NCCS PhD Admission - August 2018
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NCCS PhD Admission – August 2018 | Official Notification

NCCS, Pune has announced the PhD Admission – August 2018. Only post graduate students with valid qualification are eligible to apply for Ph.D. Admission August 2018 National Centre for Cell Science, Pune. National Centre for Cell Science NCCS PhD Admission – August 2018. Check out all of the details on the same below:

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NCCS PhD Admission- August 2018

NCCS, Pune, invites application from eligible candidates for admissions to PhD Programme of August 2018 session. The candidates should be an Indian National, having consistently good academic record with strong motivation to pursue research in modern biology leading to a Ph.D. degree and with eligibility that has been mentioned below:

Applicants with just post graduate degree and having valid fellowship from CSIR/DBT/ICMR/UGC/DST Inspire qualified in NETLS or GATE examination/BINC are entitled to apply. Applicants with post graduate degree who don’t have a fellowship but have qualified JGEEBILS examination conducted by NCBS/TIFR held on 10th December, 2017 are also qualified to apply. Shortlisted applicants in the JGEEBILS results based on NCCS criteria will be just called for interview. Limited amount of fellowships will be provided by NCCS to the selected students who don’t have fellowship from CSIR/ DBT/ ICMR/ UGC/ DST-Inspire/BINC nevertheless have qualified JGEEBILS and are chosen by NCCS. Submission of program to NCCS-Ph.D. programme does not automatically ensure that a candidate will be shortlisted for interview.

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Shortlisted candidates meeting NCCS standards can appear for interview to be held at NCCS through 3rd and 4th July, 2018. Detailed eligibility requirements are provided here under.

Eligibility for PhD Programme:

  • Applicants should have Masters (postgraduate) degree in any branch of Sciences Together with Interest in pursuing research in Modern Biology and with at least 55 percent or Equal Grade Point Average (GPA) and with a valid fellowship from CSIR/DBT/ICMR/ /UGC/DST-Inspire qualified in NET-LS or even GATE examination/BINC etc.
  • Applicants with post graduate degree, who do not have individual fellowship but Have qualified JGEEBILS exam conducted by NCBS/TIFR on 10th December, 2017 will be qualified to apply. Applicants will be shortlisted according to JGEEBILS Results by NCCS standards for interview. NCCS decision in this regard will be final. Please mention your JGEEBILS December, 2017 Reference Code on the very top of the Application form in the specified location.
  • Applicants that have a fellowship and exect to be awarded M.Sc. Degree by end of July 2018 can also apply. Their selection will be provisional and will be cancelled if the final results aren’t produced by the end of November 2018.
  • On completion of screening of all applications, shortlisted candidates will be called for the interview, whose schedule is given below.
  • Candidates who have qualified only for Lectureship in CSIR-UGC (NET) and the “Project List of ICMR” are not eligible.
  • Other terms and conditions of the fellowship will be as per the norms of the funding agencies. The upper age limit for JRF shall be 28 years which is relaxable as per rules.
  • Fellowship will be activated as per the funding agencies’ guidelines on
    Direct Benefit Transfer basis. In such cases NCCS will not be responsible for providing fellowship.
  • Reservation will be as per GoI guidelines.
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How to Apply:

Interested candidates who fulfill the above criteria can submit their typed application In the prescribed format linked below. The finished hardcopy Application form together with the copies of M.Sc. Marks statement and Fellowship certificate/ admit card  should be sent to the Dean (Academics), National Centre for Cell Science, S. P. Pune University Campus, Ganeshkhind, Pune – 411 007 on or before 28th May, 2018. SC/ST/OBC candidates should additionally attach accurate copy of Caste Certification / Newest non-creamy layer certification together with the application form and Originals must be brought at the time of Interview. Application Fee of Rs. 100/ only (‘ One hundred only) ought to be sent along with the application form in the shape of a Demand Draft payable to DIRECTOR, NCCS in PUNE. Application Fee need not be paid by SC/ST students.


One-on-One interview will be held at NCCS, Pune of all shortlisted candidates as per the
selection criteria set by NCCS. Details of the interview process/schedule will be
published on the NCCS website along with the list of shortlisted candidates on 13th
June, 2018. 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 two days more for interaction
and finalization of guide.

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Applicants should bring all originals along with a 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/ NET-LS /GATE Certificate/ JGEEBILS Admit card.
6) For OBC category, valid Non-creamy layer certificate.

Important Dates:

For Queries: Applicants should e-mail at [email protected]. Phone enquiries will not be entertained.

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