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National Centre for Cell Sciences Pune PhD Admission 2020, Important Dates, Fees, Selection

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NCCS Pune PhD Admission 2020 – National Centre for Cell Sciences (NCCS), Pune invites application from eligible candidates for admission to Ph.D. program for the session commencing in August 2020. The applications can be submitted in a prescribed format available on the official website along with the relevant documents on or before May 15, 2020. 

The candidates should be a bonafide Indian citizen, having consistently good academic record with strong motivation to pursue research in modern biology leading to a Ph.D. degree.


NCCS Pune Phd Admission 2020 Important Dates

Last date of receipt of application at NCCS with all required documents 15th May 2020
Publication of list of shortlisted candidates called for Interview at NCCS 29th May 2020
Date of Interview 23rd and 24th June 2020 from 9.00 AM onwards
Declaration of Result of the Interview 24th June 2020 evening
Interaction and Finalization of Guide Before 01st July 2020
Expected date of joining at NCCS 03rd August 2020


Eligibility Criteria for NCCS Pune PhD Admission 2020

  • Student have Masters (postgraduate) degree in any branch of Sciences with an interest in pursuing research in Modern Biology, having at least 55% or equivalent Grade Point Average (GPA) (A relaxation of 5% of marks, shall be allowed for Reserved Categories SC/ST/OBC and Persons With Disabilities) and with a valid fellowship from CSIR/UGC/DST-Inspire with NET-LS or GATE/DBT/ICMR/ BINC, etc.
  • Students with post graduate degree, who do not have individual fellowship but have qualified JGEEBILS exam conducted by NCBS/TIFR on 09th December, 2019 will be eligible to apply.


Age Criteria

The upper age limit for JRF shall be 28 years which is relaxed up to 5 years in the case of candidates belonging to SC/ST/Women/PWD and 3 years in case of OBC candidates, or as applicable.


NCCS Pune PhD Admission 2020 Application Process

  • Application Forms are available on the NCCS website www.nccs.res.in
  • Interested candidates who satisfy the above criteria may submit their typed application in the prescribed format (download from NCCS website)
  • The completed hardcopy application form along with the copies of M.Sc. marks statement and Fellowship certificate/admit card should reach the Dean (Academics), National Centre for Cell Science, S. P. Pune University Campus, Ganesh khind, Pune–411007 on or before 25th May 2020
  • SC/ST/OBC candidates should also attach a true copy of Caste Certificate / Latest non-creamy layer certificate along with the application and originals should be produced at the time of Interview.


Application Fee

An application fee of Rs. 100/- only (Rs. One hundred only) should be sent along with the application in the form of a Demand Draft payable to “The Director, NCCS” at Pune. There is no application fee for SC/ST/ PWD students.


Selection Process

All the eligible completed applications received within the last date will be screened and shortlisted candidates will be called for an interview as per the schedule.


To view the official notification, click here  
For more details and to apply online, please visit the official website

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