Shiv Nadar University PhD Admissions 2017 in Life Sciences/Bioinformatics ~ helpBIOTECH

15 May 2017

Shiv Nadar University PhD Admissions 2017 in Life Sciences/Bioinformatics

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Shiv Nadar University
School of Natural Sciences 
 Department of Life Sciences 

Ph.D. Admissions Announcement: AY 2017-18 

The Department of Life Sciences in the School of Natural Sciences (SNS) at Shiv Nadar University (SNU) invites applications for admission in its Ph.D. program starting in August 2017. 

Research in the Department of Life Sciences is multifaceted with major focus in the areas of 

 Cancer Biology 
 Cell Signaling 
 Bacterial Genomics and Morphogenesis 
 Neuroscience 
 NGS Technologies 
 Parasitology 
 Protein Folding and Stress Response 
 Vascular Biology 
 Virology 
 Bioinformatics 
 Plant Sciences 

Detailed descriptions of research interests of our faculty can be found at 

Many of our research projects are interdisciplinary in nature, involving collaborations across multiple departments in the School of Natural Sciences, as well as other schools and research centers of the university. 

Research Infrastructure: The laboratories of the Dept. of Life Sciences and school of Natural Sciences are well equipped with state-of-the-art research facilities and equipments like FACS ARIA III, Real Time PCR (ABI), Advanced Fluorescence Microscope, Mammalian, Parasite and Virus culture (BSL-2) facilities, and central instrumentation facility having LCMS, XRD, AFM, Raman spectrometer, Photoluminescence etc. Computational facilities at SNS include a high performance IBM cluster (“Magus”) consisting of 32 compute nodes (plus two nodes with GPU processors) delivering 332.8 Giga flops by each node and a theoretical peak performance of 10.649 TF from overall compute nodes. Additionally, there are several stand-alone Linux workstations that are being used for teaching and research purposes. Several software for bioinformatic and cheminformatic analyses are also available. 

Eligibility: A candidate should have (or expect to have by August 2017) an M.Sc. in any branch of Life Sciences, with a minimum of 60% marks or an equivalent grade point. 

Selection Process. Eligible candidates will be shortlisted based on their academic credentials and application material submitted. The shortlisted candidates will be required to demonstrate their knowledge through an on-site written test and interview, to be held on 5 and 6 July 2017. Selections will be based on past academic performance, written examination and interview. Candidates who have qualified for CSIR-UGC NET-JRF, DBT-JRF, ICMR-JRF or any other Government research fellowship will directly appear for an on-site interview. Admission is sought for a maximum of 18 seats in the department. Please note that the University reserves the right to admit lower number of students if suitable candidates, according to the admission committee, are not found. 

Assistantship: All candidates admitted to the Ph.D. program are eligible for teaching/research assistantships of ₹ 35,000.00 per month for four years. The assistantship is subject to satisfactory performance in the program evaluated continuously, and compliance with all the University regulations. Admission and other applicable fees and charges for the PhD program can be found below or at the SNU website.

About SNU: Shiv Nadar University ( is a multi-disciplinary research university, established by the Shiv Nadar Foundation in 2011 through an act of the State of Uttar Pradesh, India. It is built on a spacious 256 acres fully-residential campus, near Dadri, U.P., at the outskirts of Delhi. The University is driven by its distinguished faculty in natural sciences, humanities and social sciences, engineering, management & entrepreneurship, communication, education, art and design. The Ph.D. program at SNU is full-time and completely residential. 

Applications should reach the above office by Tuesday, 30 May 2017


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