The official notification for NABI PhD Biotechnology Program Admission 2019 has been announced.
National Agri-Food Biotechnology Institute (NABI)
Sector-81, Knowledge City, Mohali-140306, Punjab (INDIA)
National Agri-Food Biotechnology Institute (NABI), Mohali invites applications from the motivated students for admission to the Ph.D. degree program in Biotechnology starting July 2019 session.
NABI is a recognized centre of Regional Centre for Biotechnology (RCB), Faridabad to conduct Ph.D. (Biotechnology). The programme will be conducted at NABI and the degree will be awarded by RCB (www.rcb.res.in), an institute 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: Agricultural biotechnology, Food Biotechnology, and Nutrition Biotechnology
Number of Seats: 11 (Reservation of seats: as per GOI guidelines)
- Minimum qualification: MSc/MTech in any area of life sciences/MPharma/ MVSc/ MBBS or an equivalent degree.
- Qualifying marks: 55% total marks or equivalent score in the qualifying degree (5% relaxation will be given to SC/ST/OBC/PD as per GOI norms)
- In addition to above, the candidate for admission shall qualify a national level test for pursuing the Doctor of Philosophy programme and such test include a doctoral fellowship or admission eligibility test conducted at the national level by the University Grants Commission (UGC), or Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), or Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR), or Department of Science and Technology (DST), or Department of Biotechnology (DBT), or any other Government recognised agency.
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 fulfillment of the aforementioned 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 are available at NABI website (www.nabi.res.in). Eligible candidates may send their applications by post for admission to the Ph.D. program to Manager Administration, National Agri-Food Biotechnology Institute (NABI), Sector-81, Knowledge City, Mohali- 140306 (Punjab) along with application fee of Rs. 500/- plus GST @ 18% i.e. Rs 590/-.
You are requested to deposit above-mentioned application fees through Bank Transfer (Bank detail of the Institute mentioned below).
Name of Beneficiary Account: National Agri-food Biotechnology Institute
Beneficiary Account No.: 00000031791059995
Bank Name: State Bank of India
Address of the bank: SCO 35, Phase I, Mohali
Branch Code: 1828
SWIFT Code: SBININBB141
IFSC Code: SBIN0001828
You are requested to take the print out of transaction ID/UTR No./acknowledgement regarding the transfer of payment.
You must attach the above proof/acknowledgment along with application form.
Rules and Regulation of Ph.D. program are as per Regional Centre for Biotechnology (RCB) Regulation, 2017 (notified on September 15th, 2017 in The Gazette of India)
OBJECTIVES OF Ph.D. PROGRAMME
The objective of the programme is to prepare students to conduct high-quality research and disseminate it to scholarly and others and become think tanks.
GOALS OF Ph.D. PROGRAMME
The goal of the Ph.D. programme is to train students at an advanced level in specific fields of study in order for them to assume positions of leadership in research, teaching, and service in the industry, business, and government.
(i) The minimum qualification for admission to the Doctor of Philosophy programme in NABI shall be a Master’s degree from a recognised institution in any area of science and technology, or a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery degree, or an equivalent degree from a recognized University or institution with minimum of 55% marks. The 5% relaxation (50%) will be given to SC/ST/OBC candidates as per GOI guidelines.
(ii) In addition to the qualification specified in (i), the candidate for admission shall qualify a national level test for pursuing Doctor of Philosophy programme and such test include a doctoral fellowship or admission eligibility test conducted at the national level by the University Grants Commission, or Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, or Indian Council for Medical Research, or Department of Science and Technology, or Department of Biotechnology, or any other Government recognised agency.
(iii) The candidates, who possess qualifications specified in (i) and qualified the test specified in (ii) shall be admitted to the Doctor of Philosophy programme after an interview.
(iv) Applications will be invited through NABI’s website and various newspapers during may each year. Upon receiving applications short-listed candidates will be called for an interview in July each year. 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 fulfillment of the aforementioned criteria/ requirements at the time of joining.
(v) The total number of Ph.D. seats will be 11 this year. The students should meet the desired criteria for selection. There shall be reservation of seats for students from the SC, ST, PD, and OBC categories as per the orders of the Govt. of India in this regard.
NATURE OF DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY PROGRAMME
The Doctor of Philosophy Programme at NABI shall consist of two components, namely:
- Ph.D. course work
- Research work leading to the submission of a doctoral thesis.
A hostel with shared boarding and lodging facilities is available on NABI campus. If rooms are available at the time of joining, it will be given to the admitted students on payment of prescribed fees.
- Caution money (Rs.5,000/-) is payable at the time of admission.
- Ph.D. thesis examination fee (Rs.10,000/-) is payable at the time of Ph.D. thesis submission. Hostel, hostel electricity, and the cooperative mess charges are as per the actuals.
- The Fee may be revised during the course as per the provision in the RCB ordinance in this regards.
Last date of application submission: June 15, 2019.