The National Institute of Virology is one of the major Institutes of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR). It was established at Pune, Maharashtra State in 1952 as Virus Research Centre (VRC) under the auspices of the ICMR and the Rockefeller Foundation (RF), USA. It was an outcome of the global programme of the RF for investigating the Arthropod Borne viruses. Since the studies on arboviruses and their arthropod vectors involve most of the basic principles and techniques of general virology, entomology and zoology, these viruses were also considered to be an ideal group, to begin with, for intensive training and research in virology in our country. The RF withdrew its support in 1967 and since then the Institute is entirely funded by the ICMR.
1. The candidate should have a Postgraduate degree in any branch of Life Sciences/ Biotechnology/ Bioinformatics with at least 55% or equivalent Grade Point Average (GPA). Students belonging to reserved category of Maharashtra state only will be eligible for 5% relaxation (for more details, please refer to Savitribai phule pune University guidelines on the university website). Students who have a fellowship and expect their final M.Sc. results by July 31, 2021 can also apply. Their selection will be provisional and subject to fulfilling eligibility criteria.
2. The candidates should have a valid Junior Research Fellowship from CSIR/ UGC/ ICMR/ DBT/BINC or DST-INSPIRE fellowship or teacher fellowship. Candidates who have qualified GATE, or are selected in the categories of Lectureship in CSIR-UGC (NET), DBT- Category II and JRF under research schemes of ICMR are not eligible. ICMR-NIV does not take any responsibility to provide financial assistance to the candidates.
3. The terms and conditions of the fellowship will be as per the norms of the respective funding agencies. The upper age limit for JRF shall be 28 years, and for SRF as prescribed by the respective funding agency. The age would be relaxed up to five years in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST/Women/PWD and 3 years in case of OBC candidates.
4. All the reservations will be as per the Savitribai Phule Pune University Ph.D. admission guidelines
The application form is available on the websites. The completed application form and scanned copies of the birth certificate/proof of birth; fellowship award letter, final mark statements of B.Sc. and M.Sc. should be sent by email to email@example.com as a single PDF on or before 05.07.2021. The SC/ST/DT-NT/OBC candidates should also include copy of the Caste Certificate. In addition, DT-NT and OBC candidates should submit a valid non-creamy layer certificate along with the application. EWS category candidate should submit recent Income and Asset Certificate from the Competent Authority. Please mention 'Application for Ph.D. admission 2021-22’ as the subject of the email.
Last date of receipt of applications: 5th July, 2021
Display of list of short listed candidates: 19th July, 2021