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Ph.D. Programme

Institute of Life Sciences (ILS) located in the research hub of Bhubaneswar, is an Autonomous Institute of the Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India. The Institute is involved in several cutting-edge research activities and is equipped with several high-end equipments that include electron microscope, confocal microscope, atomic force microscope, fluorescence activated cell analyzer/sorter, microarray system, mass spectrophotometer, High Content Screening, Analytical Ultra Centrifuge, XRD Facility etc. as well as equipments that are needed for day-to-day research work. The Institute also has an animal house, greenhouse, zebra fish facility, BSL3 facility, ABSL3 facility, and several animal/plant cell culture facilities.

Research at ILS thrives due to its vibrant multicultural research scholars who are provided research facilities on a 24 x 7 basis. The Institute provides its scholars with hostel and allied facilities.

Enrollment in the Ph.D. programme

The Institute encourages motivated Indian citizens, qualified in M.Sc. /M. Tech/M. Pharm/M.V.Sc. or equivalent qualification in Life Sciences and allied subjects (Biochemistry/ Biotechnology/ Bioinformatics/ Biophysics/ Chemistry/ Microbiology) with CSIR/UGC-JRF, DBT-JRF, UGC-RGNF, ICMR-JRF, DST-INSPIRE, or any other nationally-competitive fellowship offered by the Government of India having a valid fellowship for five years to apply for the Ph.D. programme. ILS recruits students for its Ph.D. programme usually twice a year soon after the CSIR/UGC-JRF/NET result is announced in March/April and October/November. The fellowship and other emoluments will be per the guidelines of the funding agencies – DST/DBT/CSIR/ICMR and revised from time to time. Applicants except SC/ST/ PWD are required to pay a non-refundable amount of Rs.500/- as an application fee. To and fro bus/rail fare by the shortest route limited to sleeper class will be paid to all the candidates appearing for the interview.

Candidates are strongly encouraged to visit the ILS web page for detailed information regarding the research activities of the scientists.

Ph.D. Awarded (1997 – 2023): 143