IIT-Guwahati Special PhD Program 2021 under CSIR/UGC/DST Inspire/DBT-JRF Scheme


Department of Biosciences and Bioengineering 
INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY GUWAHATI 
GUWAHATI – 781039 

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Applications are invited for Special Ph.D. Admission Programme Under CSIR/UGC/DST Inspire/DBT-JRF Scheme for Department of Biosciences and Bioengineering of the Institute, as per details given below. Available Vacancy: 

General:4, General-EWS:1, OBC-NCL:3, SC:1 and ST:1 

Research areas: 

 Microbial Biotechnology 
 Tissue Engineering, Biomaterials, Drug Delivery and Stem Cells 
 Nano biosensors and Biomicrofluidics 
 Bionanotechnology, Network medicine 
 RNA Biology, Cell and Molecular Biology, Structural and Computational Biology 
 Host-pathogen interaction and bacterial infectious diseases. 
 Virology 
 Environmental Biotechnology/ Biochemical Engineering/ Bioprocess Engineering 
 Molecular and Structural Biology, Protein Biochemistry, Computational Biology 
 Cancer Biology, Therapeutics and Nanotechnology 
 Systems Biology/Mathematical Biology/ Computational Biology 
 Cancer Signaling 

Category of Ph.D. Student to be Admitted: 

Full time REGULAR only (A student in this category works full-time for his/her Ph.D. degree.) 

Minimum Eligibility Criteria for Admission: For admission to the Ph.D. programme (Regular category) under CSIR/UGC/DST Inspire/DBT-JRF Scheme in the Department of Biosciences and Bioengineering, a candidate must satisfy one of the following criteria: 

 The candidate must have a valid CSIR/UGC/DST Inspire/DBT-JRF qualification in Life Sciences or Biotechnology or related subjects along with following criteria: 

1. First class throughout his/her 10th, 12th, Bachelor’s (three or four year) and Master’s (two or three years). 
2. Four-year Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Technology/Medical Sciences/ Science or equivalent in a relevant area with a minimum CPI of 7.0 or 70% of marks, which is as per the Institute rules. 
3. Candidate having a Two-year Master's degree (after completion of 4-year Bachelor's degree) or three-year Master's degree (after completion of 3-year Bachelor's degree) in Engineering/Technology/Medical Sciences/Science/ Veterinary Sciences/Pharmacy in a relevant area with minimum Cumulative Performance Index (CPI) of 6.0 or 60% of marks. Or 

A candidate with a Two-year M.Sc degree (after completion of 3-year Bachelor's degree) in a relevant area with minimum CPI of 6.0 or 60% marks. If a final year Masters student i.e. a student who has appeared in the qualifying degree examination and his/her results are awaited OR 

he/she is going to appear in all the subjects of his/her qualifying degree examination, is also eligible to apply and sit for the selection process provided he/she has a valid CSIR/UGC/DST Inspire/DBT-JRF certificate. If selected, he/she can join the program. Please note that, for such candidates, selections shall be provisional. And all provisionally selected candidates shall have to produce their original pass certificates and Mark Sheets of the qualifying degree examination within One Month of the selection process as per the rule of the institution, for regularization – failure to which their admissions shall stand automatically cancelled. 

Relaxation for SC/ST/PwD Candidates: Eligibility criteria will be relaxed by 5% marks or 0.5 CPI for SC/ST/PD applicants, which is as per the Institute rules. 

OBC (Non-creamy layer) and General-EWS (Economically weaker section) candidates will have to enclose relevant certificate or a self-declaration statement as per format indicated below. OBC(NCL) or Gen-EWS Certificate, issued by competent authority, on or after 01-04-2020, shall only be acceptable. The candidates applying under these categories must submit self-declaration certificates in case they are unable to obtain the certificates issued by competent authority. 

More details about the reservation of SC/ST and PwD candidates can be found at https://www.iitg.ac.in/acad/phddec2020/reservation.php 


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