National Institute of Animal Biotechnology (NIAB), Hyderabad Ph.D. admissions 2020

Are you a postgraduate in life sciences and interested in PhD programme? National Institute of Animal Biotechnology (NIAB), Hyderabad has released an official notification for PhD admissions 2020. Interested and eligible candidates can apply by the due date, i.e. 16.08.2020. Know the details of programmes, research areas, eligibility, application procedure, selection process etc. in this article.

About NIAB

National Institute of Animal Biotechnology (NIAB), Hyderabad is a distinguished institute in the fields of Biotechnology. The autonomous institute has received financial aid from the Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India for innovative research and sustainable development. A lot of research activities are conducted on Transgenic Technology, Animal Genetics and Genomics, Infectious Diseases, Reproductive Biotechnology, Bioinformatics and Nutrition Enrichment. "Improve animal health for human welfare" is the motto of the NIAB hence, it is continuously engaged in the improvement of health and productivity of farm animals by developing novel vaccines, diagnostics and therapeutics and human-animal interface. The main goal of the NIAB is to develop a competitive livestock industry at international level so that livestock and farm animal-based products, vaccines and pharmaceuticals can be produced and commercialized. Now, NIAB is inviting applications through its official notification (Advertisement No. RSP-NIAB-2/2020) from motivated and talented students for admission in PhD programmes for the session 2020.

Facilities available at NIAB

NIAB offers the best technologies and advanced research infrastructures to PhD students. Laboratories are well-equipped with the advanced biotechnological tools and techniques which provide a multidisciplinary research environment. The lifestyle at NIAB campus is lively and stress-free. Hostel facilities with ample room space, hygiene are provided to the research scholars. The canteen facility with cook and service providers is also there. Currently, NIAB campus is COVID-safe and is following national and international recommendations strictly. They have a very tight in-out policy for NIAB and non-NIAB faculty and students. Social distancing, masks, sanitization etc. precautionary measures are being followed.

Research areas available at NIAB

The institute provides research opportunities in the following leading-edge areas of biotechnology:
  • Novel vaccines development
  • Immunology
  • Genetics
  • Genomics and patho-genomics
  • Gene and protein engineering
  • Host-pathogen interactions
  • Disease diagnostics
  • Nanotechnology
  • Bioinformatics
  • Drug delivery platforms
  • Nutrition
  • Reproductive biotechnology
  • Stem cells
  • Gene editing
  • Transgenic technology for humanized mouse models and farm animals
  • Zoonosis
  • One Health.

Eligibility criteria

The interested candidate who seeks admission to NIAB PhD program must hold an MSc or M.Tech. or B.Tech. degree in any branch of Life Science or M.V.Sc. or M.Pharma or MBBS. He/she should have qualified any national level exam for a 5-year fellowship like CSIR/UGC/DBT/ICMR/INSPIRE NET-JRF/UGC-RGNF etc. Candidates who have qualified GATE, MPAT or other exams without fellowship will not be considered. The candidate will have to follow rules and regulations of NIAB, however; fellowship amount will be given as per awarding agency norms.

How to apply

The candidates must read the instruction n the information brochure available on the official website of NIAB. Candidates who wish to apply for a PhD program at NIAB must satisfy the eligibility criteria. To apply, the candidates will have to fill and submit the online application form in the prescribed format available at NIAB's online portal ( After filling the online form, all the following required documents (soft copies) have to be uploaded.
  1. Educational qualification certification
  2. Certificate proof of Date of Birth
  3. Reservation category certificate (if applicable)
  4. Fellowship examination qualification certificate

Selection criteria

After the screening of applications, only short-listed candidates will be interviewed via video conferencing. Based on their performance in the online interview, candidates will be selected for the admission to the PhD Program. The online interview will be held for two consecutive days wherein the shortlisted students will be interviewed once for primary screening, followed by the second interview of screened candidates on the next day. It is recommended that the candidates must observe the faculty profile, his research interest, and collect the information on the availability of seats in their laboratories. He/she can prepare a list of preference for labs at NIAB and research areas of their interest. After the interview, the candidates may select the labs according to their choices. All the rights to accept or reject any application will be with NIAB only.

Important dates

Last date of application submission: September 16, 2020
Date of interview of short-listed candidates: August 21-22, 2020
Date of joining in PhD programme: September 1, 2020

Contact information
In case of any query, the candidates may contact
National Institute of Animal Biotechnology (NIAB),
Survey No. 37, Extended Q City Road,
Opp. Journalist Colony, Near, Gowlidoddi,
Gachibowli, Hyderabad,
Phone: +91 40 2312 0115/0103
Fax: 040 2312 0130

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