PhD Program 2020 (March session) @ National Centre for Cell Sciences, Pune

Adminissions Eligibility:
Candidate should have a Masters (postgraduate) degree in any branch of Sciences with an 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 Reserved Categories SC/ST/OBC and Persons With Disabilities) and with a valid fellowship from CSIR/UGC/DST-Inspire with NET-LS or GATE/DBT/ICMR/ BINC, etc.

  • Students with post graduate degree, who do not have individual fellowship but have qualified JGEEBILS exam conducted by NCBS/TIFR on 09th December, 2018 will be eligible to apply.


  • 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.

How to apply:

  • 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 reach the Dean (Academics), National Centre for Cell Science, S. P. Pune University Campus, Ganesh khind, Pune–411007 on or before 29th November, 2019
  • SC/ST/OBC candidates should also attach true copy of Caste Certificate / Latest non-creamy layer certificate along with the application and originals should be produced at the time of Interview.
  • An application fee of Rs. 100/- only (Rs. One hundred only) should be sent along with the application in the form of a Demand Draft payable to “The Director, NCCS” at Pune. There is no application fee for SC/ST/ PWD students.

Important dates:

  • Last date: 29th November, 2019.
  • Publication of list of shortlisted candidates called for Interview at NCCS: 18th December, 2019.
  • Date of Interview: 21st and 22nd January, 2020 from 9.00 AM onwards.
  • Declaration of Result of the Interview: 22nd January, 2020 evening.
  • Interaction and Finalization of Guide: Before 29th January, 2020.
  • Expected date of joining at NCCS: 2nd March, 2020.

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