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IACS PhD Programme Admission 2020 – School of Biological Sciences. PhD Autumn 2020 Admissions. IACS Kolkata School of Biological Sciences & School of Applied and Interdisciplinary Sciences PhD Autumn Admissions 2020. Interested applicants can check out all of the details on the same below:

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A Deemed to be University under de novo category
Jadavpur, Kolkata-700032

Advertisement No. Acad/ PhD/Autumn Sem-2020

Date: March 23, 2020

Applications are invited in the prescribed form available in the web site www.iacs.res.in for
admission to the PhD Program in Autumn (July– December) Semester of 2020 under
different Schools of IACS (A Deemed to be University). The Academic Session for the stated Program will begin from July 15, 2020.


Admission/Enrolment of every regular full-time PhD students in the PhD program of IACS
University would certainly require the following criteria to be fulfilled.

1. 55% or equivalent in masters is mandatory for general applicants, while for SC/ST/OBC
( non-creamy layer)/ Differently-abled and also other categories 50% marks is necessary.

2. Only the students that qualify UGC-NET (including JRF)/ UGC-CSIR NET (including.
JRF)/ GATE/JEST/INSPIRE/ equal national level examination conducted by Central Government Departments and also their agencies and institutions, enabling entry into PhD program will be taken into consideration eligible to seek admission in the PhD program of IACS.

3. Selection of the regular full-time students will be done on the basis of their academic.
record, their performance in UGC-NET (including JRF)/ UGC-CSIR NET (including JRF)/
GATE/JEST/INSPIRE/ equivalent national level examination conducted by Central Government Departments and their agencies and institutions, permitting entry into the PhD program, and finally, their performance in the written test and/or interview (as decided by the respective schools).

4. Relaxation of the selection criteria for the applicants belonging to SC/ST/OBC (noncreamy layer)/ Differently-abled and also various other categories will certainly be levied according to the standards of UGC and also the Government of India.

Fellowship: As per IACS/CSIR/UGC/ INSPIRE policies.

Age limit: Ought to be below 28 years on the date of application. Age relaxation is applicable based on Government of India policy.

Nationality: The candidate must be an Indian citizen.

Selection Procedure: Candidates will be shortlisted on the basis of merit. In this regard,
the percentage of marks obtained in Bachelors (including particulars like specialization etc.) & Masters, year of passing, present status/enrolment, qualification details of NET (a type of NET whether UGC or CSIR)/ GATE/JEST examinations including ranks, INSPIRE fellowship and also qualification information in various other comparable nationwide level examination conducted by Central Government Departments and their agencies and institutions should be mentioned in the application. Only shortlisted applicants will certainly be communicated via e-mail and also called for a written test and/or interview (to be decided by the school) towards the final selection. IACS holds the full right of choosing a candidate and even not selecting any, in case suitable applications are not received/ fulfilled.

Application Procedure: Candidates might send their application to the Academic Office, IACS. ([email protected]) along with the filled excel file.

Last Date of Submission: Details of the desired PhD positions to be filled by the different School.

School of Biological Sciences

Broad research area No. of students Requirement
Supramolecular Self-Assembly in
Biocatalysis and Theranostics
02 M.Sc. in Chemistry/
Nucleic acid detection-based diagnostics 01 M.Sc. in Chemistry/
Coagulation biology and cancer 01 M.Sc. in Biology
Cell Biology and Biophysics 02 M.Sc. in Biology/


School of Applied and Interdisciplinary Sciences

Broad research area No. of students Requirement
Drug design and delivery 01 Chemistry/ Biology


Application/Examination Fees: Rs. 1200/- (Rs. 600/- for reserved candidates) will need to be transferred electronically to the account of IACS (Name of the Account: Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science University, A/C no: 37739525415, State Bank of India, Jadavpur University Branch, Branch Code: 0093. IFSC: SBIN0000093). The electronic transfer reference number must be mentioned in the application form Mode of Payment: Payment can be made through either of the following options:

1) Directly by NEFT bank transfer if a candidate can avail Online Banking facility;

2) By depositing the amount at any SBI Counter having CBS facility.

Duly filled in applications in the prescribed format (Click on this link to download the application and also the excel file) needs to be sent by email ([email protected]) to the academic office by April 30, 2020. The subject line needs to be marked as “PhD Program, IACS–Autumn Semester 2020”. Exact date and time of Admission Test/or Interview will be announced on the web site.

Tentative date of interview: May 25 – June 5, 2020, which is subject to change according to the decision of IACS.

For more information in this regard, please contact Dr Sasanka Maji (Phone: 24734971;.
Extn: 2219,. Email: [email protected]), Mr. Prabir Manna, Assistant Registrar (Academic) ( Phone: 24734971; Extn: 2215, Email: [email protected]), Ms. Saswati Bhattacharyya ( Phone: 24734971; Extn: 2216 Email: [email protected]).

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