National Institute of Immunology Ph.D. admissions through JGEEBILS, NII 2020

Are you looking for PhD admissions at NII, New Delhi? National Institute of Immunology, New Delhi has announced admissions 2020 to the Ph.D. program. Check this article for more details like the admissions process, eligibility criteria, selection procedure, important dates, etc.

About NII

National Institute of Immunology (NII), New Delhi is an autonomous research institute established in the year 1981. NII is located at Aruna Asaf Ali Marg in New Delhi. It offers various doctoral programs, post-doctoral programs, and short term training programs.

Admissions 2020

National Institute of Immunology (NII), New Delhi has announced admissions to the Ph.D. program for the academic year 2020 - 2021. NII Ph.D. encompasses the following interdisciplinary areas:

  • Immunology
  • Chemical, Structural and Computational Biology
  • Infectious and Chronic Disease Biology
  • Molecular and Cellular Biology


Reservation of seats as per statutory norms is as follows:
  • SC: 15%
  • ST: 7.5%
  • OBC (NCL): 27%
  • PwD: 3%

Eligibility criteria

Candidates have to fulfill the following minimum eligibility criteria to apply for Ph.D. program at NII, New Delhi

  • Candidates who have completed M.Sc. in any branch of Science for e.g. Mathematics, Physics, Biology, Chemistry/ M.Tech./ M.V.Sc./ M.Pharm./ M.B.B.S./ or equivalent qualification as per JNU, New Delhi norms can apply.
  • Candidates must have secured minimum 60% (for general)and 55% (for SC/ ST/ PwD/ OBC (NCL) category candidates) aggregate score in senior secondary certificate (10+2), Bachelors degree and 55% (for general) and 50% (for SC/ ST/ PwD/ OBC (NCL) category candidates) aggregate score in Masters degree.
  • Candidates studying the final year of the qualifying examination and appearing for the final exam in the present academic year are also eligible to apply.

Selection procedure

The selection of candidates for admission to the Ph.D. program is done through the following 2 channels.

  • Channel 1: Computer-based Entrance Examination NII-2020
  • Channel 2: Joint Graduate Entrance Examination in Biology and Interdisciplinary Life Sciences (JGEEBILS-2020)
NII-2020 will be conducted by NII all over India on 23rd February 2020. There will be 60 objective type questions and the duration of the exam is 90 minutes. JGEEBILS-2020 is conducted by the National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS). Candidates must take at least one of these two exams. Candidates are encouraged to appear for both the examinations. Based on the scores secured in the entrance exam, candidates will be shortlisted for the interview. A list of candidates shortlisted for the interview will be announced on the Notice board and on the NII website on or before 9th March 2020. The interview will be held from 11th to 13th June 2020 at NII, New Delhi.

Application procedure

Interested and eligible candidates willing to apply for Ph.D. at National Institute of Immunology (NII), New Delhi can apply online at official website. While applying candidates have to upload the photograph, signature, category certificate (if applicable), Pwd certificate (if applicable) and JGEEBILS-2020 hall ticket if JGEEBILS-20 channel is selected. Candidates have to make the application fee payment through credit card/ debit card/ net banking. Candidates have to take the print out of the confirmation page for future reference.

Application fee details:
  • For General: Rs. 1000/-
  • For OBC (NCL): 1000/-
  • For SC/ ST/ PwD candidates: Rs. 500/-

Important dates to remember

  • The start date for the commencement of online application: 20th December 2019 from 11 am
  • Last date for submitting online application: 31st January 2020 till 11:59 pm
  • Start date to download the admit card: 7th February 2020 from 11 am onwards
  • Date of examination: 23rd February 2020 from 10 am to 11:30 am
  • Date of display of the list of shortlisted candidates for interview: 9th March 2020
  • Date of Interview: 11th to 13th June 2020
  • Date of declaration of the final result: 17th June 2020
  • Date of joining: 6th July 2020

Contact details

National Institute of Immunology,
Aruna Asaf Ali Marg,
New Delhi - 110067
Phone No: 022-62507725, 011-23219064-67
Email id:,

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