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November 6, 2009

Institute of Microbial Technology (IMTECH) PhD Admission

Institute of Microbial Technology (IMTECH) PhD Admission

Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD)


Molecular Biology: Molecular biology of pathogens, gene silencing, stress tolerance, signal transduction, gene expression, genome-wide analysis.

Cell Biology and Immunology: Host- pathogen interactions, TB vaccine development, T- and B-cell activation, infectious agents and vaccine targets, cell structure and microscopy.

Protein Science and Engineering: Structure-function relationships, design, expression, structural analysis and modeling, crystallization, structure determination and structure- based drug designing

Applied and Environmental Microbiology: Microbial diversity, environmental biotechnology, biotransformations, vaccines, extremophiles and their metabolites.

Bioinformatics: Computer-aided vaccine and drug development, genome annotations, protein structure prediction, molecular simulations.

Bioorganic Chemistry: Enzymes and abzymes in organic synthesis, biocatalysts and bioactive molecules.

Peptide Chemistry: Peptide synthesis, conformational characterization and modelling.

Biochemical Engineering: Fermentation and downstream processing, process development, bioreactor modelling and control.

Biosensors: Immunodiagnostics of pesticides and other environmental pollutants based on bioprobe-electronic interfacing.

Eligibility and Selection: Candidates with Master's Degree or equivalent in any branch of science (Physics, Chemistry, Life Sciences, Microbiology, Botany, Zoology, Physiology, Biochemistry, Biophysics, Biotechnology, Pharmacy) or in chemical/biochemical engineering who have qualified to be eligible to receive a doctoral junior research fellowship (JRF) after passing any of the following examinations are eligible to be interviewed: CSIR/UGC NET, DBT JRF examination, or ICMR JRF examination. Those who come for interview must be prepared to be present in Chandigarh for at least three days, which is the approximate time required to finalize the admission of successful candidates. No TA/DA or any other expenses will be paid for appearing in the interview. Candidates whose result for qualifying examination is awaited, but likely to be declared on or before the interview date may also apply; however, they will be allowed to appear in the interview only after they produce a valid proof of having passed the qualifying masters’ level examination (e.g., a letter from the relevant Head of Department). Candidates must also state their present occupation, if any, before the interview; any concealment may result in cancellation of admission at any stage. Age limit: 28 years. (Age relaxation is applicable to SC/ST and OBC candidates as per Govt. of India rules). The decision of the Director, IMTECH, regarding selection/admission of the candidates shall be final.

Residential Accommodation: Separate hostel accommodation for boys and girls in the campus may be provided to admitted candidates, when available. Please note that this year we won’t be able to provide any hostel accommodation immediately after admission.

How To Apply:

Prepare and bring with yourself attested photograph and 3 copies of a write-up in the prescribed format (downloaded from our website), stating: 1. Name 2. Full address for correspondence, telephone/fax/mobile numbers, e-mail address 3. Region (North/South/East/West); 4. Male/ Female; 5. Date of Birth 6. Which category do you belong: SC/ST/OBC/General? 7. NET (CSIR/UGC) or Junior Research Fellowship Examination (ICMR/DBT) Passed: Yes/No. 8. Roll No and date of passing of NET or equivalent examination. 9. Present occupation. 10. Marks obtained in M.Sc. Part I and II, name of Institute, date of passing and subjects studied. Kindly bring original and attested copies of (a) All certificates (school leaving, B.Sc., M.Sc., etc.), (b) Proof of passing NET (a copy of certificate or roll number along with newspaper clipping showing result with roll number highlighted). Those who are selected will be assigned labs and will be required to pay rs.3000/- in cash towards registration which will be immediately done after selection/admission. Reservation as per rules will be applicable to SC/ST candidates.

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Institute of Microbial Technology (IMTECH)
Council of Scientific & Industrial Research
Sector 39-A

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