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CSIR IGIB PhD Admission 2018 – eligibility, application, dates

CSIR-Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology (CSIR-IGIB) notifies PhD Admissions 2018

CSIR IGIB PhD Admission 2018 - CSIR-Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology (CSIR-IGIB) announces PhD Program Admission for Research in frontier areas of Modern Biology leading to a PhD degree for the year 2018

The 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 modem biology leading to a PhD degree

The broad interdisciplinary research areas are genomics and molecular medicine, genome informatics and structural biology, chemical and systems biology, respiratory disease biology and environmental biotechnology


Important Dates:

Application form available from:                         1st April 2018
Last date of accepting application:                      31st May 2018


Also See : Admission Notification


Eligibility Criteria

  • Masters' degree (M.Sc/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
  • B. Tech (in Biological sciences or other branches with special interest in Biology)/B.Pharm/B.E./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 Exam. Both the criteria are relaxed for SC/ST/OBC (non-creamy) candidates to a minimum of 55% in the highest qualifying exam and at the XIIth standard board exam
  • 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



  • MSc/M Tech/M Pharm/B Tech/B Pharm/BE/MBBS candidates should hold CSIR-UGC (JRF)/DBT (JRF)/ICMR-JRF/DST-INSPIRE or equivalent (fellowship certificate should be valid at least till 31st July 2018, in all cases)
  • Fellowship conditions should allow them to work in CSIR Laboratories and under CSIR projects. B. Tech/B. Pharm/ B.E students who fulfill the conditions for GATE-JRF fellowship (http://csirhrdg.nic.in/gate.html) are also eligible


Age Limit

  • Upper age limit is 28 years (as on the closing date of application, 31st May 2018) 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


  • GATE is not a valid fellowship to join the program for Masters degree holders. GATE-JRF is the only valid fellowship scheme strictly for candidates who have BTech or equivalent as highest qualification as per guidelines given at http://csirhrdg.nic.in/gate.html . CSIR/UGC-LS qualified candidates are not eligible
  • Please note that JGEEBILS/TIFR entrance exam/IISc entrance exam and similar examinations are not valid fellowship exams for CSIR-IGIB. Please do not apply with these examinations as your fellowship source


Application Procedure

  • Links to the application form is available at www.igib.res.in Instructions for filling in the application form and the last date for application is given therein
  • Candidates will have to submit a non-refundable application fee of Rs.1000/- [Rs.500/- for SC/ST/OBC (non-creamy) candidates]. Instructions for the payment will be available on the website
  • You will get your admit card in your registered email address following this. Please read the details provided in the admit card carefully.


Selection Process

  • All candidates fulfilling minimum eligibility criteria will be invited through email for appearing for interviews at CSIR-IGIB, Delhi, from in the month of June 2018.
  • There will be two rounds of interviews. The first round will be aimed at evaluating abilities to comprehend, analyze and reason along with the aptitude of the candidate in biological sciences.
  • The candidates will be informed of their dates through the Admit Card that they obtain after completing the application process and successful payment
  • Candidates shortlisted based on the first round of interviews will have to appear for the second round of interviews on the 2nd week of June 2018. The candidates will be evaluated for their aptitude in biological sciences with special focus on their research proposal that they are to submit at the time of application
  • The candidates should be ready to make a short 10 minute presentation based on their research interest and research proposal
  • Candidates finally selected will have an interaction session with the scientists of the Institute on the 2nd week of 2018



CSIR-Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology, North Campus, Mall Road, Delhi-110007 & South Campus, Mathura Road, New Delhi-110025, Website www.igib.res.in