National Institute for Research in Reproductive Health Ph.D. Admissions – 2014

NIRRHNational Institute for Research in Reproductive Health
(Indian Council of Medical Research )
Jehangir Merwanji Street, Parel, Mumbai 400 012

Admission to Ph.D. Programme – 2014

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 appeared for the qualifying examination in the academic year 2013-2014 may also apply. Such candidates found suitable will be allowed to appear for interview and have to submit the proof of passing the qualifying examination at the time of admission. Candidates who have qualified in the Ph.D. entrance test (PET) conducted by the University of Mumbai OR qualified in the fellowship examination conducted by CSIR/UGC/ICAR/ICMR/DBT only are eligible to apply. M.Pharm/M.Tech (Professional Course) candidates with GATE score of 95 percentile or above are also eligible to apply.

Age Limit: Upper age limit is 28 years as on 6th June 2014 (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 ( should be duly filled and submitted online on or before 6th June 2014. Printed copy of the filled application form should be submitted alongwith 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 13th June 2014. Envelope should be marked as “NIRRH Ph.D. 2014”. Incomplete applications and applications received after the closing date will be disqualified.

Important Dates:
Last date for submission of online application: 6th June 2014
Last date for submission of hard copy of the application and demand draft: 13th June 2014
Announcement of candidates shortlisted for Interviews: 20th June 2014
Date of Interview: 17th – 18th July 2014
Announcement of final results (latest by): 1st August 2014

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