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CSIR-IMTECH PhD Admissions 2020

CSIR-IMTECH PhD Admissions 2020 January Session

PhD Program Admission 2020 notification at CSIR-Institute of Microbial Technology, Chandigarh. CSIR-IMTECH, Chandigarh has officially announced the notification for PhD Program Admission 2020. MSc Biotech candidates can apply for the CSIR-Institute of Microbial Technology, Chandigarh PhD Admissions 2020, as per the details given below:

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Director, Institute of Microbial Technology (IMTECH), invites highly motivated candidates for pursuing doctoral research at IMTECH under the aegis of the PhD degree program is jointly run by IMTECH and Academy of Scientific & Innovative Research (AcSIR), New Delhi.

Kindly note that those candidates that are awaiting MSc results might also appear for the interview but their joining is subject to clearing all of the eligibility criteria.

IMTECH is a multidisciplinary institute with excellent study facilities, state of the art computational and library facilities, and faculty with interests in several different regions of modern biology and biotechnology (please see our site for information on unique areas and faculty activities). The significant thrust areas of the institute are Antibiotic drug discovery, Virology, Microbiome and Bio-therapeutics. This intake, openings can be found in the areas which entail the following:

(a) Molecular Biology: Molecular biology of pathogens, antimicrobial research, gene silencing, stress tolerance, signal transduction, gene expression, genome-wide analysis, diagnostics and clinical markers using Nanotechnology, molecular glycobiology

(b) Cell Biology & Immunology: Host-pathogen interactions, protein trafficking, molecular immunology, animal biotechnology

(c) Protein Science & Engineering: Structure-function relationships, Protein design, folding, engineering, stability, expression, structure determination of proteins and structure-based drug designing etc.. )

(d) Applied & Environmental Microbiology: Genetic engineering of microbes, Microbial diversity and their metabolites

(e) Bioinformatics: Computer-aided drug development, genome annotations, protein structure prediction, molecular simulations, data analytics, system biology

(f) Medicinal Chemistry: Design and synthesis of small molecules and analogues, natural products synthesis and their designed analogues, natural product discovery, the discovery of new synthetic strategies and technology

(g) Biochemical Engineering: Fermentation & downstream processing, Biotherapeutics and vaccine, process optimization and development, scale up.


Candidates with Master’s Degree (M.Sc. /M.Tech/M.Pharm) with minimal aggregate of 55% marks or equivalent in CGPA in almost any branch of Life sciences / Biotechnology or allied subject with particular interest in Biology OR B.Tech (in Information Technology/Computer Sciences/ Biological Sciences or other branches with particular interest in Biology) / B.Pharm / B.E. / MBBS applicants with at least 55 percent (or equal in CGPA) may apply. B.Tech/B.Pharm/BE students who meet the condition for GATE-JRF fellowship ( will also be eligible. The minimum aggregate of marks in the event of SC/ST/Differently-abled applicants is 50 percent.

Candidates also have to have some of the valid research fellowships like CSIR/UGC NET or DBT JRF examination (‘A’ Category) or DST INSPIRE Fellowship or ICMR JRF evaluation or alternative equal fellowship. Please be aware that valid proofs, of Fellowship examinations, and Masters’/ Bachelor’s degree or those awaiting for their final results, are compulsory for appearing in the interview. Those coming for the interview must be prepared to be present in Chandigarh for 2 days, that is the approximate time necessary to finalize the admission. No TA/DA or any other expenses will be compensated for appearing in the interview. Candidates should also state their present occupation, if any, prior to the interview; any concealment may result in cancellation of admission at any stage.


The qualified candidates will be called for interview at IMTECH, Chandigarh. The interview is going to be targeted at assessing the candidate’s comprehension, critical analysis, logical reasoning and aptitude for scientific research. The result of the chosen candidates will be announced on the AcSIR website. The fee for the PhD program is according to the AcSIR fee arrangement. Presently, per semester fee is Rs. 7,000/- and – thesis submission fees are Rs. 5,000/-.

How to apply:

The application ought to be submitted online at The final date for submitting the application is 24th October 2019.

Important to Note: in the event of selection, admission of candidates will be provisional subject to the condition that they shall acquire fellowship for a period of five years from a financing agency. In the event, candidates don’t receive fellowship, admission stands cancelled.

Residential Accommodation:

  • Separate hostel accommodation for girls and boys in the campus might be provided to the admitted candidates on request and according to availability.
  • Any queries pertaining to admission may be enquired at
  • The decision of the Director, IMTECH, regarding selection/admission of those candidates will be final.

Deadline: by 24th October 2019

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