National Centre for Cell Science (NCCS) PhD Admission 2023

National Centre for Cell Science (NCCS), Pune PhD Admission 2023

The National Centre for Cell Science (NCCS), an autonomous organisation aided by the Department of Biotechnology, Government of India, was established to facilitate cell biology research in the country.


An Autonomous Institute of the Department of Biotechnology,
Ministry of Science & Technology, Govt. of India
NCCS Complex, S. P. Pune University Campus, Ganeshkhind, Pune – 411 007.

Admission Information:

Ph.D. Admission- AUGUST-2023
Last date for receipt of online applications: 28/04/2023

NCCS, Pune, invites applications from eligible candidates for admission to a Ph.D. programme for August – 2023 session. The candidates should be bonafide Indian citizens, having a consistently good academic record with strong motivation to pursue research in modern biology leading to a Ph.D. degree and with the eligibility mentioned below should apply for the same. Candidates with a post-graduate degree or expecting to complete their Post Graduate Degree by the end of July-2023 and having a valid Junior Research Fellowship from CSIR/UGC/DBT (Category I)/ICMR/ BINC/DST-Inspire, all are eligible to apply.


Candidates who do not have a fellowship but have qualified JGEEBILS examination conducted by NCBS/TIFR held in December, 2022 are also eligible to apply. However, candidates shortlisted by NCCS criteria will only be called for interview. A limited number of fellowships will be provided by NCCS to the selected students, who do not have fellowship (from CSIR/DBT/ICMR/UGC/DST-Inspire/BINC) but have qualified JGEEBILS. Submission of application to the NCCS-Ph.D. programme does not automatically guarantee that a candidate will be shortlisted for an interview. Important dates for the interview process are given below :



  1. Candidates should have Masters (postgraduate) degree in any branch of Science with an interest in pursuing research in various areas of Modern Biology like Cell & Molecular biology, Structural Biology, Bioinformatics, Neuroscience, Immunology, Infectious Biology, Cancer Biology, Microbial Ecology etc., having at least 55% or equivalent Grade Point Average (GPA) (A relaxation of 5% of marks, shall be allowed for SC/ST/OBC and Persons With Disabilities) and with a valid fellowship from CSIR/UGC/ DBT(Category I)/ICMR/BINC/ DST-Inspire.
  2. Candidates with a post-graduate degree, who do not have individual fellowship but have qualified JGEEBILS exam conducted by NCBS/TIFR in December, 2022 will be eligible to apply. Candidates will be shortlisted based on JGEEBILS results by NCCS criteria for interview. NCCS’s decision in this regard will be final.
  3. Candidates who are expected to complete their Post Graduate Degree by the end of July-2023 are also eligible to apply. Their selection will be provisional and subject to fulfilling eligibility criteria by the end of November, 2023.
  4. Candidates who have qualified only for a Lectureship in CSIR-UGC (NET), DBT (Category II) and the “Project list of ICMR” are not eligible.
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