NII PhD 2024 Admissions Monsoon

NII PhD 2024 Admissions Monsoon Session – Apply Online

The Last Date for Application Has Been Extended to April 1st 2024

(An autonomous research institute of Department of Biotechnology)
Government of India
Aruna Asaf Ali Marg, New Delhi-110067

Admission to Ph.D. Programme for the Academic Year 2024-25 M (Monsoon-session)

The National Institute of Immunology (NII) invites applications from eligible candidates for its Ph.D. programme. Cutting-edge research at NII encompasses broad interdisciplinary areas of Immunology, Infectious and Chronic Disease Biology, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Chemical Biology, Structural Biology, and Computational Biology.

Minimum qualifications:

A. M.Sc. in any branch of Science (e.g. Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics), M.Tech., M.B.B.S., 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, PwD, and EWS]. Rounding off the percentage score to the

next integral value is not permitted.

C. Candidates appearing for the qualifying degree examination in the current academic year are eligible to apply, provided their course requirements will be completed by July 2024. They will be admitted provisionally pending satisfactory fulfillment 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 5% for persons with disability (PwD) as per statutory norms.

E. Reservation for EWS: The persons belonging to EWS who are not covered under the scheme of reservation for SCs, STs, and OBCs shall get a 10% reservation.

Selection procedure:

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

Channel 1: Computer-based Entrance Examination, NII-2024-25M (monsoon-session) to be conducted by NII at multiple centres across India on 28th April 2024 (Sunday).

Channel 2: Joint Graduate Entrance Examination in Biology and Interdisciplinary Life Sciences (JGEEBILS-2024). 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 either in NII-2024-25M or JGEEBILS-2024.

B. The list of candidates short-listed for interviews shall be available on the NII website and Notice Board on or before 06th May 2024.

C. Interviews will be held online during 04th-06th June 2024 & 10th-12th June 2024. The final list of selected candidates will be displayed on the NII website and notice board of the institute within a week of the final interview.

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 01st July 2024 (Monday).

B. NII currently provides a Junior Research Fellowship of Rs.37000/- per month to the selected candidates. Awardees of fellowships from CSIR, UGC, ICMR, DBT and/or DST, may avail them as per the 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

B. Online application fee is ₹1200/- for GENERAL/OBC (NCL) candidates and ₹600/- for SC/ST/PwD/EWS (non-refundable).

C. Online application facility will be available on the NII website from 26th February 2024 – 25th March 2024.

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

E. For queries regarding the eligibility criteria or other academic matters, please contact Tel: 011-26703662; 011-26703762 or 011-26717101 Email: [email protected]

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: 26.02.2024
  • Online Application closing: 25.03.2024
  • Admit card available for download: 08.04.2024 (onwards)
  • NII-2024-25M Entrance Examination: 28.04.2024 (Sunday)
  • Entrance results announcement: 06.05.2024
  • Online interviews 1st Round: 04.06.2024-06.06.2024
  • Online interviews 2nd Round: 10.06.2024-12.06.2024

The Last Date for Application Has Been Extended to April 1st 2024

Women candidates fulfilling the requirements are encouraged to apply.


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