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PhD Admission 2020 at CSIR-Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology

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CSIR IGIB PhD Admission 2020 -  CSIR-Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology (CSIR-IGIB) invites 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. Applications for the same will be accepted until May 15, 2020.

Interested candidates can check details on CSIR IGIB PhD Admission 2020 such as eligibility criteria, application process, fees, and more from the page below.


Broad Interdisciplinary Research Areas

The broad interdisciplinary research areas are


Genomics and Molecular Medicine


Genome Informatics & Structural Biology


Chemical and Systems Biology


Respiratory Disease Biology


Environmental Biotechnology


CSIR IGIB PhD Admission 2020 Important Dates

Last Date of accepting Application Form

15th May 2020

Interviews at CSIR IGIB, Delhi

14th-17th June 2020


Eligibility Criteria for CSIR IGIB PhD Admission 2020


Masters degree (MSc/MTech/MPharm) with at least 60% (or equivalent in CGPA) in any branch of Life Sciences/Biotechnology/Chemistry/Physics/Mathematics/Computer Science or allied subjects with special interest in Biology


BTech (in Biological sciences or other branches with special interest in Biology)/BPharm/BE/MBBS candidates with at least 60% (or equivalent in CGPA) may also apply.


In addition to this, all candidates should also have obtained at least 60% (or equivalent in CGPA) in their XIIth 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 XIIth standard board examination.


Candidates who are 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 Details


M.Sc/M.Tech/M.Pharm/B.Tech/M.Sc/M.Tech/M.Pharm/B.Tech/B.Pharm/B.E/MBBS candidates should hold CSIR-UGC(JRF)/DBT(JRF)/ICMR-JRF/DST-INSPIRE or equivalent


In case of eligible candidates with already activated JRF fellowships, the consent letter from appropriate authority for transfer of fellowship is to be submitted to CSIR-IGIB at the time of interview, otherwise the candidature is liable to cancellation.


Age Limit

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.


CSIR IGIB PhD Admission 2020 Application Procedure


Please register on the AcSIR admission portal (


The portal is open from 15th May 2020 at


Keep the AcSIR Application form number (which should be of the format AcSIRXXXXX) from the AcSIR application portal


This will be essential for applying on the CSIR-IGIB portal


In case you face any difficulty with an online application form please inform Pratima at well in advance of the deadline.


Application Fee

Non-refundable Application Fee of


SC/ST/OBC (non-creamy)

Rs 500/-

Payment Mode

The payment will be made through an online payment portal.


Selection Process for CSIR IGIB PhD Admission 2020


All candidates fulfilling minimum eligibility criteria will be invited through email for appearing in the interviews at CSIR-IGIB, Delhi, to be held on 14-17 June 2020.


The interviews will be aimed at evaluating abilities to comprehend, analyse and reason along with the aptitude of the candidate in biological sciences.


Candidates will also be evaluated with special focus on their research proposal that they submit at the time of application.


The candidates should be ready to make a short 10-minute presentation (no slides, white board only) based on their research interest and research proposal.


For more details and to apply online, please visit the official website



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