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ILS Bhubaneswar Dept of Biotechnology PhD Admission 2018

ILS Bhubaneswar PhD in Biotechnology Courses 2018


Institute of Life Sciences (ILS), Bhubaneswar, has invited the applications from Indian nationals for PhD Program in the following research areas:

1. Infectious Disease Biology

2. Cancer Biology & Bioinformatics

3. Genetic & Autoimmune Diseases

4. Plant & Microbial Biotechnology

Candidates are strongly encouraged to visit ILS webpage for detailed information, regarding the research activities pertaining to the areas mentioned above


ILS Bhubaneswar

Institute of Life Sciences (ILS), Bhubaneswar, an autonomous Institute of the Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India engaged in advanced research. The Institute is involved in several cutting-edge research activities




Candidates should have passed their M.Sc. / M.Tech. / M.Pharm./ M.V.Sc. or equivalent qualification in Life Sciences or allied subjects (Biochemistry/ Biotechnology/ Bioinformatics/ 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 CSIR/UGC-lectureship or UGC-RGNF or ICMR-JRF or DBT-JRF or DST-INSPIRE or GATE or GPAT or ICAR-NET. 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


Age Limit

The upper age limit of the candidate should be below 28 years, as on 15th December 2017

An age relaxation of 05 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)


Fellowship Details

The fellowship and other emoluments will be as per the guidelines of the funding agencies - SERB/DST/DBT/CSIR/ICMR, as revised from time to time

To and fro bus/rail fare by the shortest route limited to second sleeper class will be paid to all the candidates appearing for the interview



Interested and eligible candidates may fill-up the prescribed application form as available in ILS website ( Duly filled-up application along with self-attested copies of all relevant certificates and demand draft should be send to the Director, Institute of Life Sciences, Nalco Square, Bhubaneswar-751023

All application should reach the Institute on or before the last date. Applications received after the last date will not be accepted. The envelope should be superscribed with "Application for PhD Program"

To and fro bus/rail fare by the shortest route limited to second sleeper class will be paid to all the candidates appearing for the interview

Short-listed candidates selected for the interview will be published in the Institute website (



Application Fees

Applicants except SC/ST candidates are required to send a non-refundable DD for Rs.500/- in favour of "Director, Institute of Life Sciences, Bhubaneswar" payable at Bhubaneswar along with duly filled-in application form by the date mentioned below
Director, ILS reserves the right to withdraw the procedure without assigning any reasons thereof


Important Dates


Last Date of Receiving Applications: 30th November 2017


Date of display of short-listed candidates and instructions in the Institute website: 15th December 2017


Date of interview: The interview for Plant/ Agricultural and Environmental Biotechnology PhD Program will be held tentatively on 10th – 12th January 2018


For any query, candidates are requested to check the official website:


Institute of Life Sciences (ILS), Bhubaneswar

(An Autonomous Institute under the Dept. of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology, Govt. of India), NALCO Square, Bhubaneswar 751023 (Odisha), India,


For any query,  candidates are requested to check the official website  .

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