PhD Admission Program
DBT-National Institute of Animal Biotechnology (NIAB)
NIAB invites applications for admission to its PhD program from highly motivated students
for the upcoming 2021 session. NIAB is an autonomous institution of the Department of
Biotechnology (DBT), Government of India, leading in basic and translational research on
animal health and productivity and human-animal interface with a motto to improve animal
health for human welfare. The institute has a ravishing 100–acre campus at Gachibowli,
The institute provides opportunities for pursuing cutting edge research using advanced
technologies in frontier areas of science such as development of next-generation vaccines,
immunology, genetics, genomics, gene and protein engineering, host-pathogen
interactions, patho-genomics, disease diagnostics, nanotechnology; bioinformatics, drug
delivery platforms; nutrition, reproductive biotechnology; stem cells, gene editing &
transgenic technology for humanized mouse models and farm animals, zoonosis and One
Eligibility Criteria: Individuals desirous of seeking admission to PhD program at NIAB must
have a Master’s degree (M. Sc., M. Tech., M. V. Sc. or M. Pharm.) or MBBS or B. Tech. degree
in any branch of Life Science. Candidates must mandatorily have secured
CSIR/UGC/DBT/ICMR/INSPIRE NET JRF/UGC-RGNF or any other national research
fellowship for 5 years. Those with only GATE, MPAT or other certification exams are not eligible.
The terms and conditions, fellowship amount, etc. will be governed by the awarding agency and
further subject to the rules and conventions of the Institute.
Application Procedure: Interested candidates who meet the above criteria may apply online
in the prescribed form, through the link available at our online portal (www.niab.org.in). Soft
copies of certificates in support of date of birth, educational qualifications, reservation
category (if applicable), and fellowship examination qualified must also be uploaded. Please
contact firstname.lastname@example.org for any queries. The application portal will open
on 01.04.2021 and will be closed on 30.04.2021.
Selection Criteria: Admission to PhD Program will be based on an interview of shortlisted
candidates via video conference, scheduled to be held on 7th and 8th of May 2021. The
candidates should be available for more than one round of interviews, spread over two days
if needed. Before the interview, the applicants are encouraged to view the profile and the
Advertisement No. RSP-1/2021research interests of the faculties who currently have vacancies in their lab
(https://www.niab.res.in/people/). Selected candidates are expected to join NIAB no later
than 1 st June, 2021.
Students will be given choice to give a preference list for joining the lab and area in which
they are interested to work at NIAB after interview. NIAB reserves the right to accept / reject
any or all applications without assigning any reasons whatsoever.
Facilities: The institute houses a world-class, state-of-the-art, cutting-edge research
infrastructure and facilities (https://www.niab.res.in/facilities-2/). PhD students will have
ample opportunities to develop scientific temperament, learn and challenge the rigors of
research, and to fathom the realms and frontiers of science and technology. Students will
interact with top-notch faculties trained around the globe with expertise in various advanced
biotechnological tools and techniques (https://www.niab.res.in/facilities-2/) in a
multidisciplinary research environment.
Campus Life: NIAB offers a research building with a picturesque urban campus having a
lively and dynamic community, and a relaxed lifestyle. Students are expected to stay in our
hostel within campus, which has individual rooms, a hygienic and safe canteen with cooks
and service providers stationed in house. due to present situation
COVID-safe Campus: NIAB closely follows national and international recommendations,
with very restrictive in-out policy until we navigate the situation completely. Those living
inside are not allowed outside and non-NIAB faculty and staff are not allowed inside; NIAB
personnel traveling on public transport are restricted until further notice. All other precautions
including physical distancing, wearing mask etc. are being followed.
Contact address: National Institute of Animal Biotechnology (NIAB), Survey No. 37,
Extended Q City Road, Opp. Journalist Colony, Near, Gowlidoddi, Gachibowli, Hyderabad,
Telangana – 500032. For enquiry Contact: Tel: +91 40 2312 0115. Websites: