NII PhD Admission 2021-2022 Announced – Applications Invited

National Institute of Immunology (NII) invites applications from eligible candidates for its PhD programme. Cutting-edge research at NII encompasses broad interdisciplinary areas of Immunology, Chemical Biology. Interested candidates may apply for the PhD admission 2021. Check out all the details on the same below:

Minimum qualifications:

A. M.Sc. in any branch of Science (e.g., Chemistry) M.Tech., M.V.Sc., M.Pharm., Integrated M.Sc., or equivalent qualification as per the norms of the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi.

B. At least 60% aggregate score or equivalent grade in Senior Secondary Certificate (10+2) and Bachelor’s degree and 55% aggregate score or equivalent grade in Master’s degree are essential for the general category. Five percent relaxation in aggregate scores in
Senior Secondary, Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees will be applicable for candidates from
the reserved categories [(OBC (non-creamy layer; NCL), SC/ST, and PwD]. Rounding off
of percentage score to the next integral value is not permitted.

C. Candidates appearing for the qualifying examination in the current academic year are
eligible to apply; they will be admitted provisionally pending satisfactory fulfilment of the
eligibility requirements at the time of joining.

D. Reservations of seats: 15% for SC, 7.5% for ST, 27% for OBC (NCL) and 3% for persons
with disability (PwD) as per statutory norms.

Selection procedure:

A. NII will select candidates for the PhD programme through the following two Channels:

Channel# 1: Computer-based Entrance Examination, NII-2021 to be conducted by NII at
multiple centres across India on 25th February 2021 (Thursday).

Channel# 2: Joint Graduate Entrance Examination in Biology and Interdisciplinary Life
Sciences (JGEEBILS-2021). Candidates must appear in at least one of the two examinations mentioned above. Candidates will be short-listed for an interview based on their scores in either NII-2021 or JGEEBILS-2021.

B. The list of candidates short-listed for interviews shall be available on the NII website and
Notice Board on or before 26h April, 2021.

C. Interviews will be held online during June 15th, 2021-June 22nd, 2021

D. Candidates selected will be enrolled for the Ph.D. programme of NII in academic affiliation with JNU, New Delhi.

Ph.D. Programme:

A. The programme will start on 12th July 2021 and the allotment of laboratories and thesis
supervisors will be made by 19th July 2021 after joining based on the interactions with
faculty members in the candidates’ area of interest and mutual preference.

B. NII currently provides Junior Research Fellowship of Rs.31000/- per month to the
selected candidates. Awardees of fellowships from CSIR, UGC, ICMR, DBT or and DST,
may avail them as per rules of the respective funding agency.

C. NII is a residential campus and shared hostel accommodation will be provided to all the
students admitted to the program

Application procedure:

A. Candidates should submit their applications through NII online application portal only. The details of the application process are available at Candidates
applying through JGEEBILS-2021 must also submit an application through NII application
portal, along with application fees.

B. Online application fee is Rs.1000/- for GENERAL/OBC (NCL) candidates and Rs.500/- for
SC/ST/PwD (non-refundable).

C. Online application facility will be available at the NII website from 4th January, 2021 to
25th January 2021.

D. For technical queries regarding NII online admission portal, please contact helpline
number: 022-62507725 Email:

E. For queries reading the eligibility criteria or other academic matters, please contact Tel :
011-26717101,011-26703662 or 011-26703762 ; Email :

F. Name of the candidate and the date of birth should match the corresponding entries in the Secondary School Certificate (10th) or equivalent.

G. Candidates must ensure that the information details furnished in the online application are true and correct. If any discrepancy is observed at any stage, NII reserves the right to
cancel the admission.

Key Dates:
Online Application begins: 04.01.2021
Online Application closing: 25.01.2021
Admit card available: 11.02.2021 onwards for download

NII-2020 Entrance Examination: 25.02.2021

All dates are tentative and may change depending on the prevailing COVID19 conditions
Women candidates fulfilling the requirements are encouraged to apply

Online application facility will be available at the NII website from 4th January 2021 to 25th January 2021.

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