TATA Memorial Hospital Mumbai (ACTREC) announces PhD Admission in Life Sciences 2021

TATA Memorial Hospital Mumbai PhD Admission 2021 – Applications are invited in the prescribed format, for online examinations and the award of Junior Research Fellowships [JRF 2021] for Ph.D. in Life Sciences at the Tata Memorial Centre.

TATA Memorial Hospital Mumbai (TMC)

●      The Tata Memorial Centre (TMC) is an autonomous Grant-in-aid Institution of the Department of Atomic Energy. The TMC comprises the Advanced Centre for Treatment, Research and Education in Cancer (ACTREC) and the Tata Memorial Hospital (TMH).
●      The TATA Memorial Hospital Mumbai, TMC conducts PhD Program in Life Sciences and is affiliated to the Homi Bhabha National Institute (Deemed University)

Research include

●      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 pharmacology

TATA Memorial Hospital Mumbai PhD Admission 2021 Important Dates

The deadline for application is15th December 2020
Written Entrance Exam will be displayed on the ACTREC WebsiteLast week of Dec 2020
The Online Exam will be conducted on09th January 2021
The dates will be displayed on the ACTREC websiteMarch 2021
Date for Interviews to be held at ACTRECJune 2021
Interviews will be conducted at ACTREC inMay 2021

Eligibility Criteria for TATA Memorial Hospital Mumbai PhD Admission 2021

●      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 or equivalent postgraduate degrees from a recognized University /Institute, with  55% aggregate marks. Those awaiting final result by July 2021 may also apply.
●      As per HBNI guidelines, candidates with < 55% aggregate marks cannot be considered for an interview or admitted to the program. Candidates who have done a post-graduation course of only 1 year duration are not eligible.
●      Final admission into the Ph.D. program is subject to the candidate satisfying HBNI eligibility criteria as mentioned above. TMC reserves the right to increase the minimum eligibility criteria in case of receipt of a large number of applications.

TATA Memorial Hospital Mumbai PhD Admission 2021 Application Process

●      Candidates are advised to carefully read the instructions before filling the online application [https://actrec.gov.in]
●      Incomplete forms and those without fees and requisite attachments will be rejected. Application fees of Rs. 725/- must be paid by online transfer.
●      In case of difficulty, fees may be paid by demand draft (DD) drawn in favor of TMC-ACTREC payable in Navi Mumbai (candidate’s name and application number must be written behind the DD) and sent to ACTREC-TMC by courier or speed post at the address provided
●      Female candidates and SC/ ST/ physically handicapped candidates with minimum 40% disability (disability proof must be attached) are exempted from paying fees
●      Students have to give three choices of Exam Centre in their application. The online application deadline is 15th December 2020.

Exam Pattern

●      A list of candidates found eligible for the Online Objective Entrance Exam will be displayed in the last week of December 2020 on the ACTREC website
●      Online Exam will be conducted on 9th January 2021 from 2pm – 5pm in ten Exam Centres located in Mumbai, Pune, Kolkata, Delhi NCR, Indore, Guwahati, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Varanasi and Chennai (test center allotment details will be uploaded on the ACTREC website in the end of December 2020)
●      In case the number of students opting for a centre is below 75, the students opting for that centre will be accommodated at either their second or third choice of centre
●      The list of candidates qualifying for the interview based on the online exam results will be displayed on the ACTREC website in February 2021.
Interview DatesInterviews of candidates who have cleared the ACTREC entrance test as well as Direct Interviews will be conducted at ACTREC in June 2021 – the dates will be displayed on the ACTREC website in May 2021.
Research ProjectsThe list of JRF projects being offered to Ph.D. students at ACTREC will be displayed on the ACTREC website in June 2021
Declaration of the ResultsThe list of successful candidates will be displayed on the ACTREC website
StipendRs. 31000/+ 24% HRA per month (HRA is applicable only in case if hostel facility is not opted). Limited hostel facility is available on first come, first served basis


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