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CSIR- Institute of Microbial Technology: PhD Admission open for Jan 2020 session

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Chandigarh: Council of Scientific & Industrial Research – Institute of Microbial Technology (CSIR-IMT), Chandigarh invites applications for pursuing doctoral research at IMTECH under the aegis of PhD degree program being jointly run by IMTECH and Academy of Scientific & Innovative Research (AcSIR), New Delhi.

IMTECH is a multidisciplinary institute with excellent research facilities, state of the art computational and library facilities, and faculty with interests in many different areas of modern biology and biotechnology.  The major thrust areas of the institute are Antibiotic drug discovery, Virology, Microbiome and Bio-therapeutics.

Research Areas:

Molecular Biology

Cell Biology & Immunology

Protein Science & Engineering

Applied & Environmental Microbiology


Medicinal Chemistry

Biochemical Engineering

Eligibility:  Candidates with Master’s Degree (M.Sc./M.Tech/M.Pharm) with minimum aggregate of 55% marks or equivalent in CGPA in any branch of Life sciences / Biotechnology / Physics / Chemistry / Computer Sciences or allied subject with special interest in Biology OR B.Tech (in Information Technology/Computer Sciences/ Biological Sciences or other branches with special interest in Biology) / B.Pharm / B.E. / MBBS candidates with at least 55 % (or equivalent in CGPA) may apply.

BTech/BPharm/BE students who fulfill the condition for GATE-JRF fellowship (http://csirhrdg.res.in/jrfgate.pdf) are also eligible. The minimum aggregate of marks in case of SC/ST/Differently-abled candidates are 50%.

Candidates also need to have any of the valid research fellowships such as CSIR/UGC NET or DBT JRF examination (‘A’ Category) or DST INSPIRE Fellowship or ICMR JRF examination or other equivalent fellowship. Please note that valid proofs, of Fellowship examinations, and Masters’/ Bachelor’s degree or those awaiting for their final results, are mandatory for appearing in the interview.

Selection:  The eligible candidates will be called for interview at IMTECH, Chandigarh. The interview will be aimed at assessing the candidate’s knowledge, critical analysis, logical reasoning and aptitude for scientific research. The result of the selected candidates will be declared on AcSIR website. The fee for Ph.D. program is as per AcSIR fee structure. Currently, per semester fee is Rs. 7,000/- and thesis submission fees is Rs. 5,000/-.

How to apply:

The application should be submitted online at http://acsir.res.in . The last date for submitting the application is 24th October, 2019.

The notification has mentioned that those candidates who are waiting for MSc results may also appear for interview but their joining is subject to clearing all the eligibility criteria.

For eligibility criteria, how to apply and other details, candidates should visit the official website of  CSIR-IMT.


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