Ph.D. Programme At National Institute of Immunology (NII)

Reference No: CGCD/205/2022

Last date for submission of online application: 20/01/2023

Applications are invited  from eligible candidates for admission to Ph.D. for the Academic Year 2023-24 at National Institute of Immunology (NII), An autonomous research institute of Department of Biotechnology, Government of India New Delhi. Cutting-edge research at NII encompasses broad interdisciplinary areas of Immunology, Infectious and Chronic Disease Biology, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Chemical Biology, Structural Biology and Computational Biology. 

Eligibility : Candidates should have  M.Sc. in any branch of Science (e.g. Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics) M.Tech., M.B.B.S., M.VSc., M.Pharm., Integrated M.Sc., or equivalent qualification as per the norms of the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi. Candidates should have 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 candidates from the reserved categories [(OBC (non-creamy layer; NCL), SC/ST, PwD and EWS]. Rounding off of percentage score to the next integral value is not permitted. C. Candidates appearing for the qualifying examination in the current academic year are eligible to apply; they will be admitted provisionally pending satisfactory fulfillment of the eligibility requirements at the time of joining. 

Selection: selection will be based on Computer-based Entrance Examination, NII-2023 to be conducted by NII at multiple centers across India on 26th February 2023 (Sunday) and Joint Graduate Entrance Examination in Biology and Interdisciplinary Life Sciences (JGEEBILS-2023). 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-2023 or JGEEBILS-2023.The list of candidates short-listed for interviews shall be available on the NII website and Notice Board on or before 15th April, 2023.Interviews will be held online during 6 th - 13 th June, 2023. Candidates selected will be enrolled for the Ph.D. programme of NII in academic affiliation with JNU, New Delhi. 

Ph.D. Programme will start on 3 rd July 2023. B. 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. 

Applications are submitted through NII online application portal latest by 20.01.2023. Application fee is Rs.1200/- for GENERAL/OBC (NCL) candidates and Rs.600/- for SC/ST/PwD/EWS (non-refundable). 


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