Institute of Life Sciences PhD Admission 2021 Dates, Application Form

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Institute of Life Sciences Bhubaneswar announces Admission to PhD Programs 2021

Institute of Life Sciences PhD Admission 2021 – Institute of Life Sciences (ILS), Bhubaneswar invites applications from Indian nationals for PhD Programmes at Institute of the Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology for the academic year 2021.

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Program Offered

Ph.D. Programs is offered in the following research areas

  1. Cancer Biology
  2. Infectious Disease Biology
  3. Plant Biotechnology
  4. Human Genetics

Institute of Life Sciences PhD Admission 2021 Important Dates

Last date for submission of Application form

31st December 2020

Date of display of short-listed candidates and instructions in the Institute website

10th January, 2021

Tentative date of interview

2nd week of February, 2021

Eligibility Criteria for Institute of Life Sciences PhD Admission 2021

  • Candidates should have passed their M.Sc./ M.Tech./ M.Pharm./ M.V.Sc. or equivalent qualification in life sciences and allied subjects (Biochemistry/ Biotechnology/ Bioinformatics/ Biophysics/ Chemistry/ Microbiology, etc.) with minimum of 60% marks (or equivalent grade point). Candidates awaiting final results may also apply, however, if shortlisted, they have to produce their final mark sheet on the date of the interview, failing which they will not be interviewed.
  • Candidates should have also qualified in CSIR/UGC-JRF or DBT-JRF or UGC-RGNF or ICMR-JRF for DST INSPIRE or GATE or GPAT. If the original certificate is not available, the candidate has to provide a photocopy of the original admit card and the particular result page highlighting their roll number, along with the application. Candidates having valid fellowship will be preferred.

Age Limit

  • The candidate should be below 28 years in age, as on 31st December, 2020. An age relaxation of five years in the case of SC/ST/women/PH candidates and three years in the case of OBC candidates will be given (as per Govt. of India rules).

Institute of Life Sciences PhD Admission 2021 Application Process

  • Interested and eligible candidates may fill-up the prescribed application form as available in ILS website
  • Duly filled-up application form along with self-attested scanned copies of all relevant certificates and copy of proof of payment should be send to the as one pdf document on or before 31st December 2020 (05.00 PM).
  • There should be one attachment per applicant. Applications received after the last date will not be accepted.
  • The application should be sent with the subject “Application for Ph.D. Program” stating category I or II for which applicant is applying for.

Application Fee

  • Applicants except SC/ST/ physically handicapped are required to pay a non-refundable amount of Rs. 500/-.
  • The bank details: Beneficiary name: Director, Institute of Life Sciences, Bhubaneswar, Account No: 450502010006285, Bank: Union Bank of India, Chandrasekharpur, Bhubaneswar; IFS Code: UBIN0545058

Selection Process

  • The final date of interview will be confirmed when the list of short-listed candidates is displayed on the ILS website.


  • The fellowship and other emoluments will be as per the guidelines of the funding agencies – SERB/DST/DBT/CSIR/ICMR and as revised from time to time.
  • To and fro bus/rail fare by the shortest route limited to sleeper class will be paid to all the candidates appearing for the interview.


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