with at least 60% (or equivalent in CGPA) may also apply. In addition to this, all candidates should also have obtained at least 60% (or equivalent in CGPA) in their XIIth standard board examination. Both the criteria are relaxed for SC/ST/OBC (non-creamy) candidates to a minimum of 55% in the highest qualifying exam and at the XIIth standard board examination.
Candidates who are awaiting results for the highest qualifying examinations are allowed to appear, but their admission is subject to clearing all the eligibility criteria at the time of admission.
Fellowship Conditions: M.Sc/ M.Tech/ M.Pharm/ B.Tech/ B.Pharm/ B.E/ MBBS candidates should hold CSIR-UGC(JRF)/ DBT(JRF)/ ICMR-JRF/ DST-INSPIRE or equivalent (fellowship certificate should be valid at least till July 31, 2017, in all cases). Fellowship conditions should allow them to work in CSIR Laboratories and under CSIR projects. B.Tech/ B.Pharm/ B.E students who fulfill the conditions for GATE-JRF fellowship (http://csirhrdg.nic.in/gate.html) are also eligible. Eligible candidates will have to appear for interviews at CSIR-IGIB.
Age Conditions: Upper age limit is 28 years (as on the closing date of application, 31May 2017) which is relaxable for SC/ ST/ OBC (non-creamy)/ physically handicapped persons as well as women candidates as per Govt, of India rules in this regard.
For exact eligibility details, candidates should refer the Admission Notification uploaded on the official website of CSIR-IGIB: www.igib.res.in .
The institute clarified that GATE is not a valid fellowship to join the program for Masters degree holders. GATE-JRF is the only valid fellowship scheme strictly for candidates who have BTech or equivalent as highest qualification as per guidelines given at http://csirhrdg.nic.in/gate.html. CSIR/UGC-LS qualified candidates are not eligible.
JGEEBILS/TIFR entrance exam/IISc entrance examination and similar examinations are not valid fellowship examinations for CSIR-IGIB. The institutes clearly mentioned that candidates should not apply with these examinations as your fellowship source.
How to apply: The online application link is available on the official website of the institute: www.igib.res.in . The application fee is Rs 1,000/- while the fee is Rs 500/- for SC/ST/OBC (non-creamy) candidates . The closing date for submission of online application is 31 May 2017.
For eligibility conditions, how to apply and other details, candidates should follow the PhD admission notification uploaded on the official website of CSIR-IGIB: www.igib.res.in .