Ph.D admission at National Institute for Research in Reproductive Health
ICMR-National Institute for Research in Reproductive Health; Jehangir Merwanji Street, Parel, Mumbai 400 012, a premier Institute of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), has invited applications from highly motivated students having consistently good academic record for enrolment in Ph.D. programme of the Institute.
The thrust areas of research include: Fertility Regulation, Infertility and Reproductive Disorders, HIV/STIs/RTIs, Maternal and Child Health, Immunology and Microbiology, Reproductive cancers, Osteoporosis, Genetic Disorders, Stem Cell Biology, Structural Biology, Bioinformatics and Reproductive Toxicology. The Institute is affiliated to the University of Mumbai for the award of Ph.D. degree in Life Sciences, Applied Biology and Biochemistry.
Eligibility: Applicants should be an Indian citizen having Post graduate degree in any branch of Life Sciences (Biochemistry/ Biotechnology/ Microbiology/ Zoology/ Bioinformatics/ Biophysics etc.) or MBBS or MD degree from India with at least 60% or equivalent Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) from higher secondary (10+2) onwards (55% for SC/ST/PWD). Those who have appeared in the academic year 2019-2020 and results are awaited, are also eligible to apply provisionally.
Applicant should have cleared at least one of the following exams: (i) Ph.D. entrance test (PET) conducted by the University of Mumbai in Life Science/ Applied Biology/ Biochemistry/ Microbiology/ Zoology/ Biophysics/ Bioanalytical Sciences/ Molecular Biology (ii) CSIR-UGC NET (JRF or LS) or GATE (Life Sciences/ Biotechnology) (iii) JRF of National agencies such as ICMR/DBT or SET (Life Sciences/Microbiology/Biotechnology/ Biochemistry) (iv) a valid DST-Inspire fellowship.
Age Limit: Upper age limit is 28 years as on 11 January 2021 It is relaxed up to 5 years (33 years) for Women, SC/ST/ PWD/ categories and up to 3 years (31 years) for OBC (NCL). Reservation will be as per the UGC rules followed by University of Mumbai.
Application Fees id Rs.300/-. SC/ST/PWD and EWS applicants are exempted from payment of application fees.
Selection: Short-listed applicants will be called for interview. The list of Ph.D. guides (who have vacancy for Ph.D. students in their laboratory) and tentative title of research project to be initiated under them would be given to the shortlisted candidates. Final selection would be based on the performance in the online interview.
Fellowship: Those having JRF of CSIR/UGC/ICMR/DBT can avail fellowship as per the rules of respective funding agency. Non fellowship holders will be provided Institutional fellowship of Rs. 8000/- per month for 2 years only, after successful completion of coursework and Ph.D. proposal presentation. These students are encouraged to seek fellowship from other funding agencies.
For details, visit www.nirrh.res.in