About CCMBCentre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Hyderabad is a leading institute involved in education and research in the field of modern biology. It offers PhD in various branches of cellular and molecular biology and related areas. Currently, CCMB has released an official notification (Notification no.3/2021) and invited applications from candidates who wish to pursue research and make their career in modern biology.
Research Areas Offered by CCMB
Eligibility RequirementsTo be eligible for admission in a PhD at CCMB, the candidates must have a Master's degree in any branch of science or a Bachelor's degree in Engineering/ Pharmacy/ Medicine. The candidates who are appearing in the final year of the qualifying degree program are also eligible for the PhD program, provided that they complete the qualifying degree with the defined marks criteria if selected.
Apart from this, the candidates must have qualified any of the national level fellowship such as CSIR-JRF, CSIR-SRF, UGC, DBT, ICMR, DST-INSPIRE or any other equivalent fellowship for pursuing a PhD and must have a valid fellowship at the time of the interview or before joining (August 2021). Besides, the candidates with a BE or BTech degree in Biotechnology or any engineering discipline must have a GATE score of at least 85.0 percentile. And those who have a BPharm degree must have a GPAT score of at least 85.0 percentile. Please note that the candidates who have qualified CSIR-UGC (NET) examination with lectureship only or having an MSc or MTech or MPharm degree with GATE/ GPAT will not be considered.
How to Apply Admission seekers must visit the official website of CCMB and read the instructions carefully before applying.
The candidates must register themselves by visiting the following link: https://apply.registernow.in/CCMB-CDFD/PHD21/Applicant/Register. To register for PhD at CCMB, first, they must register at the AcSIR admission portal (link provided in this article). They will have to fill the AcSIR no. while registering for CCMB. Then the candidates will have to fill in name, email ID, mobile number and password. After registration, the candidate can log in using a login credential and fill the application form.
Selection Process First of all, after screening of applications the candidates will have to appear in a computer-based written test which will be either conducted at the different centres across the country or conducted online. The candidates will be short-listed based on their performance in the written test. Only those candidates will be called to appear in an online interview/in-person interview who will satisfy minimum eligibility criteria and have a valid fellowship. Intimation of written-test and interview dates will be given to the students through emails and the same will also be uploaded on the institute's website. The candidates who will qualify in both the written test and interview will be issued a PhD program admission offer letter. Travelling expenses and cost of stay arrangement for appearing in written test or interview will have to be made by the candidates and CCMB will not offer reimbursement of travel allowances.
The Last Date to Apply: May 30, 2021
Contact InformationCSIR-Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology
Habsiguda, Uppal Road,
Official WEbsite: https://www.ccmb.res.in/
Official Notification: https://www.ccmb.res.in/administator/uploads/notifications/Notif_No_3_2021_August_2021_PhD_updt.pdf
Registration Portal: https://apply.registernow.in/CCMB-CDFD/PHD21/
Registration on AcSIR: http://acsir.emli.in/ACSIRAdmissionPortal/online-admission/portal/acsir-online-adm-portal/index.php#/
Cellular and Molecular Biology is a very interesting as well as an important area for research especially keeping in view the recently increased virus threats in the world and the efforts of the research scientists to fight with them. This is imperative that any research which helps in this mitigation will be rewarded suitably. In addition to this remunerative viewpoint, the research in this niche area is going to help the individual to make a good career in the medical and pharmaceutical industry.
Cellular and Molecular Biology deals with the studies related to the structure, properties, and interactions of the biological cells with their environment, especially in a living environment. As the size of the cells is very small it is natural that the studies will be done at a microscopic level with indirect methods to see the behaviour of these cells. The cells have a complicated mechanism and they have got certain characteristics that help the scientists to distinguish them from one type to another and see their propagation and multiplying behaviour either within the group of the same cells or while interacting with some alien cells. This area is very vital and helps in understanding the body mechanisms dealing with antibodies and response of the human bodies to the cells invading from the outside environment. Then another interesting area is mutation and changes in the cell during the cell evolutionary processes which also create a lot of difference in the nature and character of these cells.