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Research Scholars Program @ NIAB – National Institute of Animal Biotechnology

Candidates with a Master’s degree in any branch of Life Science (M.Sc., M.Tech., M.V.Sc., or M.Pharm) are eligible to apply online for a Research Scholars Program that is available at NIAB – National Institute of Animal Biotechnology as Per the details posted below:

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Advertisement No. RSP-1/2018
Admission for Research Scholars Program

National Institute of Animal Biotechnology (NIAB) invites applications for its Research Scholars Program 2018-2019.

NIAB is an autonomous and premier institute of the Department of Biotechnology (DBT),
Government of India. The Institute wishes to develop and harness novel and emerging
biotechnological tools and applications, and take up research in cutting-edge areas for
improving animal health and productivity as well as contribute to human health and welfare.

NIAB’s current research interests include

  • host-pathogen interactions and pathogenomics
  • next generation vaccines, diagnostics, adjuvants and drug delivery platforms
  • nutrition, metabolomics and metabolic disorders
  • genetics and genomics
  • gene and protein engineering
  • reproductive biotechnology
  • transgenic technology
  • bioinformatics
  • human-animal interface and One Health

Applications are invited for NIAB’s RSP 2018-2019 from highly motivated individuals who have secured national fellowships and who are willing to take up research work to meet the
challenges in the above-mentioned areas. Those admitted as Research Scholars could be
registered for PhD through a recognized University or through Regional Centre of Biotechnology, Faridabad, after completion of course work and any additional requirements.

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Eligibility and Selection Criteria:

Individuals desirous of seeking admission must have a Master’s degree in any branch of Life Science (M.Sc., M.Tech., M.V.Sc., or M.Pharm). Candidates must also have secured
CSIR/UGC/DBT/ICMR/INSPIRE NET JRF/UGC-RGNF or any other national research fellowship for 5 years. Applications will also be accepted from candidates who have secured a fellowship and have completed or are likely to complete the required courses in the academic year 2018-19.

Fellowship : Having a fellowship is mandatory for consideration. The terms and conditions, fellowship amount etc. will be governed by the awarding funding agency subject to the Rules and conventions of the Institute.

Application and Selection Procedure:

Candidates who meet the above eligibility criteria may apply online (link at www.niab.org.in). The online application facility will be open from 19/02/2018 to 05/03/2018. No need to send the print out of applications. Applicants having difficulty in accessing the portal may contact “The Senior Manager, National Institute of Animal Biotechnology (NIAB) at 040-2304-9403 or admin@niab.org.in. Applications found to be in order will be screened, and only short-listed candidates will be called for interview to be conducted on 26/03/2018.

Candidates must make their own arrangements for any travel, boarding and lodging. No TA/DA will be paid by NIAB for attending the interview.

The results will be announced within a week of the interview. Selected candidates are expected to join the RSP by 15/04/2018. Those who have secured a fellowship and have completed or are likely to complete the required courses in the current academic year, will be admitted provisionally pending satisfactory fulfilment of the requirements at the time of joining. Reservations are as per statutory norms. Single room hostel facilities will be provided.

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NIAB reserves the right to accept / reject applications or candidature or admission in case of any discrepancy observed at any stage.

Important Dates:

  • Online application facility will be open from 19/02/2018 to 05/03/2018.

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