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National Centre for Cell Sciences (NCCS) Pune announces Admission to PhD Program for August 2021 Session

NCCS Pune PhD Admission 2021 – National Centre for Cell Sciences (NCCS), Pune invites application from eligible candidates having consistently good academic record with strong motivation to pursue research in modern biology for admission to PhD program for the session commencing in August 2021.

The applications for the same can be submitted in a prescribed format available on the official website. Read further for more details on NCCS Pune PhD Admission 2021

NCCS Pune PhD Admission 2021 Important Dates



Last date of receipt of application at NCCS with all required documents

21st May 2021

Publication of list of shortlisted candidates called for Interview at NCCS          

07th June 2021

Date of Interview

22nd, 23rd & 24th June 2021

Declaration of Result of the Interview

28th June 2021

Interaction and Finalization of Guide

05th July 2021

Expected date of joining at NCCS

02nd August 2021

Eligibility Criteria for NCCS Pune PhD Admission 2021

  • Student have Masters degree/Postgraduate in any branch of Sciences with an interest in pursuing research in Modern Biology, having at least 55% or equivalent Grade Point Average (GPA) with a valid fellowship from CSIR/UGC/DST-Inspire with NET-LS or GATE/DBT/ICMR/ BINC, etc.
  • A relaxation of 5% of marks, shall be allowed for Reserved Categories SC/ST/OBC and Persons With Disabilities.
  • Students with post graduate degree, who do not have individual fellowship but have qualified JGEEBILS exam conducted by NCBS/TIFR on 08th December, 2019 will be eligible to apply.
  • Students with a postgraduate degree and having valid fellowship from CSIR/UGC/DBT (Category I)/ ICMR/BINC, all are eligible to apply.
  • DST-Inspire qualified students with NET-LS or GATE are also 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 2021 Application Process

  • Interested candidates can apply online only through the NCCS website
  • 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 be sent by e-mail to (One PDF file containing application in Prescribed format along with certificates) on or before 21st May 2021
  • 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.

Selection Process

  • Shortlisted candidates fulfilling NCCS criteria will have to appear for an online interview schedule to be held at NCCS on 22nd, 23rd & 24th June 2021


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

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