National Centre for Cell Sciences (NCCS) Pune announces Admission to PhD Program for March 2023 Session, Apply  now


NCCS Pune PhD Admission 2023 – National Centre for Cell Science (NCCS), Pune, invites applications from eligible candidates for admissions to PhD Program for the Academic session commencing in March 2023.


NCCS Pune PhD Admission 2023


Important Dates

  • Last date for receipt of online applications: 06th December 2022
  • Publication of list of shortlisted candidates called for Interview at
  • NCCS, on website: 26th December 2022
  • Date(s) & Time of online interview. 17th, 18th & 19th January 2023 from 9.00 am onwards
  • Declaration of Result of the interview: 23rd January, 2023
  • Interaction and Finalization of Guide before: 2nd February 2023
  • Expected date of joining at NCCS: 01st March 2023


Eligibility Criteria  for NCCS Pune PhD Admission 2023

  • Candidates should have Masters (postgraduate) degree in any branch of Sciences with 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 SC/ST/OBC and Persons With Disabilities) and with a valid fellowship from CSIR/UGC/ DBT/ICMR/ BINC/ DST-Inspire.
  • Candidates with post-graduate degree, who do not have individual fellowship but have qualified JGEEBILS exam conducted by NCBS/TIFR in December, 2021 will be eligible to apply. Candidates will be shortlisted based on JGEEBILS results by NCCS criteria for interview. NCCS decision in this regard will be final.
  • Candidates who have qualified only for Lectureship in CSIR-UGC (NET) and the “Project list of ICMR” are not eligible. 


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.


Application Process

  • Interested candidates who satisfy the above criteria may submit their typed application in the prescribed format.
  • The complete application form (download from NCCS website along with the copies of Post Graduate Degree marks statement and Fellowship certificate/admit card should be sent by email to (Prescribed Application in Excel Format and the required certificate in one single PDF) on or before 06th December 2022.
  • Kindly mention “Application for PhD – MARCH-2023 Session” in the subject of the e-mail.
  • 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 joining.


Selection Process

  • Shortlisted candidates fulfilling NCCS criteria will have to appear for an online interview to be held at NCCS during 17th, 18th & 19th January 2023.
  • NCCS decision in this regard will be final.


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


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