ACTREC JRF 2022 Online Exam For Ph.D. in Life Sciences – Apply Now

ACTREC JRF 2022 Online Exam For Ph.D. in Life Sciences – Apply Now. Award of Junior Research Fellowships (JRF 20221) for PhD in Life Sciences at the Tata Memorial Centre. Interested candidates can check out all of the details qualifications, stipend and application procedure below:

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

Applications are invited, in the prescribed format, for online examination and the award of JUNIOR RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS [JRF 2022] for Ph.D. in Life Sciences at ACTREC.

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) and the Tata Memorial Hospital (TMH). ACTREC conducts a Ph.D. program in Life Sciences, affiliated to the Homi Bhabha National Institute (a deemed university under category “A” by MHRD, Govt of India). Ongoing research at ACTREC includes basic and translational research in Cancer Biology. Specific

research topics include study of cell proliferation, cellular differentiation, apoptosis, metastasis, tumor immunology, molecular imaging, carcinogenesis, stem cell biology, biophysics, structural biology, bioinformatics, proteomics, genomics, genetics, epigenetics & pharmacology.

Qualifications – M.Sc./ M. Tech (Applied Biology / Biochemistry / Bioinformatics / Biophysics / Biotechnology / Botany / Life Sciences / Microbiology/ Molecular Biology / Zoology or related Biological Sciences); M.V.Sc. and M.Pharm from a recognized University, with < 55% aggregate marks. Those awaiting results may also apply. As per HBNI guidelines, candidates with < 55% aggregate marks cannot be considered for an interview or admission to the program. Candidates who have done a post-graduation course of only 1-year duration are not eligible. Final admission into the Ph.D. program is subject to the candidate satisfying HBNI eligibility criteria as mentioned above. TMC reserves the right to increase the minimum eligibility criteria in case of receipt of a large number of applications.

Stipend – Rs. 31000/+ 24% HRA per month (HRA is applicable only in case if hostel facility is not opted). Limited hostel facility is available on a first-come, first-served basis for the new entrants for a period of one year.

Application Procedure – Candidates are advised to carefully read the instructions before filling the online application []. Forms submitted with incomplete information or without fees (where payable) or requisite document attachments not done will be rejected. Application fees should be paid online, and the fees for male candidates is Rs 750/- and for female candidates is Rs 500/-, while SC/ ST/ OBC (caste proof
should be attached) and physically handicapped candidates with a minimum of 40% disability (disability proof must be attached) are fully exempted from paying fees. Application fees paid online are non-refundable. The online application deadline is November 30, 2021.

Online Examination – A list of candidates found eligible for the Online Objective Entrance Exam will be displayed in the last week of December 2021 on the ACTREC website. The Online Exam will be conducted on January 8, 2022, from 9 AM – 12 noon in 10 Examination Centers located in Mumbai, Pune, Kolkata, Delhi NCR, Indore, Guwahati, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Varanasi and Chennai (centre allotment details will be uploaded on the ACTREC website at the end of December 2021). Students have to give 3 choices of Exam Centre in their application. In case the number of students opting for a centre is below 75, the students opting for that centre will be accommodated at either their second or third choice of centre.

Eligibility for Direct Interview (Online application for ACTREC JRF 2022 is mandatory)

  • Candidates holding valid Junior Research Fellowships awarded after qualifying in a national level written entrance test conducted by CSIR/ UGC/ ICMR/ DBT or other recognized agencies.
  • Candidates who receive external fellowship intimation by May 15, 2022, must send their proof of the award by e-mail [] to seek direct interview dates.
  • Qualified Joint Graduate Entrance Examination for Biology and Interdisciplinary Life Sciences (JGEEBILS) candidates who are eligible for the ACTREC PhD program will be shortlisted and displayed on the ACTREC website in due course of time.

JRF Interview Dates – The list of candidates qualifying for interviews based on the ACTREC online exam results or eligible for direct interviews will be displayed on our website in February 2022. Interviews of candidates who have cleared the ACTREC entrance test as well as those eligible for direct Interviews will be conducted at ACTREC in June 2022 – the exact dates will be displayed on the ACTREC website in May 2022.

Research Projects – The list of JRF projects being offered to Ph.D. students at ACTREC will be displayed on the ACTREC website in June 2022.

Declaration of the Results – The list of successful candidates will be displayed on the ACTREC website.

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  1. I am MSc Microbiology student passedout in 2021 Jun. I don’t hold any fellowship, can I apply to this exam?

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