Institute of Advanced Virology Kerala PhD Admission


Institute of Advanced Virology Kerala  announces Admission to PhD Program 2023, Apply now

IAV PhD Admission 2023 – Institute of Advanced Virology (IAV) Kerala invites applications from eligible candidates for the PhD program in various domains of Virology for the Academic Year 2023.

The Institute is affiliated with Regional Centre for Biotechnology, Faridabad and Cochin University of Science & Technology for its academic programmes.


 Institute of Advanced Virology Kerala PhD Admission 2023


No. of Vacancies

  • General Virology – 02
  • Virus Applications – 01
  • Viral Vaccines – 01
  • Antiviral Research – 01
  • Viral Diagnostics – 01


Important Dates

  • The last date for submission of application is upto 5.00 PM on 19th June 2023
  • The interview for the shortlisted candidates will be conducted on 06 & 07 July 2023
  • The PhD programme will commence from 1st August 2023


Eligibility Criteria

    • MSc or an equivalent degree in Life Sciences OR MVSc /MBBS or an equivalent degree
    • Qualifying Marks – 60% or equivalent grade (5% relaxation for OBC(NCL)/SC/ST/PWD)
  • Fellowship: Should be qualified in any of the following examinations and hold a valid fellowship (valid for a period of five years) at the time of interview:
  • Joint CSIR-UGC test for Junior Research Fellowship (CSIR/UGC JRF)
  • Innovation in Science and Pursuit for Inspired Research (DST-INSPIRE)
  • DBT Junior Research Fellowship (DBT-JRF)
  • ICMR Junior Research Fellowship (ICMR-JRF)
  • Any other competitive fellowship offered by Government Agencies. 


Application Procedure

  • Application has to be submitted through online mode through the following link –
  • Application Fee – Rs.500/- (Rupees Five hundred only). The fee has to be remitted through the SBI-SB Collect option. (
  • The DU number generated after completion of the payment has to be entered in the relevant column in the application. Application without fees will not be considered


Selection Process

  • The shortlisted candidates will be called for an in-person interview.
  • Final admission to the doctoral programme will be based on the performance in the interview and vacancy in the department opted for.


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


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