CIAB Biotech PhD Admissions 2019

Center of Innovative and Applied Bioprocessing (CIAB) 
(Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology, Govt. of India) 
Sector-81, Knowledge City, 
Mohali-140306, Punjab

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PhD (Biotechnology) Program Admission 2019 

Center of Innovative and Applied Bioprocessing (CIAB), Mohali invites applications from the motivated students for admission to the Ph.D. degree program in Biotechnology with focus on Bioprocessing starting from July 2019 session. CIAB is a recognized centre of the Regional Centre for Biotechnology (RCB), Faridabad to conduct PhD (Biotechnology) program. The program will be conducted at CIAB and the degree will be awarded by RCB (, an institution of national importance created by an Act of Parliament. 

Duration of Ph.D. course: The duration is for 5 years and a maximum of 7 years. Area of Ph.D. research work: Biological Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Food Science & Engineering and Chemical Engineering 

Number of Seats: 05 (Institute reserves the right to restrict the number of seats depending upon availability of positions with the faculty) 

Eligibility Criteria 
i) Minimum qualification: M.Sc./M.Tech./M.E./ M.S.(Pharm)/ or equivalent degree in any branch of Biological Sciences/ Chemical Sciences/ Food Science & Technology/ Chemical Engineering or related field. 
ii) Qualifying marks: 60% total marks or equivalent score in the qualifying degree (5% relaxation will be given to SC/ST/OBC as per GOI norms). 
(iii) In addition to the above conditions, candidates should have qualified any of the following national examinations. Preference will be given to those who have a valid fellowship offer at the time of interview. 

• Joint CSIR-UGC-NET Test for Junior Research Fellowship (CSIR/UGC JRF/SRF) 
• Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research (DST–INSPIRE) 
• DBT Junior Research Fellowship (DBT-JRF) 
• ICMR Junior Research Fellowship (ICMR-JRF) 
• Any other national level fellowship • ASRB-NET candidate • GATE 
• Or any other equivalent national level test. 

(iv) Age Limit: 28 years (relaxation will be given as per GOI norms). 

Candidates who have appeared, or will be appearing, in the qualifying degree examination (final year/final semester) and whose result is still awaited may also apply. However, the admission is pursuant to satisfactory fulfilment of the aforementioned eligibility criteria/requirements at the time of joining. 

Fellowship The students admitted to the program will have to avail the fellowship offered to them from the different granting agencies as per their rules. 

The details of Admission, Application Form, Ph.D. course work and Brochure are available at CIAB website ( Eligible candidates may send their applications by post for admission to the Ph.D. program to Administrative Office, Center of Innovative and Applied Bioprocessing (CIAB), Sector-81, Knowledge City, Mohali- 140306 (Punjab) along with application fee of Rs. 500/- in the form of Bank Draft in favour of “Chief Executive Officer, CIAB.” payable at Mohali/Chandigarh. 

Last date of application submission is June 10, 2019. 
The application received after the last date will not be considered. 
Date of Interview: July 9, 2019. 
The interview will be conducted for short-listed candidates on July 9, 2019. 

The purpose of interview is to assess the student for his/her science aptitude and interest in a career in scientific research and development. 

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