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NCCS PhD Admissions 2024

National Centre for Cell Science (NCCS) invites applications from eligible candidates for admissions to the PhD program of March 2024 session.


1. Candidate must have a postgraduate degree in any branch of sciences with a strong interest in pursuing research in various areas of modern biology. The candidate should have a minimum of 55% or an equivalent Grade Point Average (GPA). A 5% relaxation in marks will be granted to SC/ ST/ OBC candidates and persons with disabilities.

2. Candidate must hold a valid fellowship from either CSIR, UGC, DBT (Category I), ICMR, BINC, or DST-Inspire. OR Candidates must have qualified in the JGEEBILS examination conducted by NCBS/ TIFR in December 2022. Shortlisting of candidates will be based on their JGEEBILS cut-off score established by NCCS for the interview.

How to Apply?

Candidates can apply online through this link:

NCCS PhD Admissions 2024 Schedule



Last date for receipt of online applications

December 08, 2023

Publication of the list of shortlisted candidates invited for an interview on the NCCS website

December 18, 2023

First round of interview (online)

January 8 to 10, 2024

Declaration of result of first round (online)

January 10, 2024 7:00 PM

Final round of interview (online)

January 11 & 12, 2024

Declaration of result of selected candidates

January 18, 2024

Interaction and finalization of guide in person and joining

February 26 to March 04, 2024


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