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NCCS invites applications for Ph.D. Admissions March 2024

Last date for receipt of online applications: December 8, 2023

The National Centre for Cell Science (NCCS) invites applications from eligible candidates for admission to the Ph.D. program of the March 2024 session. Eligible applicants, who are bonafide Indian citizens with a consistently strong academic record and a deep commitment to pursuing Ph.D. research in modern biology such as Cell & Molecular Biology, Structural Biology, Bioinformatics, Systems Biology, Neuroscience, Immunology, Infection Biology, Cancer Biology, Microbial Ecology, etc. are encouraged to apply.

Applicants should have, or anticipate completing, their post-graduate degrees by the end of July 2023 and hold a valid Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) from select agencies, including CSIR, UGC, DBT (Category I), ICMR, BINC, or DST-Inspire.

Applicants who do not possess a fellowship but have qualified the JGEEBILS examination conducted by
NCBS/TIFR in December 2022 are eligible to apply. NCCS will offer a limited number of fellowships to
selected JGEEBILS-qualified students but do not have fellowships. However, only candidates shortlisted
according to NCCS criteria will be invited for a Ph.D. interview.


  1. Candidate must have a postgraduate degree in any branch of sciences with a strong interest in pursuing research in various areas of modern biology. The candidate should have a minimum of 55% or an equivalent Grade Point Average (GPA). A 5% relaxation in marks will be granted to SC/ST/OBC candidates and persons with disabilities.
  2. Candidate must hold a valid fellowship from either CSIR, UGC, DBT (Category I), ICMR, BINC, or DST-Inspire.


    Candidates must have qualified in the JGEEBILS examination conducted by NCBS/TIFR in December 2022. Shortlisting of candidates will be based on their JGEEBILS cut-off score established by NCCS for the interview.

Age Limit:

In order to apply for the official notification of NCCS P.h.D admission, the upper age limit for JRF shall be 28 years as on March 01, 2024. Age relaxation for women and candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC/PWD/EWS categories will be in accordance with the Government of India guidelines.

Selection Procedure:

As informed by the official notification of NCCS P.h.D admission, the short-listed candidate will be chosen on the basis of an interview.

Important Dates:

The Vital Dates are mentioned below, referring to the official notification of NCCS Recruitment 2023.

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Dr. Suheba Khan

Dr. Suheba Khan worked as an Assistant Professor at the Advanced Centre for Women’s Studies, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh India from July 2019 to March 2021. She has been awarded her Ph.D. on “The Failed Feminism of Contemporary TV Advertisements in India”. She has multiple national and international research papers published under her name. At she writes for the Education News Section.

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