National Agri-Food Biotechnology Institute PhD Program Admission 2018

Mohali: National Agri-Food Biotechnology Institute (NABI), Mohali invites applications from the motivated students for admission to the Ph.D. degree program in Biotechnology starting July 2018 session. NABI is a recognized centre of the Regional Centre for Biotechnology (RCB), Faridabad to conduct PhD (Biotechnology). The program will be conducted at NABI and the degree will be awarded by RCB (, an institution of national importance created by an act of parliament.

Duration of Ph.D. course: The duration is for 5 years and a maximum of 7 years.


Area of Ph.D. research work: Agricultural Biotechnology, Food Biotechnology, and Nutrition Biotechnology

Number of Seats: 20 (Reservation of seats: as per GOI guidelines)

Eligibility Criteria: i) Minimum qualification: M.Sc./M.Tech in any area of life sciences/M.Pharma/ M.V.Sc./ M.B.B.S. or an equivalent degree.

  1. ii) Qualifying marks: 55% total marks or equivalent score in the qualifying degree (5% relaxation will be given to SC/ST/OBC as per GOI norms).

(iii) In addition to above, the candidate for admission shall qualify a national level test for pursuing Doctor of Philosophy programme and such test include a doctoral fellowship or admission eligibility test conducted at the national level by the University Grants Commission(UGC), or Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), or Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR), or Department of Science andTechnology (DST), or Department of Biotechnology (DBT), or any other Government recognised agency.

Candidates who have appeared, or will be appearing, in the qualifying degree examination (final year/final semester) and whose result is still awaited may also apply. However, the admission is pursuant to satisfactory fulfilment of the aforementioned eligibility criteria/requirements at the time ofjoining.

Fellowship: The students admitted to the program will have to avail the fellowship offered to them from the different granting agencies as per their rules.

Key Dates: The last date for submitting the application for Ph.D. admission is June 11, 2018. The interview will be conducted for short-listed candidates on June 28, 2018.

How to Apply: The details of Admission, Application Form, Ph.D. course work and Brochure are available at NABI website ( Eligible candidates may send their applications by post for admission to the Ph.D. program to Administrative Office, National Agri-Food Biotechnology Institute (NABI), Sector-81, Knowledge City, Mohali- 140306 (Punjab) alongwith application fee of Rs. 500/- in the form of Bank Draft in favour of “Executive Director, NABI.” payable at Mohali/Chandigarh.

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