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ICMR-NIMR PhD Admission 2021, Dates, Application Form

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ICMR-National Institute for Malaria Research announces Admission to PhD Program 2021 (January Session)

ICMR-NIMR PhD Admission 2021 – ICMR-National Institute for Malaria Research invites applications from highly motivated students from Biology background for enrollment in PhD Programs for the academic year 2021-2022.

Read on for more details on ICMR-NIMR PhD Admission 2021 from the post below.  


ICMR-NIMR PhD Admission 2021 Important Dates

Start of online application                  

12th November 2020

Last date for submission of online application          

05th December 2020

Last date for submission of hard copy of the application and demand draft

12th January, 2021

Announcement of candidates shortlisted for Interviews       

20th December 2020

Date of Interview

First week of January, 2021

Announcement of final Selected

15th January 2021

Eligibility Criteria for ICMR-NIMR PhD Admission 2021

  • Highly enthusiastic students from almost any branch of Life Sciences/ Biochemistry/ Microbiology/ Entomology /Biotechnology/ Genetics/ Chemistry/ Physics /Biophysics /Mathematics /Computer Science/Computational biology/Biostatistics/or allied subjects with a particular interest in Biology.
  • M Sc, M.Tech, B.Tech, B.Pharm/B.E./MBBS/MD in Biological Sciences or other branches with a particular interest in Biology with Malaria Research, with at least 60 percent (or equal in CGPA) can also apply ( or equivalent Grade Point Average (GPA), for general and OBC category, and 55% for SC/ST/Differently-abled candidate in aggregate (or equivalent grade).
  • In case CGPA is not based on 10 point scale candidates should provide a statement issued by the respective University indicating conversion of CGPA to percentage. Candidates who have appeared or are appearing for the qualifying examination in the academic year 2020 are also eligible to apply.
  • However, such candidates will have to submit the proof of qualifying marks either at the time of the interview or if selected at the time of admission. Kindly note that registration for PhD degree at AcSIR will happen only after fulfilling the eligibility criteria.
  • In exceptional cases, students may be enrolled (if recommended by Director) in case extramural project funding is available or else the candidates must have one of the following fellowships:

Age Limit

  • Upper age limit is 28 years as on November 15, 2020 for General Category. Age relaxation of up to 5 years (33 years) for SC/ST/Differently Abled/Women candidates and up to 3 years (31 years) for OBC (Non-Creamy Layer) candidates will be granted.

ICMR-NIMR PhD Admission 2021 Application Process

  • Interested and eligible candidates can apply online through NIMR website www.nimr.org.in
  • Application forms available at the NIMR website (www.nimr.org.in) should be duly filled and submitted online on or before December 5, 2020.
  • A printed copy of the filled application form should be submitted along with a non-refundable Demand Draft for Rs 300/- (Exempted for SC/ST and Differently Abled candidates, provided they submit supporting document) drawn in favor of “Director-NIMR, so as to reach on or before December 12, 2020 Envelope should be marked as “NIMR Ph.D. January- 2021”.
  • Incomplete applications and applications received after the closing date will not be entertained.

Application Fee

Application Fee

Rs 300/-

Mode of Payment

Through online or offline mode.

Selection Process

  • The names of the short-listed candidates along with the date and time for the personal interview will be displayed on the ICMR-NIMR website.
  • The list of Ph.D. guides (who have a vacancy for Ph.D. students in their laboratory) and a brief description of their research projects would be given to shortlisted candidates.
  • The final selection would be based on the performance in the interview.


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

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