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PhD Admission Open in National Institute of Immunology ! Last Date 31 Jan 2020

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New Delhi: National Institute of Immunology (NII), an autonomous research institute, invites applications from eligible candidates for PhD programme Academic year 2020-21. The closing date for online application is 31 January 2020.

Research Areas: Immunology, Infectious and Chronic Disease Biology, Molecular and Cellular Biology, and Chemical, Structural and Computational Biology.

Minimum qualifications:

  1. M.Sc. in any branch of Science (e.g. Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics) M.Tech., M.B.B.S., M.V.Sc., M.Pharm. or equivalent qualification as per the norms of the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi.
  2. At least 60% aggregate score or equivalent grade in Senior Secondary Certificate (10+2) and Bachelor’s degree and 55% aggregate score or equivalent grade in Master’s degree are essential for the general category. Five percent relaxation in aggregate scores in Senior Secondary, Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees will be applicable for the candidates from reserved categories [(OBC (non-creamy layer; NCL), SC/ST, and PwD]. Rounding off of percentage score to the next integral value is not permitted.
  3. Candidates appearing for the qualifying examination in the current academic year are eligible to apply; they will be admitted provisionally pending satisfactory fulfilment of the eligibility requirements at the time of joining.
  4. Reservations of seats: 15% for SC, 7.5% for ST, 27% for OBC (NCL) and 3% for person with disability (PwD) as per statutory norms.

Selection procedure:

NII will select candidates for the Ph.D. programme through the following two Channels:

Channel# 1: Computer-based Entrance Examination, NII-2020 to be conducted by NII at multiple centres all over India on 23rd February 2020 (Sunday). OR

Channel# 2: Joint Graduate Entrance Examination in Biology and Interdisciplinary Life Sciences (JGEEBILS-2020). Candidates must appear in at least one of the two examinations mentioned above. Candidates will be short-listed for an interview based on their scores in either NII-2020 or JGEEBILS-2020.

Interviews will be held at the National Institute of Immunology, New Delhi, from 11th to

13th June, 2020.

Candidates selected will be enrolled for the Ph.D. programme of NII in academic affiliation with JNU, New Delhi

Key Dates & Application Fees:  Online application fee is Rs.1000/- for GENRAL/OBC (NCL) candidates and Rs.500/- for SC/ST/PwD (non-refundable).

Online application facility will be available at the NII website from 20th December, 2019 to 31st January, 2020.

For exact eligibility criteria, how to apply and other details, candidates should refer the official website of  National Institute of Immunology (NII), New Delhi.


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