New Delhi: The CSIR-Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology (CSIR-IGIB) has invited applications from eligible candidates to pursue research in the frontier areas of modern biology leading to a PhD degree. The broad interdisciplinary research areas are genomics and molecular medicine, genome informatics and structural biology, chemical and systems biology, respiratory disease biology and environmental biotechnology.
Key Dates: The last date of application is 31 May 2018. Candidates will have to submit a non-refundable application fee of Rs 1,000/- [Rs 500/- for SC/ST/OBC (non-creamy) candidates].
Eligibility Conditions: Masters’ degree (MSc/MTech/MPharm) 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. BTech (in Biological sciences or other branches with special interest in Biology)/BPharm/BE/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: MSc/MTech/MPharm/BTech/BPharm/BE/MBBS candidates should hold CSIR-UGC(JRF)/DBT(JRF)/ICMR-JRF/DST-INSPIRE or equivalent (fellowship certificate should be valid at least till June 25, 2018, 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 fulfil the conditions for GATE-JRF fellowship (http://csirhrdg.res.in/jrfgate.pdf) are also eligible.
Upper age limit is 28 years (as on the closing date of application, May 31, 2018) 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 details about eligibility conditions, how to apply and other details, the candidates should refer the Admission Notification, uploaded on the official website of CSIR-Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology (CSIR-IGIB):