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PhD Program Admission 2014 at Institute of Microbial Technology

Updated on Tue, 20 May 2014 at 14:01 IST

Ph.D Program of the Microbial Technology for 2014.

Eligibility Criteria

Ph.D (Science):

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 and have qualified for obtaining research fellowship after passing CSIR/UGC NET or DBT JRF examination (‘A’ Category) or DST INSPIRE Fellowship or ICMR JRF examination are eligible to be interviewed
Candidates have passed M.Sc and cleared any of the examination (with valid fellowship are eligible to attend the interview)


Please note that valid proofs of having passed the masters’ level and fellowship examinations (with valid fellowship) are mandatory for being eligible to be interviewed

Those coming for interview must be prepared to be present in Chandigarh for 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 must also state their present occupation, if any, before the interview; any concealment may result in cancellation of admission at any stage

Faculty Activities:

(a) Molecular Biology: Molecular biology of pathogens, gene silencing, stress tolerance, signal transduction, gene expression, genome-wide analysis
(b) Cell Biology & Immunology: Host- pathogen interactions, TB vaccine development, T- and B-cell activation, infectious agents & vaccine targets, protein trafficking
(c) Protein Science & Engineering: Structure-function relationships, design, folding, engineering, stability, expression, structural analysis and modeling, crystallization, structure determination of proteins and structure- based drug designing etc
(d) Applied & Environmental Microbiology: Microbial diversity, environmental biotechnology, biotransformations, extremophiles and their metabolites
(e) Bioinformatics: Computer-aided vaccine and drug development, genome annotations, protein structure prediction, molecular simulations
(f) Bioorganic Chemistry: Enzymes and abzymes in organic synthesis, biocatalysis and bioactive molecules
(g) Peptide Chemistry: Peptide synthesis, conformational characterization and modeling
(h) Biochemical Engineering: Fermentation & downstream processing, process development and optimization, bioreactor modelling and control
(i) Biosensors & Bionanotechnology: Immunodiagnostics of pesticides and other important clinical biomarkers based on bioprobe-electronic interfacing

Age limit & relaxation:

The minimum 19 years and maximum 28 years (upper age relaxation is applicable to SC/ST/OBC/PH/VH/Female candidates as per Govt. of India rules)

How to apply

Please bring with yourself 2 copies of attested photograph and 2 original copies of filled-in form in the prescribed format (may be downloaded from our website)

You can send the copy of filled-in form to us by email at [email protected] as an attachment

Kindly also bring original and attested copies of (a) All certificates (school leaving, B.Sc., M.Sc., etc.)
Proof of passing NET or other Junior Research Fellowship Examination (a copy of certificate or roll number along with newspaper clipping showing result with roll number should be 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/OBC candidates


Institute of Microbial Technology
The Institute of Microbial Technology was established in January, 1984 in Chandigarh to undertake research and development activities in the broad area of Biotechnology. Set-up to be a forerunner in carrying out application oriented R&D, the Institute, eversince its inception has been formulating such research programmes which have a short-term objective of capability generation and a long-term perspective of generating newer leads in the critical areas of its working, viz., molecular biology, protein engineering, fermentation technology etc.
Related Courses: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

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