National Institute of Immunology, New Delhi Six-months Project Training for PG Students

Are you studying in the final year of your Master's program and looking for project training? National Institute of Immunology, New Delhi conducts six-months project training for the final year students. Interested candidates can register themselves. Read this article to know the details of the project training, eligibility criteria and application procedure etc.

About NII

The National Institute of Immunology (NII), located in New Delhi, is an autonomous institute that works on advanced research on the defence system or immune system of the body. The institute is supported by the Department of Biotechnology. In the institute, research on immunology and other aspects of modern biology has been carried out. 

Details of Project Training

Requirements for the Project Training:The students with an excellent academic track record are welcomed to join the Project Training at NII. The students will get an opportunity to carry out project work under the guidance of eminent scientists towards partial fulfilment of their postgraduate degrees. 

Broad Areas for Project Work:
  1. immunity and infection 
  2. Reproduction, Development and cell Biology 
  3. Genetics, Cell signalling and Cancer Biology 
  4. Chemical Biology, Biochemistry and Structural Biology 

Application / Training Fee: There is no fee for submission of the online application form or the six-months project training.  

Number of Trainees: Intake capacity for Project Training is not fixed. It will vary and depend upon the requirement of the Project Investigator.

Accommodation: The candidates will have to make the arrangements for accommodation themselves as NII will not provide accommodation for the training.

Schedule of Training

Training will be of six-months duration. Institute offers training opportunities twice a year. Application received after the last date will not be considered.
  • January-June slot: Application under this slot will be accepted only from 15th September to 15th October every year. Selected students will be intimated by 31st October.
  • July-December slot: In this slot, the application will be accepted only from 15th March to 15th April every year. Selected students will be intimated by 30th April. 

Eligibility Criteria

  1. The students who are pursuing a master's degree such as MSc or MTech or MPharm or M.V.Sc etc. Besides, students enrolled in the Integrated Master's programme and are in the 4th year may apply for the six-months training. Please note that the candidates who are pursuing a bachelor degree or have completed a bachelors degree or Master degree will not be eligible for the project training.
  2. The candidates must have obtained at least 60% aggregate scores or first division or an equivalent grade in all major examinations starting from the secondary school examination onwards.

How to Apply

The candidates who are interested to join the short term course at NII must check the official notification by visiting the official website of NII and read the instructions carefully. Candidates can apply for the course through online mode only. This online application form can be filled online on the official website of the institute after registration. The application form can not be corrected/edited once submitted. Therefore, the candidates must fill in the information in the application form correctly and recheck before submitting the application. In case of a major correction required in the application form, the candidates must apply for a fresh application. Incomplete applications or wrongly filled applications will be rejected. The requests must be forwarded through the Heads of Departments of the parent organisation of the candidate. An application must be accompanied by the academic resumes of the recommended student(s) mentioning percentage/marks obtained at various levels and the subjects covered. Apart from this, the duration of the project work and a broad area of interest must be mentioned in the application.

Documents to be Uploaded

The candidates must have a valid email, mobile phone and good internet connection to fill an online application. The candidates need to upload the following documents at the time of submission of the online application:
  1. Photograph of the candidate-Passport size (Formats: .jpg/.jpeg/.png; file size: 20 - 60 kb).
  2. Scanned signature of the candidate (Formats: .jpg/.jpeg/.png; file size: 10 - 30 kb).
  3. Scanned copy of Recommendation letter from HOD of the College/University (Format of the certificate is available on the official website and also provided in the FAQ link below).

Selection Procedure

Every department can forward a maximum of two requests. Selection of the students for the six months project training shall be done based on the applications. Selected candidates will be informed about their selection through email. 

Important Dates

Start of Online Applications: March 15th, 2021
Application Submission Deadline: April 30th, 2021

Student Helpdesk

In case of any query related to eligibility or application fill up, the candidates may contact on the given numbers: Phone No: 011-26717101/011-26703662 or 011-26703762 (Monday to Friday 10:00 A.M to 05:00 P.M) or send an email at

Contact Information of the NII

National Institute of Immunology
Aruna Asaf Ali Marg,
New Delhi - 110067, India
Telephone: 26717121 to 26717145Fax: 91-11-26742125 / 91-11-26742626Email:
Official website:
Link for registration: https://www.niienroll.inFAQs:

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Author: Umesh26 Mar 2021 Member Level: Diamond   Points : 5

Study of the human immune system and learnings in immunology is the hot subject currently as the whole world is gripped by the virus threat and everyone is talking about the immune system in one way or other. Even earlier the subject of immunology attracted many researchers and scientists to search for vaccines and medication for certain ailments where the immune system failure was the topmost consideration for finding the cure. This is definitely a niche area and there would be good demand for these people in the pharmaceutical and medical industry in times to come.

Eligible candidates can consider going for this learning cum training for enhancing their knowledge in this unique area and then associate with the practical work in an industry or research institution or Medical college etc. One thing I want to mention is that today there are many research and project works going in this area of immunology and it would be pertinent to go through those papers and their summaries to acquaint oneself with the advancements and propositions being made by the scientists and researchers elsewhere. That would immensely help in carrying out the assigned or opted project in this training course.

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