TATA Memorial Hospital Mumbai (ACTREC) PhD


Applications are invited in the prescribed format, for online examinations and the award of Junior Research Fellowships [JRF 2020] for Ph.D. in Life Sciences at the Tata Memorial Centre.

  • The Tata Memorial Centre (TMC) is an autonomous Grant-in-aid Institution of the Department of Atomic Energy. The TMC is comprised of the Advanced Centre for Treatment, Research and Education in Cancer (ACTREC) and the Tata Memorial Hospital (TMH). The TATA Memorial Hospital Mumbai, TMC conducts PhD Program in Life Sciences and is affiliated to the Homi Bhabha National Institute (Deemed University)
  • On-going research at TMC includes basic and translational research in Cancer Biology. Specific research topics include study of cell proliferation, differentiation, apoptosis, metastasis, tumor immunology, molecular imaging, carcinogenesis, stem cell biology, biophysics, structural biology, bioinformatics, proteomics, genomics, genetics, epigenetics and pharmacology

Important Dates

  • The deadline for application is 28th November 2019
    Written Entrance Exam will be displayed on the ACTREC Website: 10th December 2019
    The Online Exam will be conducted on 29th December 2019
    The dates will be displayed on the ACTREC website in May 2020 at 9.00 a.m.
    Date for Interviews to be held at ACTREC: March 2020
    Interviews will be conducted at ACTREC in May 2020


  • M.Sc. (Applied Biology / Biochemistry / Bioinformatics / Biophysics / Biotechnology / Botany / Life Sciences / Microbiology/ Molecular Biology / Zoology or related Biological Sciences) / M.Tech. (Bioinformatics/ Biotechnology); M.V.Sc.; M.Pharm. from a recognized University, with  55% aggregate marks. Those awaiting results may also apply
  • As per HBNI guidelines, candidates with < 55% aggregate marks cannot be considered for an interview or admitted to the program. Candidates who have done post-graduation course of only 1 year duration are not eligible.

How to Apply

  • Candidates are advised to carefully read the instructions before filling the online application []
  • Incomplete forms and those without fees and requisite attachments will be rejected. Application fees of Rs. 500/- must be paid by online transfer. In case of difficulty, fees may be paid by demand draft (DD) drawn in favour of TMC-ACTREC payable in Navi Mumbai (candidate’s name and application number must be written behind the DD) and sent to ACTREC-TMC by courier or speed post at the address provided
  • Female candidates and SC/ ST/ physically handicapped candidates with minimum 40% disability (disability proof must be attached) are exempted from paying fees
  • Students have to give three choices of Exam Centre in their application. Final admission into the PhD Program is subject to the candidate satisfying HBNI eligibility criteria as mentioned above. TMC reserves the right to increase the minimum eligibility criteria in case of receipt of large number of applications

Exam Pattern

  • A list of candidates found eligible for the Online ‘Objective’ Written Exam will be displayed on 10th December 2019 on the ACTREC website
  • The Online Exam will be conducted on 29th December 2019 at 9.00 a.m. at six Exam Centres located in Mumbai, Pune, Kolkata, Delhi NCR, Indore and Chennai (details will be uploaded on the ACTREC website in December 2019)
  • In case the number of students opting for a centre is below 100, the students opting for that centre will be accommodated at either their second or third choice of centre
  • The list of candidates qualifying for interview based on the online exam results will be displayed on the ACTREC website in January 2020

Last Date

The last date for application is 28th November 2019.

Contact Details

Tata Memorial Centre), Advanced Centre for Treatment, Research and Education in Cancer (ACTREC), Kharghar, Navi Mumbai-410210 & Tata Memorial Hospital (TMH), Parel, Mumbai-400012, Website

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