NCCS Pune PhD Admission


National Centre for Cell Sciences (NCCS) Pune announces Admission to PhD Program for August 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 August 2023.


NCCS Pune PhD Admission 2023


Important Dates

  • Last date for receipt of online applications: 28th April, 2023
  • Publication of list of shortlisted candidates called for Interview at NCCS, on website: 0
  • 2nd May, 2023
  • Date(s) & Time of Ist Round interview (Online): 10th, 11th & 12th May, 2023
  • Declaration of Result of Ist Round Online interview: 12th May, 2023
  • Date(s) & Time of Final Round (InPerson Offline interview) from: 19th & 20th June, 2023 
  • Declaration of Result of Selected Candidates: 20th June, 2023
  • Interaction and Finalization of Guide: 21st & 22nd June, 2023
  • Date of Joining at NCCS: 01st August, 2023


Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates should have Masters (postgraduate) degree in any branch of Science with an interest in pursuing research in various areas of Modern Biology like Cell & Molecular biology, Structural Biology, Bioinformatics, Neuroscience, Immunology, Infectious Biology, Cancer Biology, Microbial Ecology etc., 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(Category I)/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, 2022 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 a Lectureship in CSIR-UGC (NET), DBT (Category II) and the “Project list of ICMR” are not eligible. 


Age Criteria

  • The upper age limit for JRF shall be below 28 years as on 1.8.2023, 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 [email protected].in (Prescribed Application in Excel Format and the required certificate in one single PDF) on or before 28th April 2023.
  • Kindly mention “Application for Ph.D-AUGUST-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 10th, 11th & 12th May, 2023 from 9.00 am onwards.
  • NCCS decision in this regard will be final.


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


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