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National Institute for Research in Reproductive Health

(Indian Council of Medical Research )
Jehangir Merwanji Street, Parel, Mumbai 400 012

Advertisement No. 1/NIRRH/Ph.D. 2013

Admission to Ph.D. Programme – 2013

National Institute for Research in Reproductive Health, Mumbai, a premier institute of the Indian Council of Medical Research, conducts basic, clinical and operational research in different areas of reproductive health. The thrust areas of research include: Fertility Regulation, Infertility and Reproductive Disorders, Reproductive Tract Infections, Maternal and Child Health, Osteoporosis, Genetic Disorders, Stem Cell Biology, Structural Biology, Bioinformatics and Reproductive Toxicology. Institute is affiliated to the University of Mumbai for the award of Ph.D. degree in Applied Biology, Biochemistry, Life Sciences and Biotechnology. The institute invites applications from young and bright students for enrollment in Ph.D. programme.

Who can apply:

Candidates with M.Sc. in Biological Sciences/ M.Pharm./ M.V.Sc. or M.B.B.S. (securing not less than 60% marks for general category candidates and not less than 55% for SC/ST candidates in all major examinations from higher secondary (10 + 2) onwards), and willing to take up challenges in modern biology through Ph.D. programme of the Institute may submit their application in the prescribed format. Candidates who have qualified in the Ph.D. entrance test conducted by the University of Mumbai OR qualified in the fellowship examination conducted by CSIR/UGC/ICAR/ICMR/DBT only are eligible to apply.

Upper age limit is 28 years as on 13 th September 2013 (the deadline for submission of application) and it is relaxable for SC/ST/OBC/Physically handicapped persons as well as women candidates as per Government of India rules in this regard.

How to apply:

Application form available at the NIRRH website (www.nirrh.res.in) http://www.bicnirrh.res.in/phd2013 should be duly filled and submitted online. Printed copy of the filled application form should be submitted along with a Demand Draft for Rs 300/- (no application fee for SC/ST/PH candidates provided they submit supporting document) drawn in favour of “Director, NIRRH Mumbai” to In-charge, Post Graduate Studies, National Institute for Research in Reproductive Health, Jehangir Merwanji Street, Parel, Mumbai 400012, so as to reach on or before 13 th September 2013. Envelope should be marked as “NIRRH Ph.D. 2013”. Incomplete applications and applications received after the closing date will be disqualified.

Selection Procedure:

The names of the short listed candidates to be called for interview will be displayed on the NIRRH website along with Date and Time of interview (candidates have to note that individual letters regarding date and time of interview will not be sent).

The selected candidates, who have passed CSIR/UGC/ICMR/DBT examination will be preferred and avail fellowship as per the rules of these agencies. Other selected candidates will initially be paid Rs 8000/- per month for two years and encouraged to seek fellowship from other funding agencies.

NIRRH reserves the right to change the minimum eligibility requirements in case of receipt of large number of applications. The decision of the Admission Committee will be final and no correspondence will be entertained in this regard. Canvassing in any form and/or bringing in any influence will be treated as disqualification. No traveling allowance shall be provided by the Institute and outstation candidates appearing for interview should make their own arrangements for their stay in Mumbai.

Limited Hostel facility is available for outstation women candidates selected for the Ph.D. programme.

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