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PhD Admission Open in National Institute of Immunology with Fellowships ! Online Interview

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New Delhi, 15 January 2021: National Institute of Immunology (NII), an autonomous research institute, invites applications from eligible candidates for PhD programme Academic year 2021-22. The closing date for online application is 25 January 2021.

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-2021 to be conducted by NII at multiple centres across India on 25th February 2021 (Thursday).

Channel# 2: Joint Graduate Entrance Examination in Biology and Interdisciplinary Life Sciences (JGEEBILS-2021). 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-2021 or JGEEBILS-2021.

The list of candidates short-listed for interviews shall be available on the NII website and Notice Board on or before 26h April, 2021.

 Interviews will be held online during June 15th, 2021-June 22nd, 2021

Fellowships:  NII currently provides Junior Research Fellowship of Rs.31000/- per month to the selected candidates. Awardees of fellowships from CSIR, UGC, ICMR, DBT or and DST, may avail them as per rules of the respective funding agency.

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

The closing date for submission of online application is 25 January 2021.

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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