Research Admissions at National Centre for Cell Science, Pune: Apply by Dec 6

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National Centre for Cell Science (NCCS), Pune, an Autonomous Institute of Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology, Govt. of India; NCCS Complex, S. P. Pune University Campus, Ganeshkhind, Pune-411 007, has invited applications for admission to its Ph.D Program, March-2023.

Eligibility: Applicants should be bonafide Indian citizens, having a consistently good academic record with strong motivation to pursue research in modern biology. Applicants should have Masters (postgraduate) degree in any branch of Sciences with interest in pursuing research in Modern Biology, having at least 55% or equivalent Grade Point Average (GPA) (A relaxation of 5% of marks, shall be allowed for SC/ST/OBC and Persons with Disabilities) and with a valid fellowship from CSIR/UGC/ DBT/ICMR/ BINC/ DST-Inspire. Those who have qualified only for Lectureship in CSIR-UGC (NET) and the ‘Project list of ICMR’ are not eligible.

Those with post-graduate degree, who do not have a fellowship but have qualified JGEEBILS examination conducted by NCBS/TIFR held in December, 2021 are also eligible to apply. However, candidates shortlisted by NCCS criteria will only be called for interview. A limited number of fellowships will be provided by NCCS to the selected students, who do not have fellowship (from CSIR/DBT/ICMR/UGC/DST-Inspire/BINC) but have qualified JGEEBILS.

NCCS’s Ph.D. program is a full-time program. The selected candidates may have to stay on campus. Hostel Accommodation, in Campus is available on sharing basis on first cum first serve basis.

The upper age limit for JRF shall be 28 years which is relaxed up to 5 years in the case of candidates belonging to SC/ST/Women/PWD and 3 years in case of OBC candidates, or as applicable.

Applications can be submitted online at latest by 06.12.2022.

List of shortlisted candidates called for Interview will be published at NCCS website on 26th December, 2022. Online interview will be held on 17th, 18th & 19th January, 2023 from 9 am onwards. Result of the interview will be declared on 23rd January, 2023. Interaction and Finalization of Guide will have to be done before 2nd February, 2023. Expected date of joining at NCCS is 1st March, 2023.

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