Translational Health Science and Technology Institute (THSTI), an autonomous institute of the Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India; NCR Biotech Science Cluster, 3rd Milestone on Faridabad-Gurugram Expressway, P.O. Box No. 04, Faridabad 121001, has invited applications for admission to the THSTI-JNU PhD Program for the Academic Year 2019-20 Monsoon Session.
Translational Health Science and Technology Institute (THSTI) is a recognized R&D institute of the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi offering doctoral programs in biomedical science research. It is a part of the inter-disciplinary Biotech Science Cluster at Faridabad in the National Capital Region, designed to be a dynamic and interactive organization with a mission to conduct innovative translational research across disciplines and professions to accelerate the development of concepts into products to improve human health.
Applications are invited for the THSTI-JNU PhD programs under biomedical research. The broad domains of ongoing research are (i) Vaccines and infectious diseases (ii) Translational research in maternal and child health (iii) Drug discovery and Mathematical modelling to understand Disease Biology (iv) Human Microbial Ecology and (v) Diagnostics, devices and bio-design. Details of ongoing research programs and the PhD course work are given at www.thsti.res.in. The PhD program at THSTI is governed by JNU rules. For further details, visit www.jnu.ac.in.
Eligibility: Applicant should not be over 28 years as on July 1, 2019. Upper age limit may be relaxed up to 5 years for reserved category candidates (SC/ST/Persons with Disability (PwD) and female applicants) and 3 years for OBC-Non-creamy layer candidates.
Applicant must fulfil one of the following criteria given under Group A or Group B.
Group A: Applicant should have a Master’s degree in any branch of Biomedical/Life Sciences (including Veterinary Science, Public Health), Bioinformatics, Computer Science or Mathematics from a recognized university with at least 55% marks or its equivalent (e.g.: grade B in the UGC 7-point scale) or a B Tech in Biotechnology. Applicant must have qualified in the Junior Research Fellowship examination of CSIR, UGC, ICMR, DBT (category I only), BINC (for Bioinformatics & Computer science) or NBHM which provides fellowship for the entire duration (5 years) of their PhD program;
Group B: Applicant should have a MBBS or BE/B Tech (Computer Science/Biotechnology/Biomedical Engineering) or Post-graduate degree in Life Sciences, or Mathematics from a recognized university/institute with at least 55% marks or its equivalent along with a valid GATE qualifying score.
Those appearing in the final qualifying examination may also apply. However, they will be required to fulfil the above academic/ fellowship requirements at the time of joining the PHD program on 1st July 2019. A relaxation in marks/grade during Master’s Degree for those belonging to SC/ST/OBC (non-creamy layer)/differently-abled and any other categories will be applicable as per the UGC notification, 5th May 2016 or subsequent notification in effect of at the time of interview.
Application: Applications can be submitted online at http://www.thsti.res.in./phd_programme.php latest by 10th May 2019. After submission, print out of the application may be taken, signed and send to ‘Officer (Academics), NCR Biotech Science Cluster, 3rd Milestone on Faridabad-Gurugram Expressway, P.O. Box No. 04, Faridabad 121001’ along with the application fee and self-attested copies of documents in support of eligibility so as to reach by 13th May 2019.
Application fee: Application fee is Rs. 500 for General and OBC candidates, and Rs. 250 for SC/ST/Women/differently-abled candidates. It may be paid by Bank draft in favor of Translational Health Science and Technology Institute payable at Faridabad. Applicant may also deposit the fees by bank transfer as per the payee account details given in the Notification at http://www.thsti.res.in./phd_programme.php and may submit the proof of remittance.
Selection procedure: Names of shortlisted candidates will be announced at the website by 17th May 2019. Shortlisted candidates will have to appear for an admission test at THSTI on 3rd of June at 9.30 am. Applicants who clear the admission test will be interviewed on 3rd and 4th June 2019. Final selection will be made based on the applicant’s performance in the interview and the list of selected candidates will be published on the THSTI website within one working week of the interview.
Fellowship: Those from group A recommended for admission to the PhD program and holding fellowship from any of the agencies specified will be required to utilize their own fellowship. Those selected from Group B will be awarded THSTI fellowships equivalent to the CSIR-UGC Fellowship amount.
No. of seats: A maximum of 20 persons may be selected subject to securing the minimum credentials required for admission.
Reservations: 27% seats for OBC (non-creamy layer), 15% of seats for SC, 7.5% of seats for ST, 3% of seats for differently-abled and 10% for EWS are reserved for candidates belonging to these categories. SC/ST/OBC/EWS candidates are required to submit certificates in respect of their claims from authorized officers as notified by the Government for the purpose from time to time. The differently-abled (with minimum 40% disability) candidates are required to submit a certificate from authorized Medical Doctors/Hospitals indicating the extent of physical disability.
Academic program: Those selected will undergo PhD course work for 2 semesters starting on 1st July 2019. Those successfully completing PhD course requirement will be recommended by the Academic Committee to JNU for PhD registration. For the award of the doctoral degree, the student will have to complete all requirements as per the JNU rules.
Fees: Admission fees, annual fees, registration fees or any other fees levied by JNU shall be payable by the student.
Hostel: Selected students will have the option of shared hostel accommodation in lieu of their HRA
For details, visit http://www.thsti.res.in./phd_programme.php