National Agri-Food Biotechnology Institute PhD Biotechnology online admissions 2021

Are you interested to join the National Agri-Food Biotechnology Institute(NABI) in Mohali for the PhD (Biotechnology) 2021 Program? If yes, check this article to know the NABI PhD 2021 admission-related details like duration, number of seats, eligibility, selection process, application form and fees, contact information, important dates, etc.

National Agri-Food Biotechnology Institute (NABI) is an autonomous institute functioning under the Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology, Govt. of India. Currently, NABI Mohali, a recognized centre of Regional Centre for Biotechnology (RCB) in Faridabad is inviting applications from eligible candidates for admission to the PhD degree program(5-7 years duration) in Biotechnology. The programme will be conducted at NABI while the degree will be awarded by RCB ( Although there is a total of 7 seats, there will be reservations also as per GOI guidelines. The other details are given below.

Area of PhD research work


Candidates with 55% total marks or equivalent score in the qualifying degree MSc/MTech in any area of life sciences/MPharma/ MVSc/ MBBS or an equivalent degree are eligible for this PhD (Biotechnology) 2021 Program conducted by the National Agri-Food Biotechnology Institute(NABI) in Mohali. There will be 5% relaxation to SC/ST/OBC/PD candidates as per Government of India norms. Also, the candidates should qualify for a national level test like a doctoral fellowship or admission eligibility test conducted at the national level by UGC/CSIR/ICMR/DST/DBT or any other Government recognised agency for pursuing a Doctor of Philosophy programme.

Note: Candidates who have appeared or will be appearing in the final year/semester qualifying degree examination and whose results are awaited are also eligible to apply for this program. But their admission will be granted only if they satisfy the requirements at the time of the interview.

Application form and fees

Eligible candidates who wish to join the National Agri-Food Biotechnology Institute(NABI) in Mohali for the PhD (Biotechnology) 2021 program can get the application form and synopsis sheet at the official website of NABI. Candidates should send their filled-in application form(including documents) along with a synopsis sheet in excel format by email (Single adobe pdf file) to

To apply for PhD admissions at NABI, the application fee of Rs. 500/- plus GST @ 18% i.e. Rs 590/- should be deposited through SBI Bank Transfer, the details of which are mentioned below. After fee payment, the candidates must remember to attach their fee proof/acknowledgment with the application form while sending it through email.

  • Name of Beneficiary Account: National Agri-food Biotechnology Institute
    Beneficiary Account No: 00000031791059995
    Bank Name: State Bank of India
    Address of the bank: SCO 35, Phase I, Mohali
    Branch Code:1828
    IFSC Code: SBIN0001828

All candidates are requested to take a printout of transaction ID/UTR No./acknowledgement regarding the transfer of payment for any future reference.

List of documents needed to be submitted along with application form:
  • Matriculation Certificate (10th) for proof of date of birth
  • Degree final year/semester mark lists
  • Graduation degree certificate
  • Post Graduation degree final year/semester mark lists
  • Post Graduation degree certificate
  • NET exam certificate having own fellowship

Please ensure that you are sending the application form, proof of fees submission, and above
mentioned documents only through email as a single pdf file(

Selection process

After the submission of application forms, eligible candidates will be informed via email for an interview that will be scheduled via video conferencing mode on the tentative date mentioned below. Candidates are requested to check the official website of NABI Mohali to make sure there is no change in the dates due to the current pandemic situation.

Important dates

Last date of application submission: 31 May 2021
Tentative date of interview: 22 June 2021

Contact information

National Agri-Food Biotechnology Institute (NABI)
Main Campus, Sector 81,
Sahibzada Ajit Singh Nagar,
Punjab - 140306, India
Telephone: +91-172-5221106
Fax: +91-172-5221100

How to reach?

From Chandigarh International Airport, if you are traveling by car, you can reach the destination via Mohali Airport Rd and NH5 (or) IT City Rd/Mohali Airport Rd. The journey will take 20-30 minutes to cover that 15-20 km. If you are traveling by train, the nearest railway station is Chandigarh Junction Railway Station. From there, you can reach NABI by car via Chandigarh Rd/Purv Marg OR via Sukhna Path OR via Chandi Path. It takes 25 minutes to cover that 15 km.

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