ACTREC JRF 2021 Online Exam For Ph.D. in Life Sciences – Apply Now

ACTREC JRF 2021 Online Exam For Ph.D. in Life Sciences – Apply Now. Award of Junior Research Fellowships (JRF 2021) for PhD in Life Sciences at the Tata Memorial Centre. Interested candidates can check out all of the details qualifications, stipend and application prcodeure below:

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Advanced Centre for Treatment, Research and Education in Cancer (ACTREC)
Kharghar, Navi Mumbai – 410 210
Tata Memorial Hospital (TMH)
Parel, Mumbai – 400 012
(A Grant-in-Aid Institution of the Department of Atomic Energy, Government of India)

Applications are invited, in the prescribed format, for online examinations and the award of JUNIOR RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS [JRF 2021] for PhD in Life Sciences at the Tata Memorial Centre.

The Tata Memorial Centre (TMC) is an autonomous grant-in-aid institution of the Department of Atomic Energy. TMC is comprised of the Advanced Centre for Treatment, Research and Education in Cancer (ACTREC) as well as the Tata Memorial Hospital (TMH). ACTREC conducts a PhD program in Life Sciences, affiliated to the Homi Bhabha
National Institute (a deemed university under category “A” by MHRD, Govt of India)

. On-going research at TMC consists of basic and also translational research in Cancer Biology. Specific research topics include the study of cell proliferation, cellular differentiation, apoptosis, metastasis, tumour immunology, molecular imaging, carcinogenesis, stem cell biology, biophysics, structural biology, bioinformatics, proteomics, genomics, genetics, epigenetics & pharmacology.

Qualifications: M.Sc (Applied Biology / Biochemistry / Bioinformatics / Biophysics / Biotechnology / Botany / Life Sciences / Microbiology/ Molecular Biology / Zoology or associated Biological Sciences) / M.Tech. (Bioinformatics/ Biotechnology); M.V.Sc.; M.Pharm. from a recognized University, with ≥ 55% aggregate marks. Those waiting for final result by July 2021 might also apply. According to HBNI guidelines, candidates with < 55% aggregate marks can’t be considered for an interview or admitted to the program. Candidates who’ve done post-graduation course of only 1-year duration aren’t eligible. * Final admission into the PhD program is subject to the applicant satisfying HBNI eligibility criteria as mentioned above. TMC reserves the right to enhance the minimum eligibility criteria in case of receipt of a large number of applications.

Stipend: Rs. 31000/- + 24 percent HRA ( HRA is applicable only in case if the hostel facility is not opted). Limited hostel facility is on the ACTREC campus on a first-come, first-served basis.

Application Process: Candidates are advised to thoroughly read the instructions before completing the online application []. Incomplete forms and those with no fees and requisite attachments will be rejected. Application fees of Rs. 725/must be paid by online transfer. In the event of difficulty, fees may be paid by demand draft (DD) drawn in favour of TMC-ACTREC payable Navi Mumbai (candidate’s name and application number should be written behind the DD) and sent to ACTREC-TMC by courier or speed post at the address provided. Female applicants and SC/ ST/ physically disabled applicants with a minimum of 40% disability (disability proof has to be attached) are exempted from paying fees. Students have to give three choices of Exam Centre within their application. The deadline for application is 15th December 2020.

Online Examination: A list of applicants found eligible for the Online’ Objective’ Entrance Exam will be displayed in the last week of December 2020 on the ACTREC site. The Online Exam will be conducted on 9th January 2021 from 2 pm – 5 pm at ten Exam Centres located in Mumbai, Pune, Kolkata, Delhi NCR, Indore, Guwahati, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Varanasi and Chenna (details will be uploaded on The ACTREC website at the end of December 2020). In case the number of students opting for a centre is under 75, the students Opting for that centre will be accommodated at their second or third choice of the centre. The list of candidates Qualifying for interview based on the online examination results will be displayed on the ACTREC website in February 2021.

Eligibility for Direct Interview (Online application for ACTREC JRF 2021 is required )

  • Candidates holding legitimate Junior Research Fellowships granted after qualifying in a national level written Entrance test conducted by CSIR/ UGC/ ICMR/ DBT or other recognized agencies.
  • Candidates that receive external fellowship intimation by 30th April 2021 should send proof of this award by email [[email protected]] to seek direct interview dates.
  • Candidates that feature in ACTREC’s shortlist of the Joint Graduate Entrance Examination for Biology and Interdisciplinary Life Sciences (JGEEBILS) that will be displayed on the ACTREC website.

The listing of candidates found eligible for a direct interview is going to be displayed on the ACTREC site in March 2021.

Interview Dates: Interviews of applicants that have cleared the ACTREC entrance test in Addition to Direct Interviews Will be conducted at ACTREC in June 2021 — the dates will be displayed on the ACTREC site in May 2021.

Research Projects: The list of JRF projects being offered to PhD students at TMC will be displayed on the ACTREC site in June 2021. Candidates are invited to interact with and seek information from the Principal Investigators whose titles and e-mail IDs will be cited against their respective projects.

Declaration of the Results: The list of successful applicants will be shown on the ACTREC site.


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  1. I will be completing my post-graduation in 2021 and will be applying for net jrf in may-june 21
    I don’t have an jrf letter till now will it be of any good for me to apply

  2. may i know exam syllabus and patran how to crack ACTREC-JRF 2021. Please help us

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