Tata Memorial Centre’s ACTREC announces PhD Admission in Life Sciences with JRF

Navi Mumbai: Advanced Centre for Treatment, Research & Education in Cancer (ACTREC) of Tata Memorial Centre, has announced PhD admission in Life Sciences for Junior Research Fellowships. On admission into the Ph.D. program, the candidates get Junior Research Fellowship (JRFship).

 The PhD students at ACTREC undertake basic and translational research in Cancer Biology. Specific research topics include study of cell proliferation, differentiation, apoptosis, metastasis, tumor immunology, molecular imaging, carcinogenesis, stem cell biology, biophysics, structural biology, bioinformatics, proteomics, genomics, genetics and epigenetics.


Candidates all across India can apply, and selection takes based on their performance in a written examination and an interview.

Key Date: The closing date for submission of online application is 20 April 2018.

Educational Qualifications: M.Sc. (Applied Biology / Biochemistry / Bioinformatics / Biophysics / Biotechnology / Botany / Life Sciences / Microbiology / Molecular Biology / Zoology or related Biological Sciences); M.Tech. (Bioinformatics / Biotechnology); M.V.Sc. or M.Pharm from a recognized University, with greater than or equal to 60% aggregate marks. Those awaiting results may also apply. Candidates who have done post-graduate course of only one year are not eligible.

Qualifying Test & Interview: Candidates fulfilling the minimum eligibility requirements should apply online, and then submit a printout of the filled and signed application along with all the requisite enclosures mentioned in the application form and a Demand Draft (DD) for Rs 500/- drawn in favor of TMC-ACTREC payable in Navi Mumbai. (No fees for female candidates and SC / ST / Physically Handicapped candidates, provided proof is attached). Eligible candidates are called for a written entrance exam in Navi Mumbai at their own expense. Candidates who qualify in the written test are interviewed within 2-3 days of the written exam.

Candidates who have valid Junior Research Fellowships from CSIR / UGC / DBT or other recognized agencies – obtained after appearing for a written entrance test, are called for direct interview at ACTREC around the same time. These candidates too must apply online and submit the printout.

A list of candidates short listed for direct interview based on their performance in the Joint Graduate Entrance Examination for Biology and Interdisciplinary Life Sciences (JGEEBILS) is displayed on the ACTREC website. Candidates in this list who are interested in ACTREC’s Ph.D. program must apply online and submit the printout.

On admission into the Ph.D. program, the candidates get Junior Research Fellowship (JRFship).

For exact eligibility conditions, how to apply and other details, candidates should refer PhD Admission Notification, uploaded on the official website of ACTREC.


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