NATIONAL CENTRE FOR CELL SCIENCE, PUNE
An Autonomous Institution of the Department
of Biotechnology, Government of India
University of Pune Campus, Post: Ganeshkhind, Pune – 411 007
NCCS Ph.D Admission – Feb, 2014
NCCS, Pune, invites application from candidates for Ph.D. admission for Feb., 2014. The candidates who are bonafide Indian citizens, having consistently good academic record with strong motivation to pursue research in modern biology leading to a Ph.D. degree and with eligibility mentioned below should apply for the same. Students with only post graduate degree and having valid fellowship from CSIR/DBT/ICMR/UGC/ DST-Inspire /BINC are eligible to apply. All eligible students interested in joining NCCS also need to appear for the Joint Graduate Entrance Examination for Biology and Interdisciplinary Life Science (JGEEBILS) being conducted by TIFR/NCBS on 8th December 2013(SUNDAY) at various centers all over India. For the JGEEBILS examination, applications must be submitted online to http://www.ncbs.res.in/admissions2014.html. The last date of application for JGEEBILS examination is 20th October 2013. Eligible students with valid fellowship, who have qualified JGEEBILS examination in Dec 2012, may also apply referring to the JGEEBILS code number in the NCCS application form.
Those candidates interested to join NCCS Ph. D. program need to also complete NCCS application form and send it to NCCS as detailed below. Shortlisted candidates fulfilling NCCS criteria from the JGEEBILS examination will be called for interviews to be held at NCCS during 3rd and 4th February, 2014.
ELIGIBILITY for NCCS PH.D PROGRAME:-
Should have Postgraduate degree in any branch of Science having at least 50% or equivalent Grade Point Average (GPA).
Holds a valid Junior Research Fellowship from CSIR/UGC/ICMR/DBT/ DST-INSPIRE/BINC and Fellowship should be valid as on the date of joining. Candidates who have qualified only for Lectureship in CSIR-UGC (NET) and the “Project List of ICMR” are not eligible
Other terms and conditions of the fellowship will be as directed by the agency awarding the fellowship. The upper age limit for JRF shall be 28 years which is relaxed up to 5 years in the case of candidates belonging to SC/ST/Women/PH and 3 years in case of OBC candidates.
Reservation will be as per the Government of India guidelines.
MODE OF APPLICATION:-
Candidates should first apply online for JGEEBILS examination and then send hard copy of NCCS application in the prescribed format (download from the NCCS web site) quoting the JGEEBILS entrance test reference code number. Eligible students with valid fellowship, who have qualified JGEEBILS in Dec 2012, may also apply referring their JGEEBILS Code No. in the appropriate place. The completed application form along with the M.SC final marks statement and Fellowship certificate/admit card should reach the Dean, Academics, National Centre for Cell Science, Pune University Campus, Ganeshkhind Post, Pune – 411 007 on or before 25th November 2013.
Personal interview will be held at NCCS, Pune of all shortlisted candidates declared successful in the Entrance examination (JGEEBILS) as per NCCS criteria. Second class train fare by shortest route will be paid to only SC/ST Candidates as per rules. Candidates should make their own arrangements for stay at Pune. Selected candidates will need to stay for two or three days more for finalization of guide. Candidates should bring all original and attested copy of following documents for attending the interview
1) Birth certificate/ proof of Date of birth.
2) If the candidates belongs to Reserved Category / Physical Handicapped suitable certificate of competent authorities.
3) Statement of marks of each year/semester of graduation
4) Statement of marks of each year/semester of (M.Sc.)
5) Fellowship Certificate
6) For OBC category valid Non-creamy layer certificate.
SCHEDULE FOR Ph.D. PROGRAMME 2014
1 Last date of receipt of application by post at NCCS with all required documents.
2. Date of JGEEBILS ENTRANCE EXAMINATION all over India 8th DECEMBER, 2013 SUNDAY
3. Publication of list of shortlisted candidates based on JGEEBILS examination called for Interview on NCCS website. 03.01.2014
4. DATE(S) & Time of interview at NCCS. 3rd and 4th FEBRUARY 2014, 9.00 AM ONWARDS
5. Declaration of result of interview at NCCS 4th February 2014
6. Finalization of guides 5th to 7th Feb., 2014
7. Expected date of joining By 3rd March 2014
Selected candidates who fail to produce M.Sc. Final examination mark sheet/certificate with at least 50% marks and fellowship award letter on the date of joining will not be able to join and selection will be treated is cancelled. No further request for time extension will be entertained.