Ph.D Programme 2018-19

Institute Name:  CSIR- Institute of Microbial Technology

Course Type:  Regular Courses

Apply By:  24 May . 2018

Ph.D Programme 2018-19

Director, Institute of Microbial Technology (IMTECH), invites exceptionally motivated candidates for pursuing doctoral research at IMTECH under the aegis of the Ph.D. degree program being jointly run by IMTECH and the Academy of Scientific & Innovative Research (AcSIR), New Delhi.  The candidates who have passed M.Sc. examination with minimum 55% marks in aggregate (50% marks in case of SC/ST/Differently-abled candidates) and cleared any of the following examinations with valid fellowship are eligible to apply:

  • CSIR-UGC NET (NET-LS not eligible)
  • DBT-JRF examination (‘A’ Category only)
  • DST INSPIRE Fellowship
  • ICMR-JRF examination (those selected for working only in ICMR Projects are not eligible). 

IMTECH is a multidisciplinary institute with excellent research facilities, state of the art computational and library facilities, and faculty with interests in many different areas of modern biology and biotechnology (please visit our website for information on different areas and faculty activities). The major thrust areas of the institute are Antibiotic drug discovery, Virology, Microbiome and Bio-therapeutics. During this intake, openings may be available in the areas which involves following:

  • Molecular Biology: Molecular biology of pathogens, gene silencing, stress tolerance, signal transduction, gene expression, genome-wide analysis
  • Cell Biology & Immunology: Host- pathogen interactions, protein trafficking, molecular immunology, metabolic disease
  • Protein Science & Engineering:  Structure-function relationships, Protein-design, folding, engineering, stability, expression, structure determination of proteins and structure-based drug designing etc. 
  • Applied & Environmental Microbiology: Microbial diversity and their metabolites, environmental biotechnology, extremophiles
  • Bioinformatics: Computer-aided drug development, genome annotations, protein structure prediction, molecular simulations, data analytics, system biology
  • Medicinal Chemistry: Design and synthesis of small molecules and analogs,  natural products synthesis and their designed analogs, natural product discovery, discovery of new synthetic strategies and technologies
  • Biochemical Engineering: Fermentation & downstream processing, process development and optimization, scale up 
  • Animal Biotechnology: In-vivo studies.


Candidates with Master's Degree with minimum 55% marks in aggregate (50% marks in case of SC/ST/Differently-abled candidates) or equivalent in any branch of science (Physics, Chemistry, Life Sciences, Microbiology, Botany, Zoology, Physiology, Biochemistry, Biophysics, Biotechnology, Pharmacy) or in chemical/biochemical engineering who have valid research fellowship after passing CSIR/UGC NET or DBT JRF examination (‘A’ Category) or DST INSPIRE Fellowship or ICMR JRF examination are eligible to apply.  Please note that valid proofs of having passed the masters’ level (or those awaiting for their final results) and fellowship examinations (with valid fellowship) are mandatory for being eligible to be interviewed. Those coming for interview must be prepared to be present in Chandigarh for three days, which is the approximate time required to finalize the admission.  No TA/DA or any other expenses will be paid for appearing in the interview. Candidates must also state their present occupation, if any, before the interview; any concealment may result in cancellation of admission at any stage.

Age limit & relaxation:  minimum 19 years & maximum 28 years (upper age relaxation is applicable to SC/ST/OBC/PH/VH/Female candidates as per Govt. of India rules). The decision of the Director, IMTECH, regarding selection/admission of the candidates shall be final.

How to apply:

The application should be submitted through online at . The last date for submitting the application is 24th May, 2018.

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