Phd Programme in science and engineering, CSIR-NCL

CSIR-NCL invites applications for PhD programme of the Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research (AcSIR) in Science and Engineering from eligible candidates, for the August 2015 session. Interested candidates are requested to go through the eligibility criteria given below and the details under various links on the left side.

Eligibility criteria for Regular candidates

PhD Programme in Science:

(i) Masters degree in Chemical/Physical/Biological and related Sciences/Technology OR a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Technology/Medicine or B.S (of 4 year duration)


(ii) A valid research fellowship offer (JRF/SRF) from UGC/CSIR/DBT/ICMR/BINC/DST-INSPIRE/UGC-RGNF/UGC-MANF or any other equivalent research fellowship programme.

PhD Programme in Engineering:

Candidates holding (i) a Bachelors degree in Chemical Engineering/ Technology/ related discipline or (ii) a Masters degree in Chemical Engineering/ Technology/related discipline or (iii) a Masters degree by Research in Chemical Engineering /Technology /related discipline. All with above qualifications should also have a good academic record with a valid gate score or UGC/CSIR NET/NBHM or equivalent.

New PhD Program in Engineering : Computational Biology and Bio Engineering :

Eligibility requirements are identical to the PhD program in science, i.e. a four-year bachelor’s degree, or a Masters degree in science or technology in a relevant branch of science or engineering AND a valid national-level fellowship tenable at NCL.

Candidates without any valid research fellowship as mentioned above or those who have qualified only the CSIR/UGC lectureship (LS) category or GATE or any other national level test without any fellowship are not eligible to apply for PhD programme in Science. Such applications will not be considered.

Eligibility criteria for Sponsored candidates

PhD Programme in Science:

Personnel from industry holding a M.Sc. (or equivalent) degree in Sciences

PhD Programme in Engineering:

Personnel from industry holding a Masters or a Bachelors degree in Chemical Engineering/Technology/related disciplines.

Sponsored candidates who wish to apply for PhD admission at CSIR-NCL are requested to get in touch with CSIR-NCL and identify a suitable area of research as well as a research advisor. The application process will be the same as for other candidates. However, sponsored candidates will have to download the filled application form and send it to CSIR-NCL (Student Academic Office, CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory, Pune 411008) along with the company’s NOC and other relevant documents. The hard copy of the application along with all relevant documents should reach CSIR-NCL latest by May 28, 2015.The screening and selection procedures will be the same as that for regular candidates.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates who fulfil the eligibility criteria can apply online from at the website (Link given below).

Screening: May/June and November/December (Interviews are held twice a year)

Students applying to the Computational Biology and Bioengineering program should apply to
the Engineering Sciences program at CSIR-NCL in the online application. For queries, please read the program description given in the document , or write to if you still have any doubts.

List of shortlisted candidates will be available on this site (link on the left side) latest by May 31, 2015. Interview dates for the shortlisted candidates will be announced later on this site.

Applications of Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Fellows (SPMF) will be considered for direct admission.

(a) Current Project Assistants working at CSIR-NCL are eligible to apply if they satisfy the requirements specified by CSIR/CSIR-NCL.

(b)Regular Ph.D. students of CSIR-NCL who are not registered and wish to register in AcSIR should apply online at AcSIR admission site ( before October 23, 2014 and submit hardcopy of application to SAO along with copy of admission OM

(c) Students who have not qualified the JRF examination and are not eligible to apply for the PhD program may apply to individual scientists and enquire about the possibility of Project Assistantships.

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