Skip to main content

NIAB invites applications for admission to PhD program


Clinical courses


Clinical research courses

NIAB invites applications for admission to PhD program

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. The Institute aims at translational research leading to genetic enhancement of Indian Livestock species and basic research towards development of novel vaccines, diagnostics and improved therapeutic molecules for farm animals.

NIAB invites applications for admission to its PhD program from highly motivated students for the 2023 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, genetics, genomics, gene and protein engineering, host-pathogen interactions, patho-genomics, disease diagnostics, nanotechnology; bioinformatics, drug delivery platforms; nutrition, reproductive biotechnology; stem cells, 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 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.

Priority research domains for aspirants to join NIAB under PhD program
1. Stem Cell Biology & Therapeutics
2. Germ Cell/Stem Cell Transplantation
3. Organoid Biology
4. Transgenic animal as bioreactor
5. Genome engineering to increase productivity in farm animals.
6. DNA Damage and Repair, Aging, Cell Cycle & Gene Regulation
7. Epigenetics, Post-Translational Modifications, Drug targeting
8. Molecular Parasitology
9. Infectious Disease, Host-Pathogen Interaction, Vaccines, Diagnostics & Therapeutics
10. Bioinformatics: Computational Genomics, Systems Biology, lncRNA identification, Molecular dynamics simulations, Protein Structure
11. Nanobiotechnology: Animal Nutrition, Antimicrobial Resistance Sensing
12. Biosensor Development
13. Nanomaterials based scaffolds for therapeutic applications

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 12-10-2023 and will be closed on 28-10-2023.

Selection Criteria : Admission to PhD Program will be based on an interview of shortlisted candidates via video conference, scheduled to be held on 07-11-2023 and 08-11-2023. 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 22-12-2023. These dates may change and candidates are instructed to visit the website frequently for the information.

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

Facilities : The institute houses a world-class, state-of-the-art, cutting-edge research infrastructure and facilities ( ). PhD students will have ample opportunities to develop scientific temperament, learn and challenge the rigors of research, and to fathom the realms and frontiers of science and technology. Students will interact with top-notch faculties trained around the globe with expertise in various advanced biotechnological tools and techniques in a multidisciplinary research environment.

Campus Life : NIAB offers a research building with a picturesque urban campus having a lively and dynamic community, and a relaxed lifestyle. Students are expected to stay in our hostel within campus, which has individual rooms, a hygienic and safe canteen with cooks and service providers stationed in house.

Apply Online

See All   Hyderabad Alerts   B.Sc Alerts   B.Pharm Alerts   M.Pharm Alerts

See All   Other Jobs in our Database

Subscribe to Pharmatutor Job Alerts by Email