Admission to Ph.D Programme-2019
Eligibility: 1. Candidates who are Indian citizen and having Post graduate degree in any branch of Life Sciences (Biochemistry/ Biotechnology/Microbiology/Zoology/ Bioinfonnatics/ Biophysics etc.) or MBBS or MD degree from India with at least 60% or equivalent Grade Point Average (CPA) from higher secondary (10+2) onwards for General and OBC category and 55% for SC/ST/ Differently-abled candidate in aggregate (or equivalent grade).
In case CGPA is not based on 10 point scale candidate should provide a statement issued by the respective University indicating conversion of CGPA to percentage. Candidates, who have appeared or are appearing for qualifying examination in the academic year 2018-19 and results are awaited, are also eligible to apply.
However, such candidates will have to submit the proof of qualifying marks either at the time of interview or if selected at the time of admission. Kindly note that registration for PhD degree at Mumbai University will happen only after fulfilling the eligibility criteria of Mumbai University.
AND 2. The candidates should have cleared at least one of the following exams Either Ph.D. entrance test (PET) conducted by the University of Mumbai in the subjects of Life Science /Applied Biology /Biochemistry/ Microbiology/Zoology/ Biophysics/ Bioanalytical Sciences/ Biomedical Engineering/ Molecular Biology. OR GATE (Life Sciences/ Biotechnology SET (Biological sciences/Life sciences) / CSIR-UGC NET ORE or LS) / JRF examination conducted by national agencies such as ICMR/DBT/GPAT OR Valid DST-Inspire fellowship
Age Limit: 28 yrs
Selection Procedure: The names of the short-listed candidates along with date and time for the personal interview will be displayed on the NIRRH and ICMR website. The list of Ph.D. guides (who have vacancy for Ph.D. students in their laboratory) and brief description of their research project would be given to shortlisted candidates. Final selection would be based on the performance in the interview.
Fellowship : The selected candidates, who have passed JRF examination conducted by CSIR/UGC/ ICMR /DBT can avail fellowship as per the rules of respective funding agency. Non fellowship holders will be provided Institutional fellowship of Rs. 8000/- per month which will be initiated only after successful completion of coursework and Ph.D. proposal presentation. It will be for 2 years only and later these students are encouraged to seek fellowship from other funding agencies.
How To Apply ForAdmission to Ph.D Programme-2019
Application form available at the NIRRH website should be duly filled and submitted online on or before 5th, July 2019. Printed copy of the filled application form should be submitted along with a non-refundable Demand Draft for Rs 300/- (Exempted for SC/ST and Differently Abled candidates, provided they submit supporting document) drawn in favour of 'The Director, NIRRH' to In-charge, Post Graduate Studies, ICMR-National Institute for Research in Reproductive Health, Jehangir Mervvanji Street, Parel, Mumbai 400 012, so as to reach on or before 15th July 2019. Envelope should be marked as 'NIRRH Ph.D. 2019'.
About National Institute for Research in Reproductive Health NIRRH
National Institute for Research in Reproductive Health (NIRRH), formerly known as Institute for Research in Reproduction is a premier research institute of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).The institute had a humble beginning in 1954 in the form of a Contraceptive Testing Unit. In 970 it matured into an institute having a space of its own in the heart of central Mumbai with an unique identity which was then named as the ‘Institute for Research in Reproduction ‘(IRR).