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Admission to the THSTI-JNU PhD Program for the Academic Year 2020-21


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Admission to the THSTI-JNU PhD Program for the Academic Year 2020-21

Translational Health Science and Technology Institute (THSTI) is a part of the inter-disciplinary Biotech Science Cluster at Faridabad in the National Capital Region. THSTI is designed to be a dynamic and interactive organization with a mission to conduct innovative translational research across disciplines and professions to accelerate the development of concepts into products to improve human health. THSTI is a recognized R&D institute of the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi offering doctoral programs in biomedical science research.

Applications are invited for the THSTI-JNU PhD program under biomedical research.
The areas of ongoing research are:
• Infection & Immunology
• Maternal & Child Health
• Non-Communicable Disease
• Multidisciplinary Clinical & Translational Research
• Mathematical modeling of biological systems

Eligibility :
a. Educational qualification and fellowship requirements: Applications are invited from the eligible candidates as per the criteria mentioned below:
• Should have a Master’s degree in any branch of biomedical/ life sciences (including veterinary science, public health, pharmaceutical sciences), bioinformatics, chemistry, computer science or mathematics or a B Tech in Biotechnology from a recognized university with at least 55% marks or its equivalent (e.g.: grade B in the UGC 7-point scale).
• Must have qualified in the JRF examination of CSIR, UGC, ICMR, DBT (category I only), NBHM or AYUSH-NET which provides fellowship for their PhD program.

Note: Candidates having AYUSH-NET fellowship will conduct research work in the fields related to AYUSH only.

Candidates appearing in the final qualifying examination may also apply. However, they will be required to fulfill the above academic/ fellowship criteria at the time of joining the PhD program i.e. by 15th January 2021.

A relaxation in marks/ grade during Master’s Degree for those belonging to SC/ ST/ OBC (non-creamy layer)/ differently-abled or any other category will be applicable as per the UGC notification, 5th May 2016 or subsequent notification in effect at the time of interview.

Application fee: Non-refundable application fee of Rs. 500 for General and OBC candidates, and Rs. 250 for SC/ST/Women/differently-abled candidates should be paid through online mode.

Selection procedure: Names of shortlisted candidates will be announced on our website by 12th January 2021. The candidates shortlisted will be called for the interview and the dates for the same will be announced on our website. Final selection will be made based on the applicant’s performance in the interview and the list of selected candidates will be published on the THSTI website within one working week after the interview.

Fellowship : Students selected for admission to the PhD program and holding fellowship from any of the above agencies have to activate their own fellowship.

No. of seats : A maximum of 14 candidates may be selected this session.

Reservations: 27% seats for OBC (non-creamy layer), 15% seats for SC, 7.5% seats for ST and 4% seats for differently-abled person are reserved for candidates belonging to these categories. SC/ ST/ OBC candidates are required to submit certificates in respect of their claims from authorized officers as notified by the Government for the purpose from time to time. The differently-abled (with minimum 40% disability) candidates are required to submit a certificate from authorized Medical Doctors/ Hospitals indicating the extent of physical disability.

Academic program: Selected students will have to undergo PhD course work for 2 semesters starting from 15th February 2021. Those having successfully completed the PhD course work requirement will be recommended to JNU for PhD registration. For the award of the doctoral degree, the candidate will have to complete all the requirements as per the JNU rules.

Fees : Admission fees, annual fees, registration fees or any other fees levied by JNU shall be payable by the student.

Hostel : Selected students will have the option of shared hostel accommodation in lieu of their HRA.

Application procedure: Candidates fulfilling the above eligibility criteria need to apply online by 3rd January 2021 using the link.  Incomplete applications in any respect will be summarily rejected and no correspondence in this regard will be entertained.


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