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CSIR IGIB PhD Admission 2017 - Eligibility, Application and Dates

CSIR IGIB Admission to PhD Programme 2017

CSIR-Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology (CSIR-IGIB) announces PhD Programme Admission for Research in frontier areas of modern biology leading to a PhD degree for the year 2017


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

CSIR IGIB Phd Eligibility

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 2017, 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 2017) 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

CSIR IGIB Phd Admission 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. In case of any problem please contact us at [email protected]

CSIR IGIB Phd 2017 Selection Process

All candidates fulfilling minimum eligibility criteria will be invited through email for appearing for interviews at CSIR-IGIB, Delhi, from the 10th to the 13th of June 2017. 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. Candidates will be called either on the 10th or the 11th of June for this

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 12th of June 2017. 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 13th of June 2017

CSIR IGIB Phd 2017 Admission Process

The names of the successful candidates eligible to join CSIR-IGIB Ph.D program will be declared on or before 20th June 2017. The selected candidates are required to join CSIR-IGIB on or before 15th July 2017

Students are usually enrolled in Ac SIR. Selected candidate need to pay a non-refundable fee at the time of admission (Rs 10000 for general category and Rs 5000 for SC/ST/ OBC (non-creamy) candidates)

Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology

CSIR Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology (CSIR-IGIB) is an institute of scientific research devoted primarily to biological research. CSIR-IGIB runs under the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research. IGIB was established in the year 1977 as the Center for Biochemical Technology for biochemical research, but now the institute has shifted its research focus to integrative biology. The Institute has two campuses one in North Delhi and other in South Delhi.


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

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