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NIAB PhD Admission Program RSP-I 2024


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NIAB PhD Admission Program RSP-I 2024

NIAB, an autonomous institute under the aegis of the Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India, is aimed to harness novel and emerging biotechnologies and create knowledge in the cutting edge areas for improving animal health and productivity. The Institute’s research focus is on animal genetics and genomics, transgenesis, stem cell & its applications, reproductive biotechnology, infectious diseases, nanotechnology, bioinformatics and Nutrigenomics.

NIAB invites applications for admission to its PhD program from highly motivated students for the 2024 session. NIAB is an autonomous institution of the Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Government of India, leading in basic and translational research on animal health and productivity and human-animal interface with a motto to improve animal health for human welfare. The institute has a ravishing 100–acre campus in Gachibowli, Hyderabad.

The institute provides opportunities for pursuing cutting edge research using advanced technologies in frontier areas of science such as development of next-generation vaccines, immunology, genomics, gene and protein engineering, host-pathogen interactions, disease diagnostics, nanotechnology; bioinformatics, drug delivery platforms; nutrition, reproductive biotechnology; stem cell therapeutics, gene editing, transgenic technology for humanized mouse models and farm animals, zoonosis and One Health.

Eligibility Criteria : Individuals desirous of seeking admission to PhD program at NIAB must have a Master’s degree (M. Sc., M. Tech., M. V. Sc. or M. Pharm.) or MBBS or B. Tech. degree in any branch of Life Science. Candidates must mandatorily have secured CSIR/UGC/DBT/ICMR/INSPIRE NET JRF/UGC-RGNF or any other national research fellowship for 5 years. Those with only GATE, MPAT or other certification exams (without a 5 year fellowship) are not eligible. The terms and conditions, fellowship amount, etc. will be governed by the awarding agency and further subject to the rules and conventions of the Institute.

Application Procedure
 Interested candidates who meet the above criteria may apply online in the prescribed form, through the link available at our online portal ( ). Soft copies of certificates in support of date of birth, educational qualifications, reservation category (if applicable), and fellowship examination qualified must also be uploaded. Please contact for any queries. The application portal will open on 05-04-2024 and will be closed on 20-04-2024.

Selection Criteria : Admission to PhD Program will be based on an interview of shortlisted candidates via video conference, scheduled to be held on 29-04-2024 and 30-04-2024. The candidates should be available for more than one round of interviews, spread over two days if needed. Before the interview, the applicants are encouraged to view the profile and the research interests of the faculties on the NIAB website. Selected candidates are expected to join NIAB no later than 15-05-2024. These dates may change and candidates are instructed to visit the website frequently for the information.

Students will be given the choice to give a preference list for joining the lab and area in which they are interested to work at NIAB after one round of interview. NIAB reserves the right to accept / reject any or all applications without assigning any reasons whatsoever.

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