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Ph.D. Admissions 2021 at Institute of Life Sciences, Bhubaneswar: Apply by Dec 31

About

Institute of Life Sciences (ILS), Bhubaneswar, an autonomous Institute of the Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India engaged in advanced research invites applications from Indian nationals for Ph.D. programs.

Institute of Life Sciences (ILS) was established in the year 1989 as an autonomous institute under the administrative control of Govt. of Odisha. In 2002, it was taken over by the Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India.

Qualifications

For Ph.D. in Life Sciences (Category-I)

  • Candidates should have passed their M.Sc./ M.Tech./ M.Pharm./ M.V.Sc. or equivalent qualification in life sciences and allied subjects (Biochemistry/ Biotechnology/ Bioinformatics/ Biophysics/ Chemistry/ Microbiology, etc.) with a minimum of 60% marks (or equivalent grade point).
  • Candidates awaiting final results may also apply, however, if shortlisted, they have to produce their final mark sheet on the date of the interview, failing which they will not be interviewed.
  • Candidates should have also qualified in CSIR/UGC-JRF or DBT-JRF or UGC-RGNF or ICMR-JRF or DST-INSPIRE or GATE or GPAT. If the original certificate is not available, the candidate has to provide a photocopy of the original admit card and the particular result page highlighting their roll number, along with the application.
  • Candidates having valid fellowship will be preferred.
  • The candidate should be below 28 years of age, as of 31st December 2020.
  • Age relaxation of five years in the case of SC/ST/women/PH candidates and three years in the case of OBC candidates will be given (as per Govt. of India rules).

For Ph.D. in Bioinformatics (Category II)

  • Candidates should have passed their M.Sc. / M.Tech. / M.Pharm. / M.V.Sc. or equivalent qualification with a minimum of 60% marks (or equivalent grade point).
  • Candidates awaiting final results may also apply. However, if shortlisted, they have to produce their final mark sheet on the date of the interview, failing which they will not be interviewed.
  • Candidates should have also qualified in CSIR/UGC-JRF/CSIR/UGC- lectureship/UGC-RGNF/ICMR JRF/ DBT-JRF/ GATE/ GPAT/ ICAR-NET or equivalent national examination. If the original certificate is not available, the candidate has to provide a photocopy of the original admit card and the particular result page highlighting their roll number, along with the application.
  • Candidates with knowledge of programmings such as Perl, Python, R, etc., or prior bioinformatics work experience and/ or high-throughput sequencing data analysis experience would be preferred.
  • Candidates should submit one page write up explaining their bioinformatics research experience.
  • The candidate should be below 28 years of age, as of 31st December 2020.
  • Age relaxation of five years in the case of SC/ST/women/PH candidates and three years in the case of OBC candidates will be given (as per Govt. of India rules).
Fellowship

The fellowship and other emoluments will be as per the guidelines of the funding agencies – SERB/DST / DBT/ CSIR/ ICMR and as revised from time to time. To and fro bus/ rail fare by the shortest route limited to sleeper class will be paid to all the candidates appearing for the interview

How to Apply?

Applicants except for SC/ST/ physically handicapped are required to pay a non-refundable amount of Rs. 500/-. The bank details: Beneficiary name: Director, Institute of Life Sciences, Bhubaneswar, Account No: 450502010006285, Bank: Union Bank of India, Chandrasekharpur, Bhubaneswar; IFS Code: UBIN0545058.

To download the application form, click here. The duly filled-up application form along with self-attested scanned copies of all relevant certificates and a copy of proof of payment should be sent to academic@ils.res.in as one pdf document on or before 31.12.2020 (05.00 PM). There should be one attachment per applicant. Applications received after the last date will not be accepted.

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