PH.D. PROGRAMME at Institute of Life Sciences (ILS): IKS is inviting motivated candidates for Ph.D. programme in Life siences. The institute is located in the research hub of Bhubaneswar, is an autonomous Institute of the Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India.
ILS thrives because of its vibrant multi-cultural research scholars who are provided with a hostel facility in the campus along with the scholar’s canteen and a cafeteria.
Who can apply: Key requirements: We encourage motivated Indian citizens who have qualified M.Sc. (any branch of basic science)/M. Tech/M. Pharm/M.V.Sc./Biotechnology/Bioinformatics with minimum 60% marks (or equivalent grade point) to apply for our Ph.D. programme. Candidates should have qualified in CSIR/UGC-JRF or CSIR/UGC-lectureship or ICMR-JRF or DBT-category I/II or DST-INSPIRE or DBT-BINC or GATE (40% or above).
When to Apply: ILS recruits students for its Ph.D. programme twice a year and the advertisement is usually floated online in ILS web page and in leading newspapers (all India edition) soon after the CSIR/UGC-JRF/NET result is announced in March and October. Fellowship is provided to all the selected candidates. To and fro bus/rail fare by the shortest route limited to second sleeper class are paid to all the candidates who get selected for the final round of interview.
Candidates are strongly encouraged to visit ILS web page for detailed information regarding the research activities of the scientists.
Theme of research activities
- Infectious Disease Biology: The researchers in this group are involved in understanding immunobiology, immunopathology, immunogenomics, pathogenesis, mechanism of antibiotic resistance, cell division, replication, cellular responses and regulation strategies of different pathogens including viruses, bacteria, fungi as well as metazoan parasites.
- Gene function and regulation: Major research activities of this group includes leukemia and leukemic stem cells, biology of breast cancer, prostate cancer, oral cancer, development of novel plant promoters, molecular biology of abiotic stress, vascular biology with reference to zebra fish and functional genomics of extremophiles towards gene prospecting.
- Translational Research: The major focus of this group is the development of technology platforms in the areas of drug discovery, clinical proteomics, gene therapy, nanotechnology, computational biology, structural biology, medical genetics and tumor biology.