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ICMR NIRRCH PhD Admissions 2023 – ICMR-National Institute for Research in Reproductive and Child Health, Mumbai invites online applications for Admission to PhD Program for academic session 2023


ICMR NIRRCH PhD Admissions 2023


PhD Program

  • The Institute is affiliated to the University of Mumbai for the award of Ph.D. degree in Life Sciences, Applied Biology and Biochemistry.


Important Dates

  • Start of online application 11th June 2023
  • Last date for submission of online application 3rd July 2023
  • Announcement of candidates shortlisted for the interview: Will be intimated on the NIRRCH website
  • Date of Interview Will be intimated on the NIRRCH website


Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates who are Indian citizens and have Post graduate degree in any branch of Life Sciences (Biochemistry / Biotechnology / Microbiology / Zoology / Bioinformatics /Biophysics etc.) or MBBS/BDS graduates or MD/M.Pharm degree holders from India with at least 55% or equivalent
  • Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) from higher secondary (10+2) onwards for General, OBC and #EWS category and 50% for SC/ST/Person with Disabilities (PWD) candidates in aggregate (or equivalent grade). In case CGPA is not based on a 10 point scale, candidates should provide a statement issued by their respective University indicating conversion of CGPA to percentage.
  • Candidates, who have appeared in the academic year 2022-2023 and results are awaited, are also eligible to apply. However, if selected, such candidates will have to submit the proof of qualifying marks before joining the Institute. Kindly note that registration for Ph.D. degree at University of Mumbai will happen only after fulfilling the required eligibility criteria 


  • The candidate should have cleared at least one of the following exams
    • PhD entrance test (PET) conducted by the University of Mumbai in any subjects of Life Sciences/ Applied Biology/ Biochemistry/ Microbiology/ Zoology/ Biophysics/ Bioanalytical Science/ Molecular Biology
    • CSIR-UGC NET (JRF or LS) or GATE (Life Sciences/ Biotechnology with validity up to December 2023) or JRF examination conducted by national agencies such as ICMR/DB (Life Sciences/Microbiology/Biotechnology/ Biochemistry)
    • Valid DST-Inspire fellowship
    • MH-SET ( Maharashtra State Eligibility Test for Assistant Professor) in Life Sciences 


Age Limit

  • Upper age limit is 28 years as on 30 June 23 for General and EWS Category. Age relaxation of upto 5 years (33 years) for SC/ST/ PWD/Women candidates and up to 3 years (31 years) for OBC (Non-Creamy Layer) candidates will be granted.
  • Reservation will be as per the UGC rules followed by the University of Mumbai.


Application Process

  • Application forms available at the NIRRCH website www.nirrch.res.in or http://phdappli.nirrch.res.in/ should be duly filled and submitted online on or before 3rd July 2023
  • Hard copy of the application need not be submitted to the Institute. Only filled online applications will be considered.


Application Fees

  • General and OBC Category: Rs.300/- plus Transaction Charges as applicable (Non-refundable) SC/ST/PWD and EWS: Exempted from payment of fees
  • Application fee is Non-refundable has to be deposited by using net banking facilities (NEFT/IMPS).


Selection Procedure

  • The names of the short-listed candidates along with date and time for the interview will be displayed on the NIRRCH and ICMR websites
  • The list of Ph.D. guides (who have vacancy for Ph.D. students in their laboratories) and tentative title of research projects under them would be given to the shortlisted candidates before final interview
  • Final selection would be based on the performance in the personal interview



  • The selected candidates, who have passed JRF examination conducted by CSIR/UGC/ICMR/DBT can avail fellowship as per the rules of respective funding agency
  • Non-fellowship holders will be provided Institutional fellowship of Rs.8000/- per month only


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


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