PhD Program Admission 2018 @ CSIR - IMTECH, Chandigarh
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PhD Program Admission 2018 @ CSIR – IMTECH, Chandigarh

PhD Program Admission 2018 notification at CSIR-Institute of Microbial Technology, Chandigarh. CSIR-IMTECH, Chandigarh has officially announced the notification for PhD Program Admission 2018. MSc Biosciences candidates can apply for the CSIR-Institute of Microbial Technology, Chandigarh PhD Admissions 2018, as per the details given below:

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Director, Institute of Microbial Technology (IMTECH), invites highly motivated candidates for pursuing doctoral research at IMTECH under the aegis of their Ph.D. degree program being run by IMTECH along with the Academy of Scientific & Innovative Research (AcSIR), New Delhi. The candidates that have passed M.Sc. Examination with minimum 55% marks in aggregate (50% marks in the event of SC/ST/Differently-abled applicants) and cleared some of these examinations with legal fellowship are eligible to apply:

(a) CSIR-UGC NET (NET-LS not qualified

(b) DBT-JRF evaluation (‘A’ Category only)

(c) DST INSPIRE Fellowship

(d) ICMR-JRF examination (those chosen for working only in ICMR Projects aren’t eligible).

Please be aware that those candidates that are awaiting M.Sc. Results can also appear for interview but their joining is subject to clearing all of the eligibility criteria.

(a) Molecular Biology: Molecular biology of pathogens, gene silencing, stress tolerance, signal transduction, gene expression, genome-wide diagnosis

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(b) Cell Biology & Immunology: Host- pathogen interactions, protein trafficking, molecular immunologyand metabolic disease

(c) Protein Science & Engineering: Structure-function relationships, Protein-design, folding, technology, stability, expression, structure determination of proteins and structure-based drug designing etc..)

(d) Applied & Environmental Microbiology: Microbial diversity and their metabolites, environmental biotechnology, extremophiles

(e) Bioinformatics: Computer-aided drug development, genome annotations, protein structure prediction, molecular simulations, data analytics, system biology

(f) Medicinal Chemistry: Design and synthesis of molecules and analogs, natural products synthesis and their engineered analogs, organic product discovery, discovery of new synthetic strategies and technology

(g) Biochemical Engineering: Fermentation & downstream processing, process optimization and development, scale up

(h) Animal Biotechnology: In-vivo studies.

IMTECH is a multidisciplinary institute with excellent study facilities, state of the art computational and library facilities, and faculty with interests in several diverse regions of modern biology and biotechnology (please see our site for advice on unique places and college activities). The significant thrust regions of the institute are Antibiotic drug discovery, Virology, Microbiome and Bio-therapeutics.  In This intake, openings can be found from the regions which entails following:


Candidates with Master’s Degree with minimum 55% marks in aggregate (50% marks in the event of SC/ST/Differently-abled applicants) or equivalent in any branch of science (Physics, Chemistry, Life Sciences, Microbiology, Botany, Zoology, Physiology, Biochemistry, Biophysics, Biotechnology, Pharmacy) or at chemical/biochemical engineering that have legal research fellowship after departure CSIR/UGC NET or DBT JRF evaluation (‘A’ Category) or DST INSPIRE Fellowship or ICMR JRF examination are eligible to apply. Please be aware that legitimate proofs of getting handed the masters’ degree (or people anticipating for their final outcome) and fellowship examinations (with legitimate fellowship) are compulsory to be qualified to be interviewed. Those coming for interview must be ready to be current in Chandigarh for 3 times, that’s the approximate time necessary to finalize the entrance. No TA/DA or some other expenses will be compensated for appearing in the interview. Candidates should also say their current job, if any, prior to the meeting; some concealment might cause cancellation of entry at any point.

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Age limitation & relaxation: minimal 19 years & maximum 28 years (upper age relaxation is related to SC/ST/OBC/PH/VH/Female applicants according to Govt. Of India principles). The decision of the Director, IMTECH, about selection/admission of those candidates will be final.

How to Apply:

The application ought to be submitted through internet at The final date for submitting the application is 24th May, 2018.


The short listed candidates will be called for interview in IMTECH, Chandigarh. There’ll be two rounds of interviews. The first round is going to be targeted at assessing the candidate’s capability for understanding, critical analysis, logical reasoning and ability for scientific study. Shortlisted candidates at the first round of meeting will look for the next round of interview. At the next interview, the candidates must be prepared to generate a brief 10 minute presentation based on their own research interest. The study presentation should include the following information (i) Name (ii) Introduction of this issue (iii) Insufficient existing knowledge (iv) Proposed strategies to fix the issue. The consequence of the chosen candidates will be announced on the AcSIR site. The charges for Ph.D. program is according to AcSIR fee structure. Presently, per session fee is Rs. 6,000/- and – thesis entry prices is Rs. 5,000/-.

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Residential Accommodation:

Independent hostel accommodation for girls and boys from the campus might be supplied to the admitted candidates on request and according to availability. Any queries pertaining to entry could be enquired at

Deadline: 24th May 2018

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