PhD Admission Notification 2014 for National Institute of Virology

Ph.D. Programme-2014

The National Institute of Virology invites applications for Ph.D. programme from candidates who are Bonafide Indian citizens and having consistently good academic record. Candidates should have strong motivation to pursue research in modern biology leading to a Ph.D. degree. The list of available projects for the current session will be provided to the candidates at the time of interview.
Students with only post graduate degree and having valid fellowship from CSIR/DBT/ICMR/UGC/DST-Inspire/BINC are eligible to apply.
Eligibility for NIV Ph. D. Program:
The candidate should have Postgraduate degree in any branch of Life Science (Master Degree in Life Sciences/ Biological Sciences/ Biotechnology/ Microbiology/ Bioinformatics) having at least 50% or equivalent Grade Point Average (GPA)
Students belonging to reserve category will be eligible for 5% relaxation as per rules
Candidates who have not yet cleared their qualifying examinations and expect to complete all the requirements for the degree (including all examinations‚ project dissertation‚ viva-voce JRF etc.) before the last date of application‚ are also eligible to apply
The candidate should hold a valid Junior Research Fellowship from CSIR/UGC/ICMR/DBT-INSPIRE/BINC and Fellowship on the date of joining. Candidates who have qualified for GATE or only for Lectureship in CSIR-UGC (NET) are not eligible to apply. NIV does not take any responsibility to provide financial assistance
Other terms and conditions of the fellowship will be as directed by the agency awarding the fellowship
The upper age limit for JRF shall be 28 years which is relaxed up to 5 years in the case of candidates belonging to SC/ST/Women/PH and 3 years in case of OBC candidates
Those who have already availed fellowship in other organizations and seeking transfer should clearly indicate so‚ on their application
Reservation: Reservation will be as per the prescribed guidelines
 Application Forms:
All eligible students interested in joining NIV must submit applications available at / on or before 20th Dec 2013.Candidates who satisfy the above criteria may submit their applications in the prescribed format to the Director‚ National Institute of Virology‚ 20-A‚ Dr Ambedkar Road‚ Pune-411001 on or before 20th Dec 2013
Please superscribe “Application for Ph.D. programme” on the left side envelope. Do not attach any certificates (Original or Photocopy) along with the application form.However‚ all the original documents must be produced at the time of interview failing which they will not be interviewedSC/ST/OBC candidates should attach attested true copy of Caste Certificate/Latest non-creamy layer certificate along with the application and originals should be produced at the time of interview
Personal Interviews:
Personal interview will be held at NIV‚ Pune
The list of shortlisted candidates will be displayed on NIV / ICMR website. Candidates should make their own arrangements for stay at Pune. No TA / DA will be provided for attending the personal interviews as the selected candidates will need to stay for two or three days more for finalization of guide
Mere fulfilling of the minimum requirements stipulated in the advertisement would not automatically entitle a candidate for selection. The decision of the Institute shall be final and binding in this regard. Canvassing in any form and/or bringing in any influence political or otherwise will be treated as a disqualification
Candidates should bring all original and attested copy of following documents for attending the interview
1) Birth certificate/ proof of Date of birth‚ 2) If the candidates belongs to Reserved Category / Physical Handicapped suitable certificate of competent authorities‚ 3) Statement of marks of each year/semester of graduation‚ 4) Statement of marks of each year/semester of (M.Sc.)‚ 5) Fellowship Certificate‚ 6) For OBC category‚ valid Non-creamy layer certificate
Important Dates:
  • Last date of receipt of applications at NIV 20th Dec 2013
  • Date of display of short listed candidates called for interview on our website: 30th Dec 2013
  • Date of interview of the short listed candidates at NIV: 15th Jan 2014
  • Date of declaration of results on our website: 30th Jan 2014
For further details or enquiry please write to
Download the application format from
National Institute of Virology Admission Ph.D Programme 2014
National Institute of Virology
(Indian Council of Medical Research)
20-A‚ Dr. Ambedkar Road‚ Post Box No.11‚ Next to Marathi Church‚ Pune-411001
E-mail:‚ Tel-020-26006367‚ Website:

 All the best!


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