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Application invited for Ph.D. Programme-2012 in NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF VIROLOGY, PUNE

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The Virus Research Center (VRC), Pune came into existence in 1952 under the joint auspices of the ICMR and the Rockefeller Foundation, as a part of the global programme of investigations on the arthropod-borne group of viruses. In view of its expanded scope and activities, the VRC was redesignated as the National Institute of Virology (NIV) in 1978.

The National Institute of Virology invites applications for Ph.D. programme from candidates who are bonafide Indian citizens and having consistently good academic record. Candidates should have strong motivation to pursue research in modern biology leading to a Ph.D. degree. The list of available projects for the current session will be provided to the candidates at the time of interview.

Post : Junior research fellow

Total Number of seats (on guidewise quota): - 08
(UR-06, SC-01, ST-01).
Out of eight above, two (UR) seats are for NIV Kerala Unit

Minimum Qualifications:
A. Persons having passed Post Graduate Degree in Life Sciences/ Biological Sciences/ Biotechnology/ Microbiology/ Bioinformatics/ Physical Sciences/ Chemical Sciences from any recognized University/ Institution with at least 50% marks or equivalent Grade Point Average (GPA). 5% relaxation for reserved category students of Maharashtra State only.
B. Qualified in one of the following Tests (with validity as on last date of application) is mandatory : CSIR-UGC NET for JRFs or DBT-JRF or ICMR JRF or any other qualifying Examination approved by University of Pune.
C. Candidates who have not yet cleared their qualifying examinations and expect to complete all the requirements for the degree (including all examinations, project dissertation, viva-voce JRF etc.) before the last date of application, are also eligible to apply.
D. Other terms and conditions of the fellowship will be as directed by the agency awarding the fellowship. Age relaxation will be 5 years in case of SC/ST, 10 years for PH and 3 years for OBC candidates.
E. Those who have already availed fellowship in other organizations and seeking transfer should clearly indicate so, on their application.
F. The PhD degrees being offered (affiliatied to University of Pune) are in the following disciplines: Zoology, Biotechnology, Microbiology, Basic Medical Science, Bioinformatics/ Biophysics.

Candidates who satisfy the above criterion may submit their typed applications in the prescribed format to the Director, National Institute of Virology, 20-A, Dr Ambedkar Road, Pune 411 001 before the due date. Please superscribe “Application for Ph.D. programme” on the envelope. Do not attach any certificates (Original or Photocopy) along with the application, however these must be produced at the time of interview, failing which they will not be interviewed. SC/ST/OBC candidates should attach attested true copy of Caste Certificate/Latest non-creamy layer certificate along with the application and originals should be produced at the time of interview.

PERSONAL INTERVIEW: All the applications will be screened and candidates found suitable will only be called for personal interview as per the time schedule mentioned below

Last date of receipt of applications at NIV: 16th July, 2012
Date of display of short listed candidates called for interview on our website: 30th July, 2012
Date of interview of the short listed candidates at NIV: 10th August, 2012
Date of declaration of results on our website: 17th August, 2012

No TA/DA will be paid for attending the interview. Candidates shall have to make their own arrangements for stay at Pune. NIV does not take any responsibility to provide financial assistance.
Mere fulfilling of the minimum requirements stipulated in the advertisement would not automatically entitle a candidate for selection. The decision of the Institute in this regard shall be final and binding in this regard. Canvassing in any form and/or bringing in any influence political or otherwise will be treated as a disqualification.

For further details or enquiry please write to Download the application format
place :

Telephone: 020-26006367/ 364
Fax No.: 25871895
Advt. No. 06-2012-13

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