CSIR-IGIB: PhD Programme; Life Sciences/ Biotechnology

Posted: May 20, 2017 in Apr-Jun Deadline, Asia, India, PhD
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CSIR-Institute of Genomics and Integrative biology (CSIR-IGIB) invites applications from bright and talented scholars from diverse backgrounds with strong motivation and good academic record to carry out research in the foremost areas of modern biology leading to a PhD degree.

Subject areas:

  • Genomics and Molecular Medicine
  • Genome Informatics and Structural Biology
  • Chemical and Systems Biology
  • Respiratory disease biology
  • Environmental Biotechnology


  • Applicant must hold Masters’ degree (M.Sc/M.Tech/M.Pharm) with at least 60% (or equivalent in CGPA) in any branch of Life Sciences/Biotechnology/Chemistry/Physics/Mathematics/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/B.E./MBBS candidates with at least 60% (or equivalent in CGPA) may also apply.
  • All candidates must also have obtained at least 60% (or equivalent in CGPA) in their XII th standard board examination.
  • Both the criteria are relaxed for SC/ST/OBC (non-creamy) candidates to a minimum of 55% in the highest qualifying exam and at the XII th standard board examination.
  • Candidates who are awaiting results for the highest qualifying examinations are allowed to appear, but their admission is subject to clearing all the eligibility criteria at the time of admission.
  • Sc/M.Tech/M.Pharm/B.Tech/B.Pharm/B.E/MBBS candidates should hold CSIR-UGC (JRF)/DBT(JRF)/ICMR- JRF/DST-INSPIRE or equivalent (fellowship certificate should be valid at least till July 13, 2017, in all cases).

Age Limit:

  • Applicant must not exceed 28 years of age; relaxable for SC/ST/OBC (non-creamy)/physically handicapped persons as well as women candidates as per Govt. of India rules in this regard.


  • A digital passport photograph not more than 2MB in size.
  • Details of your educational qualifications (marks, subjects, university, year of passing, etc). Please convert CGPA grades to percentage.
  • A succinctly written research proposal highlighting the following: Title of the proposal; Introduction on the problem; What is not known?; How do you aim to solve it?; 1 page schematic on the proposal (max 1500 words)
  • The proposal file should be a single pdf file containing the schematic.
  • Candidates will have to submit a non-refundable application fee of Rs 1000/- [Rs 500/- for SC/ST/OBC (non-creamy) candidates]. The payment needs to be made through an online payment portal.
————–Quick Overview————-
Organization Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology(CSIR-IGIB)
Fellowship Level Doctoral
Country India
Subject areas Life Sciences, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science
Fellowship amount Varies
Eligibility Open to Indian nationals
Deadline May 31, 2017


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