PhD (Biotechnology) Program Admission 2018 by Center of Innovative and Applied Bioprocessing (CIAB) Mohali

Mohali, Punjab: Center of Innovative and Applied Bioprocessing (CIAB), Mohali invites applications  for admission to the Ph.D. degree program in Biotechnology with focus on Bioprocessing starting from July 2018 session. CIAB is a recognized center of the Regional Centre for Biotechnology (RCB), Faridabad to conduct PhD (Biotechnology) program. The program will be conducted at CIAB 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: Biological Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Food Science & Engineering and Chemical Engineering

Number of Seats: 15 (Reservation of seats: as per GOI guidelines)

Eligibility Criteria

i) Minimum qualification: M.Sc./M.Tech./M.E./ M.S.(Pharm)/ or equivalent degree in any branch of Biological Sciences/ Chemical Sciences/ Food Science & Technology/ Chemical Engineering or related field.

ii) Qualifying marks: 60% 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 the above conditions, candidates should have qualified any of the following national examinations. Preference will be given to those who have a valid fellowship offer at the time of interview.

* Joint CSIR-UGC-NET Test for Junior Research Fellowship (CSIR/UGC JRF/SRF)

* Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research (DST–INSPIRE)

* DBT Junior Research Fellowship (DBT-JRF)

* ICMR Junior Research Fellowship (ICMR-JRF)

* Any other national level fellowship

*ASRB-NET candidate


*Or any other equivalent national level test.

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: Last date of application submission is 20 June  2018. Date of Interview: July 2, 2018

Age Limit: 28 years (relaxation will be given as per GOI norms).

How to Apply: The details of Admission, Application Form, Ph.D. course work and Brochure are available online at CIAB’s website ( Eligible candidates may send their applications by post for admission to the Ph.D. program to Administrative Office, CIAB along with application fee of Rs. 500/- in form of Bank Draft in favour of “Chief Executive Officer, CIAB.” payable at Mohali/Chandigarh. For more queries contact +91-172-5221400 or Email to

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  Center of Innovative and Applied Bioprocessing (CIAB) Mohali.

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