ICGEB-JNU PhD Fellowships

The ICGEB-JNU PhD Programme for Indian Nationals is conducted in three streams: 1. Molecular Medicine, 2. Plant Biology and 3. Integrative Biology and is run exclusively at ICGEB New Delhi.

NOV 2023


Indian 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, BINC, or any other equivalent Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) examination and fellowships valid for at least four years are eligible to apply.

Indian Candidates appearing for the qualifying examination in the same year may also apply; they will be admitted provisionally pending satisfactory fulfillment of the above requirements at the time of joining.

Indian Candidates with only GATE and DBT (II) are NOT eligible. 


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.

After admission Indian national candidates must successfully complete the Graduate Course work to be eligible for Ph.D. registration. The minimum duration for the Ph.D. is three years. Upon successful completion of the viva voce examination, the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree is awarded by the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi.

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) Online transfer of ₹ 15,000/- towards one time admission fee and security deposit for the Ph.D. Programme at ICGEB, New Delhi. For bank details contact Academic Division.

Originals will be returned after verification.

For further information:

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