Doctor of Philosophy Programme (DBS)
Ph.D. Advertisement for Autumn 2018 semester (DBS)
Applications for admissions in Phd Programme are invited from motivated candidates having master’s degree such as M.Sc/MS/ME/M.Tech /MVSc/ MSc(Ag) degree or equivalent (with minimum 55% marks) in:
- Any branch of biological sciences to pursue research in the broad fields of cellular and molecular biology, cancer biology, developmental biology, structural biology, chemical biology, plant biology, behavioral biology and ecology, genetics, marine biology, neurobiology, biodiversity, microbiology, biophysics, bioinformatics, biotechnology, food technology and theoretical biology. Candidates from agricultural science (such as genetics and plant breeding) and nutritional science backgrounds are also encouraged to apply.
- Chemistry / physics / statistics / mathematics / computer application / computer science to pursue research in the interdisciplinary research areas as specified in the table below:
|Interdisciplinary Research Area||Preferred background of the student from other areas|
|Gene regulatory networks using NGS approaches and plant signaling and genomics||Bioinformatics, Biostatistics, Statistics, Computer Application, Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, Analytical Chemistry|
|Structural biology, cryo-Electron Microscopy, Image processing, biophysics, molecular modeling, molecular dynamics simulations, biomolecular NMR, etc.||Biophysics/Biochemistry/Biotechnology/Physics/Chemistry/ Computer Science|
|Peptide-based therapeutics, cancer nanomedicine, drug delivery, biomimetic chemistry, chemical biology, supramolecular chemistry, applied biomaterials, cancer biology, regenerative nanomedicine.||Chemistry having specialization in organic chemistry or MSc with MSc project in the area of organic chemistry|
|Neurobiology||Neuro-immunology, Neural stem cell neology, Neuro-Virology, Neuropathology, Neuro-Computational Modelling, Neuro-Structural Biology, Neuro-oncology|
|Mechano-biology employing fluorescence imaging, interference reflection microscopy, PDMS based cell stretching, micropatterning, optical trapping, traction force microscopy, image/data Analysis||Physics/Biophysics/Chemistry/Biochemistry/Chemical Engineering/Mechanical Engineering/Computer Science|
Candidates funded through a valid fellowship like UGC/CSIR-NET JRF, DBT-JRF, ICMR-JRF, INSPIRE or other equivalent fellowships are strongly encouraged to apply.
Institute-funded PhD student(s)
One institute funded Ph.D. fellowship is available for students interested to work in Experimental Cell Biophysics/ Mechanobiology.
Minimum Qualification: MS/M.Sc. in Life Sciences/ Physics/ Physical Chemistry with minimum 55% marks. Must have qualified NET-LS/JGEEBILS/GATE.
Desirable: A keen interest in biology and microscopy; experience in wet lab/ cell culture; basic knowledge of programming. Candidates should clearly mention their area of interest in their SOP.
Project funded Ph.D. student(s)
- Area: Behavioural ecology, Evolutionary biology.
a) M.Sc in Life Sciences/ Environmental Sciences/ Zoology, with minimum 55% marks.
b) Candidates need to have CSIR/UGC NET-LS/valid GATE score/INSPIRE.
c) Knowledge of basic statistics and mathematics; must have mathematics at the +2 level.
d) Experience of fieldwork in animal behavior/ ecology with mammals.
Additional experience (desirable): Candidates with experience in working with dogs would be preferred.
CANDIDATES WHO APPLY SHOULD NOT BE AFRAID OF DOGS.
The interested candidates should clearly mention their area of interest in their SOP.
- A project funded Ph.D. position is available in the area of computer simulations, molecular modeling, and statistical mechanics for biomolecular systems.
Essential Qualification: M.Sc in Biotechnology/Physics/Chemistry with min. 55% marks. Candidates need to have CSIR/UGC NET-LS/valid GATE score/INSPIRE. Additional experience (desirable): Familiarity with computer simulations of biophysical systems. The interested candidates should clearly mention their area of interest in their SOP. * Please note that fulfilling the minimum essential criteria does not ensure that a candidate will be called for the interview. Additional short-listing criteria might be set by the department based on academic records, experience and research interest of the candidates.
The profiles of the faculty members of the department can found in the following Link Click Here
PhD application portal opens: 05.03.2018
Application portal closes: 15.04.2018
Publication of shortlist for interview: 25.04.2018
Tentative Interview dates: 04.06.2018 – 22.06.2018
Publication of PhD interview results: 27.06.2018
Preregistration portal opens: 27.06.2018
Preregistration deadline: 15.07.2018
PhD Registration: 25.07.2018
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