Faridabad: Translational Health Science and Technology Institute (THSTI), a recognized R&D institute of the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi, has invited applications for PhD program in biomedical and clinical research. The THSTI-JNU PhD program is designed for biomedical and clinical research for candidates with medical, life sciences (including biomedical, health, pharmaceutical, nutritional science, public health, and nursing), veterinary science, engineering, or mathematics background.
The closing date for submission of online application in 28 April 2017. The PhD program at THSTI is governed by JNU rules. THSTI informed that a total of 30 candidates shall be selected, if found suitable. The number of selected candidates may increase or decrease as per the actual requirement at the time of selection. Non-refundable application fee is Rs 500 for General and OBC candidates, and Rs 250 for SC/ST/PWD candidates.
Eligibility: Candidate must have Master’s degree in any branch of life science (including biomedical, health, pharmaceutical, nutritional science, public health, or nursing), veterinary science, engineering, mathematics or a medical degree (MBBS, BDS, or equivalent) from a recognized university with at least 55% marks. Except for candidates with medical or allied background (MBBS, BDS, or equivalent) and those with Master’s degree in public health, nutrition, and nursing, all others must have qualified the junior/senior research fellowship examination of CSIR, UGC, ICMR, NBHM, DBT (category I only) or must have their own fellowship from any government funding agency for the duration of their PhD program.
Candidates with medical or allied background (MBBS, BDS, or equivalent) or those with Master’s degree in public health, nutrition, and nursing, without a research fellowship will be required to appear in an objective type THSTI fellowship eligibility test to be conducted at THSTI in Faridabad on 25th May 2017.
Candidates with a doctoral degree in medicine (MD) will be shortlisted directly for the interviews.
Candidates appearing in the finals of their qualifying examination may also apply. However, they will be required to fulfil the necessary academic/ fellowship requirements at the time of joining the institute.
SC/ST/PWD (with a minimum of 40% disability) candidates who have qualified a junior research fellowship examination and passed and/or appearing in the qualifying examination are eligible to apply for admission irrespective of their percentage of marks. Similarly, SC/ST/PWD (with minimum 40% disability) candidates with medical or allied background having passed or appearing in the qualifying examination are allowed to take the THSTI fellowship eligibility test irrespective of their percentage of marks.
Selection procedure: Applicants fulfilling the above essential criteria and those shortlisted based on their marks in the THSTI fellowship eligibility test conducted by THSTI will be interviewed from 1st June 2017 onwards. The final selection will be made based on applicant’s performance in the interview and the list of selected candidates will be published on THSTI website by 9 PM on 6th June 2017.
Fellowship: Students recommended for admission to the PhD program and holding fellowship from any of the above agencies will be required to utilize their own fellowship. Candidates selected through the THSTI fellowship eligibility test and candidates with a MD degree will be awarded THSTI fellowship as per the Govt. of India rules as applicable in this regard.
THSTI is also recognized by the Jadavpur University (JU), Kolkata for the PhD program in Mathematical Biology and Systems Biology. Students selected for the programme are required to undergo a pre-PhD course work in Mathematics followed by the submission of a research thesis. This PhD program is governed by the JU PhD rules and regulations.
For exact details on eligibility, how to apply and other details, interested candidates should visit the PhD program page uploaded on the official website of THSTI: