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Homi Bhabha National Institute (HBNI) Mumbai announces Admission to PhD Research Fellowship and  Research Associates 2020-21

HBNI PhD Research Fellowship and Research Associates Admission 2020-21 – Homi Bhabha National Institute invites applications from Indian citizens for admission to regular PhD Program of HBNI with specializations in Chemical & Engineering Sciences and Research Associate (RA) positions in Chemical Sciences

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PhD Research Fellowship and Research Associates

  • HBNI is inviting online applications for THREE JRFs (3 nos.) and TWO (2) Research Associates in the specialized areas given below for working under the supervision of faculty at HBNI central office, Mumbai
  • Research fellows and Research Associates will have access to the research infrastructure facilities available in all CIs/OCC of HBNI with due permissions.

Program Discipline

PhD Chemical Sciences
Research Areas
PhD Program
a) Chemical Sciences Theoretical & Computational Chemistry
b) Engineering Sciences Mechanical /Chemical/Nuclear Engineering
Research Associates
 (a) Chemical Sciences

HBNI PhD Research Fellowship and Research Associates Admission 2020-21 Important Dates

Events Dates
The last date for filling up Online application 11th December 2020
Tentative dates for test/interview will be in the 5th week of Dec 2020 (starting from 28th Dec 2020)
The selected candidates can join on any date starting from. 04 Jan 2021, and in any case not later than 01 Feb 2021

Eligibility Criteria for HBNI PhD Research Fellowship and Research Associates Admission 2020-21

Program Discipline Minimum Qualification
PhD Chemical Sciences 60% or equivalent CGPA in Masters/ Integrated Masters in Chemistry
Engineering Sciences ME/MTech in Mechanical / Chemical/ Nuclear Engineering with 60% or equivalent CGPA in the coursework
RA Chemical Sciences PhD with specialisation in Chemical Sciences & related areas
Note: The Candidates who have appeared in the final semester/year of qualifying examination in 2020 are also eligible to apply for the PhD program. However, if selected, they will be provisionally admitted and need to submit the final semester/ year results/ mark sheet with the requisite percentage latest by 31st March 2021for regularisation.

Age Limit

  • The candidate must be an Indian national
  • The candidate applying for PhD program should be less than 28 years of age as on last date for receipt of application
  • A relaxation of up to 3 years can be given in case of Other Backward Class applicants, 5 years in age in case of Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe applicants and 10 years in case of Physically Challenged applicants


  • The Research Fellowship given by HBNI will be as per DAE guidelines. The selected candidates will be initially taken as Junior Research Fellows (JRF) and will be paid a stipend of Rs. 31,000/- per month. The fellowship will be provided initially for a period of two years.
  • Senior Research Fellowship (SRF) from the third year onwards with a stipend of Rs.35,000/- per month
  • Candidates selected for RA, who have submitted PhD thesis and are yet to receive their official degree, will be paid Rs. 40,000/- p.m.; Rs.47,000/- per month for the candidate with PhD degree (RA-1); Rs.49,000/- per month for RA with PhD degree &1-year experience (RA-2); Rs.54,000/- per month for RA with a PhD degree and 2 or more years of experience (RA-3).

HBNI PhD Research Fellowship and Research Associates Admission 2020-21 Application Process

  • The application form has to be filled up and submitted online at http://www.hbni.ac.in following stepwise instructions mentioned in the web site
  • At the time of application, along with the online form, the candidate should upload a soft copy of the supporting documents as per the eligibility criteria.
  • Address for all communications: The Registrar, Homi Bhabha National Institute (a Deemed to be University), 2nd floor, Training School Complex, Anushaktinagar, Mumbai 40009

Selection Procedure

  • The selection committee will shortlist the candidates from amongst those who meet the minimum educational qualifications and satisfy additional criteria which may be set as deemed necessary.
  • The short-listed candidates will be called for an interview for the admission. The interview may be held online depending upon the situation. In such cases, the candidates will be informed about the platform and the mode of participation.
  • Based on the performance of the candidates in the selection process, the selection committee will recommend candidates for admission to the PhD program / Research Associateship at the appropriate level.


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