ICMR-National Institute for Research in Reproductive Health
Jehangir Merwanji Street, Parel, Mumbai 400 012
Advertisement No. 1/NIRRH/Ph.D. 2020-21
Admission to Ph.D. Programme – 2020-21
National Institute for Research in Reproductive Health, Mumbai, is a premier Institute of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR). The Institute invites applications from highly motivated students having consistently good academic record for enrollment in Ph.D. programme. The thrust areas of research include: Fertility Regulation, Infertility and Reproductive Disorders, HIV/STIs/RTIs, Maternal and Child Health, Immunology and Microbiology, Reproductive cancers, Osteoporosis, Genetic Disorders, Stem Cell Biology, Structural Biology, Bioinformatics and Reproductive Toxicology. The Institute is affiliated to the University of Mumbai for the award of Ph.D. degree in Life Sciences, Applied
Biology and Biochemistry.
WHO CAN APPLY:
1. Candidates who are Indian citizen and having Post graduate degree in any branch of Life Sciences
(Biochemistry/Biotechnology/Microbiology/Zoology/Bioinformatics/Biophysics etc.) or MBBS or
MD degree from India with at least 60% or equivalent Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA)
from higher secondary (10+2) onwards for General, OBC and #EWS category and 55% for
SC/ST/Persons with Disabilities (PWD) candidates in aggregate (or equivalent grade). In case
CGPA is not based on a 10 point scale candidate should provide a statement issued by the
respective University indicating conversion of CGPA to percentage. Candidates, who have
appeared in the academic year 2019-2020 and results are awaited, are also eligible to apply.
However, such candidates will have to submit the proof of qualifying marks before joining the
Institute. Kindly note that registration for Ph.D degree at Mumbai University will happen only after
fulfilling the eligibility criteria of Mumbai University.
2. The candidates should have cleared at least one of the following exams
Ph.D. entrance test (PET) conducted by the University of Mumbai in the subjects of Life Science/
Applied Biology/ Biochemistry/ Microbiology/ Zoology/ Biophysics/ Bioanalytical Sciences/
CSIR-UGC NET (JRF or LS) or GATE (Life Sciences/ Biotechnology) or JRF examination
conducted by national agencies such as ICMR/DBT or SET (Life
Valid DST-Inspire fellowship
# : EWS (Economically Weaker Section) vacancies are tentative and subject to further direction/clarification of
GOI and are subject to outcome of any litigation pending in the court of law. The candidates seeking
reservation under EWS should fulfill the criteria as prescribed by Government of India. The benefit of
reservation under EWS can be availed upon production of an Income and Asset Certificate issued by a
Upper age limit is 28 years as on 11th January 2021 for General and EWS Category. Age relaxation of up
to 5 years (33 years) for SC/ST/ PWD/Women candidates and up to 3 years (31 years) for OBC (NonCreamy Layer) candidates will be granted.
Reservation will be as per the UGC rules followed by University of Mumbai.
HOW TO APPLY:
Application form available at the NIRRH website (www.nirrh.res.in) http://www.phdappli.nirrh.res.in
should be duly filled and submitted online on or before 25th February 2021. Hard copy of the application
need not be submitted to the Institute. Only duly filled online applications will be considered.
• General and OBC Category : Rs. 300/- plus Transaction Charges as applicable (Non-refundable)
• SC/ST/PWD and EWS : Exempted from payment of fees
Application fees which is Non-refundable has to be deposited by using net banking facilities
(NEFT/IMPS). Additional charges will be applicable as per the rule of the concerned bank. The Fees will
not be accepted through any other mode. Applications without payment of required fees will be
considered incomplete and disqualified.
The names of the short-listed candidates along with date and time for the interview will be displayed
on the NIRRH and ICMR website. The list of Ph.D. guides (who have vacancy for Ph.D. students in
their laboratory) and tentative title of research project to be initiated under them would be given to the
shortlisted candidates. Final selection would be based on the performance in the online interview.
The selected candidates, who have passed JRF examination conducted by CSIR/UGC/ICMR/DBT can
avail fellowship as per the rules of respective funding agency. Non fellowship holders will be provided
Institutional fellowship of Rs. 8000/- per month which will be initiated only after successful completion
of coursework and Ph.D. proposal presentation. It will be for 2 years only and later these students are
encouraged to seek fellowship from other funding agencies.
Women candidates selected for Ph.D may avail Hostel facility upon request
NIRRH reserves the right to change the minimum eligibility criteria in case of receipt of large number of
applications. The decision of the Director and Selection Committee will be final and no correspondence
will be entertained in this regard. Canvassing in any form and/or bringing in any influence will be
treated as disqualification. No traveling allowance shall be provided by the Institute at any stage of the
For any issues regarding submission of form kindly send email to ‘firstname.lastname@example.org’
Time Table for Selection Procedure
1. Start of online application 11th January 2021
2. Last date for submission of online application 25th February 2021 (EXTENDED)
3. Announcement of candidates shortlisted for online Interviews Will be intimated on the NIRRH website
4. Date of Interview Will be intimated on the NIRRH website
If the last date of submission of online application is extended for any reasons, it will be displayed on