National Centre for Cell Science (NCCS) Pune Ph.D. Admissions March –2022

Are you looking to join Ph.D. in Life sciences?  National Centre for Cell Science (NCCS) has released the official notification for admission in Ph.D. programmes for March 2022. To learn more about the Ph.D. programme of NCCS read this article.

National Centre for Cell Science (NCCS) located at Pune is an autonomous institute established by the Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology, Govt. of India. NCCS offers a full-time Ph.D.program. For this programme, the candidates will have to stay on-campus. NCCS, Pune has invited applications from eligible candidates for admissions to the Ph.D. programme in modern biology for the session starting from March-2022 (advt no. NCCS/ Advt./ Academic/JRF-PHD/March-2022). Desirous and highly motivated candidates who possess requisite eligibility can apply for the same. 

Eligibility Criteria

Nationality: The applicant must be an Indian national.

Age Limit:  The upper age limit for JRF shall be 28 years which is relaxed up to 5 years in the case of applicants belonging to SC/ST/Women/PWD and 3 years for OBC applicants.

Educational Qualification:
  • The candidates must have passed a postgraduate degree in any branch of Sciences with a special interest in Modern Biology.He/she must have scored at least 55% or comparable Grade Point Average (GPA). There will be a relaxation of 5% of marks, for students belonging to SC/ST/OBC/ PwD Categories. The candidates must have qualified for a legitimate fellowship from CSIR/UGC/DBT/ICMR/ BINC/ DST-Inspire- NET-LS/GATE. Students who have qualified JGEEBILS examination performed by NCBS/TIFRon 07th March 2021 will be eligible to apply. However, the candidates qualified only for Lectureship in CSIR-UGC (NET) and are in the "Project list of ICMR" will not be considered.
  • Important Note for the students applying based upon JGEEBILS, shortlisting for an interview will be based on the JGEEBILSscores.  They must mention their JGEEBILS March 2021 Reference Code on the top of the application form.
  • The candidates must have an overall good academic record.
Reservation Policy: Reservation will be according to the Government of India guidelines.

How to Apply

The candidates wishing to apply for admission in PhDmust visit the official website of NCCS, Pune and check the official notification carefully before applying. The application form is available on the official website of NCCS and can be downloaded and must be filled. Relevant documents such as mark sheet if M.Sc. examination and fellowship certificates are to be annexed with the application form. The candidates belonging to SC/ST/ OBC  must attach a certified copy of the caste certificate.  The latest non-creamy layer certificate in addition to the application and originals must be produced at the time of joining. Complete application in all respect must be sent through email to The whole application must be prepared as one PDF file. The candidates must mention "Application for Ph.D. –March 2022 Session" in the subject line of the email.

Selection Procedure

All the applications received within time will be screened and shortlisting of the eligible candidates will be done. NCCS Pune will call only shortlisted candidates, fulfilling the selection criteria set by the institute for PhD admission, for online interviews that will be held at NCCS, Pune. Details of shortlisted candidates will be published on the institute's website. 

Important Dates

Closing date of application submission: December 06, 2021
Declaration of the list of shortlisted candidates for interview: January 06, 2022
Date & Time of Interview: January, 19-21, 2022 from 9:00 Onwards
Declaration of Result of the interview: January 24, 2022
Submission of 'Guide' selection form: Before February 02, 2022
Expected date of joining at NCCS: March 01, 2022

Contact Details

National Centre for Cell Science NCCS Complex
Savitribai Phule Pune University Campus
Ganeshkhind Road
Pune - 411007, India
Maharashtra State
Phone: +91-20-2570 8000
Fax: +91-20-2569 2259

Useful Links:
Official Notification:
Application Form Format: Doc)
PhD Admission Criteria of SSPU, Pune:


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