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An Autonomous Institution of the Department of Biotechnology,
Government of India
S. P. Pune University Campus, Ganeshkhind, Pune – 411007

NCCS PhD Admission August -2017

NCCS, Pune, invites application from eligible candidates for admissions to PhD programme of August-2017 session. The candidates should be bonafide Indian citizens, having consistently good academic record with strong motivation to pursue research in modern biology leading to a Ph.D. degree and with eligibility mentioned below should apply for the same.

Students with only post graduate degree and having valid fellowship from CSIR/DBT/ICMR/UGC/DST-Inspire/BINC are eligible to apply. Students with post graduate degree who do not have a fellowship but have qualified JGEEBILS examination conducted by NCBS/TIFR held on 11th December, 2016 are also eligible to apply.

Limited number of fellowship will be provided by NCCS to the selected students, who do not have fellowship from CSIR/DBT/ICMR/UGC/DST-INSPIRE/BINC but have qualified JGEEBILS. These fellowships will follow CSIR guidelines. Application to NCCS Ph.D. programme does not automatically guarantee that a candidate will be shortlisted for interview.

Shortlisted candidates fulfilling NCCS criteria will have to appear for interview to be held at NCCS during 27th and 28th June, 2017. In case of a large number of eligible and shortlisted JGEEBILS qualified applications, a MCQ based test may be conducted on 27th, June 2017 at 10.00 AM in NCCS for further shortlisting of candidates for interviews on 27th and 28th, June 2017. Detailed eligibility conditions are given hereunder.


I. Should have Masters (Post-Graduate) degree in any branch of Science with interest in
pursuing research in Modern Biology and having at least 50% or equivalent Grade
Point Average (GPA) and with a valid fellowship from CSIR/DBT/ICMR/UGC/ DSTInspire
/BINC, etc.

II. Students with post graduate degree, who do not have individual fellowship but have
qualified JGEEBILS exam conducted by NCBS/TIFR on 11th December, 2016 will be
eligible to apply and will be shortlisted by NCCS criteria for MCQ test/interview.
Earlier JGEEBILS qualified candidates are not eligible.

III. Students who have a fellowship and expect to be awarded M.Sc. Degree by end of
July-2017 are also eligible to apply. Their selection will be provisional and will be
cancelled if the final results are not produced by the end of November-2017.

IV. All the eligible complete applications received within the last date will be screened and
shortlisted candidates will be called for MCQ entrance test/interview as per the
schedule given below.

V. Candidates who have qualified only for Lectureship in CSIR-UGC (NET) and the
“Project List of ICMR” or DBT-JRF (Category-II) are not eligible.

VI. Other terms and conditions of the fellowship will be directed by the agency awarding the fellowship. 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.

VII. Reservation will be as per Government of India guidelines


Interested candidates who satisfy the above criteria may submit their typed application in the prescribed format (download from NCCS web site). The completed hardcopy application form along with the copies of M.Sc. marks statement and Fellowship certificate/admit card should reach to the Dean (Academics), National Centre for Cell Science, S. P. Pune University Campus, Ganeshkhind, Post Box No.–40, Pune – 411 007 on or before 18th May 2017. 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 (Rupees One hundred only) should be mailed along with the application form in the form of a DEMAND DRAFT payable to DIRECTOR, NCCS at Pune. There is no application fee for SC/ST students.


Personal interview will be held at NCCS, Pune of all shortlisted candidates as per NCCS criteria. In case of a large number of JGEEBILS eligible applications, a MCQ based entrance test will be held on 27th, June 2017 at NCCS from 10.00 am onwards. Details of the interview process/schedule will be published on the NCCS website along with the list of shortlisted candidates on 5th June, 2017. Second class train fare by shortest route will be paid to only SC/ST Candidates as per rules. Candidates should make their own arrangements for stay at Pune. Selected candidates will need to stay for one or two days more for interaction with the guides and filling of priority ,form.

Candidates should bring all originals with attested copy of following documents at the time of Interview

1) Birth certificate/ proof of Date of birth.
2) SC/ST/PWD category certificate from competent authorities.
3) Statement of marks of each year/semester of graduation
4) Statement of marks of each year/semester of (M.Sc.)
5) Fellowship Certificate
6) For OBC category, valid Non-creamy layer certificate.


Selected candidates who fail to produce M.Sc. Final examination mark sheet/certificate with at least 50% marks on the date of joining will be given a provisional admission. The admission will be cancelled if the final results are not produced by the end of November-2017. No further request for time extension will be entertained.

In case of any query, students should e-mail at [email protected]. Phone enquiries will not be entertained.

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