THSTI-JNU PhD Program for the Academic Year 2021

Translational Health Science and Technology Institute (THSTI), an autonomous institute of the Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India; NCR Biotech Science Cluster, Faridabad, a recognized R&D institute of the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi has invited applications for admission to the THSTI-JNU Ph.D. Program in Biomedical Science for the Academic Year 2021-22 (Monsoon Session).

The thematic areas of ongoing research are

  1. Infection & Immunology
  2. Maternal & Child Health
  3. Non-Communicable Disease
  4. Multidisciplinary Clinical & Translational Research

The Ph.D. program at THSTI is governed by JNU rules.

Students selected for the program are required to undergo PhD Coursework followed by completion of research ending with submission of a thesis dissertation. This PhD program is governed by the rules of JNU.

Eligibility: Applicant must fulfill one of the following criteria among Group A/B:

Group A: (a) Applicant should have a Master’s degree in any branch of Biomedical/ Life Sciences (including Veterinary Science, Public Health, Pharmaceutical Sciences), Bioinformatics, Chemistry, Computer Science or Mathematics or a B Tech in Biotechnology with at least 55% marks or its equivalent (grade B in the UGC 7-point scale). (b) Must have qualified JRF examination of CSIR, UGC, ICMR, DBT (category I only), NBHM, or AYUSH-NET which provides fellowship for their Ph.D. program. Those having AYUSH-NET fellowship will conduct research work in the fields related to AYUSH only.

Group B: (THSTI fellowship equivalent to the CSIR-UGC Fellowship amount) (a) Applicant should hold MBBS/ BDS/ BAMS/ BHMS/ MD/ MDS/ MPH or its equivalent with at least 55% marks/equivalent or (b) BE/B.Tech. (Computer Science/ Biotechnology/ Biomedical Engineering/ Mechanical/ Electronics/ Electrical Engineering)/ B. Pharma or Post-Graduate degree in Life Sciences (all disciplines), Pharmacy, Medicinal Chemistry, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics or Bioinformatics with at least 55% marks/equivalent along with NET-LS/DBT-II category or a valid GPAT/GATE qualification or (c) Should have SRF fellowship from ICMR, CSIR. Relaxation in marks/ grade is admissible for a Master’s Degree for those belonging to SC/ ST/ OBC (non-creamy layer)/differently-abled or any other category as per rules.

Those appearing in the final qualifying examination may also apply subject to fulfilling the academic/ fellowship criteria at the time of joining the Ph.D. program.

Application procedure: Candidates fulfilling the above eligibility criteria need to apply online by 27th June  2021 by using the link

Selection: Names of shortlisted candidates for Group A and Group B will be announced on the website. Shortlisted applicants have to appear for a written examination and qualify to be called for the interview.

The dates for the written exam and interview will be announced later.

The final selection will be made based on the applicant’s performance in the interview.

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