Admission to Ph.D. programme 2019



Applications are invited from candidates for admission to the ICGEB-JNU Ph.D. programme-2019 in the following streams.


I.   Molecular Medicine



II.  Plant Biology



III. Integrative Biology



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Minimum qualification:

(A)    First class (60% or equivalent grade) M.Sc. in any branch of Science (e.g. Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics etc) or M.Tech. or M.B.B.S. or M.V.Sc. or M.Pharm. or equivalent qualification recognized by Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi, is required. Candidates appearing for the qualifying examination this year may also apply; they will be admitted provisionally pending satisfactory fulfilment of the above requirements at the time of joining.

(B)     The applicant should have cleared any one of the following examinations: CSIR, UGC, ICMR, DBT (I), DST-INSPIRE, BINC or any other equivalent JRF examination. The fellowship must be valid for at least four years.  GATE and DBT(II) are not accepted.


Despite this caution, in case you do not meet the minimum eligibility criteria and still appear in the entrance examination, you will do so at your own risk and cost, and if at any stage, it is found that you do not fulfil the minimum eligibility requirements, the admission, if granted to you, shall be cancelled ipso facto.


The candidates who are due to appear in the respective qualifying and/or JRF examination prescribed as eligibility for admission shall also be considered for appearing in the entrance examination and the interview. Such of the candidates will be allowed to appear in the entrance examination and the interview at their own risk and on the clear stipulation that in the event of their selection, they will be entitled to admission only if they secure the minimum prescribed percentage of marks in their qualifying degree examination, cleared any of the above listed JRF examination to be eligible for a fellowship and that they will be required to submit all the documents including final mark-sheet of the qualifying examination (indicating the final and overall percentage of marks) before the deadline for admission.


Application procedure:

(A)  Applications MUST be filled online (click the link at the bottom)

(B)  Before starting online application prepare demand draft of Rs 1000/- in favour of ICGEB, New Delhi, payable at New Delhi as you are required to fill the demand draft details online.

(C)   Scan recent colour passport size photo. Size of photo should be less than 2 MB.

(D)   Print the online receipt and the admit card in COLOUR, generated after the successful online submission. PLEASE NOTE THAT NO SEPARATE ADMIT CARD WILL BE SENT.

(E)  Send the signed hard copy of the online receipt only along with (DO NOT SEND ADMIT CARD)

(i)             a crossed Demand Draft of Rs 1000/- (non-refundable), in favour of ICGEB, New Delhi, payable at New Delhi.

(ii)           documentary evidence for SC/ST/OBC (non-creamy layer), if applicable

to The Administrative officer, International Centre for Genetic Engineering Biotechnology (ICGEB), Aruna Asaf Ali Marg, New Delhi 110 067 by 31st May 2019. The Envelope should be clearly marked with Application for Ph.D. Programme 2019   


Eligible candidates will be called for a written exam on 10th June 2019. Intimation will be sent by email.


Written examination will be ONLY in your choice of first stream. No changes will be allowed later.


Candidates shortlisted based on the written exam will be interviewed on 11th & 12th June 2019.