PhD program -2013-14
CSIR-INSTITUTE OF GENOMICS AND INTEGRATIVE BIOLOGY
Delhi 110 007
North campus, Mall Road, Delhi-110007
South campus, Mathura Road, New Delhi-110025
ADMISSION TO Ph.D. PROGRAM
The CSIR-Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology (CSIR-IGIB) invites applications frombright young individuals from diverse backgrounds with strong motivation and good academic credentials to pursue research in frontier areas of modern biology leading to a Ph.D degree. The broad interdisciplinary research areas are Biological and Chemical Sciences, Molecular Medicine and Disease Genomics, Environmental Biotechnology and Computational Biology.
IGIB, a premier research institute of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), is one of the leading knowledge providers in India in the area of genomics and genome informatics. IGIB is a confluence of motivated researchers from multidisciplinary areas working synergistically in modern integrative biology. CSIR-IGIB has domain expertise in ‘genomics’ that has led to global partnerships and collaboration with medical institutes and universities.
WHO CAN APPLY
Masters’ degree (M.Sc/M.Tech/M.Pharm.) with 60% (or equivalent in CGPA) in any branch of life sciences / Chemical sciences / physical sciences / biotechnology / mathematics / statistics / computer science or allied subjects with special interest in biology.B.Tech (in biological sciences or other branches with special interest in biology) / B.Pharm / BBS candidates with 60% (or equivalent in CGPA) may also apply.
Fellowship: M.Sc. candidates should also hold CSIR-UGC (JRF) /DBT (JRF) /ICMR-JRF/DST-INSPIRE (fellowship certificate should be valid as on July 8, 2013, 2013 in all the cases. Fellowship conditions should allow them to work in CSIR laboratories and under CSIR projects. B.Tech./B Pharm. candidates should have valid GATE score of 95 percentile or above. Shortlisted candidates will have to appear for a written test followed by an interview (see below).
Upper age limit is 28 years as on February 28, 2013 (closing date) which is relaxable for SC/ST/OBC/physically handicapped persons as well as woman candidates as per Govt. of India rules in this regard.
HOW TO APPLY
Links to application form will be available from 1st February 2013-28th February 2013 atwww.igib.res.in. Instructions for filling in the application form and last date of application will be given therein. Candidates will have to submit a non-refundable application fee of Rs. 500/- (Rs. 250/- for SC/ST candidates). The instructions for the payment will be available on the website.
Candidates fulfilling minimum requirements will be invited through email to appear for a written aptitude test of two hour duration on March 17, 2013 at any of the ten test centers at Delhi, Pune, Kolkata , Chennai, Chandigarh, Trivandrum, Bhopal, Baroda, Hyderabad and Guwahati. The test will be aimed at evaluating abilities to comprehend, analyze and reason along with the aptitude of the candidate in biological sciences. The result of the written test will be declared on IGIB website on or before March 22, 2013.
Successful candidates will have to appear for interviews and discussion at IGIB from June 10, 2013-June 12, 2013. Selection of candidates for Ph.D program will be based on performance in aptitude test and interview.
The names of the successful candidates eligible to join IGIB Ph.D program will be declared on June 17, 2013. The selected candidates are required to join IGIB on or before July 8, 2013.
No TA/DA will be paid at any stage of the selection process. The decision of the Admission Committee will be final and binding and no correspondence will be entertained in this regard. Canvassing in any form and/or bringing in any influence will be treated as a disqualification. In case of eligible candidates with already activated JRF fellowships, the consent letter from appropriate authority is to be submitted to IGIB at the time of interview otherwise the candidature is liable to cancellation. Candidates should note that non-fulfillment of the eligibility criterion will result in cancellation of candidature at any stage of admission process.
Online form for registration will be active from February 1, 2013
(Dr. Girija N. Nair)