Ph.D at Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology: Apply by May 28

CSIR-Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology (IGIB), North Campus, Mall Road, Delhi 110007;South Campus, Mathura Road, New Delhi-110025, has invited applications from bright young individuals from diverse backgrounds with strong motivation and good academic credentials to pursue research in the frontier areas of modern biology leading to a Ph.D degree.

The broad interdisciplinary research areas are Genomics and Molecular medicine, Genome informatics and Structural biology, Chemical and systems biology, Respiratory disease biology and Environmental Biotechnology.

PhD students in CSIR-IGIB are enrolled in the Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research (AcSIR) and the degree will be awarded by AcSIR.

Eligibility: Applicant should hold a Masters (M.Sc/M.Tech/M.Pharm) in any branch of Life Sciences/Biotechnology/Chemistry/Physics/Mathematics/Computer Science or allied subjects with special interest in Biology, with at least 60% (or equivalent in CGPA) B.Tech (in Biological sciences or other branches with special interest in Biology)/B.Pharm/B.E./MBBS candidates with at least 60% (or equivalent in CGPA) may also apply.

In addition, applicants should also have obtained at least 60% (or equivalent in CGPA) in their 12th standard board examination. Both the criteria are relaxed for SC/ST/OBC (non-creamy) candidates to a minimum of 55% in the highest qualifying exam and in the 12th standard board examination. Those awaiting results for the highest qualifying examinations are allowed to appear, but their admission is subject to clearing all the eligibility criteria at the time of admission.

Fellowship: M.Sc/M.Tech/M.Pharm/B.Tech/B.Pharm/B.E/MBBScandidates should hold CSIR-UGC(JRF)/DBT(JRF)/ICMR-JRF/DST-INSPIRE or equivalent (fellowship certificate should be valid at the time of joining in all cases). Fellowship conditions should allow them to work in CSIR Laboratories and on CSIR projects. B.Tech/B/Pharm/B.E students who fulfil the conditions for GATE-JRF fellowship ( are also eligible. Eligible candidates will have to appear for interviews at CSIR-IGIB.

Upper age limit is 28 years as on the closing date of application which is relaxable for SC/ST/OBC (non-creamy)/physically handicapped persons as well as women candidates as per Govt. of India rules in this regard.

Application: Applications are to be registered on the AcSIR admission portal Applicant should keep the Registration number from the AcSIR application portal. This will be essential for applying on the CSIR-IGIB portal.

CSIR-IGIB application portal will be active on the CSIR-IGIB website Applicant should upload his/her research proposal (this does not have to be related to the work to be actually done in the PhD). This will be used to evaluate applicant’s scientific aptitude. Application is to be completed as instructed.

Applications fee is Rs 1000/- [Rs 500/-for SC/ST/OBC (non-creamy) candidates]. Instructions for the payment will be available at

Eligible applicants will be invited through email for appearing in interviews at CSIR-IGIB, Delhi, to be held in June 14-17, 2020. Names of the successful candidates eligible to join CSIR-IGIB PhD program will be declared on the institute website.

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