Home >> Admission-Notification >> PHD Admission >>

CSIR IMTEH Chandigarh PhD Admission 2018 – eligibility, application

CSIR IMTEH Chandigarh PhD Admission Notification 2018

CSIR IMTEH Chandigarh PhD Admission 2018 - CSIR - Institute of Microbial Technology (CSIR-IMTECH) Chandigarh announces admission to PhD Program of the Microbial Technology for 2018 session

Details of IMTECH

  • Director, Institute of Microbial Technology (IMTECH), invites exceptionally motivated candidates for pursuing doctoral research at IMTECH under the aegis of the PhD degree Program being jointly run by IMTECH and the Academy of Scientific & Innovative Research (AcSIR), New Delhi
  • Candidates who have passed M.Sc. examination with minimum 55% marks in aggregate (50% marks in case of SC/ST/Differently-abled candidates) and cleared any of the following examinations with valid fellowship are eligible to apply:
  • CSIR-UGC NET (NET-LS not eligible)
  • DBT-JRF examination (‘A’ Category only)
  • DST INSPIRE Fellowship
  • ICMR-JRF examination (those selected for working only in ICMR Projects are not eligible)


Also See : Admission Notification


Major thrust Areas

  • The major thrust areas of the institute are Antibiotic drug discovery, Virology, Microbiome and Bio-therapeutics. During this intake, openings may be available in the areas which involves following:
  • Molecular Biology: Molecular biology of pathogens, gene silencing, stress tolerance, signal transduction, gene expression, genome-wide analysis
  • Cell Biology & Immunology: Host- pathogen interactions, protein trafficking, molecular immunology, metabolic disease
  • Protein Science & Engineering: Structure-function relationships, Protein-design, folding, engineering, stability, expression, structure determination of proteins and structure-based drug designing etc.  
  • Applied & Environmental Microbiology: Microbial diversity and their metabolites, environmental biotechnology, extremophiles
  • Bioinformatics: Computer-aided drug development, genome annotations, protein structure prediction, molecular simulations, data analytics, system biology
  • Medicinal Chemistry: Design and synthesis of small molecules and analogy natural products synthesis and their designed analogy, natural product discovery, discovery of new synthetic strategies and technologies
  • Biochemical Engineering: Fermentation & downstream processing, process development and optimization, scale up
  • Animal Biotechnology: In-vivo studies


Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates with Master's Degree with minimum 55% marks in aggregate (50% marks in case of SC/ST/Differently-abled candidates) or equivalent in any branch of science (Physics, Chemistry, Life Sciences, Microbiology, Botany, Zoology, Physiology, Biochemistry, Biophysics, Biotechnology, Pharmacy) or in chemical/biochemical engineering who have valid research fellowship after passing CSIR/UGC NET or DBT JRF exam(‘A’ Category) or DST INSPIRE Fellowship or ICMR JRF examare eligible to apply
  • Please note that valid proofs of having passed the masters’ level (or those awaiting for their final results) and fellowship exams (with valid fellowship) are mandatory for being eligible to be interviewed
  • Those coming for interview must be prepared to be present in Chandigarh for three days, which is the approximate time required to finalize the admission
  • No TA/DA or any other expenses will be paid for appearing in the interview
  • Candidates must also state their present occupation, if any, before the interview; any concealment may result in cancellation of admission at any stage


Age Limit & Relaxation

  • Minimum 19 years & maximum 28 years (upper age relaxation is applicable to SC/ST/OBC/PH/VH/Female candidates as per Govt. of India rules)
  • The decision of the Director, IMTECH, regarding selection/admission of the candidates shall be final


Selection Process

  • The short-listed candidates will be called for interview at IMTECH, Chandigarh
  • There will be two rounds of interviews. The first round will be aimed at assessing the candidate’s ability for comprehension, critical analysis, logical reasoning and aptitude for scientific research
  • Shortlisted candidates in the first round of interview will appear for the second round of interview. In the second interview, the candidates should be ready to make a short 10-minute presentation based on their research interest
  • The research presentation should contain the following information (i) Title (ii) Introduction of the problem (iii) Lack of existing knowledge (iv) Proposed strategies to solve the problem
  • The result of the selected candidates will be declared on the AcSIR website
  • Fees for PhD Program is as per AcSIR fee structure. Currently, per semester fee is Rs.6000/- and thesis submission fees is Rs.5000/-.


Application Process

  • Application form in the prescribed format can be downloaded from the website www.imtech.res.in/phd
  • Completely filled in application form and bring 2 original copy of application form along with the 2 copies of attested photograph
  • You can also send the copy of filled-in form to us by email at phd@imtech.res.in as an attachment
  • Kindly also bring original and attested copies of (a) All certificates (school leaving, B.Sc., M.Sc., etc.), (b) Proof of passing NET or other Junior Research Fellowship Exam(a copy of certificate or roll number along with newspaper clipping showing result with roll number should be highlighted)


Important Dates

  • The Last Date for submitting the Application is 24th May 2018


CSIR Chandigarh

Council of Scientific & Industrial Research, Institute of Microbial Technology,Sector 39-A, Chandigarh-160036,Phone No.: 01722690542, Email phd@imtech.res.inFor more detail visit website www.imtech.res.in/phd




Related Posts:

Top PhD Entrance Exams in India
Here is al ist of Top PhD Entrance Exams in India. Visit the page to know about Entrance Exam Notifications of Top PhD Courses in India

Why do a Phd? - Reasons, Funding Schemes, Job Prospects
Why do a PhD? - Purpose, Opportunities, Funding Schemes. Check here the list of Important Schemes and Funding Opportunities available to do PhD in India