SNBNCBS PhD Admission 2024-25
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SNBNCBS PhD Admission 2024-25 in Biological Sciences, Apply Now

SNBNCBS PhD Admission 2024-25 in Biological Sciences, Apply Now. Interested and eligible applicants can check out all of the details on the same below:


No. SNB/AP-5-519/A-5
Date: April 5TH, 2024

Detailed Advertisement for Admission into the Ph.D. Programmes in Physical, Chemical & Biological Sciences
Academic Year: 2024-2025

The S. N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences (SNBNCBS) invites applications with consistently good academic record (First Division/Class) to apply for Admission into the Ph.D. Programme in Physical, Chemical & Biological Sciences for the academic year 2024-2025.

  • The applicants are expected to be motivated to make a career in Research.
  • The programme is fully residential and the students are offered on-campus accommodations and boarding facilities. Externally funded students may stay off-campus if permitted by the Competent Authority.
  • The students, after registering with a Research Supervisor, have to undertake a prescribed Course Work Programme.

[A] Department-wise Admission Criteria

Department of Chemical & Biological Sciences (CBS)

Focused Research Areas for Admission:

  • Experimental Biophysical Chemistry
  • Experimental LASER Spectroscopy, Ultrafast LASER Spectroscopy
  • Biomedical Optics
  • Optical Physics, Nano-Photonics and Plasmonics
  • Physical Chemistry, Chemical and Soft Matter Physics, Biophysics
  • Theoretical & Computational Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry, Porous Materials, Photocatalysis, Electrocatalysis
  • Mechanobiology, mechanochemical signaling, magnetic tweezer, single molecular technologies
  • Cell and molecular biology, cancer biology
  • Computational biology, bioinformatics

Basic qualification: Masters in Science / Technology in the subjects Chemistry, Physics, Biophysics, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Microbiology, Zoology, Botany, Physiology, Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Biological Sciences, Applied Optics and/or Photonics, Applied Physics, Electronics with First Class / Division i.e., minimum 60% (55% for SC / ST / OBC (non-creamy layer) / EWS / Differently-abled candidates).

Further Qualifications:

  • JEST –All qualified candidates (with valid JEST score card) in JEST-2024 OR
  • CSIR-NET-JRF*/ UGC-NET-JRF* with a valid award letter having validity at least upto September 2024 OR
  • NET – CSIR-NET-LS / UGC-NET-LS: All qualified candidates (Qualified in June & December 2023 NET Examinations) OR
  • GATE* – All qualified candidates with valid GATE score card (2022, 2023, 2024) OR
  • DBT – JRF with award letter having validity at least upto September 2024 OR
  • ICMR – JRF with award letter having validity at least upto September 2024 OR
  • INSPIRE** – PROVISIONALLY SELECTED and Award Letter to be valid upto September 2024. OR
  • UGC-MANF (Maulana Azad National Fellowship For Minority Students) / UGC-NFSC (National Fellowship for Scheduled Caste students) / UGC-NFOBC (National Fellowship for OBC Candidate) along with a valid award letter having validity at least upto September 2024.

*Please note that mere fulfilling the essential qualifications/eligibility criteria will not entitle an applicant to be shortlisted for an interview. Additional short-listing criteria might be set by the department based on academic records (including National level test qualification/s), experience and research interests of the candidates. Only the shortlisted candidates will be called for an interview. (*Should have validity of the Score/Award letter at the time of admission.) (**In the event of final rejection by INSPIRE, qualification of some National Level Test (NLT) like JEST or GATE examination will be required before registering for their PhD. later.)

[B] Date of Interview for AHEP, CBS, CMMP, CBS Dept.:
June 12TH, 14TH & 18TH, 2024

[C] Age Limit:
None. However, the last qualifying University examination (Masters in Science/Technology) should have been taken not earlier than 2022.

[D] Fellowship:
As per GOI rule.

[E] Tuition Fee:
Currently Rs. 13,000/- each year is payable in two equal installments at the beginning of the Autumn and Spring Semester.

[F] Application Fee:
There is a non-refundable application fee of Rs. 500/- for General category candidates & Rs. 250/- for reserved categories (including Women). The fee to be paid through NEFT / RTGS / UPI Mode only. The account details are as follows:
Name of Account Holder : S. N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences
Account Number : 089302000000220
Bank Name and Branch : Indian Overseas Bank, Salt Lake City Branch
Account Type : Current Account
IFSC Code : IOBA0000893

[G] Application Portal:

  • Online Application Portal Starts on: 5/4/2024
  • Online Application Portal Closes on: 5/5/2024

[H] General Information:

About The Centre:

The Centre is a premier autonomous research institute under the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India. In addition, the Centre receives extramural funding from various funding agencies of India and abroad for its different research programmes. The Centre has extensive collaborative programmes with other premier institutions in India and abroad through bilateral exchanges in which the PhD research scholars take active part.

The Centre is fully equipped with state-of-the-art infrastructure (experimental and computational), including a digital library for advanced research in chosen areas of Physical, Chemical, Biological, and Mathematical Sciences. The research programme in biological sciences focuses on the areas of overlap with chemical and biophysical problems.

Students joining the centre get contingency grants to meet research contingency expenses that include expenses for attending conferences and training programmes in India. The students also get generous support to attend International Conferences outside India. The Alumni of the Centre have gone on to work in academic and research sectors in India and abroad. The Centre offers an excellent atmosphere for academic development of students.

For research profiles of the members of the Faculty and for the facilities available, for more details please visit

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