Admission to the ICGEB-JNU PhD Programme

The 2019 call is now closed. The lists of students selected for ICGEB-JNU PhD programme are at

Every year applications are invited during the months of March through May via the online portal. Admissions are offered on the basis of the performance in the written examination and interviews conducted at ICGEB, New Delhi.


Candidates with:

  • First class (60% or equivalent grade) M.Sc. in any branch of Science (e.g. Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics, etc.) or M.Tech. or M.B.B.S. or M.V.Sc. or M.Pharm. or equivalent qualification recognised by Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi,
  • and have cleared any one of the following examinations: DBT (I), CSIR, UGC, ICMR, DST-INSPIRE, BINC or any other equivalent Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) examination and fellowships valid for at least four years are eligible to apply.
  • Candidates appearing for the qualifying examination in the same year may also apply; they will be admitted provisionally pending satisfactory fulfilment of the above requirements at the time of joining.
  • Candidates with only GATE and DBT (II) are NOT eligible. 


Individual offer letters to the selected students are sent by email.

Please note that it may not be possible to accommodate your exact preference of research area within the stream you are selected.

The following documents are also required:

a) Original and Self Attested copy of M.Sc. Degree Certificate
b) Original and Self Attested copy of M.Sc. Final year Marksheet
c) Original and Self Attested copy of valid Fellowship Award letter
d) Original and Self Attested copy of 10th Class Certificate
e) Original and Self Attested copy of caste certificate if applicable
f) Demand Draft of ₹ 15,000/- towards one time admission fee and security deposit in favor of “ICGEB, New Delhi” for the Ph.D. Programme at ICGEB, New Delhi

Originals will be returned after verification.

List of students selected for PhD admissions-2019

Molecular Medicine
Integrative Biology
Plant Biology
Available for download at:

For further information:
Dr. Nidhi Datta,
ICGEB New Delhi
Tel: +91-11-26741166
Email: [email protected]