CSIR-CIMAP JNU PhD program admissions 2021-22

Are you looking for admission in Ph.D. in Biological, Agricultural, or Chemical Sciences? CSIR-Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (CSIR-CIMAP) has invited online applications from eligible candidates for admission to Ph.D. programs in several subjects. Read this article to know the eligibility, application procedure, and other details.

About Institute

CSIR-Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (CSIR-CIMAP), a plant research laboratory, was established by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), under the aegis of the Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India. The Institute is actively engaged in the research on medicinal and aromatic plants and other areas of biological, agricultural, and chemical sciences. The institute has released an official notification and is inviting applications from highly motivated candidates for admission in Ph.D. program of CIMAP-JNU for August session 2021-2022.

Research Areas offered for PhD

  • Agricultural Economics & Extension
  • Agriculture Microbiology
  • Agronomy
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioinformatics
  • Bioprospection
  • Biotechnology
  • Botany
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Crop Improvement
  • Crop Protection
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Genomics
  • Industrial Chemistry
  • Metabolomics
  • Microbiology
  • Natural Product
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Plant Nutrition
  • Plant Physiology
  • Plant Tissue Culture
  • Process Chemistry
  • Soil Science
  • Synthetic

Eligibility Criteria for PhD Programmes

  1. To be eligible for admission in PhD programmes at CSIR-CIMAP, the applicants must have completed a master's degree in Life
    Sciences or Agriculture or Botany or Chemistry or Biotechnology or Bio-Medical Sciences or Biochemistry or Plant Sciences or Environmental Sciences or Molecular Biology or Bioinformatics from any recognized university.
  2. They must have secured at least 55% marks (for general category candidates) and 50% marks (for SC/ST/PH category candidates).
  3. In addition to this, they must have qualified for any national level test such as CSIR-UGC NET Exam/ICMR-JRF Exam/DBT-JRF Exam or any national level test leading to JRF/SRF fellowship tenable at CSIR-CIMAP.

Reservation Policy: Reservation in Ph.D. admission is there as per the Government of India rules.

How to Apply

The candidates who wish to join the Ph.D. program of CSIR-CIMAP must visit the official website of CSIR-CIMAP, Lucknow and read the instructions given in the official advertisement carefully before applying. Application format is available on the official website and a link of the same is also provided at the end of this article. After downloading and printing, the application form must be filled completely. The candidates must attach the scanned and attested copies of academic mark sheets and certificates and proof of award of the fellowship. All documents must be in pdf format only and should be sent through email at hrd@cimap.res.in on or before the last date.

Documents to be attached

  1. Senior secondary Mark sheet
  2. BSc Mark sheet
  3. MSc Mark sheet
  4. Fellowship award letter
  5. Community certificate (if applicable)

Application Fee

Along with the application, a processing fee must be paid by the candidate. The application fee is non-refundable and is to be paid through online mode in favour of the CSIR-CIMAP Account (Account No. 30267691783 and also IFSC SBIN0000125). Details of the application fee are as follows:
  • For General category candidates: Rs.500/-(Rupees five hundred only)
  • For SC/ST/OBC/ PWD candidate: Rs.300/- (Rupees three hundred only)

Selection Procedure

Selection for admission to the CIMAP-JNU Ph.D. program will be made based on an online interview that will be conducted through MS-TEAM. Online interview will be conducted at CSIR-Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, Lucknow following social distancing due to COVID-19. All the arrangements for stay and food will have to be made by the candidates for attending the interview at CSIR-CIMAP. Institute will not provide any stay arrangements and travel costs.

Registration Process for Ph.D.

Before registration in the Ph.D. program, the selected candidates will have to complete Pre-PhD courses in any type of one sub-discipline in their area of interest as the core courses with optional courses. This pre-PhD course will be completed in one year and will have 2 semesters. The students who will score OGPA 6.5/ 10.0 (for general & OBC category) and also 6.0/ 10.0 (for SC/ST/PH) will be eligible for registration in PhD programme. Only after the successful completion of pre-PhD courses, the students will get registered in the Ph.D. program of CIMAP-JNU and will research under the supervision of CSIR-CIMAP scientists. The Ph.D. program is affiliated with the Jawaharlal Nehru University. New Delhi.

Key Dates

Last Date to Apply: July 16, 2021
Date of Interview: To be announced later
Announcement of Result: To be announced later

Contact Information

CSIR-Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants
(Council of Scientific & Industrial Research)
P.O. CIMAP, Kukrail Picnic Spot Road,
Lucknow-226015, India
E-mail: director@cimap.res.in, hrd@cimap.res.in
Phone: +91-522-2718505
Official website: https://www.cimap.res.in/
Official Advertisement: https://www.cimap.res.in/english/images/vacancies/2021/2021_Aug_CIMAPJNU_PhD_details.pdf
Application Format: https://www.cimap.res.in/english/images/vacancies/2021/2021_Aug_CIMAPJNU_PhD_Appform.doc

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