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ACTREC JRF 2018 | Tata Memorial Centre JRF for PhD in Life Sciences

TMC Mumbai Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) for PhD 2018

Applications are invited in the prescribed format, the award of Junior Research Fellowships (JRF 2018) for PhD in Life Sciences at Tata Memorial Centre


The Tata Memorial Centre (TMC) is an autonomous Grant-in-aid Institution of the Department of Atomic Energy. The TMC is comprised of the Advanced Centre for Treatment, Research and Education in Cancer (ACTREC) and the Tata Memorial Hospital (TMH)

The TMC conducts PhD Program in Life Sciences and is affiliated to the Homi Bhabha National Institute (Deemed University). On-going research at TMC includes basic and translational research in Cancer Biology. Specific research topics include study of cell proliferation, differentiation, apoptosis, metastasis, tumor immunology, molecular imaging, carcinogenesis, stem cell biology, biophysics, structural biology, bioinformatics, proteomics, genomics, genetics, epigenetics and glycobiology


Eligibility Criteria

M.Sc. (Applied Biology /Biochemistry /Bioinformatics /Biophysics /Biotechnology /Botany /Life Sciences /Microbiology /Molecular Biology/Zoology or related Biological Sciences) / M. Tech (Bioinformatics/ Biotechnology); M.V.Sc.; M. Pharm from a recognized University, with 60% aggregate marks
Those awaiting results may also apply. Candidates having Post-graduation course of only one-year duration are not eligible



Rs 25,000/- plus 30% HRA (if hostel facility is not allotted) per month as applicable; limited hostel facility is available on the ACTREC campus on first come, first served basis


Application Procedure

All the candidates must first Apply Online ( www.actrec.gov.in ), and then submit the filled and signed application along with all the enclosures mentioned in the application form and a Demand Draft (DD) for Rs.500/- drawn in favor of TMC-ACTREC payable in Navi Mumbai (No fees for female candidates and SC/ ST or physically handicapped candidates, provided proof is attached)

The hard copy of the application form along with all enclosures must reach the Senior Administrative Officer, Advanced Centre for Treatment, Research and Education in Cancer, Tata Memorial Centre, Kharghar, Navi Mumbai 410210

Candidates must write their name and application number behind the demand draft; TMC reserves the right to increase the minimum eligibility criteria, in case of receipt of large number of applications

Incomplete forms and those without enclosures may get rejected. Final Admission into the PhD program is subject to the candidate satisfying HBNI eligibility criteria

The list of research projects being offered to PhD students at TMC will be displayed on the ACTREC website on 4th May 2018

An ‘objective type’ Written Exam will be held at Bharati Vidyapeeth’s Institute of Technology, opposite Kharghar Station, Sector 7, Belpada, CBD, Navi Mumbai-400614, on Sunday 27th May 2018 at 09.30 am

The list of candidates who have qualified in this exam will be displayed at the: (i) ACTREC website, (ii) Examination Centre, and (iii) ACTREC Security Gate on 28th May 2017 after 07.00 pm. Their interviews will be held at ACTREC on 29th, 30th, 31st May & 1st June 2018


Students who have qualified in National Level Written Entrance Tests:

Candidates who have valid Junior Research Fellowships from CSIR/ UGC/ ICMR/ DBT or other recognized agencies - obtained after appearing for a written entrance test, will be called for direct interview at ACTREC. They must apply online submit the printout

Candidates who have applied online but have received external fellowship intimation after 20th April 2018 must send proof of the award by e-mail (jrf2017@actrec.gov.in) to seek direct interview dates

A list of candidates short listed for direct interview based on their performance in the Joint Graduate Entrance Examination for Biology and Interdisciplinary Life Sciences (JGEEBILS) is displayed on the ACTREC website. Candidates in this list who are interested in ACTREC's Ph.D. program must apply online and submit the printout

The list of Candidates called for Direct Interview on 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th June 2018 will be displayed on the ACTREC website on 4th May 2018


Important Dates

The deadline for the online application: 20th April 2018

Eligible to appear for the written entrance exam will be displayed on the ACTREC website: 4th May 2018

Entrance Exam: 27th May 2018 (Sunday) at 09.30 am

Date for Interviews to be held at ACTREC:  29th, 30th, 31st May & 1st June 2018

List of the Candidates called for direct interview on 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th June 2018 will be displayed on the ACTEC website: 4th May 2018

Declaration of the Results: The list of successful candidates will be displayed on the ACTREC website

For more information visit the website: www.actrec.gov.in


TMC Mumbai

(Tata Memorial Centre), Advanced Centre for Treatment, Research and Education in Cancer (ACTREC), Kharghar, Navi Mumbai-410210 & Tata Memorial Hospital (TMH), Parel, Mumbai-400012, Website www.actrec.gov.in


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