CIAB PhD Biotechnology Admission 2018 – Application, Eligibility, Dates

PhD Biotechnology Admission 2018 at CIAB Mohali | CIAB PhD Degree Programs 2018

CIAB PhD Biotechnology Admission 2018: Center of Innovative and Applied Bioprocessing (CIAB), Mohali has invited applications from the motivated students for admission to the PhD Degree program in Biotechnology with focus on Bioprocessing starting from July 2018 session.

Area of Ph.D. research work: Biological Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Food Science & Engineering and Chemical Engineering.

Number of Seats: 15 (Reservation of seats: as per GOI guidelines).

Duration of Ph.D. course: The duration is for 5 years and a maximum of 7 years.

CIAB PhD Biotechnology Admission Dates 2018

The last date for submitting the application for Ph.D. admission is June 20th 2018.

Date of Interview: July 2nd 2018

PhD Eligibility Criteria

Minimum qualification: M.Sc./M.Tech./M.E./ M.S.(Pharm)/ or equivalent degree in any branch of Biological Sciences/ Chemical Sciences/ Food Science & Technology/ Chemical Engineering or related field.

Qualifying marks: 60% total marks or equivalent score in the qualifying degree (5% relaxation will be given to SC/ST/OBC as per GOI norms).

In addition to the above conditions, Applicants should have qualified any of the following national examinations. Preference will be given to those who have a valid fellowship offer at the time of interview.

  • Joint CSIR-UGC-NET Test for Junior Research Fellowship (CSIR/UGC
  • JRF/SRF) Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research (DST–INSPIRE)
  • DBT Junior Research Fellowship (DBT-JRF)
  • ICMR Junior Research Fellowship (ICMR-JRF)
  • Any other national level fellowship
  • ASRB-NET Applicant
  • GATE
  • Or any other equivalent national level test.

Applicants who have appeared, or will be appearing, in the qualifying degree examination (final year/final semester) and whose result is still awaited may also apply. However, the admission is pursuant to the satisfactory fulfillment of the aforementioned eligibility criteria/requirements at the time of joining.

Age Limit: 28 years (relaxation will be given as per GOI norms).

CIAB 2018 Fellowship

The students admitted to the program will have to avail the fellowship offered to them by the different granting agencies as per their rules.

CIAB 2018 PhD Application Form

The details of CIAB PhD Biotechnology Admission, Application Form, Ph.D. coursework and Brochure are available at CIAB website

Eligible Applicants may send their applications by post for admission to the Ph.D. program to Administrative Office, Center of Innovative and Applied Bioprocessing (CIAB), Sector-81, Knowledge City, Mohali- 140306 (Punjab) along with application fee of Rs.500/- in the form of Bank Draft in favour of “Chief Executive Officer, CIAB.” payable at Mohali/Chandigarh.

Center of Innovative and Applied Bioprocessing (CIAB)

(Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology, Govt. of India)Sector-81, Knowledge City, Mohali- 140306 (Punjab), Phone: +91-172-5221400, Email:, Website:

CIAB PhD Biotechnology Admission 2018 – Application, Eligibility, Dates

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